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Default Air Force Logo Fightin' Samurai arrive
We are set up and actively engaged in Operation Iraqi Freedom. All personnel are healthy and doing well. Our aircraft are also in great shape. We began flying combat operations in support of the coalition ground forces yesterday. And, while we have not expended any ordnance on the insurgents yet, we have already had some success utilizing our
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2007
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- An F-16 Block 50 F-16 aircraft sits on the flightline. The 14th Expeditionary Figher Squadron is the first Block 50 F-16 squadron deployed to Iraq. The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing announced the opening of a third assigned fighter squadron in a ceremony here Jan. 16. (Courtesy photo) 14th EFS commander's update
I'm the 14th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander with the Fightin' Samurai code-a-phone message for the week of Jan. 22-29. Everyone has begun to settle into the routine and are up to speed on our standard ops here. This week the weather has been pleasant with mainly clear skies and highs in the mid 60s. However, it has rained several mortars.
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Support for those remaining at home
We talk all the time about being good wingmen. Usually that means our fellow Airmen. But we should also be thinking of extending wingmanship to our families as well. We're in deployment season here. We will have several hundred family members remaining at Misawa who will need wingmen support. We have all learned it's not just servicemembers who
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2007
MISAWA AB, Japan -- (from left to right) Staff Sgts. Peter Patrick, Timothy Carney, David Busby, Ruben Gonzales, Anthony Thomas salute as the colors pass during the Air Force honor guard change of command ceremony on June 28, 1999. Colors -- leading the charge
The smoke from the artillery battery hangs in the air, stinging the eyes and nostrils of the assembled troops. Arrayed in line formation, the troops stand shoulder-to-shoulder at rigid attention, their bayoneted rifles gleaming in the sun. As the smoke clears from the field, an image breaks through the pall. The image is of the colors of the United
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