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German Air Force members raise the German flag during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

German Air Force members raise the German flag during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

German Air Force members raise the German flag during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

German Air Force members raise the German flag during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

A member of the German Air Force stands at attention as he waits for the raising of the German flag during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the Operation Inherent Resolve coalition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)

A member of the German Air Force stands at attention as he waits for the raising of the German flag during a ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve coalition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak (right), commander, German Air Operations Command and German Air Force Col. Gerhard Roubal, salute during a German flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang/Released)

Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak (right), commander, German Air Operations Command and German Air Force Col. Gerhard Roubal, salute during a German flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang/Released)

German Air Force members and coalition partners salute during a German flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang/Released)

German Air Force members and coalition partners salute during a German flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang/Released)

German Air Force members stand at attention during a flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

German Air Force members stand at attention during a flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

Senior Airman Nikole Warn, Al Udeid Air Base Honor Guard member, stands in position with German Air Force members during a flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

Senior Airman Nikole Warn, Al Udeid Air Base Honor Guard member, stands in position with German Air Force members during a flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Strang)

Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak (left), commander, German Air Operations Command stands at attention with memers of the German military during a German flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak (left), commander, German Air Operations Command stands at attention with memers of the German military during a German flag raising ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 8, 2016. The ceremony recognized the addition of Germany to the coalition supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --

A German flag raising ceremony was held at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Feb. 8 to commemorate Germany joining Operation Inherent Resolve. The ceremony featured the playing of the German national anthem and the ceremonial raising of the German flag. Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak, commander, German Air Operations Command, presided over the ceremony.