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Introducing new AFCENT BandIntroducing new  ...
Introducing new AFCENT Band

The new AFCENT Band Touch 'N Go poses for a portrait at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The band is comprised of seven musicians deployed to Southwest Asia from the United States Air Forces in Europe Band located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - Senior Airman Crystal Cash, a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, focuses on an aircraft she is refueling Aug. 21 over Northern Iraq. The mission was to support fighter and reconnaissance aircraft conducting missions over Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - An U.S. fighter jet refuels from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - An U.S. fighter jet refuels from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - An U.S. fighter jet refuels from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - Senior Airman Crystal Cash, a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, focuses on an aircraft she is refueling Aug. 21 over Northern Iraq. The mission was to support fighter and reconnaissance aircraft conducting missions over Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - Air Force Capt. Ryan Christie, 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron mission commander, and a crew chief for the 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, does preflight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker. The aircraft is fitted with a drogue boom extension to fit specific aircraft from sister services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - Capt. Ryan Christie and 1st Lt. Kaylyn Leibrand discuss approach plans during an aerial refueling mission over Northern Iraq Aug. 21. The crew provides fuel to U.S. fighter and reconnaissance aircraft that are conducting operations over Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Fueling the fight: the air bridge in IraqFueling the  ...
Fueling the fight: the air bridge in Iraq

MIDDLE EAST - Capt. Ryan Christie, 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron mission commander, does preflight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker. Christie and his aircrew fly refueling missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and operations over Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 8/26/2014

Romania Air Base replaces Transit Center ManasRomania Air  ...
Romania Air Base replaces Transit Center Manas

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team load onto an U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Aug. 13, 2013, bound for Afghanistan from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. The flight is one of more than 500 deploying and redeploying transportation missions that the U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command and U.S. Air Force's 780th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron have supported since opening the transit hub in February 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 21st TSC, USAREUR)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Romania Air Base replaces Transit Center ManasRomania Air  ...
Romania Air Base replaces Transit Center Manas

Pvt. Brahim El Idrissi, a military police officer working in U.S. Forces Customs, briefs Soldiers and Marines redeploying Aug. 12, 2014 from Afghanistan back to the United States through Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. El Idrissi, of Cranston, R.I., is attached to the 202nd Military Police Company based out of Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 21st TSC, USAREUR)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Heat rises from the flight line as Airman 1st Class Connor Sweeney, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit hydraulic systems craftsman, moves equipment during a post flight inspection, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During post-flight inspections, the hydraulic systems craftsmen ensure the boom is functional and prepared for the next in-air refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Tech Sgt. Ryan Riley wipes sweat from his brow while he and Airman 1st Class Connor Sweeney, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit hydraulic systems craftsman, work together to adjust the aircrafts boom pod shaft, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen who perform maintenance on the flight line here endure stifling heat, sand and wind to keep air refueling aircraft and a multitude of other airframes constantly taking off and landing day and night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Senior Master Sgt. Ernie Goethe, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance unit senior, assists Senior Airman Darius Gamble, KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, to cover the aircrafts engine during post-flight maintenance, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During post flight inspections, maintainers inspect the aircraft from top to bottom, repair parts that aircrews have alerted them to and document the progress for the next maintenance shift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Maintainers assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, review the boom pod area of the KC-135 Stratotanker, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Stratotanker maintainers spend an estimated 24 hours to prepare the aircraft for an in-air refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Airman 1st Class Joseph Swartz (right), 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, laughs during a break from maintenance duties, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Swartz’s subtle New England accent cools the mood with jokes as the work pours in after sorties are flown all over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Staff Sgt. Justin Shortt, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, completes a 781A inspection form, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The inspection form organizes the maintenance process for Stratotankers maintenance crews to continue maintenance throughout multiple shifts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Senior Airman Geoffrey Irwin, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, marshals a Stratotanker, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Irwin taxis and marshals about twelve Stratotankers during a 12-hour duty day. Aircraft marshaling is visual signaling between ground personnel and pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

Braving the heatBraving the heat
Braving the heat

Airman 1st Class Joseph Swartz and Staff Sgt. Casey VanDeWeert, 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit KC-135 Stratotanker crew chiefs, replace the KC-135 drogue basket for routine maintenance, Aug. 5, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Airmen who perform maintenance on the flight line here endure stifling heat, sand and wind to keep air refueling aircraft and a multitude of other airframes constantly taking off and landing day and night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014

U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a biteU.S. AFCENT  ...
U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a bite

Tech. Sgt. John Kukan, Air Forces Central Band Starlifter guitarist, plays as solo during the bands dedicated show for the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Prior to the show, the 379th ESFS military working dog flight gave a show of force and explosive detection demonstration at the kennel, which was a first for the entire band and doubled as a training opportunity for the MWDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/19/2014

U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a biteU.S. AFCENT  ...
U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a bite

Airman 1st Class Denver Murphy, U.S. Air Forces Central Band Starlifter male vocalist, sneaks behind members of the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron during the bands dedicated show for the squadron. Prior to the show, the 379th ESFS military working dog flight gave a show of force and explosive detection demonstration at the kennel, which was a first for the entire band and doubled as a training opportunity for the MWDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/19/2014

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U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a bite

Tech. Sgt. John Kukan, U.S. Air Forces Central Band Starlifter guitarist, takes a bite from military working dog Robby during a show of force demonstration by the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Aug. 18, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The demonstration was a first for the entire band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/19/2014

U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a biteU.S. AFCENT  ...
U.S. AFCENT band goes out with a bite

Tech. Sgt. John Kukan, U.S. Air Forces Central Band Starlifter guitarist, listens to a briefing about military working dogs at the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron kennel, Aug. 18, 2014, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The MWD flight gave a show of force demonstration to the band prior to their last performance while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/19/2014

Humanitarian airdrop mission over IraqHumanitarian  ...
Humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq

Tech. Sgt. Lynn Morelly, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, watches 28,224 halal meals parachute to the ground during a humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014. The humanitarian aid includes bottled water and food which was delivered to displaced citizens in the vicinity of Sinjar, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
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Posted: 8/11/2014

    

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