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Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

Eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha learn about several weapons systems during a visit to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

Nearly 200 eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha tour a KC-135 Stratofortress at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Markus Mindoro, assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, lets a girl look through the optics of a rifle during a visit to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. Nearly 200 eighth grade students and teachers from the America School of Doha had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marcus Lavalais (left) and Staff Sgt. Travis Fiero, both assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, give a military working dog demonstration to a group of eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conduct a military working dog demonstration, during a visit by nearly 200 eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Armagost and Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Williams, commander and command chief of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, respectively, welcome nearly 200 eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

Eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha learn about several weapons systems during a visit to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

Nearly 200 eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha tour a KC-135 Stratofortress at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base

A group of eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha tour a KC-135 Stratofortress at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. Nearly 200 students and teachers had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Eighth grade students learn about the mission of Al Udeid Air Base
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Winterton (center), crew chief with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, give eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha, a tour of a KC-135 Stratofortress at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. The students had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands' area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

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A group of eighth grade students and teachers from American School of Doha tour a KC-135 Stratofortress at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2018. Nearly 200 students and teachers had the opportunity to learn about some of the capabilities the base offers the surrounding region in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Nearly 200 eighth grade students and teachers from the American School of Doha learn about some of the capabilities AUAB provides to the surrounding region, during a recent visit.

Brig. Gen. Jason Armagost and Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Williams, commander and command chief of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, respectively, welcomed the students before they began their tour.

Various base squadrons transformed the gym parking lot into a festival of static displays. Each one served as a brief glimpse inside the life of a service member and showcased the unique mission at AUAB.

On the other side of the base, crew and maintainers of a KC-135 Stratotanker opened the aircraft for tours and offered their expertise and knowledge to the children.

The majority of service members and civilians who are serving extended tours at AUAB, send their children to American School of Doha.

Events like this help not only showcase the continued relationship growth between coalition forces and the host nation of Qatar, but also enable families and Airmen to engage in positive cultural exchanges.