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  • Extender pilot finishes combat tour

    During his deployed time, Maj. Omar Rashid piloted many KC-10 Extender combat air refueling missions for the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at a non-disclosed base here. The instructor pilot, in supporting those missions, had a significant impact in the success of deployed operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility,
  • JB Andrews Airman supports deployed aerial port ops

    In his hometown of Robins, Iowa -- located in Linn County on the central-eastern part of the state, there are less than 2,000 people. But for Senior Airman Nicholas Worrell, every day as an aerial porter he alone can move more than 2,000 pounds of cargo supporting the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's deployed mission.Airman Worrell is an air
  • State, federal teams prepare for hurricane season

    As ambulance after ambulance pulls up to the tents on the flightline, medical personnel rush out to carry in patients on litters brought in from local hospitals. With only 72 hours until the hurricane makes landfall, it appears to be chaos to the untrained eye. But there is a method to the madness, and this method will save lives.While it's only an
  • JB Andrews Airman supports air transportation efforts in Southwest Asia

    In the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's Air Terminal Operations Center, Senior Airman Anita Diaz is one of 12 Airmen responsible for a myriad of air transportation responsibilities for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at a non-disclosed base here.Airman Diaz is an air transportation journeyman, or aerial porter, deployed from the
  • Dover NCO runs deployed security forces operations

    In his hometown of Bridgeport, Conn., Tech. Sgt. Andre Scott grew in the largest city in Connecticut -- the fifth largest in New England. Settlements in the Bridgeport area, history shows, go back as far as 1659 but for Sergeant Scott it is not about what happened hundreds of years ago as much as now and why he continues to serve in the Air Force
  • Pope staff sergeant supports security forces operations

    Staff Sgt. Matt Carden is a security forces craftsman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at a non-disclosed base here. As a security forces Airman, Sergeant Carden supports all security and force protection efforts for a deployed wing, the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, of more than 1,900 people and for billions of dollars worth
  • Expeditionary Center NCO manages marketing, unit deployment duties

    At the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Tech. Sgt. Sean Scavetta serves as one of nearly a hundred Airmen from 30 different Air Force specialties who work as contingency skills instructors preparing Airmen for deployment.Now, the career services craftsman is deployed as the unit deployment manager and
  • Travis NCO manages deployed KC-10 maintenance ops

    Staff Sgt. Michael Latiolais is an aerospace maintenance journeyman for KC-10 Extender aircraft at a non-disclosed base here.Sergeant Latiolais is deployed with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's Extender aircraft maintenance unit and is deployed from the 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air
  • Air Force Academy grad supports combat air refueling missions

    In the first three months of 2010, Airmen supporting the KC-10 deployed air refueling mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility flew more than 1,000 sorties offl-loading more than 108 million pounds of fuel to more than 6,600 aircraft in support of combat operations. Behind the controls for many of those missions was 1st Lt. Jason
  • Travis Airman cares for Air Force's largest air refueler

    History shows Airman 1st Class Brian Welch's hometown of Yorktown, Va., as being most famous as the site of the surrender of British Gen. Charles Cornwallis to Gen. George Washington on Oct. 19, 1781. It was the event, history states, which essentially brought about end of the Revolutionary War.Airman Welch said he is proud of his hometown's