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Safeguarding ground troops from above

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Roaring his way down the runway in a 43 thousand pound machine, Maj. Vincent Sherer pilots an A-10 Thunderbolt II into the skies of Afghanistan to provide overwatch and close air support for ground forces operating throughout the country. 1,631 more words

Military Aviation

In Iranian Airspace

I’ll admit I was at first aghast at yesterday’s headline saying a commercial jet carrying Americans from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, was intercepted and forced to land in Iran. 506 more words

Afghanistan

Chartered Flight With Americans On Board Diverted To Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan for a flight to the Persian Gulf city of Dubai was re-routed to Iran on Friday, apparently because of a mix-up over its flight plan, U.S. 208 more words

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Bomb satisfaction: Bagram Ammo flight epitomizes teamwork

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan  — Airmen assigned to the 455th Maintenance Squadron aren’t just practicing total force integration during an exercise or at home, they are performing it for real in a combat zone and they are doing it as the United States Air Force gets smaller. 1,258 more words

Military Aviation