Canadian controller works alongside American ABMs

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/10/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The cool breeze gently lifts a bright red maple leaf off the ground whipping it into the air during an autumn soccer scrimmage in Ontario, Canada … wait a second, rewind. The hot desert wind whips and whirls the sand in every directionContinue reading “Canadian controller works alongside American ABMs”

Weather warns warriors, saves services silver

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/25/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — As the dust clouds roll in, 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters here analyze the intensity, direction and impact of the impending storm to base assets and the mission. “Our radar allows us to notify maintenance crews out on the airfield that conditionsContinue reading “Weather warns warriors, saves services silver”

Ground: Putting the “S” in safety

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/20/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — “Mission first, safety always,” said Master Sgt. Michael Asdel as he explained the meaning of the phrase coined by wing safety professionals Air Force-wide. “In the same way, I am an Airman first and a safety professional always,” he said. “Safety is everyone’sContinue reading “Ground: Putting the “S” in safety”

Rachel Lipsky livens deployed servicemember’s resolve

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/5/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — During an Armed Forces Entertainment tour across the region, the Rachel Lipsky Band visited servicemembers assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here May 29 and 30, saw several facilities, and put on two performances. Lipsky’s influences are Patty Loveless, Mary Chapin Carpenter,Continue reading “Rachel Lipsky livens deployed servicemember’s resolve”

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”

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”