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  • Airmen support Q-West airfield side-by-side with Iraqis

    The average day for air traffic controllers involves a lot of moving parts and they work constantly to ensure safe and secure air flow. For Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, this rests solely on the shoulders of just a few people. Not only do those Airmen at the airfield commonly called ‘Q-West’, control the airspace, they also work side-by side with the Iraqi Air Force controllers. Senior Airman Brennan Gettinger, a 447th Air Expeditionary Group air traffic controller, who supports the critical airfield for strategic airlift along with the IqAF.