• ISR platforms level-up in Agile Combat Employment capstone

    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing conducted rapid airpower movements in support of a U.S. Air Forces Central Agile Combat Employment capstone event from Feb. 28 to March 4.

  • Fighting Falcons soar at sunset

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron lands at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2020. The F-16 is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack while providing a low-cost, high-performance weapon system for

  • 380 ELRS Airmen train with the Army

    The Air Force and Army have a history of working together to ensure the defense of U.S. personnel and coalition partners. In this article, Airmen and Soldiers discuss the training given to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation unit by the 133rd Battalion, and the

  • Exercise "Enduring Lightning II" strikes again

    U.S. Air Force Central Command and the Israeli Air Force conducted the exercise "Enduring Lightning II" on Aug. 2, 2020 in the skies over southern Israel. It is the second joint exercise between the two countries involving the F-35.The IAF's 140th Squadron, which operates the "Adir" (F-35I) fighter

  • F-35 crews conquer new territory in CENTCOM AOR

    The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron did something in early July which had never been done before by an F-35A Lightning II unit - go into alert status.The squadron performed alert status exercises to provide the necessary data points to mission planners with the U.S. Air Force Central Command

  • Acting SecArmy visits ADAB, discusses role in regional defense

    Ryan D. McCarthy, the acting Secretary of the Army, visited Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, during a trip to the Arabian Gulf region Sept. 20, 2019. The secretary received a mission brief from Airmen assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, specifically discussing counter-unmanned