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  • AFCENT band gives virtual performance for school in Kuwait

    U.S. Air Forces Central Band, plays guitar during an online concert for more than 50 students from the American International School located in Kuwait, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The purpose of the concert was to introduce the students to American music, culture, and the AFCENT Band.
  • First time: Deployed fighters employ new munitions ferry tactic

    A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing sits fully loaded waiting to ferry a double load out of munitions to a forward operating location in the Middle East, April 24, 2021. This new configuration allows the wing to ferry extra munitions to austere bases projecting combat power throughout the theater, on the
  • ASAB bringing in a storm: TYPHOONS

    U.S. Air Force 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and the Italian National Contingent Command Air/Task Force Air Kuwait leadership came together to commemorate the first operational takeoff of two F-2000 Eurofighter Typhoons from Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 20, 2021. The aircraft are part of Task Group Typhoon, which supports Operation Inherent Resolve under the IT NCC, a unit based at ASAB since April 2021.
  • Deployed fighters utilize ACE concept, execute tactical munitions ferry

    Six F-15E Strike Eagles landed here with a modified munitions configuration on Apr. 25, 2021, as part of an Agile Combat Employment operation in the U.S. Central Command theater.
  • Additional B-52 aircraft arrive to support Afghanistan drawdown

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 26. The bombers join two other B-52 aircraft that previously arrived to Al Udeid April 23. The aircraft are deployed to the U.S. Central Command region to protect U.S. and coalition forces as they conduct drawdown operations from Afghanistan. U.S. Central Command is committed to providing the necessary force protection to ensure the drawdown is conducted in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Ground transportation Airmen keep the mission rolling

    Ground transportation support specialists from the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron transport hundreds of deployed Airmen each day. Ground transportation operations run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in order to support the mission of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.
  • 386 ESFS: This is a simulation

    Calm, collected and ready to walk into the unknown. A defender is trained to be mentally prepared to handle almost any situation they might encounter. Continuous training and exposure to countless scenarios, with the help of technology, allows defenders to play through responses to see what works best in handling and deescalating situations.
  • ADAB defenders hold the line

    Foxie, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits to perform a routine security sweep at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2021. MWDs train daily and can be taught to accomplish tasks including explosive detection or assailant apprehension. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)
  • B-52s arrive at Al Udeid AB in support of Afghanistan drawdown

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 23. The bombers, which are the first two in the group announced today by the Department of Defense, are deployed to the U. S. Central Command region to protect U.S. and coalition forces as they conduct drawdown operations from Afghanistan. The bombers will be accompanied by support Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing. U.S. Central Command will provide the necessary force protection to ensure the drawdown is conducted in a safe and orderly manner.
  • AMDEX conducted at AUAB

    Airmen participate in an Air and Missile Defense Exercise, April 22, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The U.S. military regularly conducts exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Exercises in the region are designed to strengthen our response capabilities, promote regional security and improve interoperability with partner
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