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  • Old Dog, New Tricks: 1st KC-135 Hot Refuel in History

    On Sept. 21, 2020, the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, completed a validation and verification of procedures created to perform a KC-135 Stratotanker engine-running refuel, also known as a hot refuel, marking the first time in the 64-year history of the aircraft that it was hot refueled! The procedures were conducted by handpicked Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, and the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. The procedures worked as planned, and the KC-135 was safely refueled, taxied off of the parking spot, and performed a simulated take-off.
  • AUAB celebrates AF 73rd Birthday

    With COVID-19 restrictions in mind, some wondered how to celebrate the 73rd Air Force birthday.
  • 8th EAMS celebrates Ochoversary

    On this day in 1944, the 8th Air Cargo Resupply Squadron activated in preparation for service in World War II. Today, the now designated 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, affectionately known as “The Mighty Ocho,” celebrates our “Ochoversary” while we reflect on our heraldry, our modern history, and look to the horizon for what lies ahead.
  • AUAB receives first NPC, enhances medical mission

    Airmen prepare to off load a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including
  • 379th AEW conducts first KC-135 hot refueling in USAF

    To advance the agility of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing performed a validation and verification of the first hot refueling of a KC-135 Stratotanker in the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 21, 2020.
  • Medical care in the air

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar – On a typical mission with one crew, two flight nurses and three aeromedical technicians, the Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have the ability to transform nearly any cargo aircraft into a flying hospital.
  • AF pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    Move is help continue minimizing close contact among personnel and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume.
  • MacDill couple deploys in support of AUAB mission

    As military members, saying goodbye for temporary duties assignments or deployments are inevitable; however, for one active duty U.S. Air Force couple, deployment is the next step of developing their marriage and serving their country together.
  • AUAB holds 9/11 remembrance walk

    In memoriam of the victims and first responders of 9/11 who paid the ultimate sacrifice, the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing protocol team hosted a 9/11 Remembrance Walk, Sept. 11, 2020, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • 16th SPCS heritage panel commemorates 15 years of space support to U.S., allied warfighters

    On Aug. 21 2020, the 16th Space Control Squadron held a heritage panel highlighting 15 years of continuous space operations from a deployed site in the Middle East known as Operation Silent Sentry, providing space electronic warfare capabilities across the spectrum of satellite communications, supporting multiple combatant commands.
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