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Senior Airman Christoffer Gillis is an operations intelligence journeyman deployed with the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. Here he is pictured on April 24, 2010. He is deployed from the 60th Operations Group at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Travis senior airman, Columbus native, ensures KC-10 crews are 'information ready' for combat missions
When a KC-10 Extender crew is getting ready for a combat air refueling mission, Senior Airman Christoffer Gillis is on hand to give the latest information on what they might expect and to better prepare them information-wise on their mission.Airman Gillis is an operations intelligence journeyman deployed with the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling
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2010
Staff Sgt. David Helmbrecht, a Military Working Dog Trainer with the 319th Security Forces Squadron at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., keeps his hands relaxed while demonstrating some of his Mixed Martial Arts punches. Sergeant Helmbrecht will make his professional debut May 8 in a MMA fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amber Price) Staff Sgt. turns professional MMA fighter
By day he is Staff Sgt. David Helmbrecht, a Military Working Dog Trainer with the 319th Security Forces Squadron, but at night he becomes David Helmbrecht, amateur Mixed Martial Arts fighter about to turn professional. Sergeant Helmbrecht plans on making his MMA fight on May 8, at the East Grand Forks Civic Center, Minn., his professional debut.MMA
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2010
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Shoenhair, KC-10 Extender crew chief with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Extender aircraft maintenance unit, looks over the engine of the KC-10 during operations on the flightline for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Shoenhair is deployed from the 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and his hometown is Fort Meyers, Fla. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Travis NCO, Fort Myers native, maintains deployed air refuelers as KC-10 crew chief
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Shoenhair is a KC-10 Extender crew chief with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Extender aircraft maintenance unit at a non-disclosed base here. Sergeant Shoenhair is deployed from the 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and his hometown is Fort Meyers, Fla. Before every
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2010
Senior Airman Alex Ragland is a communications and navigations journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who works as an aircraft maintenance debriefer on the KC-10 Extender airframe. Here he is pictured April 20, 2010.  Airman Ragland is deployed from the 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and his hometown is Gadsden, Ala. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Joint Base MDL senior airman, Gadsden native, supports KC-10 maintenance efforts in Southwest Asia
Senior Airman Alex Ragland's hometown of Gadsden, Ala., once earned the honor of "All American City." While deployed with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the senior airman said he is proud to represent his hometown and to serve in the Air Force."I am very proud to be in the Air Force," Airman Ragland said. "I joined to
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2010
Senior Airman Levar Kinard, services journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, works in Roy's flight kitchen in the operations area for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 15, 2010. the 380th EFSS, as part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, supports operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Airman Kinard is deployed from the 108th Force Support Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and his hometown is Mount Holly, N.J. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Joint Base MDL Guard Airman, Mount Holly native, supports morale and welfare ops for Southwest Asia wing
Senior Airman Levar Kinard is a services journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron at a non-disclosed location here. In his deployed duties, he works in Roy's flight kitchen in the operations area for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.Airman Kinard is an Air National Guard Airman deployed from the 108th Force Support Squadron at
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2010
Tech. Sgt. Wendy Hood, a command post craftsman with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, stops for a photos with her husband, Tech. Sgt. Robert Hood, an explosive ordnance technician with the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on April 21, 2010. They are both deployed together for the first time and celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on April 22. Both of the Sergeants Hood are deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Sergeant Robert Hood is from the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron and his hometown is Killeen, Texas. Sergeant Wendy Hood is from the 75th Air Base Wing Command Post and her hometown is Hooksett, N.H. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released)
Married military couple celebrates 10th wedding anniversary together in Southwest Asia
For any military couple, to be able to spend a 10th wedding anniversary together is a treat. To hold that anniversary together while deployed is whole different story. Tech. Sgt. Wendy Hood is a command post craftsman with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing while her husband, Tech. Sgt. Robert Hood, is an explosive ordnance technician with the 380th
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2010
Staff Sgt. Ryan Bully, a security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, participates in a security forces exercise at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on Feb. 20, 2010. Sergeant Bully is deployed from the 43rd Security Forces Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and his hometown is Flushing, Mich. The 380th ESFS, as part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, supports operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Pope NCO leads security forces support for Southwest Asia base
Staff Sgt. Ryan Bully is a security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron deployed to a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Bully is deployed from the 43rd Security Forces Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and his hometown is Flushing, Mich. As a security forces Airman, Sergeant Bully supports all
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2010
Senior Airman Michael Better, security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, watches over a checkpoint near the flightline at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on March 27, 2010. As a security forces Airman, Airman Better supports all security and force protection efforts for a deployed wing of more than 1,900 people and for billions of dollars worth of Air Force equipment and assets. He is deployed from the 628th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and his hometown is Baltimore City, Md. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Joint Base Charleston Airman protects personnel, assets at Southwest Asia base
Senior Airman Michael Better is a security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at a non-disclosed location here.Airman Better is deployed from the 628th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and his hometown is Baltimore City, Md. As a security forces Airman, Airman better supports all security
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2010
Airman Lyndee Bennett, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Camille Horton, 380th EMDG, and Airman 1st Class Teleasha Riley, 380th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, participate in an all-women 380th Air Expeditionary Wing retreat ceremony honoring Women's History Month on March 19, 2010, at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. The formation honored women who serve in the military past and present. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Deployed Airmen reflect on importance of Women's History Month, retreat ceremony
Forty-two women led the way in honoring Women's History Month in a special retreat formation and ceremony March 19 at a non-disclosed base here with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.Planning for the event began Feb. 27, said Master Sgt. Tisha Gilmore, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron first sergeant who serves on the 380th AEW Women's
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Airman 1st Class Samuel Siewert, firefighter with the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, climbs out of a fire truck while training at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on March 14, 2010. As an Air Force firefighter, Airman Siewert and his fellow firefighters are responsible for protecting thousands of deployed personnel and billions of dollars of Air Force assets from fire. He is deployed from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and his hometown is Oconomowoc, Wisc. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) Joint Base Charleston Airman supports fire protection efforts for Southwest Asia wing
Airman 1st Class Samuel Siewert is a fire protection journeyman deployed with the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron fire department at a non-disclosed base here.He is deployed from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Airman Siewert's hometown is Oconomowoc, Wisc. As an emergency responder,
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