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  • Al Udeid defenders commemorate Police Week

    Members of the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron deployed here in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve took time to remember the service and sacrifice of fallen members of the law enforcement community as part of National Police Week 2018, May 13-19.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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