• BAMS-D Global Hawks return home after 13-year mission

    After 13 years at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, the last U.S. Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk, attached to the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance—Demonstrator mission, left its hangar one final time on June 16, 2022. As a part of the BAMS-D mission, the U.S. Navy utilized the Global Hawk to provide

  • 380th AEW Airmen celebrate Juneteenth

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Juneteenth and Cultural Heritage Committees collaborated to organize a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The event welcomed more than 300 service members and civilians to take part in a celebration of independence

  • Brig. Gen. Lopez takes command of the 380th AEW

    Brig. Gen. David “Shotgun” Lopez assumed command from Brig. Gen. Andy “Spoo” Clark, the previous commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, June 7, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Assuming this role, Lopez will be responsible for the Airmen and assets of 10 unique squadrons as well as

  • UAE and U.S. Force’s join in semi-annual HAWKEX

    The United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center and the U.S. Air Forces Central Air Warfare Center partnered together to conduct the Hawk Exercise or HAWKEX, May 16 – 20 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. HAWKEX is a semi-annual combined-joint simulation exercise conducted to increase

  • Changes in Leadership a cause for ceremony at ADAB

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing held two group inactivation ceremonies and one squadron change of command ceremony this week spanning from 1-3 June, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. While the change of command for the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron is a regular rotation of

  • ADAB celebrates AAPI Month with cultural showcase

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Asian American Pacific Islander Association and Cultural Heritage Committee collaborated to organize an AAPI cultural showcase event on May 26, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The event welcomed more than 145 servicemembers and civilians to take part in

  • Colorado Reservists On Duty in UAE

    Senior Airman Gilbert La Febre III says he’s learned something about himself during his first deployment as a member of U.S. Air Force.

  • Pennsylvania Guardsmen on Duty in UAE

    From plumbers to chaplains and IT professionals to medics, about three dozen members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 171st Air Refueling Wing are on duty, forward deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.