Staff Sgt. Corin Dolson, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron safety manager, breaks up concrete with a jackhammer as Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron clean up debris in the background Nov. 10, 2011. Defenders are working side by side with CE to construct a new security forces building. Their combined efforts will speed up the construction process and provide improved facilities for Bagram’s Airmen. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. John Wright.
Staff Sgt. Neil Taylor, a tactical air control party member assigned to Bagram Airfield’s 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, prepares his shelter upon a remote mountaintop during Operation Bull Whip in Laghman province, Afghanistan, March 28, 2011. Sergeant Taylor is assigned to Bagram Airfield’s 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and was responsible for controlling air assets during the clearing operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Erick Saks)
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Eighty men from Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir Provinces, Afghanistan, attend a ceremony to mark the beginning of their training at the Korean Vocational Training Center on Bagram Airfield March 7. They are the second group to attend the school. The first class had 85 members, 80 of which are currently working on Bagram or in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. James Wilton, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs)
Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Whitworth, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron section chief of fuels refueling, watches the pressure gauge while refueling an aircraft with the new R-12 hydrant-servicing vehicle at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 21, 2010. The squadron recently received five HSVs and completed the new Type III constant pressure system became fully operational and will significantly increase refueling capabilities. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sheila deVera/Released)
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PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Adam Herman, a Newton, Iowa, resident and combat engineer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Archer, speaks with Afghans about badging issues outside the Bagram shura Dec. 15. Herman visited the shura to address badging concerns for villagers in Bagram District. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs)
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Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, drive a Tunner 60K loader through an obstacle course on the flightline here Oct. 3, 2010. The course was part of a class meant to reinforce safe operational practices. The loader is named after the late Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner, a former commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.(U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew Nystrom
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – An Afghan child participates in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital here Oct. 28. The program, which started about one month ago, is facilitated by members of the Combined Joint Task Force 101 Human Terrain Analysis Team to educate children who visit the Egyptian Hospital for Women and Children’s Day every Thursday and Sunday. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team [Mountain
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police Col. Abdul Rauf, chief of police for the Bagram District, and Won Hyuk Im, ANP Training Team leader with the Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team, discuss future training programs for the ANP during a key leader engagement in the village of Ghulam Ali Oct. 5. The Korean PRT recently started a training program with the ANP in the Bagram District that includes special lectures for policing and physical training like Tae Kwon Do. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 982nd Combat Camera)
A guided bomb unit-54, GBU-54, rests on the wing of a F-16 Fighting Falcon from Aviano Air Base, Italy, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2010.
The GBU-54 is the Air Force’s newest 500-pound precision weapon, equipped with a special targeting system that uses a combination of Global Position System and laser guidance to accurately engage and destroy moving targets.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas waits to assist with the raising of the Vermont battle flag during a visit to Bagram Airfield Afghanistan July 24. “To the best of my knowledge, Gov. Douglas is the first sitting governor to raise the Vermont Battle Flag in an active war zone,” said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dwight D. Harrington, Barre, Vt., resident and brigade historian for the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain). “In a war zone, it is an honor for a Soldier to raise a flag. It was a double honor to have the governor assist us today.” Douglas visited Bagram as part of a multiple country tour, including Kuwait and Iraq. (U.S. Army Photo by U.S.Pfc. Roy Mercon, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team [Mountain
KABUL, Afghanistan --Technical Sergeant Osby Watts, Capt. Anita Boone, and Master Sergeant Michael Parker, from the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing pack nearly 7000 pounds of humanitarian supplies onto pallets for transport from Bagram Air Field to the Afghan Air Force base in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 7, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Quillen/ RELEASED).
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AA C-130 Hercules is loaded with medical supplies, hygiene kits and water in support of flood relief efforts for the people of Tajikistan May 21, 2010, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ)
Afghan National Army Air Corps Sgt. Abdul Wali hugs one of his mentors, Tech. Sgt. Garrett Cain, after a UH-60 Blackhawk proficiency flight, Feb. 28, 2010, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Sergeant Wali is a crew chief and Sergeant Cain is a rotary-wing crew chief mentor assigned to 440th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
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Afghanistan National Army Air Corp Sgt. 1st Class Ghulam Sakhi looks after an injured Afghan soldier on a Mi-17 helicopter Feb. 3, 2010, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Sergeant Sakhi is a flight medic with the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group/Combined Air Power Transition Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Bunnell, 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, stands below tail "320" after completing his 3,000th flight hour in the F-15E Strike Eagle Jan. 24, 2010. Bunnell is a weapons system officer from Birmingham, Ala., and is deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Richard Williams)
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A pilot assigned to the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxis his F-15E Strike Eagle to a parking place on the close air support ramp at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 24, 2010. The 494th EFS is deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Richard Williams)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Airmen build a tent complex on Bagram Airfield, Jan. 19, 2010. The tents will be used to house the increasing number of personnel being sent to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. Cross/released)
Pfc. Brandon Jones, from Washington, D.C., assigned to the 21st Signal Company, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, calls home while waiting for a flight in a terminal at Bagram Airfield.
Photo by Seaman Apprentice Ernesto Hernandez Fonte
A U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, conducts operations over eastern Afghanistan Nov. 26, 2009. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller, U.S. Air Force/Released)
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and based on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, conducts operations over eastern Afghanistan Nov. 26, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller