• 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

  • XP: the base’s front door

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Plans and Programs shop, also known as “XP,” is that first step. They are responsible for developing base’s plans, programs and policies; coordinating programming actions to resolve issues; and constantly analyzing the effectiveness of these programs.

  • 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.

  • HNCO: Handling Coordination with host nation

    Through deployments and temporary duties, part of being in the military involves traveling to foreign countries. The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Host Nation Coordination Office at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates is here to provide the link between the DoD and the UAE.

  • 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

  • The Flight Line at ADAB

    Airmen from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing execute the mission from the flight line at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 5-6, 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.

  • Improving Relations Through Friendship Games

    More than one hundred service members from the U.S., United Arab Emirates, and several coalition nations participated in the Friendship Games Feb. 6, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE. This semi-annual event used games to promote partnerships between the different countries.

  • 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,