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An overhead view of a tent city built for U.S. military personnel at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. This area of the base was named Camp Andy in memory of Master Sgt. Evander Earl "Andy" Andrews, a civil engineer who died on October 10, 2001, in a construction accident.  
Al-Udeid Air Base

Location: 20 miles south of Qatari capital, Doha.

Personnel: About 3,300 U.S. military, mostly Army, plus pre-positioned equipment.

Units: 379th Air Expeditionary Wing; 44th, 340th and 379th Expeditionary Air Refueling squadrons; 434th and 911th Air Refueling Wings; and 93rd Air Control Wing, according to military research group Globalsecurity.org.

Aircraft: Force includes KC-10 and KC-135 tankers, B-52 bombers, EA-6 electronic warfare aircraft and E-8C Joint Stars reconnaissance planes.

Role: The $1.4 billion base has the longest runway (2.8 miles) in the region and can accommodate up to 120 aircraft. Early in the Afghanistan campaign, F-16 fighters and E-8C Joint Stars reconnaissance planes that monitor ground units were based here, along with refueling tankers.
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