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  • First A-10 sortie for 75 EFS generated at Al Dhafra AB

    Less than a week after the first aircraft arriving, the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron has successfully launched their first flying mission at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 6, 2023.Spirits of the pilots and maintainers were high at the prospect of starting missions ahead of

  • CAS aircraft arrive in Middle East

    The first A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft arrived in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2023.The combat air support aircraft arrived ahead of schedule following the approval for the platform to return to theater. They will fall

  • 380 AEW Forcible Entry Training

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Somers, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron member, prepares to use a battering ram to break down a door in a building that is slated for demolition at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2023. Defenders trained alongside 380th

  • Maj. Katia Pillot: Grit and grins

    For Maj. Katia Pillot, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron director of operations, 2022 was non-stop. She wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • U.S. Air Force partners with French Army for MQ-9 interoperability

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Maheep Gill (left), 62nd Expeditionary Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, Dan Joseph (center), L-3 Harris contractor, and French Army Master Sgt. Nicolas Eon, Battalion 5 CAV Regiment, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) watch a live feed from the U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper

  • 4-3 ADA transfers authority to 2-43 ADA

    The U.S. Army 4th Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment (4-3 ADA) transferred authority to the 2nd Battalion 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment (2-43 ADA), January 26, 2023, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

  • Passing the Sniff Test - Military Working Dogs keep ADAB secure

    The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron continues to “Hold the Line” at Al Dhafra Air Force Base, United Arab Emirates. In order to achieve that, consistent training, vigilance and teamwork are required to ensure nothing slips by undetected. Although the Defenders of ADAB are trained,

  • The Art in War - U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Castillo Paints 10th Mural at ADAB

    U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Castillo, a mobility specialist assigned to the 3-157th Field Artillery Regiment and Colorado National Guardsmen, provided outstanding service to the 380th air Expeditionary Wing by painting murals on T-walls throughout the Phantom compound. To avoid painting in temperatures