Grand Slam Wing rocks July Fourth

379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/11/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Service members deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated July Fourth participating in activities throughout the day culminating in a ceremony and rock concert in Memorial Plaza. After posting the colors, a few words of motivation by Brig. Gen. Roger Watkins, the 379th AEW commander, and invocationContinue reading “Grand Slam Wing rocks July Fourth”

Deployed coalition forces celebrate Canada Day

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/3/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — With Canadian flags strung from corner to corner, maple syrup candies on every table, and Canadian paraphernalia at every turn, Canadian, U.S., Australian, coalition and mission partners celebrated Canada’s birthday July 1 during an event hosted by the 71st Expeditionary Air Control SquadronContinue reading “Deployed coalition forces celebrate Canada Day”

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”

Equal Opportunity: “Bridging the gap by building bridges”

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/4/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Air Force Equal Opportunity strives to accomplish its mission by promoting an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers that could prevent Air Force members from rising to their highest potential. “Our greatest strength is our diversity,” said Master Sgt. Carlos Barter,Continue reading “Equal Opportunity: “Bridging the gap by building bridges””

Oldest jet in AF operated, maintained by youngest crews

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — For more than 50 years Airmen have flown the KC-135 Stratotanker to more places and supported more missions than most people experience in three, even four, life times. One such refueler, “57-1419,” recently visited the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing en route to supportContinue reading “Oldest jet in AF operated, maintained by youngest crews”

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”