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  • Travis staff sergeant, Dixon native, coordinates maintenance ops for Southwest Asia location

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Feathers knows every day when he's working in the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron's maintenance operations center that he has an important role in the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's support for operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.In his deployed job, Sergeant
  • Joint Base MDL senior NCO, Oakland native, leads maintenance operations center in Southwest Asia

    In his deployed job, Master Sgt. Terrance A. Johnson works in the heartbeat of maintenance operations for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing -- the maintenance operations center, or MOC. It's a job he said he's more than happy to be a part of."I supervise eight Airmen who all monitor and coordinate with multiple flightline agencies on maintenance
  • Joint Base MDL staff sergeant coordinates aircraft maintenance for Southwest Asia wing

    Four and a half years after leaving his hometown area of Waynesville, N.C., Staff Sgt. Justin Harris is doing what he planned to do - he's "protecting family and friends" as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He's doing it now too while deployed with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.Sergeant Harris works as a maintenance operations controller in the
  • Andrews aerial porters keep deployed mission moving in Southwest Asia

    It was late May when Master Sgt. Robert Weatherly was watching one of his aerial porters load a semi trailer into a C-17 Globemaster III and said, "He is one of the best at doing this." He showed he was a proud leader.Sergeant Weatherly, the superintendent of the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's Air Terminal Operations Center at a
  • NYPD Blue to the ABU: Deployed Airman speaks of service, sacrifice

    He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and still calls it home. With more than 2.5 million people as New York City's most populous borough, Senior Airman Abdulbasset "Abdul" Montaser says it's a place like no other.The New York City area has also long been known as a "melting pot" for immigration for hundreds of years and Airman Montaser's family is no
  • Firefighter supports deployed fire protection ops

    Staff Sgt. David Call is a fire protection craftsman with the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department at a non-disclosed base here. As an emergency responder, Sergeant Call and his fellow firefighters are responsible for protecting billions of dollars of Air Force assets and personnel for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing from
  • Andrews Airman powers deployed aerial port efforts

    In Southeast Wisconsin in Senior Airman Nicholas Santandrea's hometown of Wauwatosa, more than 45,000 people populate a city that serves as an "edge city" to Milwaukee. Since the first family who settled there in 1835 when Charles Hart built a mill, people of the city have been working hard and Sergeant Santandrea is no different.Airman Santandrea
  • JB Charleston NCO keeps it cool at Southwest Asia base

    With daily temperatures averaging 100-plus degrees Fahrenheit every day, having the right kind of technical expert on hand to make sure air conditioners and related equipment are functioning properly is in high demand. One such Airman is Staff Sgt. Christopher Varnes.Sergeant Varnes, a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
  • 373rd TRS readies international aircrew for flight

    If you have recently seen someone in an unusual uniform around Joint Base Charleston, you may have run into one of the 12 Royal Australian Air Force Aircraftsmen deployed 10,000 miles from home and working for three months straight.What brings the Australians halfway around the world to Charleston? Training - U.S. Air Force style.The United States
  • New Fitness Test around the corner

    Less than one month away, the new Air Force Fitness program will go into effect July 1. Thereafter, tests will be conducted twice a year.According to Air Force Instruction 36-2905 chapter 2.1, members must earn a composite score of 75 or greater, and meet the minimum component scores in each category.Trained civilian employees will conduct fitness