• 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.
  • AFIMSC’s innovation campaign selects eight ideas for ‘Spark Tank’ competition

    Eleven finalists from across the Air Force enterprise are ready to make their innovative ideas reality. The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office’s “Call for Innovation” campaign ended Jan. 31 and received 122 submissions and more than 2,000 online votes. The office selected eight ideas to advance to AFIMSC’s “Spark Tank” event March 1, where competitors with the top three ideas will receive $200,000 to get their ideas to prototype via AFWERX and tech accelerators.
  • Airpower contributions in 2018

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its December Airpower Summary today. The month culminated a year of coalition air and space power in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
  • Father & Son’s first and last deployment

    From father and son, to Senior NCO and Airman, Master Sgt. Jonathan Herrera and Senior Airman Anthony Castro, both assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants flight, are experiencing their first and last deployments together at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • Airmen give back

    When you get up in the morning, pull on your uniform, button up and check the mirror before you leave; do you think to yourself, “How am I going to make a difference today?”
  • HQ staff plays long game, plans for future

    During Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s battlefield rotation of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) in December, he said families at home aren’t thinking about being attacked by the United States’ enemies because service members are working diligently to ensure that doesn’t happen.
  • ‘Echo Company’ Soldiers maintain AUAB air defenses

    Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than just Airmen and aircraft. U.S. Army soldiers from Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery regiment, 11th ADA Brigade also call Al Udeid home, providing support to the 1-43rd’s automotive, communications, and ground support equipment for U.S. Central Command’s “Patriot Air Defense” capability.