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”

Deployed service members share meaning of July Fourth

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/27/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists sought total independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radicals. On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a five-man committee to draft a formalContinue reading “Deployed service members share meaning of July Fourth”

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”

Celebrating five decades of service: USS Enterprise CVN 65

As a tribute to the “Big E’s” five decades of service, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Operation Enduring Freedom, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has illustrated her deployments and milestones through this infographic.