• AFCENT Band Airmen work with music students in Qatar

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brandon Hults, AFCENT Band officer in charge, instructs wind players from the Qatar Youth Orchestra at the Qatar Music Academy, June 15, 2021, Doha, Qatar. Members of the AFCENT Band worked with students during class and played alongside them during rehearsal. The AFCENT Band uses community engagement opportunities like
  • Two strangers from two countries raise a servant son

    In 1994, a future American Airmen was born in Yokohama, Japan. However, before he was an Airman and before he was an American, two fathers shaped his life and desire to serve.
  • 380th ELRS water & fuel systems maintainers fuel the fight

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Patrick Chittenden and Senior Airman Greibin Segura Guerrero, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water & fuel systems maintenance technicians, and Senior Airman Jose Salazar, 380th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron (ELRS) fuels facilities technician, detach a gas nozzle from a fuels truck after collecting
  • Gibb’s family getaway

    For a young Airman, heading out on a first deployment can be a stressful time. You’re tasked to go to an unfamiliar place, usually halfway across the world. There are new climates, time zones, and cultures, all which require acclimation. You’re separated from your pets, friends, and family. There’s always the opportunity to pack small mementos that
  • Embracing joint opportunities: Airmen complete Marine profession military education

    Three U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 378th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and 378th Expeditionary Communications Squadron joined a group of Marine corporals to complete the Marine Corps University’s Corporals Course early June at PSAB.ECES Senior Airmen Emil Jacobsen and Bradley Thompson, and ECS Senior Airman Joseph Ramirez attended the
  • AUAB tests, proves new ACE refueling concept

    Recently, members of the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, in collaboration with U.S. Air Forces Central, demonstrated the ability to convert commercial grade aircraft fuel into fuel ready-to-use for military aircraft at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These members were able to do so by bringing back
  • You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

    Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, and Senior Airman Brendan Robinson, 23rd EBS AFE journeyman, fold a drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The drag parachute is used when the B-52 Stratofortress lands, to reduce the wear and tear of the ceramic brake pads,
  • Royal Danish Air Force brings deployment tradition to Shaw

    More than 60 members from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) and other coalition partners participate in the Danish Contingency (DANCON) ruck march at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 5, 2021. RDAF members recently deployed to Shaw Air Force Base to work side by side with Airmen from the 727 Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, “Kingpin,” and this event marks the first DANCON march held on U.S. soil.
  • 379th Air Expeditionary Wing CoC

    Brig. Gen. Gerald Donohue, incoming 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, stands beside Brig. Gen. Daniel Tulley, outgoing 379th AEW commander, during the official wing Change of Command ceremony June 14, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Change of Command ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and
  • 443rd AES; Peace through power, their history lives on

    The 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron was officially inactivated June 10, 2021, during a ceremony at Erbil Air Base, Iraq. “This is not just an inactivation ceremony, this is a ceremony to celebrate the mission success of the 442nd,” said Col. Christopher Clark, commander, 321st Air Expeditionary Group. “The 442nd has a history of being stood up