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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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