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”

Dirty Jobs: Water, fuel systems maintenance

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/19/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Water and fuel systems maintenance Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron worked to replace one of the largest sewage lift station pumps here June 18. “These pumps tend to get clogged with rags, sanitary napkins, etc.,” said Staff Sgt. Daniel Schrader,Continue reading “Dirty Jobs: Water, fuel systems maintenance”

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”

Day on the Job: EOD techs

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/30/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Explosive ordnance disposal technicians deployed to Afghanistan perform counter-improvised explosive device operations in harsh conditions daily. Equipment and supplies are an essential element to this mission and without the modular supply depot here at the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s EOD flight, safe,Continue reading “Day on the Job: EOD techs”

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”

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”

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”