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B-1 Operations out of Qatar

A B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 34th Bomb Squadron departs from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2017. This departure marks the airframe’s first mission in the U.S. Air Force Central Command's area of operations in more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)

A B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 34th Bomb Squadron departs from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2017. This departure marks the airframe’s first mission in the U.S. Air Force Central Command's area of operations in more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)

A B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 34th Bomb Squadron departs from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2017. This departure marks the airframe’s first mission in the U.S. Air Force Central Command’s area of operations in more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)

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US Marine F-35B in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (Oct. 14, 2018) An F-35B Lightning II attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 is chocked and chained on the flight deck as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrives in Doha, Qatar. Essex is a flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)

DOHA, Qatar (Oct. 14, 2018) An F-35B Lightning II attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 is chocked and chained on the flight deck as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrives in Doha, Qatar. Essex is a flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)

DOHA, Qatar (Oct. 14, 2018) An F-35B Lightning II attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 is chocked and chained on the flight deck as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrives in Doha, Qatar. Essex is a flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman/Released)

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B-52 Operations out of Qatar

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018. The mission was the last flight for the squadron before heading back to the U.S.. After two years of B-52 squadrons, the B-1 Lancer will arrive to continue the operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018. The mission was the last flight for the squadron before heading back to the U.S.. After two years of B-52 squadrons, the B-1 Lancer will arrive to continue the operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018. The mission was the last flight for the squadron before heading back to the U.S.. After two years of B-52 squadrons, the B-1 Lancer will arrive to continue the operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)