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An MQ-9 Reaper flies a training mission Oct. 18, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. MQ-9 and MQ-1 Predator aircrews helped liberate Raqqah, Syria, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Combat RPAs integral in defeating ISIS
U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October 2017. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014.
0 12/05
2017
During its 21 months of combat operations, the group launched 396 combat missions.  It delivered 16,280 tons of bombs onto enemy targets. Nearly 100 of the group's aircraft were either shot down or damaged beyond repair, over 300 airmen were killed or reported missing in action and another 217 were wounded. (Courtesy photo) 386th AEW celebrates 75 years of history
On Dec. 1, 2017, the 386th BG, now the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, celebrates its 75th birthday; a journey that started at MacDill Air Field, Tampa, Florida, in 1942 and continues to this day at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
0 12/01
2017
More than100 Airmen from the 153rd Airlift Wing based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Of those deployed here, approximately half were battling the wildfires in northern California with their Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System capability in September and October. The fires tore through California, scorching more than 160,000 acres and leaving more than 15,000 people homeless. Guardsmen deploy at home and abroad
The Wyoming Air National Guard stands faithfully in support of both domestic and federal missions assisting victims in need throughout the world by providing aid when called upon.
0 11/24
2017
Assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing, these Airmen demonstrate the Air National Guard’s dual mission of supporting state humanitarian missions at home and the federal missions abroad. Air Guard dual mission: helping at home and abroad
Not long ago, Airmen from the 158th Airlift Squadron, Savannah, Georgia, were delivering supplies with their fleet of C-130H Hercules to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But just a few weeks later, they find themselves on the other side of the world in Southwest Asia supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 11/18
2017
The Block 5 is equipped with improved electrical and communications systems which provides better software and hardware upgrades for future operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) 386th AEW completes first flight of Block 5 MQ-9
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing successfully completed its first combat mission with the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The wing’s remotely piloted aircraft unit, the 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron, transitioned its attack and reconnaissance airframes from the MQ-1B Predator to the Block 5 MQ-9A Reaper.
0 10/20
2017
Capt. Gert-jan 1st(Netherlands) Air Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve pilot, stands in front of the the Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 6, 2017. The RNLAF completed its first C-130H supply mission from a Southwest Asia location, Oct. 3. Dutch C-130’s supply coalition fight
The Royal Netherlands Air Force completed its first C-130 Hercules supply mission from Southwest Asia in support of coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct. 3, 2017.
0 10/10
2017
Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, conducts a preflight check on an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Rudolphi has provided a dual role in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the commander of the 407th EOSS in Southwest Asia and being directly in the fight against ISIS conducting A-10 flying missions with the 447th Air Expeditionary Group.The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support. It utilizes a variety of bomb, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) A-10 pilot spits fire in fight against ISIS
Originally tasked to deploy as an A-10 pilot in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi saw his mission change before even leaving the U.S. Instead of manning his aircraft, he was given the opportunity to lead others as the commander of the 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron and accepted the position.
0 7/17
2017
Air transportation specialists with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron push a container delivery system off a 60k Tunner loader and into the cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules in preparation for an air drop at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, over the weekend. Providing the fuel that keeps the fight going, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has delivered more than 80 tons of food, water and other supplies to various supported forces throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386th AEW deliver critical supplies to frontlines
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) --“We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the weekend, in direct support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops.
0 6/21
2017
Egon, 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog, searches a vehicle May 23, 2017, at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia. Egon's handler is Senior Airman Carlton Isaacson, they have been partners for approximately a year and a half. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) The unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base borderline
Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working dogs supporting operations on and off the battlefield. In the Air Force, their natural skills directly augment members serving in security forces squadrons around the world.
0 6/21
2017
Members of the Iraqi Air Force and the U.S. Army 574th Combat Support Command work together to load recovered 463L pallets onto an U.S. Army truck at Al Muthana Air Base, Iraq, April 16, 2017. The pallet recovery initiative, led by aerial porters at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, Iraq, involved the recovery of more than 1,500 aircraft pallets and 1,600 cargo nets, which were used for foreign military sales cargo destined for the Iraqi military to fight ISIS in Mosul. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) US, Iraqi air forces recover, return pallets to DOD system
BAGHDAD (AFNS) -- Air transportation specialists assigned to the 370th Air Expeditionary Air Advisory Group began recovering more than $2.1 million in U.S. Air Force aerial port assets from Iraqi air force counterparts. Aerial porters at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center have recovered more than 1,500 aircraft pallets and 1,600 cargo nets to date, which were used for foreign military sales cargo destined for the Iraqi military fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul
0 6/14
2017
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Randall Diego, a security forces member with the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, inserts a magazine into his M4 carbine at the beginning of his guard shift May 13, 2017. Diego is a member of the 254th Security Forces Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base and volunteered for his first deployment right out of technical training. He is part of a team of Guam service members who deployed together in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Island defenders: Guam guardsmen protect expeditionary base, coalition mission
For a team of Airmen from Guam, the monotony of the landscape surrounding them lies in stark contrast with the lush green hills of the Pacific island they left behind. These security forces members deployed from the 254th Security Forces Squadron of the Guam Air National Guard to secure access points to the installation and patrol perimeter fence lines and facilities of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group.
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo First combat MQ-1, MQ-9 wing celebrates 10 years at Creech AFB
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing May 1, 2017. In attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Combat Command commander, Col. Case Cunningham, the 432nd WG/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and 400 Airmen of the wing.
0 5/05
2017
A Polish air force pilot performs preflight checks in an F-16 Fighting Falcon before taxiing for a mission at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, April 24, 2017. The Polish Airmen are part of the 60-nation coalition force supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)(Released) Weather flight critical to coalition mission
Dropping bombs on target in Syria and Iraq during combat missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve requires a complex array of information, including intelligence gathered well in advance of the combat sortie. Often times, this intelligence is gathered by coalition partners flying out of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group. But there is an unseen force providing those units information critical to their mission.
0 5/01
2017
Capt. Matthew Thomas, Air Force Joint Test Program Office lead operation research systems analyst from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., adjusts the gas mask of Master Sgt. Amanda Simonsen, 627th Civil Engineer Squadron commanders support staff section chief from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during a chemical warfare class at Shaw AFB, S.C., Feb. 21, 2017. As part of their third week of training, the Rear Mission Support Element course students complete individual readiness tasks including chemical warfare and small arms qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom) 9th AF provides first Rear Mission Support Element training
Sixty Airmen who completed the first two official Air Force Rear Mission Support Element training courses are participating in War Fighter Exercise 17-4 at Fort Hood, Texas, through April 12. The exercise is part of their deployment training to support operations at Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.
0 4/05
2017
Airmen assigned to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group include a diverse group of people, including those who immigrated from another land before enlisting to serve in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) Immigrant Airmen bring diversity to force
As a nation founded by immigrants, the U.S. has long drawn its strength through the diversity of its citizens. The complexity of global challenges the U.S. faces today can only be overcome by capitalizing on all the resources at its disposal, including leveraging its greatest strength – its people.
0 3/11
2017
Staff Sgt. Ryan Malicki, left, and Senior Airman Ryan Donato, right, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Fly-Away Security Team members, monitor the flightline during a FAST drill at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 5, 2017. These teams are used when additional security is required at the aircraft’s destination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Security forces provides FAST protection to aircrews in austere locations
Last month, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing flew more than 600 sorties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Many of these missions involved flying into austere locations to deliver cargo and personnel to forward-deployed locations to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Regardless of their hazardous surroundings, aircrew members must remain focused on their task at hand so that they can quickly perform their mission and return home.
0 2/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 4
On this look around the Air Force, Airmen march in the Rose Parade, coalition forces conduct more than 70 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the New Year, and an Air Force amputee is attempting to resume his career in Pararescue. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler
0 1/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFCENT briefs OIR effort in fight against ISIL
With significant progress and momentum in the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the enemy will try to challenge the coalition in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve’s combined force air component told reporters today.
0 9/13
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Corina Delgado, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner, responds to an incoming call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2016. In the year of 2016, the 355th LRS logistics planners have deployed approximately 1,000 personnel and have deployed roughly forty percent of that within this past July, resulting in 422 personnel and 3.7 tons of cargo.  (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) AF readiness for global combat power
The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct personnel and cargo from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe.
0 8/26
2016
1st Lt. Karen, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron officer in charge for the Sentry Aircraft Maintenance Unit, introduces Vice President Joe Biden to U.S. and coalition personnel during Biden’s visit to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 7, 2016. Biden endorsed Karen’s application to the Air Force Academy almost a decade ago before he accepted his current position as Vice President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin/released) Biden, wife visit troops in Southwest Asia
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, met with more than 1,000 service members assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and their coalition partners from five nations March 7 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
0 3/08
2016
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