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”

Deployed U.K. forces pay tribute to “The Few”

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 9/26/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Royal Air Force service members deployed with the 83 Expeditionary Air Group gathered outside the unit’s headquarters here Sept. 20 paying tribute to RAF pilots who fought off Nazi Germany’s air force and other RAF personnel who supportedContinue reading “Deployed U.K. forces pay tribute to “The Few””

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”

Local school stimulates servicemember’s spirit

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/30/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Servicemembers deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here spent time interacting with children at a local school’s annual military appreciation day May 25. School representatives began the day by showing attendees a picture slideshow depicting how Grand Slam Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors andContinue reading “Local school stimulates servicemember’s spirit”

Grand Slam Wing observes Memorial Day

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/28/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — U.S. and coalition forces deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing came together May 27 here during a Memorial Day retreat ceremony at Memorial Plaza. The ceremony included a few words from the 379th AEW commander, Brig. Gen. Roger H. Watkins, an invocationContinue reading “Grand Slam Wing observes Memorial Day”

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”