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  • Flight Engineer passes rare milestone

    Working at 20,000 feet in a C-130 Hercules has been one Airman’s passion for more than three decades of his 38-year career. U.S. Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Kunkel, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130 flight engineer, reached 10,000 flying hours Oct. 6, 2018 – a mark considered very rare amongst military aviators.
  • VAQ-135 arrives at Al Udeid

    The U.S. Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) “Black Ravens” replaced the U.S. Marine Corps’ Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 30, 2018, providing electronic attack, jamming, satellite communication and communication countermeasures to aerial operations in the area.
  • RAF hosts 100-year WWI remembrance service

    Royal Air Force airmen and women teamed with Coalition forces for a 100th anniversary Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Plaza here, Nov. 11, 2018. The event provided an opportunity for service members and civilians to remember those who lost their lives during World War I and honor the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices made by veterans and fallen military members during past wars and conflicts.
  • ECES Airmen perform rapid repair after storm

    Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment shop repaired the airfield here in response to damages inflicted by two lightning strikes Oct. 24, 2018.
  • Service members test fitness during EOD 134 Memorial Workout

    Service members participate in the 2018 EOD 133 Memorial Workout Nov. 4, 2018, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The event was held in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. James Slape, 430th Explosive Ordnance Company, who was killed by an improvised explosive device Oct. 4, 2018
  • U.S., RAF Airmen partner to renovate club

    More than two decades ago, 6-year-old Dave Ranlet grew up hearing stories about the United Kingdom. The experience proved to have a positive, lasting effect on him. Today, Ranlet is a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant currently assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here. When he found out early in his deployment that the Royal Air Force ran a British pub on base called Churchill’s Club, it peaked his curiosity. During his first visit to the club, Ranlet met Royal Air Force Warrant Officer Chris Mears and Flight Sgt. Scott Woods, both of the RAF’s 83rd Expeditionary Air Group, who were talking to their colleagues about remodeling the establishment. This chance meeting would flourish into something greater.
  • ELRS Airmen open new Desert Depot

    Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron celebrated the relocation of the Desert Depot here during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 30, 2018.
  • U.S., RAF forces climb ‘Atlas Mountain’

    U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force service members teamed up here to exercise their combined emergency response capability during exercise “Atlas Mountain,” Oct. 15.
  • Master Sgt. Turnbach and Tech. Sgt. Clark - Portrait of an Airman

    Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicles are designed to withstand various hazards including improvised explosive devices as well as small-arms fire. Al Udeid Air Base is the central location in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility where MRAP vehicles are serviced and maintained. Many service members ensure this aspect of the mission is completed through quality assurance evaluations. Two members that display commitment and motivation to accomplishing this mission for the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing are Master Sgt. Steven Turnbach, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle contractor officer representative, and Tech. Sgt. Michael Clark, fuel systems equipment contracting officer representative.
  • EA-6B Prowler’s final chapter being written at Al Udeid

    VMAQ-2, the last of the four Marine Prowler squadrons, is completing its final deployment in Qatar with the last six aircraft in the U.S. military inventory.