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Maj. Keith Vanderhoeven, Air Force Central Command Combined Air Operations Center director of lessons learned, pushes to complete one more repetition of dumbbell shoulder presses August 23, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Make Your Deployment a Lifestyle Change: Fitness
Maj. Keith Vanderhoeven, Air Force Central Command Combined Air Operations Center director of lessons learned, pushes to complete one more repetition of dumbbell shoulder presses August 23, 2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
As part of a rolled Humvee scenario, airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Mobile Field Surgical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team quickly asses their patients and move them to the respected section of their mobile hospital during their timed mobile hospital setup and equipment familiarization training August 28, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Preparing for the grim and training the best; MFST and ECCT ready to save lives downrange
As part of a rolled Humvee scenario, airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Mobile Field Surgical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team quickly asses their patients and move them to the respected section of their mobile hospital during their timed mobile hospital setup and equipment familiarization training August 28, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Healthy eating and exercise is a goal that some members set during a deployment to get back into shape. One of the most important aspects to getting and staying healthy is a healthy diet. Cutting out complex carbohydrates and sugars from a diet helps push the body into a more metabolic state.(U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Make Your Deployment a Lifestyle Change
Healthy eating and exercise is a goal that some members set during a deployment to get back into shape. One of the most important aspects to getting and staying healthy is a healthy diet. Cutting out complex carbohydrates and sugars from a diet helps push the body into a more metabolic state.(U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Airman 1st Class Berkeley Lopez, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection laboratory, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon brake caliper for fractures August 12, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. NDI Airmen inspect for cracks and flaws on aircraft and their components, aerospace ground equipment and safety equipment.  They also test jet engine oil samples, using a variety of methods, like magnetic particle, fluorescent penetrant, eddy current, radiography, optical and ultrasonic equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Nondestructive Inspection Airmen: Peace of Mind for AFCENT maintenance
Airman 1st Class Berkeley Lopez, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection laboratory, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon brake caliper for fractures August 12, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. NDI Airmen inspect for cracks and flaws on aircraft and their components, aerospace ground equipment and safety equipment. They also test jet engine oil samples, using a variety of methods, like magnetic particle, fluorescent penetrant, eddy current, radiography, optical and ultrasonic equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Staff Sgt. David Ramirez, 379th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness fuels laboratory, extracts a sample of jet petroleum 8 from a running pipeline which supplies the aircraft deployed here August 19, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The base fuels laboratory at Al Udeid tests all petroleum that is used in aircraft, vehicles and generators throughout the installation to safeguard its quality, performance and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Lab technicians fueling the fight against ISIL with Operational Energy
Staff Sgt. David Ramirez, 379th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness fuels laboratory, extracts a sample of jet petroleum 8 from a running pipeline which supplies the aircraft deployed here August 19, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The base fuels laboratory at Al Udeid tests all petroleum that is used in aircraft, vehicles and generators throughout the installation to safeguard its quality, performance and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
A U.S. Air Force Airman marshals an RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft into position July 24, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft has maintained a constant presence in Southwest Asia since the early 1990s. The aircraft and crew are deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)
Rivet Joint celebrates Silver Anniversary being ‘On the Hunt'
A U.S. Air Force Airman marshals an RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft into position July 24, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft has maintained a constant presence in Southwest Asia since the early 1990s. The aircraft and crew are deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)
Danilo "Danny" Escarilla sits in the kitchen as breakfast preparations come to an end and lunch begins at the Independence Dinning Facility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar July 21, 2015. Escarilla has been working at the Independence Dining Facility for over eight years and is now the head cook. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Service with a smile: DFAC cooks love their job
Danilo "Danny" Escarilla sits in the kitchen as breakfast preparations come to an end and lunch begins at the Independence Dinning Facility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar July 21, 2015. Escarilla has been working at the Independence Dining Facility for over eight years and is now the head cook. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Senior Airman James Ash and Airman 1st Class Andrew Gonzalez are deployed to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Several airmen deploy with their squadron or unit to Al Udeid Air Base under the air expeditionary force structure helping standardization throughout deployment cycles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
379th B-1 AFE: Increasing performance and preserving lives
Senior Airman James Ash and Airman 1st Class Andrew Gonzalez are deployed to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Several airmen deploy with their squadron or unit to Al Udeid Air Base under the air expeditionary force structure helping standardization throughout deployment cycles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Col. James Dittus, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group commander and Lt. Col Ronald Schochenmaier, 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron commander, unveil the squadron flag during an assumption of command ceremony for the 22d EARS July 24th 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 22d was first formed in 1939 primarily as a bomb squadron for World War II. In 2002 it was inactivated as the 22d Air Refueling Squadron and is now re-designated as the 22d EARS supporting operations from Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron reactivated at Al Udeid Air Base
Col. James Dittus, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group commander and Lt. Col Ronald Schochenmaier, 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron commander, unveil the squadron flag during an assumption of command ceremony for the 22d EARS July 24th 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 22d was first formed in 1939 primarily as a bomb squadron for World War II. In 2002 it was inactivated as the 22d Air Refueling Squadron and is now re-designated as the 22d EARS supporting operations from Al Udeid Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Staff Sgt. Daniel Hernandez, Airman 1st Class Steven Blakeley and Staff Sgt. Jon Dones are part of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels flight here at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. With the high number of deployed members here at Al Udeid, the 379th ECES water and fuels airmen stay busy day and night keeping the systems running to support the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Civil Engineers keep Al Udeid quality of life flowing
Staff Sgt. Daniel Hernandez, Airman 1st Class Steven Blakeley and Staff Sgt. Jon Dones are part of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels flight here at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. With the high number of deployed members here at Al Udeid, the 379th ECES water and fuels airmen stay busy day and night keeping the systems running to support the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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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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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