Expeditionary Services, With a Smile

The airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron recently tackled a small logistical miracle at a forward base in Southwest Asia. Inclement weather delayed several flights from the base to other locations in the AOR, resulting in a sharp increase in transient personnel. And, it was the Air and Space Expeditionary Force swap out time for AEF 7/8 and AEF 9/10. The load busted the base’s lodging capacity by 35 percent. It was just a bump in the road for the 379th airmen. They put up cots in the theater, gym, and an unused dining hall. They also fed the troops 24/7—and not MREs, real, hot food.