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  • Saving time, money: Education center holds testing marathon

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron Education Office organized a “DSST/CLEP-a-thon” at the Al Udeid Education Center here, Feb. 11-12.   During this two-day event, service members had the opportunity to take as many DANTES Subject Standardized Test

  • Leadership course sets PACE for deployed Airmen

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—The first Profession of Arms Center of Excellence course held in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility was conducted at Al Udeid AB, Feb. 10-14. The training focused on four professionalism goals including: sparking a strong commitment to the profession of arms,

  • 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

  • Civil engineer Airmen keep the water flowing

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels section, inspect a pipe at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 9, 2017. These Airmen install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and modify all repairs dealing with water and sewer operations at Al Udeid AB. (U.S. Air

  • AFCENT Band positively shapes host nation relations

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Capt. Justin Lewis, officer in charge of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band “Systems Go,” became the first Air Force band officer to conduct an honor band ensemble during the Middle East South Asia Conference, an academic and athletic conference consisting of six

  • Hitting the gym: An Airman’s means to resiliency

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—A loud and arduous grunt escapes from the petite, unassuming female Airman gripping onto a bar holding 285 pounds. Her face flushes red as she squats down to thrust the impressive amount of weight back up.  Weightlifting can be defined as a means to measure strength and

  • 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

  • RED HORSE Airmen lay the foundation for air power

    Airmen with the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron smooth and spread concrete at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, during construction on the close air support ramp, Jan. 31, 2017. The 557th ERHS Airmen are laying the foundation for an aircraft maintenance workshop and administration building. (U.S. Air

  • 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

  • Blood transshipment Airmen: The veins of the AOR

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Celina Garcia, a medical logistics technician with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group blood transshipment center, drives a 10K forklift in order to move a pallet of blood units at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2017. A selection of Airmen within the blood