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Question 1: Joint Base Balad was formerly known as al-Bakr AB, named in honor of ________, the president of Iraq from 1968-79.
Abd ar-Rahman al-BazzazAbdul Rahman ArifSaddam HusseinAhmed Hassan al-Bakr

Question 2: During most of the 1980s, it operated with at least a brigade level force, with two squadrons of ________ fighters.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15Mikoyan MiG-29Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

Question 3: Balad is the central logistical hub for forces in Iraq and the busiest air base in the world operated by the ________ and is currently the second busiest airport in the world.
Unified Combatant CommandJoint Chiefs of StaffUnited States Department of DefenseUnited States Secretary of Defense

Question 4: Joint Base Balad is also used extensively by aircraft of the ________, which have operated a wide range of types (rotary and fixed wing) from the base, in support of ongoing missions in the country.
British ArmyRoyal Air ForceLuftwaffeBritish Armed Forces

Question 5: The Army's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the Air Force's ________ is headquartered at JBB.
Tuskegee Airmen332d Air Expeditionary Wing455th Air Expeditionary Wing332d Fighter Group


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