Airmen with the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE squadron began work on a
pad at al Udeid AB, Qatar, that will allow maintainers of the 379th Air
Wing to work on aircraft under the cover of shade and on top of a
durable than asphalt. "Whenever an aircraft sits on asphalt for a long
time, it leaks jet fuel that creates potholes and other imperfections,
wanted to replace the pavement with concrete that will last a much
said SSgt. Nathaniel Curtis, 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron crew
leader, in a June 27 base release. The new 40-foot by 160-foot pad is
for completion in August; it will be an extension of an existing
states the release. It will be able to support the weight of aircraft
such as KC-135s, which frequent the base, a hub of US air activity in
East. (Al Udeid report by SSgt. Ciara Wymbs)
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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