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  • Testing enables innovative AUAB water solution

    On June 3, 2021, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen installed two filtered water stations at the Blatchford-Preston Complex Fitness Center. These stations provide a safe drinking water alternative to plastic water bottles.
  • AUAB showcases rapid generation capabilities

    A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares for take-off during a base-wide exercise July 16, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During the exercise, members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing practiced their rapid aircraft generation capabilities in response to potential real-world threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)
  • 93rd EARS redeploys to Incirlik AB

    A KC-135 Stratotanker takes-off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 15, 2021. The 93rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron redeployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)
  • Congressional Delegation visits AUAB

    U.S. House of Representatives delegation members visit Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 9, 2021, as part of a Foreign Affairs Committee-hosted visit to the Middle East. The delegation, led by New York Rep. Gregory Meeks, the current House Foreign Affairs Committee chair, received a familiarization tour of AUAB to learn more about the installation and its mission within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. During the visit, the representatives also met with deployed constituents, allowing members to directly interact with their elected congressional officials, and later visited Qatari officials off-base to learn more about U.S. and Qatar relations.
  • Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visits AUAB

    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb poses for a photo with service members, native to Indiana, during a visit to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 8, 2021. This was Holcomb’s first to Qatar, as part of an economic partnership meeting to strengthen ties between Qatar and the state of Indiana for future economic projects.
  • BTC: the lifeline of the AOR

    In combat zones, having blood products readily available to treat critically wounded patients is crucial to save the lives of military members downrange. Due to the base’s robust mission, a fleet of several different types of aircraft, its prime location in a relatively safe area and large enough facilities to support the constant movement of blood products, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is home to the only Blood Transshipment Center in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.
  • 379th AEW, QEAF execute interoperability emergency operations

    Base personnel start a controlled fire to test first responders’ capabilities to respond during a simulated emergency scenario June 23, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During the scenario, firefighters along with safety and medical personnel assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing worked alongside members of the Qatar Emiri Air Force to
  • Fill ‘em up, keep ‘em flying!

    Fill ‘em up, keep ‘em flying! Members of Team AUAB conduct aerial refueling operations around the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, enabling the mission to be completed anywhere, anytime.
  • Airman found dead on Al Udeid Air Base

    A member of the New Mexico Air National Guard was found dead at 7:30 a.m. June 26, on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • 379th AEOT: keeping care in the air

    When people think of the Aeromedical Evacuation mission, many may imagine flying into a combat zone to pick up patients who need to be transported to a hospital for care. What they may not imagine is the level of ground support needed to ensure that the evacuation teams can get in the air and to the patients. This logistical role resides with the Aeromedical Evacuation Operations Team, or the AEOT.