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  • ADAB Strike Eagles demonstrate agility and enhance regional defense

    An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach
  • ADAB enables kinetic strikes on ISIS stronghold

    An F-35A Lightning II from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-35A conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff
  • AFCENT Air Warfare Center builds critical partnership in the region

    Building partnerships. Maintaining trust. Strengthening capability. Supporting interoperability. These aren’t just buzzwords at the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Air Warfare Center. It’s the true business of what this small team of experts does, every day.   “We serve as Air Force air advisors here to provide expertise and assistance to Host
  • F-15Cs forward deploy in Exercise Hype Eagle

    The 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron forward deployed two F-15C Eagles and 14 maintainers from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to Prince Sultan Air Base, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of Exercise Hype Eagle.
  • Refueling the refuelers

    A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender aircrew returns to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Aug. 6, 2019. The crew supported F-35A Lightning II’s participating in exercise Agile Lightning as well as refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • AGE brings 'Mary Sue' back to life

    Senior Airman Maeson Bella, 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, attaches a fan to a newly rebuilt -86 engine July 30, 3019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Keeping the unit cool will increase the lifespan in the intense desert summer heat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • Weapons load crew arms F-15E Strike Eagle

    An F-15E Strike Eagle sits while waiting for an upcoming mission July 15, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions and is currently supporting surface combat air patrol operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris
  • Engineers execute Rapid Airfield Damage Repair

    Two 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels technicians cut concrete during a rapid airfield damage repair exercise July 26, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. By cutting the concrete it can be broken up and removed to be filled with fast-curing concrete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • 380th AEW fighters support combat air patrol missions in Arabian Gulf

    The F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are flying air operations in support of maritime surface warfare.
  • 380 AEW AWACS provide the big picture to combatant commanders

    Imagine a pilot flying their aircraft in theater. While the pilot has onboard sensors downloading, processing, and providing a lot of information during the flight, their systems have limited range. Staff Sgt. Joshua Payne, 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron senior surveillance technician, works within a crew that regularly reaches more than 20, each having their own specific purpose on a very technical level. Their role is to help the pilot expand this limited scope of data, and enable mission effectiveness.
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