Category Archives: 606th Deployment

Bigler: Coffee with Mrs. Welsh

Remember Melissa Bigler, wife of deployed Staff Sgt. Tyler Bigler from the 606th Air Control Squadron? Here she is having coffee with Betty Welsh, wife of U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, and Athena Cody, wife of … Continue reading

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Bigler: Bittersweet Moment

The last goodbye. The final farewell before he leaves. This may be one of the hardest parts of a deployment. Melissa just endured this pain as her husband, Staff Sgt. Tyler Bigler, left July 8 with the rest of his … Continue reading

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Barron: The Hardest Thing

Jeremiah and Brittany Barron set up a family care plan far in advance and are confident that their children will be well taken care of in the capable hands of their grandparents, but all the planning and preparation in the … Continue reading

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Briscoe: The Way Out

It was early when the first Airmen showed up at the 606th Air Control Squadron; it was 4 a.m., to be exact. Some were accompanied by loved ones, others stood there alone or mingled with coworkers. As the sun rose … Continue reading

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Bigler: Packing Together

Packing for a deployment is always a sobering activity. How many uniforms? Extra socks? Enough deodorant? Luckily, Staff Sgt. Tyler Bigler had help from his wife, Melissa, to make the process go a little more smooth.

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Briscoe: The PDF Line

It all comes down to this. The brown deployment folders, filled to the brim with information ranging from emergency contact information to weapons qualification forms, are prepped for the PDF line. The PDF line, or personnel deployment function, is a … Continue reading

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Barron: What are Toys without Children

The Barron Family Brittany and Jeremiah walked into their children’s empty playroom as their dog Jackson trailed along to lend a helping paw. He couldn’t exactly lift up any toys or fill boxes, but his rambunctious and playful demeanor made … Continue reading

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Following a Deployment

The 606th Air Control Squadron is about as diverse as Air Force units come. They provide radar support for local missions here, but when they deploy, they control areas as expansive as an entire region. The 606th is also unique … Continue reading

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