• Airmen share security skills with Saudi partners

    ESKAN VILLAGE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—Airmen with the 879th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted joint Ministry of Defense security training with members of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Military Police over the course of three weeks, culminating in an exercise. The training

  • Emotions travel down leash; Honoring fallen MWDs and their handlers

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—For some, having a canine companion is like having a tail-wagging best friend. For the U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, it means having another wingman whom they honor like their human counterparts. Personnel

  • Detection training takes K-9 skills to new heights

    U.S. Air Force military working dog Ben, with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, runs towards a C-17 Globemaster III during detection training at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 15, 2017. The training was designed to introduce the canines to a new environment that they may not have

  • In a tight spot: Maintenance Airmen hold confined space exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Williams, an aircraft fuel systems repair technician with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, looks into a mock fuel cell during a confined space training exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 14, 2017. Given the possible dangers associated with

  • Father, son reunited during first, last deployment

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Al Udeid AB serves as a major hub for military service members traveling throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, so crossing paths with someone you know  has proven to be a common occurrence. April 10 proved to be one such occasion when Chief Master Sgt.

  • Shaping the information war: Military information combats propaganda

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—In their quest to impose their will on others with malicious and destructive intent, ISIS have exerted their negative messages continuously through the use of media platforms like radio, television, newspapers, magazines and the internet.  A joint team of military

  • Aeromedical evacuation liaisons instruct patient movement across AOR

     AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— Liaison officers with the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron successfully completed their first mission advising over 120 medical personnel from both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army on aeromedical operations and patient preparation, March 22 to 29.The

  • Discipline in defense: Patrol Airmen drill response measures

    U.S. Air Force patrolmen with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron breach the threshold of an active shooter training facility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 30, 2017. Active shooter incident response training is conducted often for 379th ESFS Airmen due to the unpredictable nature

  • Security forces Airmen kick-off host nation relations

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron play soccer with Qatar Emiri Air Force Security Forces members at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 23, 2017. The Airmen participated in a friendly game of soccer held to give members a chance to interact with their host

  • First responders, medical Airmen exercise lifesaving abilities

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group and firefighters with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron lift a role player acting as a trauma patient at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 21, 2017. Scenarios like these are enacted to help first responders train and