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  • Mayo Clinic doctor dons uniform, helps 332nd AEW fight Coronavirus during deployment

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell Tontz, the oldest of 10 siblings, finds his way to the wing through a circuitous route. After graduating from the University of Idaho he joined the Air Force as a family doctor, essentially a military primary care provider with plans to serve for four years and then transition to private practice in rural Idaho.
  • A seat at the decision table: leadership lessons from three colonels

    There’s a subtle change taking place in the U.S. Air Force, one that could be missed if not consciously noted in the day-to-day battle rhythm of generating airpower.
  • Deployed Flight Surgeon returns to 332nd AEW amidst COVID-19 response

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell Tontz, the oldest of 10 siblings, finds his way to the wing through a circuitous route.
  • CMSAF JoAnne Bass joins 332nd AEW for Women’s History Month

    The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, JoAnne S. Bass, paid a visit to deployed Airmen at the wing during a virtual call in honor of Women’s History Month.
  • Top DoD enlisted member mentors 332nd AEW Airmen on leadership

    The First U.S. Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) joined the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, virtually March 10, to discuss leadership qualities he is working to inculcate across the entire enlisted force. The appearance is part of a leadership curriculum he developed several years ago specifically for special operations enlisted units, but which has proven useful to both officers and enlisted service members. Dubbed “Carnivore Leadership” at the time of its conception Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, wrote then, “My aim is to provide our Service’s Carnivore Warriors a proactive perspective on leadership.”
  • Al Dhafra medics receive, distribute first large batch of COVID-19 vaccines

    Medics of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group distributed more than 1,300 vaccines this week to service members from the U.S. Air Force and U.S Army, alongside local Department of Defense contractors.
  • History Maker: Longest serving Airmen examines challenges, triumphs across five decades of service

    The longest serving Airmen in the history of the U.S. Air Force presented what he learned over 46 years, 5 months and 21 days of active-duty service to deployed service members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. Airmen gathered around a large projection screen where Maj. Gen. Alfred E. Flowers joined then virtually to describe his career from Vietnam to the Pentagon, from airman basic to major general.
  • Dutch F16 pilot trains with Gamblers at PSAB

    Maj. Scherders, Royal Netherlands Air Force weapons instructor pilot, has flown the F-16 Fighting Falcon for 12 years, a career in which he was heavily integrated with the U.S. Air Force. Currently, he’s a weapons instructor at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, training the next generation of USAF instructor pilots and flight leads through the Foreign Exchange Officer (FEO) program. Scherders deployed to PSAB as an extension of his stateside role in helping the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron hone their skills. Additionally, his presence allows the squadron to conduct the necessary training to certify instructor pilots and flight leads.
  • D&I: Black History Month 2021

    Diversity is understanding and appreciating the interdependence of humanity; it refers to the characteristics that make people unique. Inclusion refers to the mannerisms and social norms that make people feel welcome. Inclusivity is important for diversity efforts to succeed, and working on creating a more inclusive culture is proving beneficial to the United States of America and its military. The U.S. Air Force’s Diversity and Inclusion program continues to help the Air Force evolve. Every team is stronger and more effective when made up of Airmen with different perspectives and backgrounds, who are bound together by core values.
  • Airman recounts legacy of four deployments with the 332nd AEW

    The history of the 332d Wing dates back to World War II where members of the Army Air Corps flew dangerous missions escorting bombers to their targets over war-torn Europe. After the war ended the wing stood down for many years. Today, one deployed Airman remembers his four separate deployments with the wing spanning a nearly 30-year period. Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Vander Woude is currently the superintendent of maintenance at the 332d AEW, having arrived in-theater just weeks ago from the 114th Fighter Wing in Sioux Falls, Sd.
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