• Joint service participation in Dubai Airshow 2017

    Airmen, Sailors and Marines across U.S. Central Command displayed 10 Airframes and eight different weapons systems during the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The U.S. participated in the Dubai Airshow, a biennial event, to demonstrate a commitment to regional security, highlight the flexibility of airpower, and

  • Veterans Day while deployed

    Legacy, Honor, Freedom, Valor, and Patriotism. These are some of the underlying tones speaking to us on what we know as Veterans Day.Unfailingly for 98 years, America has remembered the uniformed members serving our country on November 11, first as Armistice Day, later renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

  • Exercise Desert Flag wraps up in Southwest Asia

     U.S. and coalition personnel wrapped up their participation in Exercise Desert Flag, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 30.Desert Flag, also known as Exercise IRON FALCON 16-2, is a three-week long joint and multilateral U.S. Air Forces Central Command-led exercise held

  • Exercise Desert Flag kicks off in Southwest Asia

    The Air Force Central Command Air Warfare Center kicked off the first exercise Desert Flag, three-week long joint-flying exercise, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 13. Desert Flag, also known as IRON FALCON 16-2, is a multilateral U.S. Air Forces Central Command-led exercise held

  • Referees of the airfield

    What does it take to support multiple U.S. and coalition aircraft on a 12,012-foot runway while keeping safety as the primary concern 24-hours a day, seven days a week?Airmen of airfield operations, composed of airfield management and air traffic control, ensure safe air and ground operations for

  • Keeping communication channels open

    Imagine, for a moment, that you have no wi-fi, no hardline telephone or internet access, no way to electronically communicate with anyone. How long would it take before you begin to panic?Airmen of the Expeditionary Communication Squadron client service technician shop are instrumental in keeping

  • Piecing together the bigger picture

    Many people balk at the idea of assembling a 1,000 piece puzzle. Imagine performing this task daily, except the puzzle pieces are actually the aircraft tasked with projecting airpower, saving lives and carrying critical supplies throughout the theater.Airmen with the Expeditionary Air Control

  • Hawk spots its prey

    Soaring through the atmosphere over 11 miles above the ground, a hawk glides nearly effortlessly, training its razor-sharp eyesight on its prey. The hawk circles and monitors the activity below, in anticipation of the right time to strike. However, instead of acting alone, this particular hawk sheds

  • Maintaining your balance

    Feeling anxious? Unable to focus? Dreading an impending event at home or work? We know that dizziness and exhaustion are often factors that hinder our ability to physically stand or walk upright. Likewise, stress, anxiety and depression can offset our mental stability. Luckily, service members do

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