• 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.
  • AUAB drives AORs largest sustainment airdrop in history

    Airmen of the 746th and 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadrons conducted the largest sustainment airdrop in U.S. Central Command’s history on July 10-11, 2019.
  • USO Summer Tour Visits Red Tails

    Hundreds of U.S. and Joint Coalition service members got a chance to meet celebrities and relax during the 2019 USO Summer Tour on July 5.
  • SNCO Academy brings first-ever PME course to Jordan

    A team of three instructors from the U.S. Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy visited Amman, Jordan, to provide the first-ever Senior NCO mobile education course here June 10-27. The instructors partnered with Royal Jordanian Air Force translators to present the two week course to 30 RJAF senior enlisted.
  • AFCENT exercises deterrence operations, adds air power capabilities

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its April Airpower Summary today.The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II, arrived in theater for its first Middle East deployment in April.“We have brought our newest and most capable fighter to AFCENT in order to demonstrate our commitment to security and stability
  • F-22s deploy to Qatar for the first time

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor arrives at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 27, 2019. These aircraft are deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nichelle Anderson)
  • Ready…Aim…Spit Fire

    U.S. and Joint Coalition partners participated in the second bi-annual Spit Fire Games competing in various sporting events here June 23. During the opening ceremony, participants including service members from the U.S. Air Force, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the German Air Force, and the French Air Force gathered to kick-off the day.
  • Three-nation F-35 exercise demonstrates air power interoperability

    F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft from the United States, United Kingdom and Israel participated in Exercise Tri-Lightning over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, June 25, 2019.Tri-Lightning was a one-day defensive counter air exercise involving friendly and adversary aircraft from the three participating countries, and consisted of active and passive
  • Red Tails welcome new 332nd AEW Commander

    U.S. Joint and Coalition service members gathered to welcome the new commander of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing during a change of command June 20 in Southwest Asia.
  • US builds intermilitary relationship with RSAF

    Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C Eagles fly in formation with U.S. Air Force F-15Cs in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, June 2, 2019. The flight was conducted as part of a larger effort to continue building military-to-military relationships and interoperability. (Photo by Royal Saudi Air Force)