• Al Udeid Air Base hosts AFCENT Chiefs of Safety Conference

    Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, hosted the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility Chiefs of Safety Conference, Sept. 10-11, where U.S. Central Command’s safety chiefs, coalition forces members, joint partners, U.S. MAJCOM safety leaders, and U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives met to discuss theater safety concerns, as well as
  • Commander, Command Chief tell forward-deployed Airmen they are vital to AFCENT, CENTCOM mission

    “Every one of you are appreciated, and you are making a difference for our nation and the coalition.”That was the message delivered to Airmen at more than 10 forward operating locations by Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shawn L. Drinkard, AFCENT Command Chief.The leaders visited nine

    There is a group of Airmen in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command who lead double lives. These Airmen are part of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. When they’re not defending their country, they’re working at their civilian jobs as teachers, truck drivers and police officers. These Airmen make up one-third of the deployed Air Force
  • Eye in the sky: Prepping the MQ-9 Reaper

    Maintainers from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 23, 2019.
  • Agile Lightning demonstrates nimble operations

    Directly aligned with the 2018 National Defense Strategy’s call to be strategically predictable but operationally unpredictable, F-35A Lightning IIs from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron  participated in Exercise Agile Lightning, Aug. 4-7, 2019.“Exercise Agile Lightning is a demonstration of the agile basing concepts practiced by U.S. Air
  • 28th EARS Fuels the Raptors

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling mission above an undisclosed location, Aug. 1, 2019. The F-22 Raptor, from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is currently serving its first deployment to Al Udeid Air Base to defend American forces and
  • AFCENT postures for defense while strengthening partner capacity

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its May Airpower Summary today.May brought a shifting of focus in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, as the command requested additional forces due to clear indications that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were making preparations to possibly attack U.S. forces across the region – on land and
  • Strike Eagles participate in Joint Integration Exercise with U.S. Navy

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command F-15E Strike Eagles, attached to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, participated in an Air Operations in Maritime Surface Warfare integration exercise with the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), and a P-3 Orion, in the Arabian Gulf, July 24, 2019.“This unit-level exercise reinforced
  • 380 AEW AWACS provide the big picture to combatant commanders

    Imagine a pilot flying their aircraft in theater. While the pilot has onboard sensors downloading, processing, and providing a lot of information during the flight, their systems have limited range. Staff Sgt. Joshua Payne, 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron senior surveillance technician, works within a crew that regularly reaches more than 20, each having their own specific purpose on a very technical level. Their role is to help the pilot expand this limited scope of data, and enable mission effectiveness.