• Apheresis Airmen: Fangs of the AOR

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— After more than two years of planning and execution, the apheresis element of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Udeid AB became fully operational March 6. This team of four Airmen is dedicated to providing platelet product, tiny blood cells that help form clots to

  • Aerospace medical technicians 'middlemen' to recovery

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—The movement of patients from a war zone to a hospital doesn’t happen instantaneously; there are many stages between the departure and arrival of those individuals to their final destination.  To assist with that journey, aerospace medical technicians with the 379th

  • 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

  • Al Udeid Airmen exemplify service, build relations

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—For the last 15 years, the American School of Doha has upheld the tradition of hosting the annual ASD Friendship Festival and has routinely welcomed military personnel. This year was no different, allowing Airmen from Al Udeid AB to lend a helping hand at the event, Feb. 24.

  • Deployed together: Married Airmen share unique experience

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— The sky tints with a grey haze, damp concrete calmly reflects ramp lights in the distance, and a light mist dampens the sage uniform worn by Senior Airman Sylvia Feigum as she illuminates the orange marshaling wands in her hands. After she crosses her arms above her head

  • Electrical systems Airmen save energy, light the dark

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Corey Martin, an electrical systems apprentice with the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, adjusts a light fixture at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 22, 2017. This particular light fixture was a solar-powered low-emitting diode light that collects the sun’s

  • 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,

  • 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