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  • Medical Airmen work to improve efficiency in patient care in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit. The current trauma resuscitation documentation and data collection process in Afghanistan is very similar to the process stateside. A five-page paper form, a trauma resuscitation record, is used to document patient care and is hand-written by healthcare teams. The T6 Health System mobile device application is a high resolution, digital documentation system, that is a multi-dimensional data and point-of-care analytics system that opens up the possibility of precision and predictive trauma care to theater if CJTH staff can explore the feasibility of using this technology in routine care of trauma patients, mass casualty situations, point of injury and en-route care.
  • Airmen and Soldiers build bombs together at combat shadow event

    Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron AMMO Flight taught Soldiers from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion how to assemble GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The 500-pound bombs will be added to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s built-up weapons stocks and will eventually be loaded onto F-16s for operational use. Nine Soldiers got hands-on experience building bombs alongside Airmen as part of the combat shadow program at Bagram Airfield Jan. 23.
  • Deployed security forces Airmen ensure safety of DOD assets at Bagram

    In a deployed environment, security forces Airmen perform a unique mission that differs from their traditional roles at home station. From patrolling the flightline in armored tactical vehicles to providing security for all personnel and Department of Defense assets going to austere locations in Afghanistan, the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron maintains a vigilant presence at Bagram Airfield.
  • Remembering our Heritage

    A majority of Airmen assigned to Bagram Airfield live on a compound called Camp Cunningham, but few know the story of the hero whose name it bears. Senior Airman Jason Cunningham was a Carlsbad, New Mexico native who joined the Air Force’s elite combat rescue training program and graduated pararescue training in June 2001. Shortly after being deployed to Southwest Asia in 2002, he found himself as the primary Air Force combat search and rescue medic assigned to a quick reaction force. His actions in battle saved lives, even after he was critically wounded, he continued to direct patient movement and transferred care to another medic before eventually succumbing to his wounds.
  • 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Brings U.S. Airpower to Bagram

    U.S. Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) deployed to Bagram Airfield in support of combat operations, July 27. The 175th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron replaced the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, out of Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, who delivered decisive airpower for the past three months.
  • Longest Blood Moon eclipse soars over Bagram

    A sequence of the Blood Moon lunar eclipse photos were taken over Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 27, 2018. While lunar eclipses occur sporadically throughout the year, this particular one was the longest occurring eclipse in the 21st century. This was only feasible because the moon was near it’s farthest point from Earth and orbiting slowly, essentially making it take longer to travel through the Earth’s shadow. The Earth was also near its farthest point from the sun, making Earth’s shadow appear larger.
  • A U.S. Air Force First: Two Sister Units From Two Different Countries Supply Afghan Advisors

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • 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.
  • Maintainer-turned-fighter pilot puts new skills to the test

    When Capt. David was a child, his father would take him out to the flightline at Canon Air Force Base, New Mexico and sit him in the cockpit of an F-111 Aardvark.
  • Mission continues through Christmas

    Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan continues to operate missions during Christmas day. F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot's with the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, supported combat missions that totaled 679 missions were handled by airfield operations that day. Capt. Ashton, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flew a mission and came back in time to watch his daughter open Christmas presents back home. “We do what we do so people back home can do what they do,” Ashton said. “Today was no different.”
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