• AMDEX 21-02 tests AFCENT, partner defense readiness

    Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) kicked off Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-02, a U.S.-led event that improves tactics, techniques and procedures against simulated air and missile threats and strengthens distributed operations capabilities, April 12, 2021.
  • Weather: Predicting the unpredictable

    From dust to lightning, the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight ensures all personnel and coalition partners are aware of the local weather and can prepare accordingly. The mission of the 407th EOSS Weather Flight is to converge and exploit weather intelligence with joint and coalition partners to anticipate mission impacts and drive behavior at U.S. Central Command’s theater gateway.
  • Cryo techs go below zero

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven C. Rehana, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics technician, purges a liquid oxygen cart at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2021. The cryogenics flight is responsible for providing more than 4,000 gallons of liquid oxygen per month to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • AFCENT hosts ‘Coalition Week’, welcomes partners to Shaw AFB

    Senior military representatives from nine countries traveled to Shaw Air Force Base this week to participate in “Coalition Week,” a series of events focused on showcasing 9th Air Force’s (U.S. Air Forces Central) ability to distribute operations and command and control airpower from more than one location. Twenty six coalition members, who are currently assigned to the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, traveled here to attend numerous partnership events hosted by 9th AF (AFCENT) and the 20th Fighter Wing.
  • 332nd AEW Ready Defender showcases surprising creative outlets

    One Airman’s path brings him to his sixth deployment with the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Here, he leads a squadron of ready Defenders who keep the base and its mission secure. Hailing most recently from Misawa Air Base, Japan, he will return in a less than two weeks as his six-month deployment winds to a close.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Mayo Clinic doctor dons uniform, helps 332nd AEW fight Coronavirus during deployment

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell Tontz, the oldest of 10 siblings, finds his way to the wing through a circuitous route. After graduating from the University of Idaho he joined the Air Force as a family doctor, essentially a military primary care provider with plans to serve for four years and then transition to private practice in rural Idaho.
  • PSAB bolsters runway safety

    A 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot tests an arrest cable March 31, 2021, at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Members of the 378th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron, Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron performed the test to certify the use of the arrest cable, a mechanical
  • 380th ECES’ Road to Renovation

    The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron worked day-in and day-out to complete a newly renovated pavilion. After being handed a 60-day timeline for completion, the members of the 380th ECES went right to work.
  • A Long Legacy of Service

    Sometimes the gift of legacy is passed on through families in the form of money or material items, but other times it manifests as knowledge, wisdom or even through military service. The latter is the case for one Airman currently deployed here at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.