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Warrior Airmen

Warrior Airmen play an active and essential role in combat operations on the ground in the Global War on Terror. Some, known as Battlefield Airmen, operate independently of air bases, providing specialized skills to enhance or execute air and space power. Others, known as Expeditionary Combat Airmen, engage in ground combat operations in addition to their core duties. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Warrior Airmen play an active and essential role in combat operations on the ground in the Global War on Terror. Some, known as Battlefield Airmen, operate independently of air bases, providing specialized skills to enhance or execute air and space power. Others, known as Expeditionary Combat Airmen, engage in ground combat operations in addition to their core duties. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - The Warrior Airmen exhibit, including the MH-53, on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - The Warrior Airmen exhibit, including the MH-53, on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - The Warrior Airmen exhibit, including the MH-53, on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - The Warrior Airmen exhibit, including the MH-53, on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Warrior Airmen exhibit in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Air Force Museum Foundation photo by Dan Patterson)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Warrior Airmen exhibit in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Air Force Museum Foundation photo by Dan Patterson)

DAYTON, Ohio - Warrior Airmen exhibit on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio - Warrior Airmen exhibit on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Warrior Airmen play an active and essential role in combat operations on the ground in the Global War on Terror. Some, known as Battlefield Airmen, operate independently of air bases, providing specialized skills to enhance or execute air and space power. Others, known as Expeditionary Combat Airmen, engage in ground combat operations in addition to their core duties.

Click on the following links to learn more about Warrior Airmen.

Battlefield Airmen Overview
Forging Battlefield Airmen
Battlefield Airmen in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom
Fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda: Tech. Sgt. Kevin Whalen
Hunting the Terrorists Down: Senior Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez
Combating the Insurgency: Air Force Combat Controllers at Najaf, Iraq
Battle at Takur Ghar: Roberts Ridge
Rocket-Propelled Grenades: Old Threat, New Danger
Expeditionary Combat Airmen Overview
Duty First, Always Ready
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
From the Sky Overview
R-1 Rescue All Terrain Transport (RATT)
Kawasaki Model KL 250

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Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez: "Global War on Terror" (00:51:43)
Jeff Duford: "Battlefield Airmen" (01:02:11)
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