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  • SecDef and SecState visit AUAB

    Leadership from Al Udeid Air Base and the Department of State await the arrival of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin lll as his plane lands on the flightline Sep. 6, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Austin visited the installation to thank service members for their support and dedication to the Afghanistan evacuation operations, where more
  • AUAB supports largest NEO airlift in history

    On Aug. 14, the first C-17 Globemaster III full of evacuees took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul and arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The base quickly became the primary transit hub for evacuees flowing out of Afghanistan.
  • Airmen reunite Afghanistan evacuees with family

    For some service members, it can be hard to see how each individual impacts the mission, especially from their home station. However, a crisis situation can have ways of revealing the bigger picture.
  • AUAB generates more power for evacuation operations

    Brig. Gen. Gerald Donohue, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, speaks to members of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineering Group Aug. 29, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 1st ECEG recently stood-up a powerplant that supplies power to tents which provide temporary living facilities for Afghanistan evacuees while they wait for flights to
  • Afghanistan evac operation: Airmen experiences

    Service members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, as well as other supporting agencies are working 24/7 to support ongoing evacuation operations out of Afghanistan Aug. 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • AUAB supports Afghanistan evacuation

    A U.S. service member high-fives a child who was evacuated from Afghanistan Aug. 21, 2021, in an undisclosed location somewhere in Southwest Asia. As part of the Afghanistan evacuaton, service members are supporting evacuees that departed Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah D. Coger)
  • EOD and Fire light up the night

    A vehicle burns during a firefighting training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services worked with the 379th ECES Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to conduct realistic fire training scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Coger)
  • Faces of AUAB Fire

    Airman 1st Class Javon Coleman, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, adjusts his self-contained breathing apparatus mask during a live-fire training exercise August 10, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. An SCBA provides breathable air in atmospheres that are harmful to Airmen’s health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • Always moving forward

    “I always knew I was going to come to the U.S.” Born in Liberia, Senior Airman Ajay Vogar, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron commander support staff security manager, grew up in the capital city of Monrovia during a turbulent and violent time in the country’s history.
  • 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.
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