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  • USO Summer Tour Visits Red Tails

    Hundreds of U.S. and Joint Coalition service members got a chance to meet celebrities and relax during the 2019 USO Summer Tour on July 5.
  • U.S. Air Force's F-35A performs first sortie during Middle East deployment

    An F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron dons an anti-gravity suit in preparation for the first combat sortie in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility April 26, 2019, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The fleet of F-35s deployed from the 4th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base,
  • UTANG Airmen far from home, bringing the fight

    Far from home in a deployed environment, many components make up the complex, yet dynamic mission. Members of the Utah National Guard, also known as UTANG, are one of those key components here at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • AUAB power projection: Aeromedical Evacuation

    If any servicemember throughout U.S. Central Command needs medical care beyond what they are able to receive locally, they don’t need to worry. The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron has them covered.
  • QA making sure it’s done right

    Going the extra step to ensure things are done the right way is what the Air Force is about. This precaution is pertinent to Airmen’s safety and the Air Force’s mission. The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group Quality Assurance team is responsible for serving as the primary technical advisory agency to the Maintenance Group commander. This group of Airmen act as a force of safety for anything having to do with the flight line.
  • Zeroing weapons, increasing Defenders’ lethality

    The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron participated in firing live rounds for the first time in nearly four years at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2019.
  • Ammo Flight: more than building bombs

    Aircraft have a multitude of capabilities. One of the most vital is dropping bombs and other munitions. Whether it’s for joint-force training or in combat, there are Airmen on the ground responsible for getting those munitions where they need to be.
  • Father & Son’s first and last deployment

    From father and son, to Senior NCO and Airman, Master Sgt. Jonathan Herrera and Senior Airman Anthony Castro, both assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants flight, are experiencing their first and last deployments together at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • Sharing the fight: married couple deploys together

    The military lifestyle can be stressful for families, and a family member deploying can add to that stress. But in rare cases, deployments don’t necessarily mean being apart.
  • EM, Fire Dawgs stay ready through HAZMAT Exercise

    The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and Emergency Management flights conducted an outdoor hazardous material exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, Jan. 4.
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