Maintaining F-16s at Bagram Air Base

02/21/2016: An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs on a sortie from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2016. Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the “Black Widows,” from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, support both Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission.…

Bagram F-16s Support to Afghan Ops

02/18/2016: F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan supporting ground operations in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Jan.6, 2016. The 421st EFS, base out of Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, is the only dedicated fighter squadron in the country and continuously supports Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the…

Flying From Bagram Air Field, February 2014

05/22/2014: A rugged mountain range surrounds Bagram Air Field on three sides, including this mountain on the north end of the runway. There were strong winds at Bagram Air Field the morning of Feb. 15, 2014, which enabled the normal haze in the valley to clear. [slidepress gallery='flying-from-bagram-air-field'] Credit:455th Air…

It is Not All High Tech: Army Aviation Unit Prepares After Afghan Snow Storm

03/22/2013: One of the essential facts of life in Afghanistan, is not only is a long way away, but the weather is as tough as it gets.  In this slideshow, a US Army aviation unit prepares the field for operations after an Afghan snowstorm. Snow flies off the rotor blades…

Military Robotics In Action

10/22/2012: Service members of the 365th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion train with IED-detecting robots at Bagram Air Field, which will ensure safer missions for convoys and other ground operations.  Credit:American Forces Network Afghanistan:9/18/12  

F-15E Strike Eagle reaches 10,000 logged flying hours

01/17/2012: F-15E Strike Eagle reaches 10,000 logged flying hours [slidepress gallery='f15e-strike-eagle-reaches'] Credit: 455th Air Expeditionary Wing: 01/13/12 In photo 1, Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer celebrates as he and Capt. Erin Short taxi onto the runway in F-15E Strike Eagle No. 89-0487 before the mission that will bring its logged flying hours…

774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Afghanistan

12/21/2011: In the first photo, Pallets of food and supplies are dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2011. The supplies are being delivered to soldiers at a remote base near Kandahar, Afghanistan. [slidepress gallery='774th-expeditionary-airlift-squadron-in-afghanistan'] Credit: U.S.…