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  • B-2 strikes Baghdad communications tower

    An Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber shook downtown Baghdad after hitting a key communications facility with two precision-guided munitions March 27.Massive plumes of smoke and debris rose from the target, a large tower on the east bank of the Tigris River. Officials at Operation Iraqi Freedom's Combined Air Operations Center said the strike was meant
  • Preflight

    Capt. Jeremy Quatacker checks preflight forms before an Operation Iraqi Freedom mission. Quatacker is an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 524th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at a desert base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stefan Alford)
  • Airman grew up behind Berlin Wall

    For Senior Airman Anke Dzincielewski, the day the Berlin Wall fell is one she will never forget."Senior Airman D.," as co-workers call her, was born and raised in Kleinmachnow, a small town on the southwest corner of Berlin in East Germany. She grew up knowing that the West was there but never really thought much of it."We knew of the other side
  • Sandtrooper

    Airman Matthew Jensen sits atop a Humvee during a sand storm at a forward-deployed location March 26. Jensen is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Donovan)
  • Warren missileer crowned as DOD 'Kingpin'

    To win a local sporting event is an achievement, to compete and win at Air Force level is a heralded milestone, and to take home the gold at a Department of Defense event is worthy of gladiator recognition.Second Lt. Rickie Banister, a 319th Missile Squadron missileer, bowled over the competition overcoming a final day, 50-pin deficit and was
  • B-2 strikes key Iraqi communications facility

    A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber targeted and struck a major link in Iraq's national communication network March 27.The communication link occupied a large tower on the east bank of the Tigris River in downtown Baghdad.The strike with two precision-guided munitions was to degrade the ability of the Hussein regime to command and control
  • C-17 crews conduct historic airborne operation

    Under the cover of darkness, almost 1,000 "Sky Soldiers" of the 173rd Airborne Brigade parachuted from C-17 Globemaster IIIs into the Kurdish-controlled area of northern Iraq. This was the first combat insertion of paratroopers using a C-17."This is a historic milestone in the evolution of the C-17," said Gen. John W. Handy, commander of U.S.
  • 'This is for you'

    Today I took a late lunch in town and stopped into KFC, in uniform.I was almost finished with my lunch and had some chicken grease on my fingers. A gentleman from across the room walked over to my table and handed me a folded piece of paper, and said, "This is for you." I reached out my two clean fingers and took the paper. I wiped off my hands and
  • Coalition air forces fly 1,500 missions March 26

    Coalition air forces struck repeatedly at Iraqi Republican Guard formations March 26, defense officials said.Coalition aircraft flew about 1,500 sorties with about 600 strikes on that day. Only about 100 of the strikes were "planned;" the others were Republican Guard targets of opportunity, officials said. The planned strikes aimed at Iraqi
  • Remote returnees get a breather

    Airmen returning from overseas remote "short" tours will receive six-month exemptions from deploying with their new units on scheduled air and space expeditionary force deployments.The policy change is the result of input from airmen in the field, according to Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Peppe, special assistant for AEFs at the Pentagon."Gen. (William J.)
  • Act may protect active-duty reservists

    Guardsmen and reservists called to active duty to fight the global war on terror may seek credit protection under a law passed to aid GIs in an earlier global war. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 protects military members from certain legal obligations while they are actively engaged in national defense.Among the Act's chief
  • Stop-Loss affects deployed airmen

    Even though Air Force officials have identified 99 career fields affected by Stop-Loss, all airmen currently deployed are affected as well.Responding to erroneous news reports and some confusion in the ranks, officials are re-emphasizing how Stop-Loss affects deployed airmen.Stop-Loss is keeping all deployed airmen "in place" until they return from
  • Wing's aircrews and support side help maintain mission

    Although most members of the 321st Air Expeditionary Wing may see their participation in the war against terrorism as being behind the scenes, the action is main stage for the flying squadrons at this deployed location.C-130 Hercules crews based here fly daily missions supporting the war effort, said Maj. Chris Sodemann, a pilot with the 775th
  • Bush, Blair: Coalition loosening Iraqi regime's 'grip of terror'

    "Slowly, but surely, the grip of terror around the throats of the Iraqi people is being loosened," President Bush said today.Accompanied by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bush spoke at a press conference at Camp David, Md. He said coalition forces are "advancing day by day in steady progress against the enemy.""We are now engaging the
  • Supply lines pumping, sorties rolling

    B-52 Stratofortresses keep rolling down the runway at a deployed location, carrying the fight and firepower to the Iraqi regime.As the operators and maintainers of the 457th Air Expeditionary Group keep the Buffs flying, having parts and equipment at the ready is critical."The relationship between maintenance and supply is very important. We work
  • Airborne opens new front in Iraq; Mines delay food aid in Umm Qasr

    Several hundred "Sky Soldiers" of the 173rd Airborne Brigade opened a new front in a Kurdish-controlled area of northern Iraq, defense officials announced.The troopers jumped onto an airfield. Now that the area is secure, flights will bring in more equipment and personnel. The 173rd is based in Vicenza, Italy. Joint Staff officials said the landing
  • Iraq's Umm Qasr port opens for aid shipments

    An influx of humanitarian aid is en route to the Iraqi port town of Umm Qasr, a military official said March 26."The port is being prepared for reopening and port workers have been invited to come back and begin work," said Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy director of operations for U.S. Central Command. An Australian-led maritime coalition force
  • Sands of time

    Senior Airman Lisa Jones loads air-to-ground missiles for an F-16 Fighting Falcon on the flightline at a forward-deployed location March 25. Jones is a precision-guided munitions crew member with the 363rd Expeditionary Equipment Maintenance Squadron. She is deployed from the 18th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Coalition forces strike missile launchers

    Coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons to target nine Iraqi surface-to-surface missiles and launchers in Baghdad on March 26.The missiles and launchers were placed within a civilian residential area. Most of the missiles were positioned less than 300 feet from homes. A full assessment of the operation is ongoing.Military targets - such as
  • Coalition progress 'phenomenal,' DOD officials say

    Six days into the campaign against Iraq and the coalition progress has been "phenomenal," Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said today.Clarke, briefing at a Pentagon news conference with Army Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said the coalition is making progress on the sea, land and air."On the sixth day of this campaign, going against a regime
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