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  • ACC Commander: “You are the greatest of your generation”

    More than 300 members of Al Udeid Air Base filled the Coalition Compound Theater Oct. 21 to hear U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, share his perspective on several topics during an all-call event. A resounding message the general delivered was one of thanks. “Thank

  • ‘Mad Mules’ load P-19 ARFF vehicle onto ‘Herk’ to support OIR

    A C-130H Hercules was loaded with a 23,000 pound Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting vehicle in less than 20 minutes here today, under cargo lights on an otherwise pitch-black flightline, with dozens of Airmen making it happen. How, exactly?  Airmen from the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, 379th

  • Fire Muster: The AUAB Firefighter experience

    Service members deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar participated in the Fire Muster, a firefighter skills competition on Oct. 10, 2015. The competition featured numerous challenges for would-be fire fighters, including a skills obstacle course and water jousting. Nearly 100 people took part in the

  • 37th AMU BONES crew chiefs, keeping freedom in the skies

    The mighty B1-B Lancer is a storied airframe that was only supposed to fly for 20 years.  30 and some odd years later, the elusive B-1B is still the primary strike workhorse here, dropping several thousand bombs in the past year supporting OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. Managing the Lancer stable are

  • AFCENT Diversity Day ‘Mudder’ dirties dozens

    Deployed members participated in a Diversity Day Mud Run that was put together by over 60 volunteers from around the installation September 20, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The mud run challenged 106 runners with a two mile course that contained several challenges from low crawling, a T-wall

  • 340th EARS boom operator supports OIR, refueling legacies

    After being re-activated in 2003 and now part of one of the largest air campaigns in world history, the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and their fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers are relied upon by U.S. and coalition aircraft.  But planes can’t refuel themselves, can they?   A small percent