Deployed maintainers return damaged aircraft to combat operations

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 9/25/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The ability to quickly return battle damaged weapon systems to combat has been a critical and sometimes decisive factor in successful military campaigns. The side that can rapidly reconstitute its forces to an operationally effective state after anContinue reading “Deployed maintainers return damaged aircraft to combat operations”

Airmen arming deployed defenders

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/29/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The basic goal of a security forces specialist is to protect U.S. Air Force people, property and resources. While defenders have hand-to-hand combat training, their effectiveness is only enhanced by the weapons they carry and without the 379th ExpeditionaryContinue reading “Airmen arming deployed defenders”

Women’s Equality Day celebrated at Grand Slam Wing

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/28/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Service members from across the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing came out in support of Women’s Equality Day here Aug. 26, celebrating the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote 93 years ago. The 19th Amendment was aContinue reading “Women’s Equality Day celebrated at Grand Slam Wing”

Mobility Airmen making a difference down range

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — In nearly 70 years, airlift operations have come a long way since the early days of the Military Airlift Transport Service and mobility pioneer, Lt. Gen. William Tunner, but one thing has remained the same — Mobility Airmen areContinue reading “Mobility Airmen making a difference down range”

Maggie Rose ‘shakes it up’ at Grand Slam Wing

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Shaking it up at the Grand Slam Wing, Maggie Rose and band put on a show-stopping performance for deployed service members here Aug. 20. “It’s such an honor to be able to come out here and entertain our serviceContinue reading “Maggie Rose ‘shakes it up’ at Grand Slam Wing”

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”