PMEL prolongs equipment effectiveness

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs 11/7/2013 – FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — There’s no margin of error when lives are on the line making the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory here such an integral part of Fairchild Air Force Base’s mission. “PMEL is responsible for calibrating equipment used in virtually every phaseContinue reading “PMEL prolongs equipment effectiveness”

Wingman culture key to suicide prevention, resiliency

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 9/27/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Resiliency is a term describing skill sets for Airmen to bounce back and grow following adversity. The Wingman Culture strengthens Airmen by providing them the tools and support to face the challenges of military life, especially while deployed.Continue reading “Wingman culture key to suicide prevention, resiliency”

Expeditionary wing remembers America’s POW/MIAs

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton

Mortuary affairs sends fallen warriors home

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/21/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — A solemn dignified transfer of remains is conducted upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., from the aircraft to a transfer vehicle to honor those who have given their lives in service to America. These fallen warriors, however,Continue reading “Mortuary affairs sends fallen warriors home”

Consolidated tool kit enables deployed maintainers, aircraft

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/14/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — There is no acceptable margin of error when it comes to launching aircraft in a safe, secure and reliable manner. In order for jets deployed at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing to get off the ground, they require highlyContinue reading “Consolidated tool kit enables deployed maintainers, aircraft”

Mobility Airmen process deployed personnel for travel

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/9/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — While ramp services loads cargo on cargo jets, passenger services loads … You caught that? Yes, they load passengers and their baggage! The 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron’s passenger services section averages more than 85,000 passengers with 3,200 tonsContinue reading “Mobility Airmen process deployed personnel for travel”

Vehicles on the road, iron in the air

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/7/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — With more than 45 different airframes in the Air Force’s inventory totaling more than 5,500 aircraft, each one needs expert teams, equipment and ground vehicles to keep them ready to fly at a moment’s notice. “We keep vehicles onContinue reading “Vehicles on the road, iron in the air”

First-ever first sergeant symposium at deployed base

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/7/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — A First Sergeant Symposium designed to provide information and tools to aspiring first sergeants was held here July 27 and Aug. 3 for the first time ever at a deployed location. First sergeants are the principal advisor to theContinue reading “First-ever first sergeant symposium at deployed base”

8th EAMS checks cargo for correct care

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/1/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Whether its hazardous cargo, blood shipments, ammo and explosives, the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron’s cargo processing and special handling section ensures items are properly marked, have their paperwork and the security necessary for flying the items to theirContinue reading “8th EAMS checks cargo for correct care”

Joint STARS: Mission crews collect life-saving data

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/1/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — While maintainers and flight deck crews are essential to the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System’s role in the U.S. military’s ongoing war efforts, it’s the mission crew employing their tools that protect U.S. and coalition ground forcesContinue reading “Joint STARS: Mission crews collect life-saving data”