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  • Paid it down, paying it forward

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Traci Coston, 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central)/Financial Management superintendent, is thriving today, but just a few years ago, she was at rock bottom. Recently-divorced, significantly indebted, and now raising her four girls on her own, divorce court issued her a crushing blow: her ex-husband would be receiving half of her future retirement pay.
  • EC-130H Compass Call protects and enhances regional airpower capabilities

    Over the past month, the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, has flown in two multi-nation, large force employment exercises that strengthened integration capabilities with CENTCOM partners and allies.The Compass Call, flown by the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is
  • “Capital Guardians” bring excellence to AFCENT skies

    Over the past week, aircraft and Airmen assigned to the District of Columbia Air National Guard’s 113th Wing arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to join the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing as it provides combat power projection across the region in defense of U.S. forces.The wing sent a contingent of U.S. Air Force F-16
  • Air Defense Liaison Course builds knowledge, partnerships

    The first Air Defense Liaison Course graduating class since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic held a commencement ceremony June 24, 2021, at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center.
  • U.S. and Royal Saudi air forces collaborate to counter UAS threat

    With the rise of unmanned aerial system attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the Middle East, the defense against UAS platforms has become a top priority within the U.S. Central Command theater of operations. In response, U.S. Air Forces Central and partner nations have begun a series of integration missions that will continue through the summer of 2021.
  • 386th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainers keep the fleet rolling

    The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight is responsible for the service and maintenance of all vehicles of the 386th Expeditionary Air Wing here. The vehicle management flight provides maintenance support to a 936-vehicle fleet, valued at approximately $123 million. Of the 936 vehicles 336 of them are leased from a local company in the host nation.
  • 380th Fire Department exercises and trains

    U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 380th Expeditionary Fire Department perform an exercise involving a KC-10 Extender aircraft at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 13, 2021. Members of the Fire Department worked together during the exercise to fine-tune their ability to use rescue tools to execute an emergency extrication. (U.S. Air Force
  • 93rd EARS redeploys to Incirlik AB

    A KC-135 Stratotanker takes-off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 15, 2021. The 93rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron redeployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)
  • Congressional Delegation visits AUAB

    U.S. House of Representatives delegation members visit Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 9, 2021, as part of a Foreign Affairs Committee-hosted visit to the Middle East. The delegation, led by New York Rep. Gregory Meeks, the current House Foreign Affairs Committee chair, received a familiarization tour of AUAB to learn more about the installation and its mission within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. During the visit, the representatives also met with deployed constituents, allowing members to directly interact with their elected congressional officials, and later visited Qatari officials off-base to learn more about U.S. and Qatar relations.
  • BTC: the lifeline of the AOR

    In combat zones, having blood products readily available to treat critically wounded patients is crucial to save the lives of military members downrange. Due to the base’s robust mission, a fleet of several different types of aircraft, its prime location in a relatively safe area and large enough facilities to support the constant movement of blood products, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is home to the only Blood Transshipment Center in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.
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