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Lt. Gen. C. Q. Brown Jr., commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, speaks with Airmen and Soldiers at the Air Warfare Center following a change of command ceremony Aug. 12, 2015. He spoke on the importance of the Air Warfare Center’s relationships with Coalition partners, which sets the stage for how the U.S. Air Force conducts future Coalition operations. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Air Warfare Center change of command
Lt. Gen. C. Q. Brown Jr., commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, speaks with Airmen and Soldiers at the Air Warfare Center following a change of command ceremony Aug. 12, 2015. He spoke on the importance of the Air Warfare Center’s relationships with Coalition partners, which sets the stage for how the U.S. Air Force conducts future Coalition operations. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Senior Airman Anthony pours a concrete roof on a structure at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 28, 2015. Airman Anthony is a structural apprentice assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
RED HORSE: a legacy of leaving it better than how they found it
Senior Airman Anthony pours a concrete roof on a structure at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 28, 2015. Airman Anthony is a structural apprentice assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Senior Airman Garrett, Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron physiology support technician, left, and Airman First Class Christian, ERS physiology support technician, right, assist Lt. Col. David, ERS U-2 pilot, with donning a full pressure suit at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Aug. 7, 2015. U-2 pilots are required to wear the specialized suit due to the high altitudes they typically fly at. The physiological support detachment team is responsible for maintaining the suit, ensuring it functions properly and assisting pilots with donning the gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Sorties across the stratosphere, Dragon Lady gathers a world of intel for OIR
Senior Airman Garrett, Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron physiology support technician, left, and Airman First Class Christian, ERS physiology support technician, right, assist Lt. Col. David, ERS U-2 pilot, with donning a full pressure suit at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Aug. 7, 2015. U-2 pilots are required to wear the specialized suit due to the high altitudes they typically fly at. The physiological support detachment team is responsible for maintaining the suit, ensuring it functions properly and assisting pilots with donning the gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Senior Airman Jeremiah, Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crewmember, secures the bolts on a Guided Bomb Unit 31 version 3 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 30, 2015. The GBU-31 is a hardened target penetrator bomb manufactured here to meet the objectives of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE and FREEDOM SENTINEL, multi-national efforts to eliminate the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
MUNS Airmen generate explosive results in support of OIR
Senior Airman Jeremiah, Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crewmember, secures the bolts on a Guided Bomb Unit 31 version 3 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 30, 2015. The GBU-31 is a hardened target penetrator bomb manufactured here to meet the objectives of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE and FREEDOM SENTINEL, multi-national efforts to eliminate the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Senior Airman Alema searches the bottom of a vehicle for contraband and explosives at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 13, 2015. Airman Alema is a security forces member assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, vehicle search area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
The Gatekeepers: Defender's provide frontline security for Phantom Airmen
Senior Airman Alema searches the bottom of a vehicle for contraband and explosives at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 13, 2015. Airman Alema is a security forces member assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, vehicle search area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
An F-22 Raptor takes off from the runway during a combat sortie at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 9, 2015. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's military forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Raptors deliver kinetic, situational awareness capabilities against ISIL
An F-22 Raptor takes off from the runway during a combat sortie at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia July 9, 2015. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's military forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Diamonds in the desert
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Tech. Sgt.’s Jonathan, left, and Kermit, right, verify the local display of joint and coalition targets on a planned position indicator at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia June 29, 2015. The display is joined with others in the region to populate the air defense picture. Sgt. Jonathan is a radar craftsman and Sgt. Kermit is a radar crew chief assigned to the Expeditionary Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
Radar maintainers provide clear picture for warfighters
Tech. Sgt.’s Jonathan, left, and Kermit, right, verify the local display of joint and coalition targets on a planned position indicator at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia June 29, 2015. The display is joined with others in the region to populate the air defense picture. Sgt. Jonathan is a radar craftsman and Sgt. Kermit is a radar crew chief assigned to the Expeditionary Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

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380th Air Expeditionary Wing

Established in Southwest Asia in January 2002, the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing is home to approximately 3,000 personnel completing one of the most diverse combat wings in the Air Force. The wing is comprised of 4 groups and 16 squadrons. Its mission partners include an  Army air defense battalion and a Navy aerial maritime surveillance detachment.

 

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