The Qatari Armed Forces and the US Air Forces Central Command celebrated the handover of the reins of the new US Air Forces Central command, led by Major-General Derek France, succeeding Lieutenant General Alexus Grynkewich. The command is based in the State of Qatar.

The handover ceremony, which was held at Al Udeid Air Base, was attended by HE Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces, Staff Lieutenant-General (Pilot) Salem bin Hamad bin Aqeel al-Nabit, and ambassador of the United States of America to the State Timmy Davis, Commander of US Central Command Lieutenant-General Michael Kurilla, and several ambassadors and senior military commanders from the Qatari and American sides, and air force commanders, representatives of brotherly and friendly countries.
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