• EC-130H Compass Call protects and enhances regional airpower capabilities

    Over the past month, the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, has flown in two multi-nation, large force employment exercises that strengthened integration capabilities with CENTCOM partners and allies.The Compass Call, flown by the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, 380th Air Expeditionary

  • Night owl maintainers launch Global Hawks

    Maintainers assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to taxi a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2021. The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite

  • Deployed aircraft maintainers enable 'dynamic force employment'

    380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS) Airmen prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons to deliver combat airpower at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 16, 2020. The 380th EAMXS and the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s presence in the region highlights the Air Force's

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.