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  • Engine health: Logistics Airmen ensure fuel quality

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mario Shanks, fuels laboratory NCO in charge with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, checks fuel density with a hydrometer at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 14, 2017. Shanks conducted an American Petroleum Institute specific gravity test on a sample of fuel to determine the density of the fuel which
  • More than meets the eye: Maintainers inspect below the surface

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Every day, equipment and aircraft are being worn down and degraded with every use. Often, the metal fatigue that occurs goes on with no visible signs, and can lead to a host of problems. In order to prevent malfunctions and breakages due to this invisible wear and tear, the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron has the
  • Metals technology shop: You need it, they build it

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Walker, a fabrication flight metals technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, welds components together at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 2, 2017. Walker was creating a spring tensioning tool that was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson)
  • Forging partnerships: AF, Royal Navy medical teams train onboard HMS Ocean

    HMS OCEAN, Persian Gulf — Over the course of five days, medical personnel from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and Royal Navy worked together to test their capabilities during coalition exercise Azraq Serpent, Jan. 23 – 27.  In a joint effort between U.S. Central Command components, the United Kingdom Maritime Component Command
  • 379th medical teams join coalition forces onboard HMS Ocean

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron prepare to board a U.S. Navy SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 23, 2017. Two Sea Hawks transported the Airmen to the HMS Ocean, a Royal Navy ship, where they participated in a coalition exercise involving various medical drills at sea. (U.S. Air
  • Maintaining mobility: Reserve Airmen keep eyes to the sky

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— Every time an aircraft takes off from Al Udeid AB, it is required to go through various preflight inspections and checks. The process is reciprocated after it lands, to ensure that the aircraft is working properly and ready at a moment’s notice. Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 746th
  • Al Udeid Airmen volunteer to build JFAK’s for theater operations

    Service members volunteered to help put together more than 3,000 joint first aid kits at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 20, 2016. The JFAK’s are distributed to Airmen going into potential areas of conflict, and are used to save hundreds of lives every year.
  • Guardian technicians: Airmen keep crewmembers prepared, in the air

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—  Members of the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment Flight work day and night to ensure that the crewmembers they support are ready for anything. Whether the crew is simply landing after a mission, or they need to complete an emergency evacuation from their aircraft, they depend on
  • New CT scanner bolsters medical capabilities in theater

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— The hum­­an body is complex and difficult to understand at times, therefore when there is something wrong with it, it can be just as complex to diagnose the issue. At Al Udeid Air Base, the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group relies on an equally complex piece of equipment, a Computed Tomography Scanner, to see inside of
  • A salute to our veterans

    Coalition partners and U.S. service members stationed here at Al Udeid Air Base stood together to celebrate the lives and service of everyone, both past and present, in the armed services during a Veterans Day retreat hosted by the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group. The ceremony featured the retiring of the colors and a multinational joint service