• 380 AEW AWACS provide the big picture to combatant commanders

    Imagine a pilot flying their aircraft in theater. While the pilot has onboard sensors downloading, processing, and providing a lot of information during the flight, their systems have limited range.Staff Sgt. Joshua Payne, 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron senior surveillance

  • 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

  • 380th ELRS FaRM: Repairing firetrucks and refuelers

    Whenever there is an issue involving specialty vehicles at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, that is when the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Firetruck and Refueling mechanics gets to work.

  • 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.

  • ELRS “Loggies” provides the magic behind movements

    There is a trio of Airmen working behind the scenes to ensure every piece of cargo and every member of Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, has transportation in and out of the Area of Responsibility. The 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, commonly referred to

  • 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

  • Keeping ADAB operational all night long

    Even when the sun vanishes into the horizon, the mission does not stop. In order to provide 24/7 operations at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 380th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s night shift members provides maintenance inspection to keep the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control