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  • 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
  • Radiological threat exercise drives multi-agency response

    At 11:32 a.m. a report is received by the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron that a white Ford Ranger was stolen. The vehicle carried a SPEC-150 radiography exposure device, a piece of equipment that can be used to test welds on pressurized piping, pressure vessels and certain structural welds.  At 4:50 p.m. 379th ESFS members responded
  • Italian Armed Forces Day: Remembering those who served

    Members and representatives from the coalition forces at Al Udeid Air Base gathered on the morning of Nov. 4 to celebrate Giorno delle Forze Armate, Italian Armed Forces Day. This day commemorates the Allied victory in World War I and also serves as a time to honor those within the Italian Armed Forces, both past and present.  The ceremony began
  • Giving back: 340th EARS refuels morale

    Seventeen Airmen look around themselves with excitement and curiosity, taking in the sheer volume of equipment and technology around them as they climb into the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratofortress. Most of them have never seen the inside of a military aircraft, despite the fact that they are members of the world’s largest Air Force.  Slowly, the
  • AFCENT commander gets first-hand look of 379th AEW mission

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Montgomery, USAFCENT command chief, visit 379th Air Expeditionary Wing to get an inside look at what deployed service members do on a daily basis August 11, 2016. 379th AEW Airmen briefed Harrigian and Montgomery on what capabilities and resources
  • AFCENT Band rocks AUAB

    The U.S. Air Force’s Central Command Band, Full Spectrum, performs at the Fox Sports Lounge at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Oct. 13, 2015. The performance, which featured hit songs “Uptown Funk,” “Beat It,” and “Superstitious” was the band’s last before the group kicks off a 16-day tour. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman)
  • Lt. Gen. Hesterman III: ISIL fears coalition airpower

    “We know from our intelligence that (ISIL) fears coalition airpower,” said Lt. Gen. John Hesterman III, the Combined Forces Air Component commander. “Since Aug. 8, coalition airpower has significantly degraded (ISIL’s) ability to organize, project and sustain combat power while taking exceptional care to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties.”
  • Joint STARS airmen complete 100K combat hour milestone, make Air Force history in AFCENT

    Boeing 707 E-8CJoint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft were once commercial airlinersbefore being modified for Air Force ISR and C2 missions. In late May 2015 the JointSTARS reached a milestone that will go into history forever along with the menand women who were part of it.  The E-8CJSTARS and its active duty, guard and reserve
  • Realistic Training in the Kingdom

    Eskan Village is a housing community home to theUnited States military training mission to Saudi Arabia, a vital part of thestrategic relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of SaudiArabia.  The 379 Air Expeditionary Wing’sonly geographically separated unit, the 879th Expeditionary Security ForcesSquadron, proudly proclaims that the
  • Air Force Military Child of the Year Sarah Hesterman puts the ‘stand’ in standard

    Military children are part of abigger family and mission in the world. The driving force behind many servicemembers is to become better sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines. SarahHesterman has taken the challenge upon herself to set the gold standard ofinspiration for future military families and children. Imagine a world traveled 16 year old