Feature Stories


U.S. military women show support at historic Lebanese graduation
August 2, 2022
Women from the U.S. Navy, Army National Guard and Air Force attend a graduation ceremony at the Lebanese Army Military Academy in Fayadiyeh, Lebanon, Aug. 1, to support the first group of women who graduated from the academy and into the field of combat arms.

380 ELRS Airmen train with the Army
August 25, 2020
Army Specialist Jose Arellano (left), instructor for the 133rd Battalion, gives instructions to lift the pallet of the M1075 Palletized Load System, as Air Force Senior Airman Aiden Penrod, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation apprentice, looks on, July 22, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

USAF, USA bring joint humanitarian aid to Beirut
August 7, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare to load humanitarian aid supplies onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 6, 2020, bound for Beirut, Lebanon. U.S. Central Command is coordinating with the Lebanese Armed Forces and U.S. Embassy-Beirut to transport critical supplies as quickly as possible to support the needs of the Lebanese people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Fejerang)

Joint training strengthens Air Force, Army collaboration
February 27, 2019
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brett Sanchez, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES) emergency management Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield explosives (CBRNE) response NCO in charge, takes off Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear during a joint decontamination exercise Feb. 22, 2019, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force and Army participants from the 379th ECES and the 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, shared CBRNE best practices, and tested their response proficiency during the training. The event was the conclusion of a four phase training curriculum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

Army Ground Liaison Officer connects ground intent to air action
February 21, 2019
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Hartranft, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron ground liaison officer, stands in front of the 9th EBS T-Wall at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 6, 2019. The GLO translates the ground units’ intent into action in the air, also known as green to blue. His job is to translate green to blue and blue to green between ground commanders and the combined forces air component commander; integrating and synchronizing air and ground operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Travis Beihl)