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””

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”