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SECAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos SecAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson awarded ten valorous medals, including the Air Force Cross, to Air Force Special Operations Command air commandos in a ceremony, Oct. 17, 2017 held at Hurlburt Field.
0 10/18
2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air air advisor, (right) stands next to Afghan National Army Col. Abdul Basir, the head of the Afghan Air Force Religious and Cultural Affairs office, Sept.14, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Conklin provides training, assistance and advice on the organization of religious support in the developing AAF as the first air advisor chaplain in TAAC-Air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Faithful First: Chaplain launches dialogue, exchange supporting Afghan Air Force
Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.
0 10/10
2017
USAF Marathon Deployed Airmen prepare, compete in Air Force Marathon
As participants of the Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, run in the annual race, runners at deployed locations half-a-world away have already completed the race.
0 9/18
2017
Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Knelange, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD training NCO, stands in his bomb suit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 10, 2017. Knelange has learned to balance the demands of being an EOD professional while being a key component to the success of the Luke Thunderbolts Hockey team which is a vital part of his comprehensive fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) EOD Airman finds balance on the ice
A jolt of energy rushed through his veins. “Hold still, don’t move,” he screamed. A land mine had been dusted off by the impact of his team leader’s right boot. Instantly, training kicked in; Knelange and his team started the procedure to safely get their fellow Airman away from the land mine and back into the vehicle.
0 8/01
2017
Chaplain (Capt.) John Appiah, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, leads a prayer during a religious service at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2017. Religious support teams from the 455th AEW provide spiritual support in seven locations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) In harm’s way: Providing spiritual support
Thousands of feet above Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, two Airmen, riding in a helicopter, wearing more than 75 pounds of gear, hover around the city before landing. These Airmen are not pararescuemen or tactical air control party—they’re a chaplain and chaplain assistant. After landing, they travel to the nearby chapel, where they deliver a
0 7/28
2017
Airmen 1st Class Giovanni and Drew, 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron flightline security element members, deescalated a potential volatile situation during an incident where unknown convoy approached their post on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Their keen senses, trust in each other, communication with others and training all came together, effectively thwarting a potential catastrophe without having to resort to firing their weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)  Defenders deescalate situation downrange, prevent potential catastrophe
Airmen 1st Class Drew and Giovanni, who are flightline security element members with the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, recently had to deescalate a potentially volatile situation where they had mere seconds to make a possibly life-altering decision.
0 7/10
2017
Staff Sgt. Nana Dankwa is a foreign-born Airman who spent most of his early life in Accra, Ghana. He lived with his grandparent’s and moved to America as an adult. After a couple of years, Dankwa joined the U.S. Air Force, eventually becoming a U.S. citizen. Dankwa is a civil engineer deployed out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and is the NCO in charge of civil engineering for the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Foreign-born Airmen deploy, live their American dream
The Air Force is proud of its diversity, providing Airmen the opportunity to live and visit places they never would imagine going and working with people from all walks of life. Two Airmen, who are deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as part of the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron, are emblematic of the diverse force.
0 7/02
2017
Lt. Col. Craig Andrle, 79th Fighter Squadron commander, taxis a F-16 Fighting Falcon on the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flightline after returning from a deployment May 4, 2017. Andrle’s unit recently returned from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan where they provided close air support to U.S. Special Operations and Afghan National Army commandos in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Finding a way to win
It was a temperate day at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan when Lt. Col. Craig Andrle and his wingman, Capt. Adam Fuhrmann, began walking across the flightline to their soon-to-be airborne F-16CM Fighting Falcons.
0 5/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. James Dunham, an intensive care ward nurse at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, checks the vitals of a patient at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2017. As a nurse, Dunham is the link between the patient and doctor. They are responsible for ensuring medicine is administered, pain is managed and attending to the patient in any way they can. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Care under fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need
A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you. Whether the nurse is checking your pulse or taking blood, their hospitality quickly puts patients at ease. In a deployed environment, where stress levels are through the roof, hospitality can mean everything to a patient who is recovering from a gunshot wound or was caught in a roadside bomb blast.
0 5/09
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
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover as the Pensacola Christian College choir sings the National Anthem during a dual Air Force Cross ceremony, April 20, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. For the first time in Air Force history, two Airmen were simultaneously awarded the service’s highest medal for valorous action in combat. Miller, from the Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, and Chris Baradat, a combat controller since separated, both received Silver Star medals for their actions in combat, which were upgraded after a service-wide review. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses
A 7-foot bronze statue stood prominently over a sea of multicolored berets, flanked by the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force and the Air Force’s newest Air Force Cross recipients. Two Airmen, whose heroics were separated by 11 years and 100 miles in the same war zone, solidified a special tactics legacy that has seen a great deal of action since 9/11.
0 4/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo U.S. bombs, destroys Khorasan group stronghold in Afghanistan
At 7:32 p.m. local time April 13, 2017, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news releaseISIS-K, also known as the Korasan group,
0 4/13
2017
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Brian Claughsey, a combat controller with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, a Silver Star Medal, April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Following a 96-hour battle with Taliban forces in Afghanistan, Claughsey was credited with coordinating 17 close air engagements, resulting in 47 enemy killed in action without a single civilian or friendly casualty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Special tactics Airman honored for role in liberating Afghan city
It was a 96-hour battle: four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team that led to one special tactics combat controller receiving the Silver Star April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield.
0 4/10
2017
Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski congratulates Greg Gangnuss after presenting him with the Air Force Civilian Award for Valor during a Feb. 22 commander’s call at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. AFIMSC civilian honored for heroism
Greg Gangnuss, a civilian member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, was on a voluntary deployment to Afghanistan as a senior environmental adviser for the Ministry of Defense Advisor Program when a helicopter carrying nine coalition members crashed after striking a cable while landing at the NATO Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul Oct. 11, 2015, killing five people on board. Gangnuss helped rescue four, including Col. Laurel Burkel.
0 2/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Feb. 14
On this look around the Air Force, Airmen at Beale Air Force Base, California, assist evacuees displaced by Oroville Dam spillage and security forces advisors train Afghan airmen.
0 2/14
2017
Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130 Hercules debrief NCO-in-charge, stands in a C-130 hangar at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2017. After a sports injury in 2010, Caswell underwent a year of surgeries, two years of painful limb-recovery therapy, followed by physical therapy. In October 2014, his limb still hadn’t healed and began to worsen. Caswell elected to amputate his injured leg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) Deployed wounded warrior completes back-to-back tours
“Being here, you get treated like a normal person, not like an amputee. Not like an injured guy,” said Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell, as he added more 45-pound plates to his barbell.
0 1/05
2017
Members of Able Platoon, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Rarang, 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, joke together after training Nov. 21, 2016 at Forward Operating Base Dahlke, Afghanistan. JTACs direct aircraft for use during close air support and offensive operations from a forward position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) JTACs enable aerial reaction force mission
Joint terminal air controllers from the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, recently began a partnership with Task Force Fighting Eagle’s aerial reaction force to provide JTAC capabilities to their missions.
0 12/08
2016
Staff Sgt. John Pittman, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-130J Hercules for takeoff from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Nov. 10, 2016. Afghanistan has been called a “Herk’s playground” because of the aircraft’s ability to handle the austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)
Airlift squadron provides mission versatility to Afghan theater
The high pressure altitude; extreme temperature disparity; and harsh, mountainous terrain of Afghanistan make for a challenging environment that often pushes the C-130J Super Hercules to maximum performance.
0 11/30
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Nov. 15
On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.
0 11/15
2016
Master Sgt. William Markham during the early days of operations in Afghanistan. 15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry
Fifteen years ago today, the first Airman stepped foot into Afghanistan with the mission to topple the Taliban. A few Americans came together as one special operations forces team using unconventional tactics and equipment on the battlefield.
0 10/14
2016
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