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A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group conducts pre-flight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker before it departs in support of Operation Agile Spartan at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 19, 2023. This exercise not only highlighted AUAB’s commitment of maintaining readiness and deterrence toward adversaries in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, but also the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing’s ability to rapidly generate combat airpower and engage in agile combat employment scenarios. The month-long, multinational operation demonstrated interoperability between regional partners, improved response capabilities, and further enhanced security throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leon Redfern)
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