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BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — On a recent evening at the U.S.'s largest base in Afghanistan, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter landed with distant mountains in front of it and something unusual behind it: the headquarters of the Air Force's 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. The CH-47 is an Army ...
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division colors unfurled Sunday at Bagram Airfield during a ceremony that marked the beginning of the unit's fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade. Major Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commanding general of 101st Abn. Div. and Fort ...

Every Friday at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, the dining facility serves surf and turf. It might not be the best quality steak or lobster, but who else gets steak and lobster on deployments!? Between steak and lobster dinners, the daily dishes are pretty up to par, taste-wise. There's definitely no carrot pound ...
Georgian troops serving in the international peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan are honing their skills by training Afghan servicemen in practical and theoretical action. Georgian soldiers of the 31st battalion of the III Infantry Brigade have conducted a coordinative-situational training at the Bagram Air ...
U.S. forces are stationed at Bagram. Bagram District Gov. Abdul Shukoor Qudusi says the driver was wounded in the explosion late Wednesday night, which set several shops in the area on fire. There were no injuries at the base, which is heavily fortified. No one has yet taken responsibility for the bombing.
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of shops were damaged when a magnetic bomb hit a fuel tanker in front of the Bagram airbase in central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday. The shops caught fire after the explosion of the sticky bomb attached to the oil tanker, ...

The Latest on a Taliban attack in Afghanistan (all times local):. 5:40 p.m.. A district governor in Afghanistan's Parwan province says a sticky bomb has destroyed an oil tanker outside the Bagram military base north of the Afghan capital Kabul. U.S. forces are stationed at Bagram.
Even beyond Bagram's immediate vicinity, much of Afghanistan is equally mountainous and can experience high temperatures in the summer months. It can be a foreboding region for helicopter operations, even though the lack of roads and canals down below often make it the most rapid and effective ...
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Fighter Wing, takes-off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force). WASHINGTON — The State Department on Wednesday approved two major sales of aircraft to foreign militaries, including F-16s ...
“So you walk the line today in Bagram [Afghanistan], you walk the line in Kunsan [South Korea], you walk the line where we have invested the people, parts — all the things that are required to continue engaging in an active campaign like in Bagram or supporting the pressure campaign in Kunsan, you will ...
General John Nicholson, who leads US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, speaks to reporters at Bagram Air Base, about 60km north of the Afghan capital Kabul. Thomas Watkins / AFP. Russia has rejected comments by NATO's top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying ...
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Sounds of clapping, singing and dancing mixed with whistles and referee shouts in a dusty corner of the U.S.'s largest military base in Afghanistan on Friday as the Bagram World Cup continued for another week. The soccer tournament — modeled on the International ...
Master Sgt. Nicholas Kollett, first sergeant for the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, folds an Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern uniform at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Air Force could start switching to the Army's Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform as early as this ...
John Nicholson, the top American commander in Afghanistan, speaks to reporters Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Bagram air base north of Kabul, ... BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- The Afghan capital is now the main focus of the anti-Taliban fight, with U.S. special forces conducting raids in the ...
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — The Afghan capital is now the main focus of the anti-Taliban fight, with U.S. special forces conducting raids in the sprawling city and additional American military advisers arriving to help beleaguered local police, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.
Air Force pararescuemen, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, exit an Army Ch-47 Chinook helicopter at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2018. The pararescuemen primarily fly their missions on Army CH-47F Chinooks. Air Force photo by Tech.
Harrach carried out the attack on Bagram along with the Taliban. One of the multitude of documents seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, detailed Harrach's role and importance to al Qaeda as well as his cooperation with the Taliban's Haqqani Network during ...

The means of transportation for moving a troop to Bagram AB is dependent on where they were injured. If the service member is injured just outside of base, then a Humvee is the obvious choice. If personnel are wounded at a Forward Operating Base, a Huey dust-off mission will be spun up to retrieve ...
An Army combat medics trains at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in February. The Army is piloting a new expeditionary combat course inspired by special operations casualty care. (Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/Air Force). For the past two decades, Army combat medics have been training to keep injured soldiers ...
Deployments are part of the job description for members of the armed forces, but they can still cause a lot of stress in life. Senior Airman Astrid Hernandez, 455th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron contracting officer representative, lays flooring. Air Force Senior Airman Astrid Hernandez, a contracting ...
In his ministerial response to a point of public importance regarding media reports that some 200 Pakistanis had been detained in Bagram prison and most of them had undergone their sentence but still detained in the jail, the minister said no demand came from any quarters in Pakistan. He said Pakistan ...
The victims were serving in neighboring Kapisa province but they were travelling in a vehicle to their homes in Parwan before coming under attack by gunmen in Bagram district of the province, according to the report. One of the victims named Gulab Din was a senior provincial intelligence official in Kapisa, ...
... your undiscerning authorities for the war in Afghanistan, the reality is that tens of thousands of helpless Afghans including women and children were martyred by your forces, hundreds of thousands were injured and thousands more were incarcerated in Guantanamo, Bagram and various other secret jails ...
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Driving around the U.S.'s largest military base in Afghanistan with Paul Edlund feels like an Alfred Hitchcock film: You're constantly on the lookout for birds. The one-time Air Force munitions airman is now a wildlife biologist with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, ...
Brian Beckno, NATO Resolute Support said to me minutes after arriving at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. At the time, while I had a few ideas, I really didn't know what to expect from my first trip to a war zone. Two weeks later, I know those words he spoke, for better and worse, were 100 percent the truth.
Crews offload equipment from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 25, 2018. The C-17 transported troops and equipment to forward operating locations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of ...
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Medical officials in Afghanistan are preparing for more casualties as the U.S. military sends more troops close to the front lines to advise government forces in their fight against militants and terrorists. The Craig Joint Theater Hospital here has had what officials believe to ...
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The 101st Airborne Division colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15, during a ceremony that marked the beginning of the unit's fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade. Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims ...
So you walk the line today at Bagram [Air Base in Afghanistan], you walk the line today at Kunsan [Air Base in South Korea], you walk the line where we have invested both the people, the parts, all the things that are required to continue engaging in an active campaign at Bagram, or supporting the pressure ...
"Mach," 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilot, signals from his aircraft prior to taking off Feb. 28 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Reaching the 1,000-hour mark as a fighter pilot represents a significant career accomplishment. Even more so for "Mach" because all of his ...
“So you walk the line today in Bagram [Afghanistan], you walk the line in Kunsan [South Korea], you walk the line where we have invested the people, parts -- all the things that are required to continue engaging in an active campaign like in Bagram or supporting the pressure campaign in Kunsan, you will ...
US Vice President Mike Pence speaks to troops in a hangar at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on December 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. Not even a government shutdown stops the US military from fighting wars. More than 290,000 US troops abroad will continue to sail ships, fly planes and ...
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram air base is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over Afghanistan on Nov. 22. : U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Sean Martin. - Staff Sgt. Sean Martin. KANDAHAR AIRFIELD ...
Yelner was killed in action on April 29, 2008, in Bagram, Afghanistan, on his fourth tour of duty and Hallett III was killed Aug. 25, 2009, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southern Afghanistan. Contra Costa Blue Star Moms are hoping to raise funds to place a granite memorial at each of the ...
(HIA) on Thursday released from Pul-i-Charkhi and Bagram prisons, an official said on. Brig. Gen. Abdul Tawab Ahmadzai, the Pul-i-Charkhi prison in charge, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 56 HIA inmates had been released today. But Shamir Amirpur, head Interior Ministry's department for prisons and ...
At the Pizza Hut in the AAFES complex on Bagram Air Field, I was in charge. “How are you, boss?” Rashid asked. “What would you like, boss? I ordered a 9-inch super supreme and a full-strength Coca-Cola, a drink I was told at the time had been in low supply in the fridges at base dining facilities.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The Air Force hopes to boost morale and performance here by improving Wi-Fi access to make it easier for servicemembers to stay in touch with stateside family. That should allay the concerns of some people back home. Technological advances in the 17 years since ...
Since arriving at Bagram Airfield in September 2017, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron has flown 355 missions, including 1,655 combat sorties and more than 1,800 flight hours, according to an Air Forces Central Command release. The squadron also has airlifted 8,800 cargo tons, 14,400 ...
Asha Wyatt, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aeromedical evacuation operations officer and flight nurse, poses for a photo at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017. Wyatt is deployed from Pope Army Airfield, N.C., and has been in the Air Force for six years. Air Force photo by ...
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (NBC News) – American soldiers in Afghanistan lit candles and sang Christmas hymns Sunday as they celebrated Christmas Eve away from home at Bagram Air Base. This year marks the 16th Christmas overall for American troops in Afghanistan. Bagram Air Base is one ...
Just six weeks before Christmas last year, a suicidal attacker detonated an explosive vest at Bagram, she said, and troops were still recovering from the shock. The attack killed four Americans and injured 16 U.S. service members and a Polish soldier while the group was preparing for a run, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, at Bagram Airfield, most of the several thousand Americans who work on the base still had no idea the vice president was coming to visit them. Those who had been informed a few hours before Pence's arrival -- like the several hundred troops he rallied in a hangar -- were under strict orders ...
Pence's journey was shrouded in secrecy, and only a few members of his own staff knew about the preparations. He slipped out of Washington on Wednesday afternoon so that he could arrive at Bagram Air Field near Kabul long after the sun had set Thursday. He traveled in a nondescript C-17 instead of a ...
Later, at a rally-style event at Bagram Air Base, Pence told hundreds of U.S. troops: "I believe victory is closer than ever before." "It's because of all of you that we're safe. It's because of you that we're free. It's because of you that freedom has a future in Afghanistan and America and all across the wider world ...
The brigade's soldiers were headquartered at Bagram Airfield but had elements at 15 locations throughout the country. ... Soldiers with the petroleum and water distribution section with the 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade discuss gauging fuel in a fuel tank at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan — It used to be one of the most coveted jobs in Afghanistan: a position on a sprawling American military base, the biggest in the country. Pay was above average. The base was well guarded. The surrounding Parwan Province was one of the safest places in the country, well known ...
Army Pfc. Hertaycious King, a religious affairs specialist with Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, puts away books and toys at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2017. King started up the Reading to Kids program to enable soldiers to send their loved ...
A young airman at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, was overcome by laughter at a line from comedian Iliza Shlesinger. WWE wrestling is big in the Navy. The sailors on the hangar deck of the Roosevelt chanted “USA, USA, USA” when professional wrestlers the Miz and Alicia Fox took the stage. Marines ...
Sgt. Mark Andrisek, Sgt. Joshua Sears and Spc. Garrett ''Doc'' Young are pictured at Bagram Air Field with an American flag scarf Young's wife gave him for Christmas in 2016. He's carried it in his cargo pocket his entire time in Afghanistan, including on a Nov. 13 patrol in Kandahar province, in which a ...
Vice President Mike Pence has outlined President Donald Trump's strategy in Afghanistan during a surprise trip to Bagram Air Base. Pence says that Trump has "put Pakistan on notice" and that the country has much to lose if it continues to harbor terrorists. Pence told hundreds of U.S. troops in a speech in ...


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