Showing posts with label Bagram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bagram. Show all posts

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Update on Nov 12th Suicide Bomber Attack at BAF on Veterans Day

BAF Suicide Bombing Update. The Resolute Support Headquarters has released a news report providing an update on the suicide bomber attack that took place on Veterans Day. The bomber caused four deaths and 17 casualties. Five of the casualties have been returned to duty; 12 are now at the Landstuhl medical facility in Germany receiving advanced treatment. One news report (Gandhara Blog / Radio Free Europe, Nov 14, 2016) is reporting that Afghan officials say the suicide bomber was an ex-Taliban who joined the peace process in 2008 and then got a job as a local worker at the Bagram Air Base (BAF). According to Taliban statements the worker had been planning his attack on the base for the past four months.

U.S. Embassy Closed for One Day. A day after the suicide bombing at Bagram Air Field the U.S. Embassy in Kabul shut down for one day as a "temporary precautionary measure".  Read more in a news report by USA Today, November 13, 2016.

MAAS - Helping F-16 Pilots Stop on the Bagram Runway in Emergencies

If you are an F-16 Falcon pilot experiencing an emergency during a take off or landing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan - how do you stop from careening down the runway (i.e. brake failure)? You can get help from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron! The 544th ECES sets up the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) on the runway at Bagram Airfield for exactly this type of event. The MAAS is a barrier used to catch the arresting hook of fighter aircraft in case of malfunction upon landing or take off. Watch a video on this topic by the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Suicide Bomber Kills 4 at Bagram Air Base

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack on Saturday, November 12th, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan that killed 4 and wounded many others. The insurgent dressed as a laborer and gained entry to the air base. Two U.S. service members and two U.S. contractors were killed. At least 17 U.S. service members and one Polish soldier were wounded in the attack.

Read more:

"Afghanistan suicide bomb kills at least four at Bagram airbase", The Guardian, November 12, 2016.
"4 Killed in Bagram Airfield Explosion", DoD News Release, November 12, 2016.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

43rd Battalion (Georgia) to Deploy to Afghanistan

43rd Battalion of Georgia. A farewell ceremony was held for the 43rd Battalion of the IV Mechanized Brigade of the Georgia Armed Forces prior to its departure for a deployment to Afghanistan as part of the Resolute Support Mission (RSM). The 43rd Battalion will replace the 51st Battalion on Bagram Air BAse (BAF) located just north of Kabul. The deployment will be six months long and the mission is to provide security for BAF. (The Messenger Online (GE), March 26, 2015.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Georgian Battalion Serves at Bagram

The 51st Battalion of the 5th Infantry Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces is now stationed at Bagram Air Field (BAF) located just north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Read more in "Georgian battalion joins ISAF mission in Afghanistan", TREND, November 3, 2014. See also "1st Battalion, 320th FA Regiment transfers security of BAF to the Georgian 51st Light Infantry", DVIDS, November 3, 2014. The 51st Battalion will provide security for Bagram Air Field.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bagram: DoD Busiest Runway

Bagram Air Field (BAF) in eastern Afghanistan is the Department of Defense's busiest runway. There are 46 different types of aircraft that fly in and out of BAF. A mission flies on average about every two minutes. Read more in "Expeditionary Airmen operate DOD's busiest single runway", DVIDS, October 28, 2014.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Incoming at ANDF-P

It appears that the Taliban conducted an indirect fire attack on a detainee housing unit at the Afghan National Detention Facility - Parwan (ANDF-P) located adjacent to Bagram Air Field. Twenty-six detainees - including members of the Taliban and other insurgent groups - were injured in the attack. Read more in "ISAF condemns indirect fire attack on Afghan detention facility", ISAF News, November 1, 2014.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Task Force Thunder Now at Bagram Air Field

Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), officially took over aviation operations in Regional Command East from Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division on January 18, 2014. Read more in "Task Force Thunder assumes authority", DVIDS, January 20, 2014.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Karzai Plan to Release Prisoners Puts BSA in Doubt

President Karzai is planning on releasing some detainees (approximately 86) currently held at the Bagram detention center located north of Kabul. This planned release is over the objections of the ISAF Coalition and is putting the Bilateral Security Agreement process into further jeopardy. The Karzai administration states that many of the detainees are innocent as there is not enough evidence to hold them. Read more in "Karzai is Warned Over Release of Detainees", The New York Times, January 2, 2014.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Taliban Encroaching on Area Around Bagram, Afghanistan

The Taliban are slowly making inroads into the villages around Bagram Air Field (BAF) in Afghanistan.  Although it is home to the coalitions biggest base in Afghanistan the military's influence seldom reaches beyond its fortified walls.  The Shomali Plain, where Bagram sits, is home to an agricultural hub that has seen some prosperous times.  However, these good times may soon end if the Taliban can extend its reach even further.  Read more in "Afghanistan: Taliban Encroaching on "Safe" District Surrounding American Base",, December 10, 2010.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Information, Photos, News, Maps of Bagram Air Field (BAF), Afghanistan

Bagram Air Field website by AFCENT

Fox News Reports about Bagram Airbase

USA Today News Reports about Bagram Air Base

Info and Facts by Wikipedia Info on Bagram Airfield

Maps and Overhead Photos of Bagram Airbase by

Weather at Bagram, Afghanistan by

Photos of Bagram Airfield by AFCENT

Photos and Images of Bagram Airfield by
Photos of Bagram Airfield

USO Facebook Bagram Air Base

Google Overhead Photo of Bagram Air Base
Overhead Map / Photo of Air Base

Videos of Bagram Airfield by Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)

Obama Surprise Visit to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan

President Obama paid a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Friday, December 3, 2010.  Read more about the visit at "During Surprise Trip to Afghanistan, Obama Thanks U.S. Troops for Their Service", Fox News, December 3, 2010.