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  • Integrity is Forever

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.It takes courage to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.  It takes years to build a reputation as

  • Five Simple Steps of Gym Etiquette

    You just finished a 30-minute cardio session, your heart rate is up and you’re ready to tear up some weight training.  However, you notice someone on a piece of equipment you want to use and he is sitting there texting.  You decide to start somewhere else.  As you walk towards another piece of

  • Passion for the Mission

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.When I was a captain, I worked for a colonel who could be an overbearing hard-ass. There were six captains in

  • Drugs in the desert

    Apharmacist’s role is recognized as dispensing medications, counseling patientsand maintaining a collaborative practice with providers. Over the past decade,pharmacists have steadily made advances to increase their presence in the medicalfield. Studies show acorrelation between insufficient

  • Combat Leadership – Finding the Right Way to Get to “Yes”!

    Just the other day, I heard a story about some Airmen involvedin combat support, that were asked to deviate from a procedure to accomplish atask at the tactical level to directly support a warfighter.  And on the one hand, when faced with asimilar situation, one might say “I can’t do that because of

  • It’s awesome and it matters, but don’t take my word for it

    This tour has provided me some different insights than I’ve gained on earlier deployments. Previously, I flew the line and led the tactics shop focusing almost solely on my Air Force Specialty Code. I was accomplishing my role in the production and employment of airpower or the mission (a.k.a. the

  • ‘Like’ Me!

    Being deployed brings challenges. We’re away from familiar environments. We must work to stay connected to loved ones. We’re busier with work than our job in garrison. However, we are fortunate to be afforded the convenience of the internet (something the Doolittle Raiders couldn’t have dreamed of

  • It’s awesome and it matters, but don’t take my word for it

    This tour has provided me some different insights than I’ve gained on earlier deployments. Previously, I flew the line and led the tactics shop focusing almost solely on my Air Force Specialty Code. I was accomplishing my role in the production and employment of airpower or the mission (a.k.a. the

  • 379th AEW Chaplain Corps – Helping Airmen Stay Spiritually Fit

    The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Chaplain Corps Religious Support Teams (RSTs) work hard every day helping to protect and provide for the spiritual needs of Airmen deployed and stationed here at Al Udeid. In addition to squadron focused warrior care unit engagement and confidential counseling, the

  • Why I stayed in the Air Force

    A great many of us are approaching the final three months of our tour at Al Udeid. In my experience, this is a time when frustrations increase. In order to remain positive, I suggest we focus on the reasons we chose to serve. Allow me to share my personal perspective.From an early age, I had a

Mission Video

380th Air Expeditionary Wing Mission Video

380th Air Expeditionary Wing Mission Video

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