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  • HH-60G PAVE HAWK ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION RELEASED

    According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released today, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter struck a galvanized steel cable and subsequently impacted an uninhabited desert area near Al Qaim, Iraq, on March 15, 2018. The mishap occurred during a mission to preposition a helicopter formation to a landing zone closer to the vicinity of ground operations.
  • Airmen support Q-West airfield side-by-side with Iraqis

    The average day for air traffic controllers involves a lot of moving parts and they work constantly to ensure safe and secure air flow. For Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, this rests solely on the shoulders of just a few people. Not only do those Airmen at the airfield commonly called ‘Q-West’, control the airspace, they also work side-by side with the Iraqi Air Force controllers. Senior Airman Brennan Gettinger, a 447th Air Expeditionary Group air traffic controller, who supports the critical airfield for strategic airlift along with the IqAF.
  • Hill F-16 squadrons celebrating 40 years of combat airpower, part 2

    In honor of the F-16, whose operational service here is coming to a close this year, we continue our two-week tribute to the men and women of the 388th Fighter Wing and Team Hill who have supported Viper’s combat mission for the past 38 years.
  • AFCENT Tankers fuel the fight

    In the fight against Da'esh and the Iraqi counteroffensive to liberate Mosul, no nation works alone. In the skies, a coalition of pilots from 19 nations work tirelessly to dismantle, disrupt and ultimately destroy Da'esh by striking infrastructure, roadways and other high-value targets
  • A TIMELESS TASK

    In the dark confines of a deployable van, the lingering smell of noxious gases offends the senses and stains ABUs. Those unpleasant odors radiate freedom from their metal confines because they belong to the only deployable Department of Defense unit providing the production, exploitation and dissemination of U-2 Dragon Lady aerial film.
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