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  • Raven Bs: Enhancing force protection mission capabilities for AUAB

    Security Forces is the largest career field in the U.S. Air Force and debatably one of the most diverse. Members are specifically trained on security, defense, law enforcement, combat arms and military working dogs. For some defenders, they are presented the opportunity to expand even further into one of these specialized jobs they may not have known were possible for them.
  • Military Women Leading the Way: Senior leaders mentor through open forum

    The grand slam 5/6 group held a women’s panel, “Military Women Leading the Way,” July 8, 2020 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • USAF Sisters Deployed Together at Al Udeid

    Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar – In the military, it’s not uncommon to hear the phrases “it’s a small world,” or “our paths will cross again;” however, for a staff sergeant deployed to the Middle East, those phrases would hit very close to home when she wasn’t greeted by a friend or a co-worker, but rather, her sister.
  • Airman, Athlete leads on and off the field

    In a rural California town, a young girl dressed in a bright yellow uniform plays her first real soccer game. Little did she know, this moment would shape her future. U.S. Air Force Capt. Alyson Gleason grew up on a farm in Merced, California. As a kid, she never imagined her passion for sports would open so many doors throughout her life.
  • End of an Era: JSTARS flies last sortie out of CENTCOM

    An 18-year long deployment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and the second longest deployment in U.S. Air Force history, came to an end Oct. 1, 2019. Just before sunrise, Col. Konata Crumbly, 116th Air Control Wing commander and Joint STARS aircraft commander, pulled back the flight controls and lifted the aircraft from the runway on the last Joint STARS sortie leaving Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, marking the end of an era.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • COMACC visits Al Udeid Airmen, gives thanks

    Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here, Nov. 22, during his tour of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Accompanied by his wife, Gillian, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief master sergeant, Carlisle explained that they were here strictly for the
  • Cryogenics helps pilots breathe easy across AOR

    The 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics team inspected liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen tanks prior to aircraft shipment on Aug. 5.  The cryogenics team provides quality aviation breathing oxygen, liquid oxygen, and liquid nitrogen in support of operations through the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility.
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