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Members of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Military Police pose for a photo during graduation from a three-week training exercise with the 879th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Eskan Village, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 2, 2017. Airmen and Saudi police members trained in multiple areas of security protection, including: formations for escorting, identifying explosives and vehicle searches.  (Courtesy photo) Airmen share security skills with Saudi partners
ESKAN VILLAGE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—Airmen with the 879th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted joint Ministry of Defense security training with members of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Military Police over the course of three weeks, culminating in an exercise. The training consisted of three different groups totaling over 75
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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing carry a simulated wounded airman to safety during an active shooter exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 17, 2017. The exercise tested the skills and abilities of Airmen to work with other units in order to gain a better understanding of each other’s roles in the event of a real-world situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren) Active shooter exercise tests Airmen’s response
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing carry a simulated wounded airman to safety during an active shooter exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 17, 2017. The exercise tested the skills and abilities of Airmen to work with other units in order to gain a better understanding of each other’s roles in the event of a
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Personnel gather for opening remarks during a military working dog and military working dog handler commemoration ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 20, 2017. The commemoration ceremony was followed by a three-mile ruck and was organized to honor fallen handlers and canines.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) Emotions travel down leash; Honoring fallen MWDs and their handlers
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—For some, having a canine companion is like having a tail-wagging best friend. For the U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, it means having another wingman whom they honor like their human counterparts. Personnel at Al Udeid AB did just that, commemorating
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U.S. Air Force military working dog Ben, with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, runs towards a C-17 Globemaster III during detection training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 15, 2017. The training was designed to introduce the canines to a new environment that they may not have had previous exposure to. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) Detection training takes K-9 skills to new heights
U.S. Air Force military working dog Ben, with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, runs towards a C-17 Globemaster III during detection training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 15, 2017. The training was designed to introduce the canines to a new environment that they may not have had previous exposure to. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visit Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 12, 2017. Throughout their visit, Wilson and Wright made stops to units across the wing, providing an opportunity for the Airmen to speak about their duties and ask questions they had. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren) VCSAF, CMSAF connect with Al Udeid Airmen
U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visit Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 12, 2017. Throughout their visit, Wilson and Wright made stops to units across the wing, providing an opportunity for the Airmen to speak about
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Williams, an aircraft fuel systems repair technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, looks into a mock fuel cell during a confined space training exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 14, 2017. Given the possible dangers associated with working in a fuel cell, these Airmen counteract the risks by training in realistic scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) In a tight spot: Maintenance Airmen hold confined space exercise
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Williams, an aircraft fuel systems repair technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, looks into a mock fuel cell during a confined space training exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 14, 2017. Given the possible dangers associated with working in a fuel cell, these Airmen counteract the
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Ricchuito, fire chief with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department, and his son U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Devin Ricchuito, a clinical nurse with the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, share a moment in two different photos taken years apart. Devin transited through Al Udeid AB for his first deployment and was reunited with his father, who is stationed there for his last deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) Father, son reunited during first, last deployment
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Al Udeid AB serves as a major hub for military service members traveling throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, so crossing paths with someone you know  has proven to be a common occurrence. April 10 proved to be one such occasion when Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Ricchuito, fire chief with the 379th
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The 379th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron Commodities Flight poses for a group photo at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 5, 2017. The commodities flight improves mission capability and also brings the comforts of home to a deployed environment by procuring items and services such as flight equipment and wireless internet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson) Commodities flight: Equipping and supplying Airmen
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— When it comes to being deployed, there are certain items and services that make the experience much more comfortable and enhance the quality of life. Whether it be amenities such as wireless internet or silverware, or items needed for smooth operations such as generators or air conditioning units to help with the intense
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Blom, left, and Staff Sgt. Woodrow Short, both ammo Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, attach a hardback installation to a guided bomb unit-31 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 6, 2017. The ammo Airmen ensure that the bombs built at Al Udeid are safe and working properly through their diligent work and attentiveness to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Miles Wilson) Ammo Airmen bring the boom
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Blom, left, and Staff Sgt. Woodrow Short, both ammo Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, attach a hardback installation to a guided bomb unit-31 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 6, 2017. The ammo Airmen ensure that the bombs built at Al Udeid are safe and working properly through their
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U.S. Army Spc. Jose edits a video on Feb. 9, 2017 at the Military Information Support Task Force-Central (MISTF-C) Headquarters on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Jose is assigned to the Production Development Detachment within the MISTF-C. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian) Shaping the information war: Military information combats propaganda
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—In their quest to impose their will on others with malicious and destructive intent, ISIS have exerted their negative messages continuously through the use of media platforms like radio, television, newspapers, magazines and the internet.  A joint team of military professionals operating from Al Udeid AB serve to counter
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