Wednesday, December 19, 2012

USO Holiday tour at Bagram

Released by 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs


12/18/2012 - Country music singer Kellie Pickler, comedian lliza Shlesinger, and Washington National pitcher Craig Stammen, meet with Airmen at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2011. The USO seven-day, four-country trip abroad also featured Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, and Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis) Hi-res

Note: Pictured is A-10C 78-0706, currently combat-deployed with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Wing (ACC), Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The aircraft wears the 354th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" logo in front of the empty crew nameplate and wing-related white fin flashes. Country music singer Kellie Pickler and comedian lliza Schlesinger (from left) pose with 354th EFS Airmen while Washington National pitchers Craig Stammen has "occupied" the aircraft's cockpit.


12/18/2012 - Deanie Dempsey, wife of the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, gets a tour of a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2012. Accompanying the Chairman's wife on her seven-day, four-country trip abroad was Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen, country music singer Kellie Pickler and comedian lliza Shlesinger.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis) Hi-res

12/18/2012 - Comedian lliza Schlesinger jokes with an Airman during a USO tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2012. The USO holiday tour featured country singer Kellie Pickler, Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen, and Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis) Hi-res

12/18/2012 - Country music singer Kellie Pickler meets with Airmen at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2012. Pickler has participated in four USO tours and 43 USO appearances, which includes meet-and-greets, autograph signings and performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis) Hi-res

Source (including 4 photos) That's a cut-out of the first picture posted above. What's the first word of this patche's insignia? ... Of War - 354 EFS. At least to me it doesn't looks like "Hogs Of War". Special holiday wishes to the entire 354th EFS and their supporting units!

2 comments:

  1. Dogs of War it reads.

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  2. Joe "Dice-man" HodgesDecember 20, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    How about Dogs of war, they are the Bulldogs you know.

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