News: Memphis native defends Bagram Air Field
Story by Senior Airman Patrick McKenna
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Airman 1st Class Christopher Brennan is currently deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, and is a member of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.
Back in the states, he is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and is assigned to the 49th Security Forces Squadron. He is a native of Memphis, Tenn.
While deployed to Bagram, he serves in the watch towers that keep constant watch over Bagram’s large perimeter. Brennan is responsible for watching for any suspicious activity, and being one of the first lines of defense in the event of a perimeter attack.
What he misses most about home is watching football at normal times during the day and eating Taco Bell.
He’s also looking forward to getting back to New Mexico and going snowboarding.
The 455 ESFS is responsible for the security on Bagram Air Field and the more than 30,000 service members and civilians that are assigned here.
They stand watch in dozens of guard towers, check the credentials of thousands of local civilians gaining access each day, and protect one of the busiest flightlines in the world. These airmen work with civilians, service members from other branches of the military, as well as international partners like South Korean military police to defend Bagram Air Field 24 hours a day.