Three months ago, four Air Force engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking. The engineers were informed their task had never been attempted in Iraq. The 1st ECEG took the mission, and last night, when the telltale cadence of four turboprop engines grew louder and louder, they knew their hard work had paid off.
Air Force trainers and associated U. The U. The stepped-up Iraqi security measures at Balad, about 50 miles north of the capital, Baghdad, come amid sharply rising tensions in the Middle East between the United States and Iran.
After a secret overnight flight from Washington, the President touched down onto a darkened air strip, the dicey security situation still restricting Trump to a clandestine visit 15 years after the American invasion. A photo tweeted by the President's spokeswoman showed the President, in a black overcoat and red tie, posing for a photo with troops in uniform. Trump stood smiling next to him, wearing a mustard-colored blouse.
There from March 08 to Dec Good tour but had to keep telling myself that we were in a combat zone It was the first morning where i knew i wasn't going home for quite a while. We didn't know where we were going right away.
Central Command said. It gives the United States an additional location to launch aircraft to support U. John Thomas, a spokesman for Central Command.
We finally got not just our first Green Beans but a 2nd one as well. Finally some improvements to quality of life. As the sunsets, I sit here manifesting my thoughts and how to add them into my everyday life to become a better me.
By Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan th Air Expeditionary Group July 3, Robertson visited security forces members at Al Asad to check on his Airmen forward deployed there and the current status and capabilities of the unit to accomplish the mission.
We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. The Al Asad air force base was the most important hub for commercial and cargo transportation and supplies during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Image courtesy of US Air Force.