Healing deployed wounded warriors

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/31/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Established in 2008, the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group’s Intra-Theater Care Program here ensures no service member is sent home from the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility before having a chance to get back in the fight. “We’re hereContinue reading “Healing deployed wounded warriors”

Grand Slam Wing rocks July Fourth

379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/11/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Service members deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated July Fourth participating in activities throughout the day culminating in a ceremony and rock concert in Memorial Plaza. After posting the colors, a few words of motivation by Brig. Gen. Roger Watkins, the 379th AEW commander, and invocationContinue reading “Grand Slam Wing rocks July Fourth”

Equal Opportunity: “Bridging the gap by building bridges”

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/4/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Air Force Equal Opportunity strives to accomplish its mission by promoting an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers that could prevent Air Force members from rising to their highest potential. “Our greatest strength is our diversity,” said Master Sgt. Carlos Barter,Continue reading “Equal Opportunity: “Bridging the gap by building bridges””

Listen to your buds: Preventing hearing loss

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/28/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — After a long day of work, the last thing you might want to hear is your neighbor’s favorite screaming rock band, but when fellow Airmen use their earbuds on the highest volume setting, no one gets to enjoy the silence. Music technology cameContinue reading “Listen to your buds: Preventing hearing loss”

Oldest jet in AF operated, maintained by youngest crews

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — For more than 50 years Airmen have flown the KC-135 Stratotanker to more places and supported more missions than most people experience in three, even four, life times. One such refueler, “57-1419,” recently visited the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing en route to supportContinue reading “Oldest jet in AF operated, maintained by youngest crews”

Day on the Job: Rivet Joint maintainers

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Airmen from the 763rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit catch a RC-135 Rivet Joint after the aircraft returns from a mission here May 22. This airframe is the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing’s primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform; picking up real-time information on the coalition’sContinue reading “Day on the Job: Rivet Joint maintainers”

Maintenance chaplain makes big impact

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — With the blinding sun baking down on the hot tarmac, maintenance crews strive to keep aircraft strategically poised to support troops on the ground in the area of operations. The work isn’t easy, the days are long and nerves can be frayed. ThatContinue reading “Maintenance chaplain makes big impact”

Memorial Day: Remember our veterans

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/21/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago on May 9, 1865, marking the beginning to a new era. However, many lives were lost during the more than four-year war; and, as a result, the Grand Army of the Republic established what wasContinue reading “Memorial Day: Remember our veterans”

Servicemembers embrace cultural values during AAPI month

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/16/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Servicemembers from across the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with various events spread throughout the month of May. “This is very important as it affords us a moment to step back and appreciate the sacrifices everyoneContinue reading “Servicemembers embrace cultural values during AAPI month”