Recent Iranian success at striking military and civilian infrastructure targets in the Persian Gulf region have led the American military to practice switching operational control of military operations from bases located within range of Iranian missiles to bases in the United States that are out of harm's way.

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An Air Force civilian has died at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in a "non-combat related incident," U.S. Air Forces Central Command announced on Friday.

Jason P. Zaki, 32, died on Wednesday while deployed to the 609th Air Operations Center from the Pentagon, an AFCENT news release says.

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A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, of Richmond, New Hamphire, April 21, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Miller was assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

A Dover-based airman deployed to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar died on April 19 in a non-combat related incident, defense officials announced on Monday.

Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, 24, was supporting U.S. operations in Afghanistan while assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the time of his death, according to the Pentagon.

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Shortly after his bomber squadron deployed to Qatar in August 2017, Lt. Col. Paul Goossen wrote a simple message on a whiteboard for all his airmen to see: “Stop drawing dicks.”

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Two US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted Russian Su-25 and Su-35 jets that crossed into the US's area of operation over Syria on Wednesday, and it highlights a downside to the US's top fighter jets.

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As many as 135 patients could have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis at a U.S. air base in Qatar because medical equipment wasn’t properly cleaned during examinations in an eight-year period.

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