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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.
Maintainers from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run from wing to wing to de-arm ordnance from the AV-8B Harrier II after landing April 16, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The Marines vessel cannot currently support their mission while it is undergoing a 10-day maintenance schedule. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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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