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Technical Sgt. Ellison Cason and Airman 1st Class Marshawn Fry, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, communicate to the pilots on wing flap mobility during pre-flight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker June 7, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
Dust, wind or shine: Aircraft Maintenance works the ‘line’
Technical Sgt. Ellison Cason and Airman 1st Class Marshawn Fry, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, communicate to the pilots on wing flap mobility during pre-flight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker June 7, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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Capt. Kevin Eaton, 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, looks for wear and tear on a Tactical Meteorological Observing Sensor during a daily function check July 8, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
U.S. and Coalition forces rely on Weather Airman
Capt. Kevin Eaton, 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, looks for wear and tear on a Tactical Meteorological Observing Sensor during a daily function check July 8, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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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. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ramon Betancourt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, talks to emergency medical technicians from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron about the moving of patients during an active shooter scenario June 19, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Several agencies on base were tested on their reactions to the scenario to make sure proper protocols were followed in case an on-base incident truly ever occurred. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)
Escape, Barricade, or do we fight?
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ramon Betancourt, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, talks to emergency medical technicians from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron about the moving of patients during an active shooter scenario June 19, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Several agencies on base were tested on their reactions to the scenario to make sure proper protocols were followed in case an on-base incident truly ever occurred. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)
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Brig. Gen. Darren E. Hartford 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, walks on the flight line after completing his fini flight in a KC-135 Stratotankers June 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Grand Slam Wing Commander says farewell
Brig. Gen. Darren E. Hartford 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, walks on the flight line after completing his fini flight in a KC-135 Stratotankers June 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Senior Airman Daniel Suarez, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, fastens a linchpin on a tow bar for an aircraft air conditioning unit May 7, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Even through wet-bulb globe temperature index of black flag conditions, airmen remain resilient and practice safe measures to ensure their wingman and themselves are protected from the extreme sun and heat wearing eye protection and sometimes long sleeves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
‘AGE Life’ heats up in Qatar
Senior Airman Daniel Suarez, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, fastens a linchpin on a tow bar for an aircraft air conditioning unit May 7, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Even through wet-bulb globe temperature index of black flag conditions, airmen remain resilient and practice safe measures to ensure their wingman and themselves are protected from the extreme sun and heat wearing eye protection and sometimes long sleeves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Sarah Hesterman dances with children from Tanzania during her visit to help construct schools for orphaned youth. (Courtesy Photo)
Sarah Hesterman 2015 Military Child of the Year
Sarah Hesterman dances with children from Tanzania during her visit to help construct schools for orphaned youth. (Courtesy Photo)
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Graduates hold their Community College of the Air Force diplomas after the recognition ceremony April 28, 2015, at the Blatchford-Preston Complex theater Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Graduations are held annually across the Air Force. Depending if the graduate is available to attend, certificates are also mailed to their location. This was the third graduation to ever happen at Al Udeid since being introduced here in 2014. Two graduations are held throughout the year to better accommodate deployed members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
CCAF graduation for Al Udeid Airmen
Graduates hold their Community College of the Air Force diplomas after the recognition ceremony April 28, 2015, at the Blatchford-Preston Complex theater Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Graduations are held annually across the Air Force. Depending if the graduate is available to attend, certificates are also mailed to their location. This was the third graduation to ever happen at Al Udeid since being introduced here in 2014. Two graduations are held throughout the year to better accommodate deployed members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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U.S. and Qatari first responders triage patients during a Major Accident Response Exercise, April 22, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The MARE showcased how host nation and U.S. military work together in an emergency response event. The MARE, which is a mission assurance exercise is required by all Department of Defense Bases on an annual cycle, ensures that personnel are properly trained and proficient at responding to incidents or threats in the event of a real world occurrence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kia Atkins)
Airmen, Qatari partners hone skills during MARE
U.S. and Qatari first responders triage patients during a Major Accident Response Exercise, April 22, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The MARE showcased how host nation and U.S. military work together in an emergency response event. The MARE, which is a mission assurance exercise is required by all Department of Defense Bases on an annual cycle, ensures that personnel are properly trained and proficient at responding to incidents or threats in the event of a real world occurrence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kia Atkins)
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Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group perform maintenance on a B-1B Lancer as a KC-135 Stratotanker takes off, April 8, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group have worked around the clock to ensure aircraft and munitions are ready to go whenever and wherever they are needed. The continuous work of these maintenance Airmen ensured aircraft are constantly prepared for take-off, leading to over 1,600 sorties on average per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kia Atkins)
Al Udied reflects back on OIR accomplishments
Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group perform maintenance on a B-1B Lancer as a KC-135 Stratotanker takes off, April 8, 2015, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group have worked around the clock to ensure aircraft and munitions are ready to go whenever and wherever they are needed. The continuous work of these maintenance Airmen ensured aircraft are constantly prepared for take-off, leading to over 1,600 sorties on average per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kia Atkins)

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The emblem portrays the expeditionary mission. The upper portion of the shield, together with the dart-like air vehicle represents expeditionary airpower capabilities. The lightning flash illustrates the great speed with which the power of the Wing can be unleashed. The lower portion of the shield is symbolic of the historic valor of the Wing's personnel past and present. The atomic symbol commemorates the Wing's operational heritage dating from the atomic era. The stars are grouped to depict the Wing's numerical designation.The lightning flash illustrates the great speed with which the power of the Wing can be unleashed. The lower portion of the shield is symbolic of the historic valor of the Wing's personnel past and present. The atomic symbol commemorates the Wing's operational heritage dating from the atomic era. The stars are grouped to depict the Wing's numerical designation

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