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Members of the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron offload JP8 jet fuel from a C-17 Globemaster III in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 11, 2018. This delivery is the first of its kind in more than a year and a half. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Enjoli Saunders) 379th fuel technicians: “We bring fuel to the fight”
Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar As the C-17 Globemaster III slowly drifts down the taxiway late Friday afternoon, the thunderous rumble of the engine drowns out all other noise. The faint smell of gasoline lingers in the air as fumes seep out of the 2,800 gallon bladders filled with JP8 jet fuel. Fuel technicians are precise and diligent in measuring the
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeremy Kosick, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, checks the cargo straps covering container delivery system bundles on a C-17 Globemaster III before a airdrop over Afghanistan, May 10, 2018. The C-17 transported troops and cargo to forward operating locations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel mission. The C-17 is not only proficient in transporting troops and supplies, but can also perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and transport ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James) Back in the fight: C-17 resumes airdrops in AOR
An Al Udeid-based C-17 completed the first combat-airdrop mission in 18 months over Southern Afghanistan, May 10-11.
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Tech. Sgt. Joshua Plummer, a water and fuels system maintenance craftsman for the1st Civil Engineer Group’s 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, welds parts for a shelf at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 5, 2018. Separate from traditional civil engineer units, the members of the 1st ECEG perform construction and repair in high-risk environments all across the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton) Engineers on the move; 1st ECEG conducts combat-capable construction
Establishing, sustaining and restoring base infrastructure — this is the mission of Air Force civil engineers. When it comes to expanding the presence in hostile environments, however, the unique purpose of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group brings their unique capability to the fight.“When you know you’ve worked on some sort of
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Maj. Kelly Prigge, officer in charge of the En Route Patient Staging Flight (ERPSF), discusses patient medications and treatments with the inflight medical team prior to transporting the patients to a larger treatment facility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on May 5, 2018. The ERPSF plays a vital role in transporting patients from various deployed location and ensuring their safe and stable transport to a facility that can support the sustained injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Enjoli Saunders) Portrait of an Airman - Maj. Kelly Prigge
National Nurses Week recognizes nurses and members of the medical field for their commitment and dedication to helping others. National Nurses Week was officially recognized by the U.S. government in February 1974 when President Nixon signed a proclamation granting permission to designate a specific time to nationally recognize nurses. In 1982,
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SrA Breanna Moore poses for a portrait in the ambulance her team uses when responding to emergency calls at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on May 5, 2018. Moore is assigned to the Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron as an Aerospace Medical Technician, this is her second time deployed to Al Udeid in this capacity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Enjoli Saunders) Portrait of an Airman - Senior Airman Breanna Moore
National Nurses Week recognizes nurses and members of the medical field for their commitment and dedication to helping others. National Nurses Week was officially recognized by the U.S. government in February 1974 when President Nixon signed a proclamation granting permission to designate a specific time to nationally recognize nurses. In 1982,
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Boy Scouts prepare to use a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight simulator during a tour of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 20, 2018. The two-day visit, which was collaboratively coordinated by the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and Qatar Emiri Air Force, provided the scouts a chance to earn merit badges, including the Aviation Merit Badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton) Boy Scouts visit AUAB
Boy Scouts from three troops visited the base here April 20-21 in a comprehensive tour coordinated by the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and Qatar Emiri Air Force to earn merit badges, including the Aviation Merit Badge.
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Civil engineers level concrete that caps a crater on a mock airfield at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on April 25, 2018. The machinery, a simplified volumetric mixer, expedites the time of mixing and placing concrete into craters on damaged airfields. Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR) is a new six-step concrete and asphalt repair process enhancing the ability of civil engineers to more rapidly repair airfields. Civil engineers can now guarantee repairs to full operational capability in a matter of hours. This is also the first time RADR has been utilized in AFCENT.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Arthur Mondale Wright) 379th Civil Engineer Squadron's latest arsenal to rapidly repair airfield
If explosives strike airfields throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, civil engineers can now guarantee repairs to full operational capability in a matter of hours.  On April 25, approximately 50 members of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron trained on a mock airfield littered with craters. Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery
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A B-52 Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018, signifying the completion of its last sortie here before turning over the bomber mission to the newly arrived B-1B Lancer.  Since its arrival in 2016, the BUFF flew more than 1,800 sorties and employed nearly 12,000 weapons against ISIS and Taliban targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson) The BUFF passes bomber torch after two years pummeling ISIS, Taliban targets
Following two years of B-52 squadrons employing nearly 12,000 weapons on Islamic State and Taliban targets across U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, the venerable BUFF flew its last mission April 7 before turning over the bomber duty reins to the newly arrived B-1B Lancer.
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A B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 34th Bomb Squadron departs from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2017. This departure marks the airframe’s first mission in the U.S. Air Force Central Command's area of operations in more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton) B-1 joins the fight against ISIS, Taliban
A B-1B Lancer from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, departed from the flight line here April 8, to conduct its first combat mission in the U.S. Air Force Central Command area of operations since 2016.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Foster, a radio frequency transmissions technician with the 379th Operations Support Squadron, uses a spectrum analyzer to perform diagnostics on a satellite at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Mar. 30, 2018. Silent Sentry protects critical satellite communication links by employing multiple weapons systems for electronic warfare. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck) Silent Sentry: Protecting Space Communications
More than 20,000 above the Earth’s surface, communication satellites orbit the planet, listening for a signal. Once they receive a signal, they repeat it and send it back down to the surface.The U.S. Air Force uses many types of satellite communications to transmit data all around the globe. With the encryption of data, the U.S. Air Force denies
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