• Safety team ensures well-being, protection for all personnel

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing safety shop at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is divided into three sections – flight, occupational, and weapons. These sections oversee safety for the installation, ranging as broadly as the Airmen constantly working to weapons such as hand grenades.
  • Joint training strengthens Air Force, Army collaboration

    Airmen and Soldiers practiced Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield explosives (CBRNE) training techniques and procedures Feb. 22, 2019, as part of a joint decontamination training event. The event was the conclusion of a four phase curriculum. Participants from the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and the1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, shared CBRNE best practices and tested their response proficiency during the training.
  • Controlling Aircraft ‘Beyond Line of Sight’

    One of the assets flying missions from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is the EQ-4 Global Hawk. This remotely piloted aircraft required coordination with other bases to control it in air but, by utilizing technology this process can now be conducted locally.
  • 609 AOC showcases mission to Sumter civic leaders

    Ten civic leaders from the local area visited the 609th Air Operations Center Detachment 1, here, Jan. 25 to learn more about its mission.
  • Advanced roof inspection technologies among eight finalists for AFIMSC’s inaugural ‘Innovation Rodeo’

    One in a series profiling our AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo finalists. For more on the finalists and rodeo results, visit https://www.afimsc.af.mil/Innovation/
  • U.S., Qatari ‘defenders’ pioneer bilateral relationship

    At Al Udeid, select security forces members from the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Sqadron take on an ambassadorship role, pioneering bilateral interoperability with their Qatar Military Police counterparts during “Spartan Patrols.” These patrols, which team U.S. Air Force and QMP ‘defenders’ together, regularly search the exterior of Al Udeid Air Base to ensure no vulnerabilities emerge.
  • Combat metals: 'The Modern Day Blacksmiths'

    While there are a lot of precautionary measures in place to prevent bird strikes and other aircraft incidents, they are not one-hundred percent preventable. When these incidents occur, there’s a small group of Airmen who are called upon to do patchwork to get the aircraft back to base, and to fix the damage as quickly as possible to mitigate ground time for the aircraft. These Airmen and what they do is not completely well known. But, their impact on the flying mission is felt across the maintenance world.
  • F-15C Eagles fly in support of CJTF-OIR

    A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle flies in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Feb. 11, 2019. The tactical fighters are deployed to the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility to provide stability in the region. U.S. Air Forces Central Command Airmen operate any time, any place and under any conditions in order to
  • Resilient airpower through distributed operations

    Amidst a historic natural disaster characterized as a one-in-a-1,000 years flood, U.S. Air Force Central Command proved they could continue providing credible airpower across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility using distributed operations.
  • Electricians keeping ADAB lit

    Whether it’s for a group of crew chiefs performing pre-flight checks in a hangar or for Security Forces Airmen patrolling the base at night, there needs to be light. The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s electrical systems shop are the ones in charge of making it happen.