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Members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and Qatar Emiri Air Force participate in a firefighter challenge exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 8, 2018. The a exercise, a strenuous course designed to test physical fitness and fire response capabilities, was organized by firefighters from the 379th ECES and Qatar Emiri Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton) Coalition forces partner to fight fire
A sense of urgency, a desire to help and the ability to take action — According to Lt. Col. Chad Gemeinhardt, the commander of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, firefighters share a common purpose.
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Handlers practice controlled aggression training with military working dogs in order to deal with hostile people. K9 handler learns just as much from her canine student
....It is a testament to her bond with Nido, that she can instinctively describe his emotional reaction to the location before they have arrived. This is Meyer’s first deployment as a handler. She graduated from the military working dog technical school approximately a year ago and has worked with dogs for a few months before she found out she was deploying and assigned Nido, a more experienced and confident dog....
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The CFK is setup and tested on a weekly basis to ensure it is fully functional should it be called upon to provide primary communication support. CFK: Communication on demand
The 386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron trains with a communication fly-away kit for these what-if scenarios. The unit is designed to transfer a lot of information quickly, requiring technicians to accompany it assuring the computer and telephones can smoothly interface with the communication fly-away kit, said Senior Airman Angel Perez, 386th ECS, cyber transport systems technician deployed from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
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The Daedalians is an organization founded in 1934 by World War I aviators, which honors all branches of military aviation through a comprehensive awards program supporting military service and other aerospace activities 386th ELRS named best in ACC
The Daedalians is an organization founded in 1934 by World War I aviators, which honors all branches of military aviation through a comprehensive awards program supporting military service and other aerospace activities. According to their website, their award and scholarship programs are designed to encourage patriotism, integrity and good character in our nation’s youth; military careers as commissioned pilots; flight safety, and excellence in the performance of military duties.
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Aeromedical Evacuation: Flying Ambulances Flying Ambulances: Aeromedical Evacuation
The morning starts early with an alert about four hours before take-off.  Members of the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron begin several mandatory tasks before boarding the aircraft.  Nurses go over mission details, as medical technicians pack more than a thousand pounds of equipment on a flatbed that is ready to load onto the
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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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An A-10 Thunderbolt II refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker. A-10s bring thunder, lightning during fight against ISIS
The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.Upon their arrival, their efforts were focused on Raqqa for approximately three months. During that time A-10s participated in an urban close air support role. Pilots had to focus on protecting friendly forces as
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With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange
An innovative system is being used to help Airmen remain mission ready and physically capable, allowing them to be more productive in their duties downrange.
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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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Tech. Sgt. David Garcia (middle), the NCOIC of physical therapy, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, monitors the form of Staff Sgt. Melanie Hernandez, a patient with the 386th EMDG physical therapy clinic, as she performs squats on a stability ball during a physical therapy session at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 11, 2017. The physical therapy clinic provides an array of rehabilitative services to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability of injured military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386 AEW physical therapists keep service members fit to fight
Each individual in the military, and their ability to perform their duties, plays an important role in the success of the greater mission. For the two-man physical therapy element at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, it is their role to keep members fit to fight.
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