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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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
An crew chief with the 407th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron onto the ramp after arriving at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Southwest Asia, Dec. 10, 2016. About 300 Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard arrived in the past few days to support the F-16 mission here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) Vermont ANG joins fight against ISIL
Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Vermont Air National Guard arrived here Dec. 10, to join the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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An crew chief with the 407th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron onto the ramp after arriving at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Southwest Asia, Dec. 10, 2016. About 300 Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard arrived in the past few days to support the F-16 mission here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) Vermont ANG joins fight against ISIL
Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Vermont Air National Guard arrived here Dec. 10, to join the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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2016
Members of the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron showcase the aerial port for U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, Nov. 23, 2016 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. During his visit, Carlisle noted that the cargo and passengers the 386th transports are vital for current operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) COMACC visits 386th AEW, praises Airmen’s contributions to the fight
U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, his wife, Mrs. Gillian Carlisle, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve K. McDonald, command chief master sergeant of ACC, visited Airmen deployed with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 23.The purpose of their visit was to gain an appreciation
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2016
Tech Sgt. Ronald Gowen, a 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron logistician, left, helps Staff Sgt. Dylan Collins, a 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial porter, right, with securing a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle in the cargo area of a C-17 Globemaster III at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 4, 2016. Gowen is currently embedded with  the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron as he awaits transfer to a joint unit. Airmen’s skills vital to joint fight
There is an area near many flight lines where items wait to be loaded onto aircraft. Toyotas lined up hood to bumper, resembling rush-hour traffic jams. Pallets stacked with bags of rice or ammunition sitting in precise rows. Armored vehicles waiting to be started up so they can head to the flight line and join the fight. This may seem all too familiar for aerial porters and loadmasters, but to one Airman, these items tell a far greater story.
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2016
U.S. Air Force pilots from the Alaska Air National Guard's 144th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off in a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 17, 2016. The transport mission was one of the last combat missions during the 144th AS's final C-130 deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released) Two missions, one fight
In a flash of a moment, ground forces find themselves in the throes of battle in less than desirable conditions. In the middle of nowhere, they fight to survive the armed conflict without the supplies they need.To prevent scenarios like this from happening, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance
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2016
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