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Airman 1st Class Christian Risenhoover, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire technician, removes bolts from a C-17 Globemaster III wheel assembly at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 13, 2018. The 379 EMXS supplies an average of 180 wheels a month to various deployed aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Enjoli Saunders) 379th Maintenance Squadron maintains process improvement
The 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron supplies hundreds of tires a month to various aircraft. As a 24-hour operation supporting nine airframes for about 13 military installations, it is imperative that maintainers have every resource to do their jobs.
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An Afghan Air Force C-208 prepares for take-off after being loaded with almost 1,000 pounds of ammunitions for the AAF’s first emergency air drop June 1, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. Afghan Air Force Conducts First Emergency Combat Airdrop
Afghan Air Force (AAF) C-208 air crew members conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police (ANP) and citizens fighting the Taliban in Badakshan province, June 1. Afghan aircrew members conducted mission planning, prepared nearly 1,000 pounds of ammunition for delivery and successfully dropped the supplies all within six hours of being notified of the need for support.
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Mark Flannery, a welder from Detachment 6 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, welds a steel plate to the bottom of a Jet Petroleum 8 tank in a vehicle management garage at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 27, 2018. Flannery was hand selected to come and repair the tank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua King) Vehicle Management welds fuel tanks back to life
The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight has been hard at work keeping the refueling vehicle fleet mission ready over the past few months at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Recently, the team began to experience cracks in several of the more than 10 year old trucks resulting in leaks if the trucks had stayed in service. To combat this issue, the vehicle management team sprang into action synergizing the expertise from other units on base and even a contractor from another base to plug the leak.
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An Afghan Air Force A-29 taxis to a parking spot March 6, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The A-29 is highly maneuverable, and capable of operating in austere environments and rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon) Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability
Since March 22, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan. The implementation of Laser Guided Bombs, nearly 96% of strikes have been successful and have led to a 30% increase in ground force commander desired effects on the battlefield and a greater overall mission success.
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LEDs are brighter, creating a high output factor with a low consumption driver which helps reduce costs. 386 ECES: Saving money, making lives better
The power production shop and electric shop, which provides electricians for facility support, work together to ensure the installation has a structurally stable power supply, ensuring mission success. The two organizations have a collaborative relationship requiring a proactive mindset while planning for potential issues.
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Chief Master Sgt. Jaime Auger, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, Col. Julian Cheater, 432nd WG/432nd AEW commander, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, Air Forces Central Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, Air Force Central Command command chief, take a photo Jan. 8, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Harrigian visited with the 432nd WG/432nd AEW and 799th Air Base Group Airmen who deliver persistent attack and reconnaissance 24/7/365 against the nation’s enemies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Next level of RPA operations, USAFCENT commander recognizes Airmen
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Air Forces Central Command commander, visited the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, which played a key role in the liberation of more than 99 percent of ISIS-held territory in in 2017, Jan. 8, 2018. Harrigian met with the 432nd WG/432nd AEW and 799th Air Base Group Airmen who deliver 24/7/365 persistent attack and reconnaissance among the most requested downrange assets against our nation’s enemies.
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Qatar Emiri Air Force hosts a cultural exchange for coalition partners and families Qatar Emiri Air Force hosts a family cultural exchange for coalition partners
The QEAF hosted the first Family Cultural Exchange for Soldiers, Airmen, coalition partners and command sponsored families at AUAB, Qatar, Dec. 1, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Dustin P. Smith, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Central Command chief of staff, promotes Col. Kristine B. Smith, 710th Combat Operations Squadron deputy director from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 14, 2017, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The former USAFCENT chief of staff promoted his wife as his last official duty in the Air Force before retirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Colonel promotes wife, performs last official duty in AF before retiring
Family is often an integral part of military promotion ceremonies. Spouses, children, parents, siblings and other relatives witness the time-honored ceremony and take part in the tradition of pinning or tacking on the next rank. For Col. Kristine B. Smith, 710th Combat Operations Squadron deputy director at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, her promotion meant a little more this time. Col. Dustin P. Smith, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Central Command chief of staff at Shaw Air Force Base, and Kristine’s husband, stood right by her side as he promoted her July 14.
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Iraqi Air Force Capt. Hama, student pilot, conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Dec. 17, 2014. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability between the two partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan) Airmen help Iraqi air force maintain air dominance
Instructor pilots from the 370th Expeditionary Air Squadron, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, have an important role working with the Iraqi Air Force to maintain air dominance in the fight in against ISIS. These Airmen train Iraqi pilots to fly F-16 Fighting Falcons at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The 370th
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Hayes, a Bounty Hunter crew chief, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lucas Woods, a defensive space control maintainer, both with the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, manually redirect an antenna at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 30, 2017. These antennas are an Operation Silent Sentry asset and help find and locate electromagnetic interference in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson) Silent Sentry: Defending the final frontier
Air, space and cyberspace - these are the three domains that the United States Air Force strives to defend. Of these domains, space has become one of the most crowded and competitive. At any given time, there are innumerable signals being transmitted to and from satellites, with each signal taking up space in the electromagnetic spectrum.  “Space
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