• Her first, his last: father and daughter deploy together

    It’s very common to hear service members thank their families for the emotional support while they are deployed. It’s with this support service members have found it possible to make it through missed anniversaries, birthdays and other monumental occurrences. For Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Chandler, 385th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Det. 2 chief, it was no different, but on his most recent deployment, that support was a little closer than normal.
  • 380th EMXS AGE shop provides ground power

    The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group Aerospace Ground Equipment shop is responsible for 84 different types of support equipment, totaling 313 pieces in all at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Their mission is to provide safe and reliable support equipment to five separate airframes on the installation.
  • Desert Depot: Equipping and Supplying the Fight

    Desert Depot's mission is to provide exceptional customer support and to ensure that organizations at ADAB have the necessary supplies to effectively and efficiently perform their mission.
  • Coalition forces build camaraderie on ‘Sports Day’

    Coalition forces at Al Udeid Air Base competed in individual and team sports during Qatari National Sports Day, Feb. 12, 2019.
  • 379th ELRS earns first ‘Daedalian’ award

    The 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron receiv ed the “Daedalian” award during a ceremony Feb. 11, 2019, declaring them the best LRS unit in U.S. Air Forces Central Command and Air Combat Command.
  • 1-43 ADA defends ADAB’s skies

    The 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment provides defense to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Their soldiers are trained to maintain and operate the Patriot launchers used to intercept any airborne threat.
  • EOD Airmen detect, disarm, protect

    The Joint Defense Operations Center calls about a confirmed or suspected explosive ordnance disposal incident. Three Airmen rush out the door, set up their truck and immediately depart for the incident site. They head out with a security element to safely transport them to the location. For them it is now an information game and race against time.
  • Army therapy dog visits maintenance Airmen

    Maintenance personnel got a surprise visit from a therapy dog as part of an effort to showcase the various mental health resources available at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Feb. 2, 2019.
  • Improving Relations Through Friendship Games

    More than one hundred service members from the U.S., United Arab Emirates, and several coalition nations participated in the Friendship Games Feb. 6, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE. This semi-annual event used games to promote partnerships between the different countries.
  • USO reading program brings AUAB families closer

    Al Udeid’s United Service Organizations Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program, provides service members an alternate communication resource to keep in touch with loved ones globally. The program provides free recording and postage services to service members, allowing them to record themselves reading books provided through the program and mail the audio file home along with the books they read free of charge.