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Retired Lt. Gen. John Bradley, former Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, and his wife, Jan Bradley, visit Afghanistan, where they've begun building three schools for Afghan children. They also created the Lamia Foundation, named after a little girl Bradley met in 2007, which provides clothing and food to Afghan children in need. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy photo) Calls from Afghanistan
For retired Lt. Gen. John Bradley, former commander of the Air Force Reserve Command and the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo., and his wife, Jan Bradley, a single deployment to Afghanistan was a life-changing event. In December 2007, John Bradley was about to go on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan. He said he heard about a volunteer effort
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2011
A firefighter from the 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron, part of the 442nd Fighter WIng, an Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt II wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., enters the dark and smokey confines of Whiteman's firefighter training facilityto seek out and destroy his enemy, the fire, during a training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Anne Yelderman) 442nd firefighters know the meaining of hot
Out of sight, out of mind. That's how some of the firefighters of the 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron describe their 24-man team at Whiteman Air Force Base. But 15 of their members were anything but out of sight or out of mind during their 120-day tour of duty from September 2006 to January at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi
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2007
A World War II passenger manifest reveals one of the last flights of some of the most powerful and notorious in Nazi Germany's high command as prisoners of war. Flying a C-47 Skytrain, members of the 442nd Troop Carrier Group's 305th Troop Carrier Squadron, transported the group to Furth, Germany, Aug. 12, 1945. 
Transporting history -- 442nd Troop Carrier Group passenger list a who's who in Nazi high command
Of the thousands of aircraft passenger manifests scattered across Europe by the end of World War II, one holds particular significance to the brief but important role the 442nd Troop Carrier Group, now the 442nd Fighter Wing an Air Force Reserve Command unit here, played in the final chapter of destroying Nazi Germany. Early on the morning of
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2006
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