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  • Air Coalition stands in solidarity with French partners

    In the early morning hours of July 14, before the attack in Nice, France, distinguished visitors and Coalition military members  gathered here to celebrate the French holiday, Bastille Day, that honors Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. France is one of 20 nations supporting the air Coalition that

  • The Ochos keep ‘em moving

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin Taylor, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Aircraft Maintenance Flight instruments and flight controls craftsman, and Staff Sgt. Josh Budinich, 8th EAMS MXA aero repair craftsman, conduct a preflight inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III June 30 here. 8th EAMS Airmen

  • AUAB air traffic controllers keep combat mission moving

    Air Traffic Control Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron manage the flow of aircraft through all aspects of their flight June 13, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. ATC Airmen facilitate the safety and efficiency of air traffic on the ground and in the air by communicating

  • Firefighters beat the heat

    Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department provide word-class fire and emergency service where they protect lives and properties from all hazards. In addition, they also provide premier fire and emergency services and host a robust fire prevention and education

  • JSTARS gives ground forces eyes

    Crew chiefs from the 7th Expeditionary Air Mobility Unit perform a foreign object damage walk prior to the aircraft taxiing in the runway June 8, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. FOD, or foreign object damage, is a hazard for aircraft and other precision equipment. Suction caused by the air intake

  • Grand Slam Wing commemorates Memorial Day

    Members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing gather for a Memorial Day ceremony May 30, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United State of America. The day originated in the years

  • Serving family and country: EOD craftsman balances family, mission

    A young five-year-old boy stood in front of his kneeling father in a hotel room, the boy weighed down with 50 pounds of tactical body armor. The gear weighed more than the boy. Tech. Sgt. Kelly Badger, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, placed his hand

  • Base bosses build bombs with Airmen

    Airman First Class Tyler Anderson, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight conventional maintenance crew member, teaches Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Good, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, about the fuze unit-63 initiator for a guided bomb unit May 10, 2016, at Al Udeid Air

  • Force protection Airmen halt flaming steam roller

    The night shift was almost over when Senior Airman Jacob Holtje and Senior Airman Israel Moore, both 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron force protection escorts, noticed  orange smoke in the sky coming from an area where contractors were working while conducting their last zone security of