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  • Controlling Chaos

    There was a constant smell of human waste and body odor in the air. Burn pits were being utilized to dispose of equipment. The bite of discharged gunpowder filled every breath. All of it mixed together to create a smell U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Harold S. Balcom III will never forget.The news of the largest non-combatant evacuation operation in
  • AUAB, Qatar sign agreement on air space operations

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—An Air Traffic Control Letter of Agreement was signed by U.S. personnel, the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) to better work together to ensure safe air space operations at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • Prince Sultan Air Base installs new tactical air navigational aid

    Airmen from the 378th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron recently installed a Deployable Tactical Air Navigation (D-TACAN) at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The pattern is clear for partnership: Qatari and U.S. Air Force manage coalition Air Traffic seamlessly

    The Qatari military works with the U.S. Air Force 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron air traffic control airmen deployed here on a daily basis overseeing operations and movements on the airfield.  The two co-orchestrate movements over coalition forces’ aircraft deployed here while providing assistance and organization to aircrews and
  • Referees of the airfield

    What does it take to support multiple U.S. and coalition aircraft on a 12,012-foot runway while keeping safety as the primary concern 24-hours a day, seven days a week?Airmen of airfield operations, composed of airfield management and air traffic control, ensure safe air and ground operations for assigned and transient aircraft, along with
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