• Airmen, Soldiers build partnership for life-saving mission in Afghanistan

    Rescue Airmen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crews from C Co. 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion have developed a strong partnership over the last several months to enable an essential military mission: personnel recovery. The Airmen and

  • Enlisted weapons school grad applies course fundamentals in Afghanistan

    One of the Air Force’s first Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course graduates is applying what he learned in the classroom to support combat operations in Afghanistan. The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing intelligence flight chief at Bagram Airfield completed AEMPC, which is now known as the Advanced

  • 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

  • JET/IA Airmen bring expertise to the battlefield

    With Airmen and civilians scattered across 20 different locations in Afghanistan doing jobs such as training Afghans to fly helicopters, keeping their outposts secured with inspections or installing upgraded water pumps for local villages, the 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron plays a role in each of

  • Fingerprints to convicts: ACME tracks down the enemy

    Although he may not be disarming the improvised explosive devices outside the wire, Tech. Sgt. Timothy Ostberg, 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, plays a unique role in disarming the enemy.

  • Life of a bomb: from ‘cradle to grave’

    Earlier this month, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan—a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.

  • CJTH continues to provide superior care for U.S., Coalition forces

    The noise of combat surrounds him. He’s hurting. He’s bloodied and he’s confused. Next thing he knows, he looks up and sees the flag. In that moment in time, he knows he’s going to be safe and he’s going to see his family again. He knew he was at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield,