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Airman 1st Class Garret Coleman is a KC-10 Extender maintenance Airman with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. Here he is pictured on Jan. 31, 2010.  Airman Coleman is deployed from the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and his hometown is Springfield, Mo.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Joint Base MDL Airman supports KC-10 maintenance efforts in Southwest Asia
Airman 1st Class Garret Coleman is a KC-10 Extender integrated avionics systems apprentice for instrument and flight controls with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's Extender aircraft maintenance unit at a non-disclosed base here.He is deployed from the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst,
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Airman 1st Class Frankie Piland, security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, watches over the flightline at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on Jan. 31, 2010. Security forces Airmen like Airman Piland are in charge of protecting and providing security for thousands of deployed service members and millions of dollars worth of deployed military assets and equipment. Airman Piland is deployed from the 437th Security Forces Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and his hometown is Seminole, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Joint Base Charleston Airman protects thousands of personnel, billions in assets for deployed wing
Airman 1st Class Frankie Piland is a security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at a non-disclosed base here. As a security forces Airman, Airman Piland 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
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Michael Schneider, 1-year-old, plays with a toy while his mother, Gabby Schneider, views merchandise at the Airman’s Attic, March 12, 2010, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Airman’s attic offers free appliances, clothes, children’s toys, baby items and other products for servicemembers E-5 and below. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and donations are accepted at these times. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maria Ruiz) Photo essay: AFRC assists military families
Airman and family readiness centers across the Air Force were previously known as family support centers. The center's mission at the 22nd Air Refueling Wing offers a variety of programs that helps servicemembers and their families including transition assistance classes, Hearts Apart and child care. To view the slideshow, click here.
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Master Sgt. Colby Bowers, an independent duty medical technician assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, stands near an ambulance he is qualified to use at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on March 1, 2010. He is deployed from the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center?s 421st Combat Training Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) AMC senior NCO ensures deployed personnel 'ready for the fight'
At his home unit of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Master Sgt. Colby Bowers has taught thousands of Airmen the importance of being medically prepared for anything on a deployment. Now, the combat first aid instructor and independent duty medical technician is deployed himself keeping Airmen and others well in continuing the deployed
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Senior Airman Douglas Misko, an air transportation journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Terminal Operations Center, works in a 60,000-pound capable aircraft loader during operations on the flightline at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on March 1, 2010. Airman Misko is deployed from the 89th Aerial Port Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and his hometown is Helena, Mont. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Deployed aerial porter supports air transportation efforts
In the dark hours of the night, Senior Airman Douglas Misko is among 12 other air transportation Airmen deployed to operate the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's Air Terminal Operations Center at a non-disclosed base here who can move cargo, passengers, or both on a moment's notice. "We're here, 24 hours a day, ready meet the
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Staff Sgt. Colin Stewart, an aerospace medicine craftsman with the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group deployed to a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia, trains on the use of a defibrillator during operations March 1, 2010. In his deployed job, Sergeant Stewart helps more than 1,900 deployed service members and personnel stay healthy every day. He is deployed from the 779th Medical Operations Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and his hometown is Englewood, N.J. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) AMC NCO manages healthcare support for deployed personnel
His day could consist of everything from providing immunizations to emergency trauma care, however Staff Sgt. Colin Stewart said he'll do "whatever it takes" so deployed service members have the best medical care available to them.Sergeant Stewart, an aerospace medicine craftsman with the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group, said his job in the
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Default Air Force Logo NCO manages deployed fitness center operations
One of the most used facilities at a deployed base is the fitness center. In the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing encampment, Staff Sgt. James Woomack helps keep the fitness center open 24 hours a day by conquering the night shift and aiding more than 1,900 deployed members."We help keep the base fit to fight," said Sergeant Woomack, a services
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Staff Sgt. Phillip Belnavis , an air transportation craftsman with the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's Air Terminal Operations Center at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia, works on the 60,000-pound-capable aircraft loader during operations on the flightline of his deployed base March 1, 2010. He is deployed from the 89th Aerial Port Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and his hometown is Pembroke Pines, Fla. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released)
AMC aerial porter supports deployed air terminal ops
One day he could be operating a 60,000-pound-capable aircraft cargo loader and the next be driving a bus full of passengers. Whatever he's called to do, Staff Sgt. Phillip Belnavis said it's the life of a deployed air transportation Airman.Sergeant Belnavis is an air transportation craftsman with the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness
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Staff Sgt. John Lane, a 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, uses a pressurized fan to clear smoke from a simulated burning building during a unit compliance inspection, Feb. 26, 2010, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A major command UCI occurs about every four years at McConnell to evaluate how the 22nd Air Refueling Wing accomplishes its mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jamie Train) McConnell takes part in UCI
During the Air Mobility Command unit compliance inspection at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., inspectors evaluated the base's ability to respond to an emergency, ability to fight fire, rescue victims and relay situational information for additional medical support.To view the slideshow, click here.
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Staff Sgt. Letisia Eddy, 436th Security Forces Squadron, performs on stage in the Bob Hope Theatre Jan. 11 during the Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest at Lackland AFB, Texas. (Courtesy photo) SFS NCO selected to represent Dover in Tops In Blue
After placing and winning in various singing contests such as AMC Icon, one Dover NCO has finally caught the 'brass ring.'  Technical Sgt. Letisia Eddy, 436th Security Forces Squadron, was selected to perform with the Tops In Blue. Tops In Blue is an expeditionary entertainment unit that travels the world promoting community relations, supporting
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