• Bomber Task Force flies over CENTCOM

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing soars over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, March 7, 2021.
  • History Maker: Longest serving Airmen examines challenges, triumphs across five decades of service

    The longest serving Airmen in the history of the U.S. Air Force presented what he learned over 46 years, 5 months and 21 days of active-duty service to deployed service members of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. Airmen gathered around a large projection screen where Maj. Gen. Alfred E. Flowers joined then virtually to describe his career from Vietnam to the Pentagon, from airman basic to major general.
  • F-15s, F-16s get refueled in AOR

    U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft crew provides fuel to F-15E Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in the U.S. Air Forces Central theater of operations Feb. 2, 2021.
  • Dutch F16 pilot trains with Gamblers at PSAB

    Maj. Scherders, Royal Netherlands Air Force weapons instructor pilot, has flown the F-16 Fighting Falcon for 12 years, a career in which he was heavily integrated with the U.S. Air Force. Currently, he’s a weapons instructor at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, training the next generation of USAF instructor pilots and flight leads through the Foreign Exchange Officer (FEO) program. Scherders deployed to PSAB as an extension of his stateside role in helping the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron hone their skills. Additionally, his presence allows the squadron to conduct the necessary training to certify instructor pilots and flight leads.
  • Coalition Royal Air Force members participate in AUAB crew chief for a day program

    Crew chief for a day participants, Royal Air Force Senior Aircraftman Technician Joe Carter-Blundell, left, a computer information systems technician for the 901 Expeditionary Air Wing, and RAF Corporal Amy Sutherland, a command support Junior Non Commissioned Officer for Joint Force Communication Information Systems (Middle East), listen as a U.S.
  • Airman recounts legacy of four deployments with the 332nd AEW

    The history of the 332d dates back to World War II where members of the Army Air Corps flew dangerous missions escorting bombers to their targets over war-torn Europe. After the war ended the wing stood down for many years. Today, one deployed Airman remembers his four separate deployments with the wing spanning a nearly 30-year period. Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Vander Woude is currently the superintendent of maintenance at the 332d AEW, having arrived in-theater just weeks ago from the 114th Fighter Wing in Sioux Falls, Sd.
  • Deployed Combat Search and Rescue Squadron showcases talents at open house

    Music floated over the tarmac at the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, while a crowd of Airmen gathered around an aircraft and tables of equipment displayed to showcase what the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron is capable of on the battlefield.
  • KC-135 Stratotanker refuels F-16 Fighting Falcons

    Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots depart after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Refueling Squadron, while flying routine operations over Southwest Asia Feb. 16th, 2021. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that delivers airpower to the U.S. Central
  • C-17 crew moves firetruck, cargo to AOR

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III crew assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, prepares a C-17 for flight into an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Feb. 17, 2021.
  • AFCENT hosts regional Joint Air Defense Exercise 21-01

    U.S. Air Forces Central, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. Army Central Command, coalition partners, and four regional partner nations conducted Joint Air Defense Exercise 21-01, Feb. 15-19, 2021.