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  • 8th EAMS celebrates Ochoversary

    On this day in 1944, the 8th Air Cargo Resupply Squadron activated in preparation for service in World War II. Today, the now designated 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, affectionately known as “The Mighty Ocho,” celebrates our “Ochoversary” while we reflect on our heraldry, our modern history, and look to the horizon for what lies ahead.
  • JB Charleston supports 8th EAMS mission at AUAB

    A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, deployed to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron taxis before a mission, Aug. 28, 2020, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The C-17 is designed to airdrop 102 paratroopers with their accompanying equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Battles)
  • 8th EAMS keeping AUAB runways clear of FOD

    Members of the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron perform a foreign object debris (FOD) flight line walk, Aug. 28, 2020, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. FOD walks are performed regularly to ensure flight lines are clear of debris that could cause injury to personnel or damage to government property. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael
  • A bird’s eye-view of AUAB Ravens, FAST teams

    Aircraft from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, frequently deploy across the 20 nations that make up the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility to deliver and receive cargo and provide combat and humanitarian support. It takes a team of personnel to see a mission through to the end, among those are Airmen whose duty is ensuring safety of the plane and all aboard once it has arrived at the destination.
  • 8 EAMS Airmen execute rapid global mobility during COVID-19 pandemic

    Airmen with the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, are an integral part of the logistics and supply chain both in and out of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. If a mission-critical piece of equipment or a service member needs moved, 8 EAMS is more than likely involved.During the Coronavirus Disease
  • Al Udeid-based C-17s link AFRICOM, CENTCOM

    Crews from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently completed multiple cargo missions with the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to U.S. Africa Command, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, with the most recent mission, Aug. 28.
  • POL: Pumping the “life blood” of fuel to Air Operations

    The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing is the largest expeditionary wing in the world. At the heart of the Wing is a team of Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fuels Management Flight, who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that the aircraft assigned here are receiving the “life blood” of fuel that to support operations in the U.S. Air Forces Central command area of responsibility.
  • AMC Command Chief visits the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mark Redden, Command Chief with the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, visits airmen with the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 6, 2017. Redden was accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Mobility
  • US, Qatar Emiri Air Forces build relations, fix aircraft

    The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft is crucial to Air Mobility Command’s airlift mission at Al Udeid, enabling the movement and supply of warfighters throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. When two C-17’s were grounded here due to the need for extensive maintenance, Airmen with the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron immediately began preparations to fix them.
  • A gut reaction: Air mobility Airman stops robbery in progress

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—For members of the U.S. armed forces, the core values of each service function as a set of principles meant to guide their actions and behavior both on and off duty.   Having embraced those same values for much of his life, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lothrop, an air transportation standardization and evaluations program lead
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