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  • USO spring tour entertains troops in Afghanistan

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines currently deployed to Bagram and Kandahar airfields, Afghanistan, got a chance to meet celebrities and relax during two USO shows March 31 and April 1. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Paul J. Selva and USO President and CEO J.D. Crouch

  • Medical Airmen work to improve efficiency in patient care in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Valerie Sams, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group trauma medical director, known as the trauma czar, is

  • 3+2+1 = Check 6

    To ensure Airmen can defend themselves where they live and work, every new 455th Air Expeditionary Wing member is enrolled in an active shooter/insider threat awareness program called Check 6.Check 6 teaches Airmen to be aware of their surroundings at all times, and most importantly how to defend

  • An Airman’s journey from Kazakhstan to OTS

    An Airman from the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, was recently selected to attend Officer Training School while forward deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.Growing up in Kazakhstan when it was a former Soviet republic, Senior Airman Aigerim Akhmetova, 8th

  • Childhood friends reunite on deployment

    It’s not every day servicemembers can say they got the opportunity to deploy with a friend they grew up with. For two Airmen here that is exactly what happened after not seeing each other for 18 years.Growing up only minutes away from each other in Vacaville, Cali., Maj. Gregory Savella, 455th