MCLEAN, Va – Military.com announced two of their journalists left for Bagram, Afghanistan on Saturday to cover military medical missions, close air support, counter IED efforts and the status of the C-17 Globemaster.
Bryant Jordan, Associate Editor and White House Correspondent for Military.com and Glenn Anderson, Multimedia Editor for Military.com, will embed with the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight and the Craig Joint Theater Hospital. The 455th is responsible for medical evacuation of wounded troops to Craig for treatment of trauma injuries. The 455th also operates the medical evacuation of troops to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for more advanced care, and then to the U.S. military medical facilities.
Jordan and Anderson will also embed with the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (USAF)-Bagram Airfield, and two Air Force fighter squadrons, along with visits to the 389th and 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadrons, which fly F-15s and F-16s providing close air support. The team will also be covering the counter-IED mission of Marine Electronic Attack Squadron 4, and the overall condition of the C-17 Globemaster and what the future holds for continuing to expand the fleet.
Military.com Editor and Navy veteran Ward Carroll commented, "This trip is significant because we've chosen to highlight a few specific missions. The military medical mission is an important story and I know our reports will give Military.com's readers unique insights into what it takes to treat and evacuate America's wounded servicemembers."
Military.com Associate Editor and White House correspondent Bryant Jordan is a veteran military journalist who's covered stories in Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza. Military.com's Multimedia Editor Glenn Osten Anderson is an award winning online video journalist who has covered some of the US military's most elite units. His Tip of the Spear video series takes an exclusive inside look at what America's top troops are made of.