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  • BMX riders fly over Al Udeid

    Under the canopy of Memorial Plaza, professional BMX riders with  Bikes Over Baghdad performed aerial maneuvers for base personnel April 20.  For at least one hour of their day more than 300 service members and civilians at Al Udeid AB were able to enjoy the experience with friends and witness a showcase of high jumps and tricks.  “We just want to
  • 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 consisted of three different groups totaling over 75
  • Active shooter exercise tests Airmen’s response

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing carry a simulated wounded airman to safety during an active shooter exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 17, 2017. The exercise tested the skills and abilities of Airmen to work with other units in order to gain a better understanding of each other’s roles in the event of a
  • 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 at Al Udeid AB did just that, commemorating
  • 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 had previous exposure to. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • VCSAF, CMSAF connect with Al Udeid Airmen

    U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visit Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 12, 2017. Throughout their visit, Wilson and Wright made stops to units across the wing, providing an opportunity for the Airmen to speak about
  • 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 working in a fuel cell, these Airmen counteract the
  • 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. Shawn Ricchuito, fire chief with the 379th
  • Commodities flight: Equipping and supplying Airmen

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— When it comes to being deployed, there are certain items and services that make the experience much more comfortable and enhance the quality of life. Whether it be amenities such as wireless internet or silverware, or items needed for smooth operations such as generators or air conditioning units to help with the intense
  • Ammo Airmen bring the boom

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Blom, left, and Staff Sgt. Woodrow Short, both ammo Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, attach a hardback installation to a guided bomb unit-31 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 6, 2017. The ammo Airmen ensure that the bombs built at Al Udeid are safe and working properly through their