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Undaunted service: Elite firefighters serve in austere environments
Recently, the QRF firefighter component from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, was sent to a forward operating base in Syria to provide support to its flight line.
407th ECES builds joint firefighting foundation during airfield exercise
Firefighters participated in an that provided an opportunity for service members from multiple branches to cooperate on one of the most intense scenarios a firefighter could be called for: an aircraft on fire on the flightline.
Air Force, coalition partners team for first deployed SNCOLC
Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition partners from three different countries recently completed the first ever deployed senior noncommissioned officer leadership course.
USDA net system reduces aviation bird strikes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture works with safety teams around the Air Force to limit the presence of birds on and around airfields to protect aircraft from bird strikes, an issue that costs the Air Force millions of dollars every year in damages.
386th EMDG Airman accepted for Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program
Only 40 applicants were accepted into the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program this year. Staff Sgt. Laura Ibanez, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group public health technician, was one of them.
K9 handler learns from her canine student
Senior Airman Nicole Meyer, 386th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, deployed from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, waits patiently and reassures him the training will begin soon.
Communication on demand
The 386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron trains with a communication fly-away kit for these what-if scenarios.
Iraqi Air Force graduates first craftsman maintenance technicians
The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians in a ceremony, December 27, 2017.
Delivering MRAPs safely downrange
Delivering mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles downrange to U.S. troops is vital to their safety and overall mission success. Logistics Airmen at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing show their commitment to making this happen safely every day.
Year-end review: 386th AEW remembers banner year
As the world celebrated the passing of another year, and looked to the future with optimistic hope, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, and its leadership, reflected on its accomplishments.
Deployed parents see their children open toys
Master Sgt. Shalenna Mitchell, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing finance budget analyst and Tech. Sgt. Randle Mitchell, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron assistant chief of fire prevention, share their experiences and feelings during the holiday season while deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
Air Force contributes to joint special operations mission
The original Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece and Spartan culture was centered on loyalty to military service. Located at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, such a place still exists.
Deployed Airmen volunteer to enhance morale downrange
Approximately 30 Airmen from different career fields within the 386th AEW are supporting the air base post office during the holiday season while deployed.
386th AEW MOC gatekeeper of a broader scope
The Airmen of the maintenance operations center are responsible for recording the mission capabilities of all aircraft under the 386th AEW purview. The information gathered helps analysts determine trends in aircraft maintenance needs, creating opportunities to preclude long-term problems. The information is also briefed daily to commanders so they can make decisions on flight operations.
Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange
With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
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.
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.
Mental health expands services, reaches more Airmen
The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, with support from the 386th Expeditionary Operation Group, expanded mental health services recently to Airmen at an undisclosed location supporting ongoing operations in Syria.
Around the Air Force: Oct. 24
On this look around the Air Force, Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group deploy to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing complete their first combat mission, and Air Force medical researchers test a new tool that detects and identifies pathogens in the field.
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.
announced the Independent Review Commission Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault an…
: This is America’s military performing at its best. I couldn’t be more proud of the
: SecAF Kendall,
visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (
) today to thank s…
: Medical professionals assigned to
and Rhine Ordnance Barracks,
, began mass administering vaccin…
, DAF senior leaders and their spouses participated in a Leadership & the Family panel during
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from various organizations within USAFE-AFAFRICA participated in Falcon Leap 21, a multinational parachute tr…
Hear why this
chose to get vaccinated.
directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guideli…
: Doing frequent mental health check-ins could make a big difference in building resiliency. Promote wellness within yourself…
: Every time I look at "Wings Through Time” by Robert Emerson Bell it’s a constant reminder that the ability to accelerate…
: If you need help or know someone who needs help - text 838255 or call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the Military Crisis Line. Let…
KC-135 refuels a B-2 Spirit in
during a bomber task force mission.Tankers fuel the required reach…
: A senior leader message during
: "You are our greatest strength and the beating heart of our Air…
: Congratulations to the
’s 12 Outstanding
of the Year on earning recognition as exemplary performers i…
Sept. is Insider Threat Awareness Month? No environment is immune from the threat posed by trusted insiders.…
: Sharene and I take the caring and well-being of our Airmen and their families very seriously. Thank you
: Everyone wants to make their mark on the world. But why make just one?
10 years have passed since
Gina Ortiz Jones celebrated the milestone by…
: It’s going to take all of our Airmen, Active-duty, Reserve and Guard to secure this nation’s future. https://t.co/4P3CUiQ…
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSA...
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube:
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
the spirit we fly by!
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth ...
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride alon...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northe...
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given oft...
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it&
not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith&
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are award...
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.