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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 II accompanied seven performers including chef and TV personality Robert Irvine, country singer Craig Morgan, former MLB player Shane Victorino, pro surfer and singer Makua Rothman, and UFC fighters B.J. Penn, Chris Weidman and Felice Herrig.
  • 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 leading a trial use of the T6 Health System
  • Sharing the fight: married couple deploys together

    The military lifestyle can be stressful for families, and a family member deploying can add to that stress. But in rare cases, deployments don’t necessarily mean being apart.
  • AF civilians provide ‘tip of the spear’ support at Bagram, other locations

    Whether providing security in Kabul, Afghanistan, working as a warehouse manager in Kuwait or helping to build a medical clinic in Baghdad, an expeditionary civilian workforce helps the Air Force meet its global mission requirements. At any one time, there are about 150 Air Force expeditionary civilians deployed at various locations around the world. More than 90 percent of them are in Afghanistan with most serving at Bagram Air Field, the largest military base in the country.
  • 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 themselves and others in the event a hostile threat
  • 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 EAMS C-17 supply clerk, remembers waking up early to
  • 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 Expeditionary Force Support Squadron commander, and