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  • Operation Inherent Resolve

    A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II pilot with the 79th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, runs through preflight checklists before a personnel recovery training mission at Al Udeid AB, Feb. 6, 2020. The flexible design of the C-130 enables it to be configured for multiple different missions, allowing one
  • Devil Raiders strengthen defense forces in Saudi Arabia

    When it came to deploying scalable forces to reopen an air base in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Air Force knew just who to call: Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
  • AFCENT hosts first Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference

    For the very first time, the most senior enlisted leaders from 10 allied country’s Air Forces gathered in Sumter, South Carolina, to participate in a Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference hosted by Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, command chief of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Jan. 6 – 9, 2020. Throughout the four days, the conference members described the enlisted force structure of each country’s Air Force through international Air Force briefings, toured Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., discussed how to strengthen the noncommissioned officers in their respective service.
  • Deployed KC-10 refuels F/A-18 Hornets

    A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to receive fuel above the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 22, 2020. The 908th EARS, deployed with U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is
  • 908th EARS refuels Marine F/A-18 Hornets

    A U.S Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 22, 2020. The Hornet is the Marine Corps primary strike and air superiority aircraft providing force
  • Deployed KC-10 refuels F-15 Strike Eagles

    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies above the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 19, 2020. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to- ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Forces Central Commands’ posture to compete, deter, and
  • Operation Inherent Resolve

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies over the Arabian Gulf during an in-air refueling mission with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 17, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers U.S. Air Forces Central Command a global reach aerial refueling
  • Deployed KC-10 refuels A-10s

    U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly above the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 17, 2020. The Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate, global reach airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Daniel Snider)
  • Deployed KC-10 refueling mission

    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies above the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 15, 2020. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to- ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Forces Central Commands’ posture to compete, deter, and
  • USAF KC-135 conducts aerial refueling over Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over Afghanistan, Jan. 14, 2020. The 28th EARS, deployed with U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel to U.S. and coalition forces, enabling a constant presence in the area of responsibility.
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