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The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Honor Guard presents the colors during the change of command ceremony July 1, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The ceremony played both national anthems for the United States and the United Arab Emirates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
Airman 1st Class Ryan Bayles, 908th Expeditionary Refueling Squadron boom operator, tests an oxygen mask June 19, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Oxygen masks provide aircrew with air if the cabin loses pressurization or if fumes enter the cabin preventing hypoxia and potentially a crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
Three F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina prepare to land at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2019. The F-15E’s joined ADABs inventory of other fighters to include F-15C Eagles and F-35A Lightning IIs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
Two F-35A Lightning IIs conduct a mission with a full loadout of six GBU-49 small glide munitions and two AIM-9x Sidewinder missiles in May. The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group Airmen built and loaded the munitions onto the fifth-generation fighter.
An RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot from the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron and a Crew Chief from the 380th Hawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit, share what they do for the mission every day, here at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE.
1 minute 10 second video package of SSgt Michael Mason, Boom Operator, deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE. Sgt Mason is assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron and talks about his love for the job. During the flight, Sgt Mason refueled several F-35 Lightning II and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft.
The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing hosted events daily during Police Week 2019 on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Members across ADAB came together to honor and remember law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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About 380 AEW

380 AEW


The USAF was established to provide our nation a corps of professionals dedicated to control and exploitation of the Air domain to secure our nation’s interests.


The 380 AEW is a forward-deployed group of those professional Airmen charged with executing the AFCENT Commander’s mission.



Deliver Decisive Airpower across all 5 Air Force core missions, Develop Enduring Relationships with host nation/coalition partners and stand ready to Defend the Region against any adversary.



The 380th AEW will be an enduring Airpower center of gravity in support of U.S. interests and regional stability.



  • People - Motivated, Fit/Fed and Connected
  • Deliver Decisive Airpower
    • 100% Air Tasking Order execution
    • Fully mission capable aircraft and Command and Control
  • Develop Relationships
    • Military to Military engagement at all levels
    • U.S. Development Area construction efforts
  • Defend the Region
    • Rediness for the Combined Defense of the Arabian Gulf
    • Posture for follow-on forces/Force Protection and Operations Security