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  • Operation Silent Sentry: 5,500 days and counting

    As space and cyberspace become more competitive and crowded, the amount of signals transferred through satellites grows every day. Each signal takes up space in the electromagnetic spectrum. For 5,500 consecutive days, Operation Silent Sentry has been run by Total Force Airmen from the 16th Space Control Squadron and the 380th Space Control Squadron whose mission is to detect these signals, and monitor interferences in their area of responsibility.
  • AFCENT units train to win the day

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing partnered with the 378 AEW, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the 379 AEW, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a regional training exercise. Each wing brought its own specialty to the training, demonstrated through their aircraft.
  • 378 ELRS works hydrostatic tests

    Photo Essay: Airmen from the 378th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron perform a hydrostatic test on fuel hoses at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2020. Hydrostatic tests are completed to ensure structural integrity of fuel hoses used on the flightline. Water was pumped into the hose before being pressurized for a period of time.
  • Prince Sultan Air Base conducts trauma response exercise

    On July 14, the 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron conducted a trauma response exercise to practice its response, mitigation, treatment and evacuation of critically injured patients at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • THAAD protects CENTCOM AOR

    Photo Essay: Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment system check a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launcher during routine start up procedures in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, June 25, 2020. The THAAD system and its Army operators are deployed to the region to assist in the deterrence and defense of malign forces in the area.
  • JTAC supports DASMAN SHIELD 20; Air Force air to ground command control seen first-hand

    DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies.
  • COMACC visits Airmen in Afghanistan

    Air Combat Command’s top leadership visited deployed Airmen and mission partners at Bagram and Kandahar airfields, Afghanistan, Feb. 12-14 as part of a weeklong trip to the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
  • Weather Airmen provide critical mission impact

    Predicting something that is ever changing can be a daunting task, especially when that prediction can have a significant impact on a mission. For weather forecasters this is their job, to sift through the countless factors that can change in no time and directly impact the safety of pilots and aircrew.
  • Vipers start your engines

    Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter.
  • Longest Blood Moon eclipse soars over Bagram

    A sequence of the Blood Moon lunar eclipse photos were taken over Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 27, 2018. While lunar eclipses occur sporadically throughout the year, this particular one was the longest occurring eclipse in the 21st century. This was only feasible because the moon was near it’s farthest point from Earth and orbiting slowly, essentially making it take longer to travel through the Earth’s shadow. The Earth was also near its farthest point from the sun, making Earth’s shadow appear larger.
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