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Senior Airman Ryan Marney sits by an aircraft towing vehicle during routine maintenance June 24, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Marney is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations, deployed out of the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C..(U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
One Eyed Jacks roll vehicle ops into high gear
Senior Airman Ryan Marney sits by an aircraft towing vehicle during routine maintenance June 24, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Marney is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations, deployed out of the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C..(U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters prepare to land and pick up Air Force Senior Airman Grant Haefke, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller qualified Tactical Air Control Party Airman assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Iron Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from an Afghan National Army combat outpost in Afghanistan, June 23, 2015.  Haefke and the Soldiers supported a NATO Resolute Support Train Advise Assist Command-Air mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
TACP connects Army to Airpower in Afghanistan
U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters prepare to land and pick up Air Force Senior Airman Grant Haefke, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller qualified Tactical Air Control Party Airman assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Iron Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from an Afghan National Army combat outpost in Afghanistan, June 23, 2015. Haefke and the Soldiers supported a NATO Resolute Support Train Advise Assist Command-Air mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bingaman, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares to manually approach an improvised explosive device during a training scenario at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 25, 2015. Bingaman has been in the Air Force for 16 years and has deployed six times. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)
EOD tech trains daily
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bingaman, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares to manually approach an improvised explosive device during a training scenario at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 25, 2015. Bingaman has been in the Air Force for 16 years and has deployed six times. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)
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Members of the Al Udeid All-Stars conduct warm up exercises prior to a soccer match against Qatari military members in celebration of the 240th U.S.  Army birthday June 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. AUAB All-Stars planned a soccer match to help strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Qatari military and build friendships between service members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
AUAB All-Stars and Qatari military score big during soccer scrimmage
Members of the Al Udeid All-Stars conduct warm up exercises prior to a soccer match against Qatari military members in celebration of the 240th U.S. Army birthday June 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. AUAB All-Stars planned a soccer match to help strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Qatari military and build friendships between service members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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An Airman form the 7th Expeditionary Air Mobility Unit directs a Boeing E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems aircraft to park after completing its 100K combat hours milestone mission June 2, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The E-8C JSTARS and its active duty, guard and reserve service members conduct missions overseas to support operations on the war on terror. During this time JSTARS completed 100K combat hours by continually flying 24/7 for 11.4 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Joint STARS airmen complete 100K combat hour milestone, make Air Force history in AFCENT
An Airman form the 7th Expeditionary Air Mobility Unit directs a Boeing E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems aircraft to park after completing its 100K combat hours milestone mission June 2, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The E-8C JSTARS and its active duty, guard and reserve service members conduct missions overseas to support operations on the war on terror. During this time JSTARS completed 100K combat hours by continually flying 24/7 for 11.4 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Donterrio Erby, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, performs a 400-hour engine inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 9, 2015. The 455th EAMXS ensure Fighting Falcons on Bagram are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Maintenance key to sustaining combat airpower
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Donterrio Erby, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, performs a 400-hour engine inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 9, 2015. The 455th EAMXS ensure Fighting Falcons on Bagram are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, explains the capabilities of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to Ambassador Markus Potzel, German ambassador to Afghanistan and Ambassador Henk Jan Bakker, Dutch ambassador to Afghanistan, during a tour of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 10, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Ambassadors to Afghanistan tour Fighting Falcon
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, explains the capabilities of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to Ambassador Markus Potzel, German ambassador to Afghanistan and Ambassador Henk Jan Bakker, Dutch ambassador to Afghanistan, during a tour of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 10, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to land at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 3, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Airpower on the Combat Frontier
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to land at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 3, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mykel Wilson, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics shop noncommissioned officer in charge deployed from Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes a quality-testing sample from a 50-gallon liquid oxygen (LOX) cart at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 16, 2015. The cryogenics shop is responsible for supplying, storing and making sure the LOX used at Bagram meets Air Force standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Bagram cryogenics puts the air in airpower
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mykel Wilson, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics shop noncommissioned officer in charge deployed from Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes a quality-testing sample from a 50-gallon liquid oxygen (LOX) cart at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 16, 2015. The cryogenics shop is responsible for supplying, storing and making sure the LOX used at Bagram meets Air Force standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A prototype boresight rack adapter is installed on an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, May 18, 2015. The boresight rack adapter will be used by the AAF in order to accurately be able to sight their weapons system on their Mi-17 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Bagram’s fab flight assists Afghan Air Force
A prototype boresight rack adapter is installed on an Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, May 18, 2015. The boresight rack adapter will be used by the AAF in order to accurately be able to sight their weapons system on their Mi-17 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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Senior Airman Casey Jones, an airman assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Silent Sentry, is an operator for the Rapid Attack Identification Detection Reporting System Deployable Ground Segment, for which he routinely completes maintenance checks to ensure accuracy of signal strength and functionality. The Silent Sentry team monitors high priority satellite communication signals, detects electromagnetic interference on those signals and geolocates the source of that interference along with other signals of interest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Silent Sentry meets a decade of interstellar combat support
Senior Airman Casey Jones, an airman assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Silent Sentry, is an operator for the Rapid Attack Identification Detection Reporting System Deployable Ground Segment, for which he routinely completes maintenance checks to ensure accuracy of signal strength and functionality. The Silent Sentry team monitors high priority satellite communication signals, detects electromagnetic interference on those signals and geolocates the source of that interference along with other signals of interest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flies near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 24, 2015.  The C-130’s short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
BAF's busy runway
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flies near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 24, 2015. The C-130’s short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force loadmasters of the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, deployed from the 911th Airlift Wing out of Pittsburgh Pa., load 12 thousand pounds of humanitarian and general supplies onto a C-130H Hercules aircraft in temperatures topping 118 degrees, June 1, 2015, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The aircrew delivered the supplies into Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)
When it's hotter than Hades, leave it to Hercules
U.S. Air Force loadmasters of the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, deployed from the 911th Airlift Wing out of Pittsburgh Pa., load 12 thousand pounds of humanitarian and general supplies onto a C-130H Hercules aircraft in temperatures topping 118 degrees, June 1, 2015, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The aircrew delivered the supplies into Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)
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Staff Sgt. Oren communicates with F-15E Strike Eagle aircrew members during launching procedures at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 31, 2015. Sgt. Oren is a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Blood, Sweat, Tears: crew chiefs pour everything in to OIR
Staff Sgt. Oren communicates with F-15E Strike Eagle aircrew members during launching procedures at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 31, 2015. Sgt. Oren is a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Senior Airman Jacob drives a holding pin in place on a lift cylinder on a 60K aircraft loader during maintenance at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 24, 2015. The holding pin keeps the lift cylinder in place and allows it to lower and raise the aircraft loader. Jacob is a material handling equipment mechanic assigned to the Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Due to safety and security reasons, last names and unit designators were removed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Maintaining the vehicles that move the mission
Senior Airman Jacob drives a holding pin in place on a lift cylinder on a 60K aircraft loader during maintenance at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 24, 2015. The holding pin keeps the lift cylinder in place and allows it to lower and raise the aircraft loader. Jacob is a material handling equipment mechanic assigned to the Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Due to safety and security reasons, last names and unit designators were removed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Senior Airman Joshua Louis, 379th Expeditionary Logistics Squadron consolidated aircraft parts store, locates aircraft parts that are considered out of date or that needs to be repaired as part of a daily inventory May 21, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.  Louis is a native from Cleveland, Ohio and deployed out of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
CAPS does its part, keeps CENTCOM In the fight
Senior Airman Joshua Louis, 379th Expeditionary Logistics Squadron consolidated aircraft parts store, locates aircraft parts that are considered out of date or that needs to be repaired as part of a daily inventory May 21, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Louis is a native from Cleveland, Ohio and deployed out of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Tiger, a 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, leads Nido, MWD, through an agility course at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 21, 2015. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May as a day of remembrance in honor of the men and women who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)
Memorial Day: More than one day, it is every day
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Tiger, a 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, leads Nido, MWD, through an agility course at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 21, 2015. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May as a day of remembrance in honor of the men and women who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)
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Afghan Air Force maintainers work to fix an Mi-17 at Kandahar Air Wing while another Mi-17 flies off to perform a mission, April 29, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan)
TAAC-Air continues mission in Kandahar
Afghan Air Force maintainers work to fix an Mi-17 at Kandahar Air Wing while another Mi-17 flies off to perform a mission, April 29, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan)
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Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron flip a truck tire for a combat challenge as part of National Police week event May 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. National Police was established to honor American law enforcement in 1962 to help gain recognition to officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Al Udeid Defender's Challenge 2015
Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron flip a truck tire for a combat challenge as part of National Police week event May 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. National Police was established to honor American law enforcement in 1962 to help gain recognition to officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Airman 1st Class Jake holds an R-11 refueling vehicle nozzle at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 18, 2015. Airman Jake is a fuels distribution operator assigned to the Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Due to safety and security reasons, last names and unit designators were removed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Running on High Octane: POL fuels support, combat operations
Airman 1st Class Jake holds an R-11 refueling vehicle nozzle at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 18, 2015. Airman Jake is a fuels distribution operator assigned to the Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Due to safety and security reasons, last names and unit designators were removed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Senior Airman Yeudy, individual protective equipment journeyman, performs a gas mask inspection at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 20, 2015. The IPE team here is responsible for keeping track of and inspecting 119,701 pieces of gear.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
IPE, barrier between Airmen and affliction
Senior Airman Yeudy, individual protective equipment journeyman, performs a gas mask inspection at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 20, 2015. The IPE team here is responsible for keeping track of and inspecting 119,701 pieces of gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
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A rose lays in front of a plaque in honor of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, a fallen security forces comrade, during a National Police Week memorial ceremony at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 14, 2015. Jacobson died in action when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle convoy in Iraq on Sept. 28, 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)
Police Week: Recognizing law enforcement officers’ sacrifices
A rose lays in front of a plaque in honor of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, a fallen security forces comrade, during a National Police Week memorial ceremony at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 14, 2015. Jacobson died in action when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle convoy in Iraq on Sept. 28, 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)
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Over 100 airmen came out to show their support and help unpack and pack serviceable Improved First-Aid Kits (IFAK) during a volunteer event May 8, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.  379th Medical Logistics Squadron airmen began an IFAK packing volunteer event that has last lasted several months. Each month, more volunteers help meet an 18,000 unit quota to help service members downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Al Udeid Medical Airmen host IFAK party
Over 100 airmen came out to show their support and help unpack and pack serviceable Improved First-Aid Kits (IFAK) during a volunteer event May 8, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. 379th Medical Logistics Squadron airmen began an IFAK packing volunteer event that has last lasted several months. Each month, more volunteers help meet an 18,000 unit quota to help service members downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Tech Sgt. Samantha performs a bite check on a pneumatic controller on a KC-10 Extender at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 12, 2015. The bite check ensures the integrity of several components that pull air from the engine. Samantha is an electronics and environmental technician assigned to the Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Maintainers extend the battle against ISIL
Tech Sgt. Samantha performs a bite check on a pneumatic controller on a KC-10 Extender at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 12, 2015. The bite check ensures the integrity of several components that pull air from the engine. Samantha is an electronics and environmental technician assigned to the Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Senior Airman Eric, Cable Maintenance journeyman, , climbs a communication tower as part of a demonstration in support of the Air Force fall protection focus initiative at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 11, 2015. According to the Air Force Safety Center website, the Air Force experiences hundreds of fall mishaps annually that result in thousands of lost man-hours as well as injuries and deaths. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Air Force puts spotlight on fall protection
Senior Airman Eric, Cable Maintenance journeyman, , climbs a communication tower as part of a demonstration in support of the Air Force fall protection focus initiative at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 11, 2015. According to the Air Force Safety Center website, the Air Force experiences hundreds of fall mishaps annually that result in thousands of lost man-hours as well as injuries and deaths. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
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U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, spot and position an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during upload onto a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft April 26, 2015 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Throughout April, several helicopters were uploaded and transported to the United States to facilitate the swap out of the Army’s 82nd and 101st Combat Aviation Brigades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/Released)
Air Force facilitates Army RIP/TOA
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, spot and position an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during upload onto a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft April 26, 2015 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Throughout April, several helicopters were uploaded and transported to the United States to facilitate the swap out of the Army’s 82nd and 101st Combat Aviation Brigades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/Released)
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A team of roughly 60 USAID workers stopped at Al Udeid Air Base en route to disaster relief efforts in Nepal.  A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the country of Nepal April 25, 2015.  USAID workers quickly formed a relief team, based out of Fairfax, VA, and boarded a USAF C-17 bound for Nepal.  During their stop at AUAB, the relief team was able to interact with the many support agencies which provide first-class service to transient personnel while on the installation.  This display of service and support towards the vital relief effort in Nepal was instrumental in the team’s ability to safely and efficiently travel to Nepal to assist in ongoing disaster.  The team departed AUAB for Nepal April 27, 2015. (USAID Photo by Natalie Hawwa)
USAID responds to the earthquake in Nepal
A team of roughly 60 USAID workers stopped at Al Udeid Air Base en route to disaster relief efforts in Nepal. A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the country of Nepal April 25, 2015. USAID workers quickly formed a relief team, based out of Fairfax, VA, and boarded a USAF C-17 bound for Nepal. During their stop at AUAB, the relief team was able to interact with the many support agencies which provide first-class service to transient personnel while on the installation. This display of service and support towards the vital relief effort in Nepal was instrumental in the team’s ability to safely and efficiently travel to Nepal to assist in ongoing disaster. The team departed AUAB for Nepal April 27, 2015. (USAID Photo by Natalie Hawwa)
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During a memorial ceremony, April 27, Capt. Brandon Mauney, Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air executive officer, places the last of nine pictures, honoring nine teammates who lost their lives four years ago. (Official U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan)
TAAC–Air Honors fallen four years later
During a memorial ceremony, April 27, Capt. Brandon Mauney, Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air executive officer, places the last of nine pictures, honoring nine teammates who lost their lives four years ago. (Official U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan)
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Brig. Gen. John, wing commander, renders a salute during the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 25, 2015. The annual memorial marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
ANZAC Day, sacrifices recognized by coalition forces
Brig. Gen. John, wing commander, renders a salute during the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 25, 2015. The annual memorial marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
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Staff Sgt. Scott performs a visual inspection of monoculars at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 15, 2015. The monoculars use night vision which can assist pilots to view enemy ground fire and view lightning strikes. Scott is an aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Aircrew Flight Equipment enables others to succeed
Staff Sgt. Scott performs a visual inspection of monoculars at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 15, 2015. The monoculars use night vision which can assist pilots to view enemy ground fire and view lightning strikes. Scott is an aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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An individual watches a video highlighting the Airmen that took part of the Doolittle Raid April 17, 2015 at Memorial Plaza, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The night was held in remembrance of the 73rd anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid that transpired April 18, 1942. The evening began with trivia, a short video depicting the historical moment, and a toast held in their honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Douglas)
The Doolittle Tokyo Raid 73 years later; A toast to the past, a look to the future
An individual watches a video highlighting the Airmen that took part of the Doolittle Raid April 17, 2015 at Memorial Plaza, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The night was held in remembrance of the 73rd anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid that transpired April 18, 1942. The evening began with trivia, a short video depicting the historical moment, and a toast held in their honor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Douglas)
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kent Hinshaw, a water and fuel system specialist attached to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Emergency Engineering Force Squadron, lifts a pipe out of a well as part of his mission to assess the well for an emergency water supply for the Operation Inherent Resolve Building Partner Capacity Mission aboard Al-Asad Airbase, Iraq, April 11, 2015. The BPC mission will train and enable Iraqi Security Force leadership skills, medical procedures, small unit tactics, air-ground integration, and equipping and sustainment procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Cansin P. Hardyegritag)
Air Force Engineers Enable Task Force Al Asad
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kent Hinshaw, a water and fuel system specialist attached to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Emergency Engineering Force Squadron, lifts a pipe out of a well as part of his mission to assess the well for an emergency water supply for the Operation Inherent Resolve Building Partner Capacity Mission aboard Al-Asad Airbase, Iraq, April 11, 2015. The BPC mission will train and enable Iraqi Security Force leadership skills, medical procedures, small unit tactics, air-ground integration, and equipping and sustainment procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Cansin P. Hardyegritag)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Maria Vazquez, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, adjusts a patient’s intravenous needle during an AE mission April 19, 2015 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. 455 EAES Airmen are charged with the responsibility of evacuating the sick and wounded from Central Command to higher echelons of medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released)
Aeromedical Evacuation team provides in-air care
U.S. Air Force Capt. Maria Vazquez, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, adjusts a patient’s intravenous needle during an AE mission April 19, 2015 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. 455 EAES Airmen are charged with the responsibility of evacuating the sick and wounded from Central Command to higher echelons of medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released)
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Medal of Honor recipient, retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, talks to Marines at The Rock’s Desert Winds dining facility April 18, 2015. Carpenter was transitioning through the base after a five-day visit to Afghanistan as part of Operation Proper Exit. Operation Proper Exit, part of the Troops First Foundation, provides the opportunity for wounded warriors to return to the battle space, share their experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis/released)
Medal of Honor recipients visit The Rock
Medal of Honor recipient, retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, talks to Marines at The Rock’s Desert Winds dining facility April 18, 2015. Carpenter was transitioning through the base after a five-day visit to Afghanistan as part of Operation Proper Exit. Operation Proper Exit, part of the Troops First Foundation, provides the opportunity for wounded warriors to return to the battle space, share their experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis/released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ventura, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Check Six facilitator, demonstrates proper weapon holding procedures during joint interoperability training April 14, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 379th ESFS shared techniques and procedures with members of the Qatar Emiri Air Force during this joint training. Training like this enhances the interoperability of both the U.S. and its host nation partners and helps improve bilateral relations by sharing techniques on how each country operates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kia Atkins)
379th ESFS train alongside Qatari counterparts
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ventura, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Check Six facilitator, demonstrates proper weapon holding procedures during joint interoperability training April 14, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen from the 379th ESFS shared techniques and procedures with members of the Qatar Emiri Air Force during this joint training. Training like this enhances the interoperability of both the U.S. and its host nation partners and helps improve bilateral relations by sharing techniques on how each country operates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kia Atkins)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron remove built-up rubber from a runway using bobcats equipped with bristled rollers April 4, 2015 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Forward deployed from Southwest Asia, 577 EPBS Airmen travel throughout the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility completing projects to facilitate mission accomplishment. At BAF, the Airmen remove rubber from 30,000 – 40,000 square feet of runway each day, and will cover a total of 382,000 square feet before redeploying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released)
577 EPBS rubber removal secures runway
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron remove built-up rubber from a runway using bobcats equipped with bristled rollers April 4, 2015 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Forward deployed from Southwest Asia, 577 EPBS Airmen travel throughout the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility completing projects to facilitate mission accomplishment. At BAF, the Airmen remove rubber from 30,000 – 40,000 square feet of runway each day, and will cover a total of 382,000 square feet before redeploying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/released)
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Handprints made with synthetic blood are shown on a piece of fabric during a liaison exchange, March 3, 2015, at the Criminal Evidence and Information Department, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar. During the liaison exchange, members from Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 241 and their Qatari counterparts shared different forensic methods they use when investigating a crime scene. The synthetic blood handprints were used to show blood spatter that would normally be invisible to the naked eye, but is captured using luminol spray. (Courtesy photo)
U.S., Qatari partners participate in AFOSI liaison exchange
Handprints made with synthetic blood are shown on a piece of fabric during a liaison exchange, March 3, 2015, at the Criminal Evidence and Information Department, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar. During the liaison exchange, members from Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 241 and their Qatari counterparts shared different forensic methods they use when investigating a crime scene. The synthetic blood handprints were used to show blood spatter that would normally be invisible to the naked eye, but is captured using luminol spray. (Courtesy photo)
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Tech. Sgt. Patrick Pittman, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Combat Metals Flight machinist, puts the finishing welds on his scrap metal sculpture. Pittman and his team used more than 200 pieces of scrap metal to create the 7-foot sculpture dubbed "Ironman." (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Petosky)
Combat Metals Flight sculpts from scrap
Tech. Sgt. Patrick Pittman, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Combat Metals Flight machinist, puts the finishing welds on his scrap metal sculpture. Pittman and his team used more than 200 pieces of scrap metal to create the 7-foot sculpture dubbed "Ironman." (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Petosky)
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A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)
Airstrikes in Syria
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

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