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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.
  • Iraqi Air Force aerial porters load cargo like the best

    In a small office space at Al Muthana Air Base, U.S. Air Force 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group air advisors and Iraqi airmen enjoy a small cup of tea together. Iraqi Air Force Col. Yossif Halo, the base air terminal operations center commander, sits with the team and casually highlights the familiarity he has with his American counterparts.
  • 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