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  • KC-135 Stratotanker: A gas station in the skies

    During Red Flag Alaska 21-3, 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, complete multiple sorties, practice tactical maneuvers, and multi-squadron simulated combat objectives. Spending numerous hours in the air at a time requires a hefty load of fuel to keep them airborne.

  • Airman crosses four decade threshold while deployed to the 332nd AEW

    Looking back 40 years is something many of us can do, however it’s a far more select group that can look back over a 40-year career. Chief Master Sgt. David R. Purtee enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1981, at 17 years-of-age, from his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio.

  • Al Udeid Airmen, Qatar Emiri Air Force partnership enhances versatility

    Al Udeid Air Base has witnessed several milestones with the U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. On Jan. 21, 2021, led by a Qatari police escort, a fuel truck and Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron made their way from Al Udeid AB to Doha AB – partnering with the Qatar

  • 379th AEW conducts first KC-135 hot refueling in USAF

    To advance the agility of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing performed a validation and verification of the first hot refueling of a KC-135 Stratotanker in the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 21, 2020.

  • For the Love of Aviation: 191st AMXS Father, Son Deploy Together

    Editor’s Note: This is three of a three part series about family members deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar together. As children, many boys aspire to be like their fathers, or at minimum make their father’s proud, which could manifest as good grades or being a star athlete; however, one senior