• 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

  • Hitting the gym: An Airman’s means to resiliency

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—A loud and arduous grunt escapes from the petite, unassuming female Airman gripping onto a bar holding 285 pounds. Her face flushes red as she squats down to thrust the impressive amount of weight back up.  Weightlifting can be defined as a means to measure strength and

  • RED HORSE Airmen lay the foundation for air power

    Airmen with the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron smooth and spread concrete at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, during construction on the close air support ramp, Jan. 31, 2017. The 557th ERHS Airmen are laying the foundation for an aircraft maintenance workshop and administration building. (U.S. Air

  • Blood transshipment Airmen: The veins of the AOR

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Celina Garcia, a medical logistics technician with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group blood transshipment center, drives a 10K forklift in order to move a pallet of blood units at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 27, 2017. A selection of Airmen within the blood

  • 379th ECS post office Airmen push parcels

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— In an effort to provide military personnel, their families and other authorized users mail services wherever they may be, the military postal service, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, is operated by military personnel around the world.  Airmen with the 379th

  • Shaping the total force: Guardsmen in the theater

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—During a visit here, Jan. 4, Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice delivered a message of continued resiliency as he expressed his gratitude to members serving in the ANG and encouraged them on the rest of their deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of

  • Civil engineer Airmen light up the new year

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— A team of four creative 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen restored a three-year-old New Year’s Eve ball to light up the night at Al Udeid in celebration of the upcoming new year, 2017.   It all started when Staff Sgt. Kimberly Douglas, a contracting office

  • 8th EAMS expedites the fight

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—“You need it, we move it.” That is the saying of Airmen with the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron who enable rapid global mobility every day here at one of U.S. Central Command’s busiest en route stations.“We are the middle man for the area of responsibility, and