• AFCENT Tankers fuel the fight

    In the fight against Da'esh and the Iraqi counteroffensive to liberate Mosul, no nation works alone. In the skies, a Coalition of pilots from 19 nations work tirelessly to dismantle, disrupt and ultimately destroy Da'esh by striking infrastructure, roadways and other high-value targets

  • Weather Airmen keep mission moving

    For most people deployed in the desert, the only concern with the weather is how uncomfortably hot it’s going to be when the work day starts. But changes in the weather play a huge role in how several missions around base are conducted, and without accurate forecasts and environmental intelligence,

  • New AFCENT commander provides mission focus

    Less than two weeks into his new role as the leader of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian visited the men and women of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location, August 1.  “The best part about this job is getting back with Airmen and seeing the energy,

  • 380th AEW welcomes Vice President and Dr. Biden

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, met with more than 1,000 service members assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and their coalition partners from five nations at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 7, 2016.   Brig. Gen. Daniel Orcutt, 380th AEW

  • Precision strikes keeping enemy on target

    Lessons learned in past conflicts have now made it possible to bomb enemy targets within just a few feet to reduce collateral damage, a top Air Force commander said Feb. 25 at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

  • CFACC pays visit to 380th AEW

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command Commander, Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr. made a brief visit here to see U.S. and coalition forces, Feb. 11, 2016. Brown oversees contingency plans and air operations for the AFCENT area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia. As part of AFCENT, the

  • Hawk spots its prey

    Soaring through the atmosphere over 11 miles above the ground, a hawk glides nearly effortlessly, training its razor-sharp eyesight on its prey. The hawk circles and monitors the activity below, in anticipation of the right time to strike. However, instead of acting alone, this particular hawk sheds

  • Hawk soars past 10,000 flying-hour milestone

    Shortly before dawn Mar. 7, an RQ-4 Global Hawk embarked on an Operation Inherent Resolve mission that sent the aircraft soaring past the 10,000 flying hour milestone at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft 2019, or “A2019”, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model