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  • Revitalizing the Squadron: Support Squadron enables airpower at KAF

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A successful air campaign requires more than just aviators and maintainers—it needs Airmen to support every facet of airpower.Within the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, there is a squadron designed to organically provide personnel

  • Getting airfield back up and running

    The 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron plow the fighter ramp at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Feb. 4, 2017. The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons and ECES de-iced aircraft and cleared snow from the runway so the F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 79th Expeditionary Fighter

  • Original ‘Vulture’ shares story with 21st century warfighters

    “Primitive” is the word he uses to describe flying in a B-24 Liberator during World War II.The bomber wasn’t pressurized and its open gunner-turret windows to the fore, aft and on both wings made the aircraft frigid for its crew members. They had to bundle up as best they could to stay warm, but

  • Wounded warriors return to Craig Joint Theater Hospital

     BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The entrance to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital emergency room at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, dubbed “Warrior’s Way,” has seen more than 14,000 injured service members carried by litter under its flag. On Nov. 16, 2016, six of those warriors returned, walking on

  • MQ-9 crashes in Afghanistan

    A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 assigned to the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, crashed Feb. 20 at about 9 p.m. Kabul time, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.