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  • ADAB’s Learning Resource Center propels education

    U.S. Service members who are working towards a degree or completing a professional certification program are in luck when they deploy to Al Dhafra Air Base thanks to the dynamic staff and vast resources provided by the base’s Learning Resource Center.The LRC at ADAB offers Professional Military Education programs, educational counseling, onsite
  • NEO challenges push ADAB to new heights

    The military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, and ensuing takeover by the Taliban that necessitated the evacuation of 124,000 American citizens, Afghan special immigrant visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan, presented significant mission requirements to the Airmen at Al Dhafra Air Base.While ADAB was not one of the
  • Compass Call squadron inactivated after 20 years in theater

    The 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron was officially inactivated September 28, 2021 after almost twenty years of providing continual airborne electronic combat support to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.The squadron initially deployed with the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks in
  • Multilingual AF members assist team in transitioning Afghanistan evacuees

    When Abu Dhabi agreed to receive and host evacuees from Afghanistan in August, U.S. military service members were eager to support the mission in any way possible.A team of Airmen from Al Dhafra Air Base had just the skills to be able to assist the U.S. Embassy personnel, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Department of State and UAE Immigration,
  • Non-combatant evacuation operations through the eyes of an American Airman

    I am an American Airman. I am a Warrior. I have answered my Nation’s call.Three simple lines that translate into something so much bigger.  At first glance these are just words, but to Air Force members they are easily recognized as part of a creed. They’re not just words, but a promise that defines who we are and what we stand for. This is a
  • 380th POL’s million-gallon duties

    When it comes to providing direct support to the aircraft of Al Dhafra Air Base, including the E-3 Sentry, KC-10 Extender, and RQ-4 Global Hawk, the various types of fuel required play a key part in the mission. Fortunately, ADAB has some of the most talented Airmen in the world handling that fuel.
  • Sentry air battle manager crosses 8,000 flight hour mark concluding year-long deployment

    On his final flight wrapping up a year-long deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, the 380th Expeditionary Operations Group vice commander passed the 8,000 flight hour mark as he completed another mission on the E-3 Sentry aircraft at dusk on Sept. 3, 2021. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian “20” Hardeman, a senior air battle manager, spent the last year at
  • 380th AEW SAPR team lights the path of empowering Airmen

    Al Dhafra Air Base’s first lighting survey event was hosted by the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response team on Aug. 25, 2021.
  • Mission success for ‘unmanned’ KC-10 flight

    Throughout the day and night, air refueling missions regularly come and go out of Al Dhafra Air Base, delivering fuel to various aircraft in order to extend their time airborne in support of regional missions.However, on August 1, 2021, the KC-10 Extender aircraft taking off from ADAB was unlike all the rest: its mission was supported entirely by
  • 1st ECEG & 380th ECES Dirt Boyz lay the foundation for expansion

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffery Schepke, pavements and equipment apprentice, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES), uses a trowel to smooth out wet concrete at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2021. The 380th ECES provides a variety of light and heavy construction and repair capability across ADAB. (U.S. Air