Air Force contracting negotiates way to mission realization

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 10/3/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Much like Ferengi in the Star Trek universe, Air Force contracting specialists have strict standards and practices they must follow before awarding any contract and must be master negotiators with exacting attention to detail following what any goodContinue reading “Air Force contracting negotiates way to mission realization”

Expeditionary fire muster showcases firefighter’s might

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 10/1/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Service members deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here participated in a “Fire Muster” Sept. 28 hosted by the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department.   More than 80 service members in 20 teams pitted theirContinue reading “Expeditionary fire muster showcases firefighter’s might”

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”

Expeditionary wing remembers America’s POW/MIAs

U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton

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””

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”

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”