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  • From flip phone to smart phone: AWACS gets an upgrade

    The first fully qualified crew under the new crew design for the E-3 G Airborne Warning and Control System reached their deployment location in September 2020.The new crew design, introduced in 2016, was inspired by the Block 40/45 Modernization Program update to the E-3 AWACS weapons system. As the Block 40/45 configuration enhances
  • CENTCOM commander visits Al Dhafra's joint forces

    U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander, U.S. Central Command, returns salutes from Airmen at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 13, 2020. Gen. McKenzie visited the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, which contributes to the command and control function of the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Exercise bolsters readiness and partnerships

    Airmen from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and United Arab Emirates Air Force participated in a Major Accident Response Exercise Thursday, Sept. 3 here. The exercise tested the ability of the 380th AEW leadership and emergency personnel to prepare for and respond to a mass casualty incident. Personnel from the UAE Air Force observed the exercise
  • UAE-U.S. Air Warfare Centers lead joint large force employment

    The coalition of U.S., French and Emirati Air Force’s conducted a two-day large force exercise staged from various locations on Aug. 24-25.The United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center led the exercise by forming two opposing teams, Red and Blue.  Blue’s mission was to execute an offensive counter air mission with an escort and strike component. 
  • U.S. Delegation visits Kingpin

    Members of the U.S delegation and 380th Air Expeditionary Wing convene at the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, September 1, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. U.S. Air Force Central Command strives to be an indispensable partner in the region, working to maximize regional capabilities in regards to mutual security concerns,
  • 380th ELRS moves F-35 engines

    Members of the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Terminal Operations Center wheel an F-35A Lightning II engine out of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, August 26, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. U.S. Air Force Central Command Airmen are executing a mission of national, regional, and global importance, delivering
  • Be aware, but don’t panic – fight the heat

    Team ADAB understands how hot it can get during these current times, and the populous isn't the only things that feels the effect from the heat. In this article, members from the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group and Civil Engineer Squadron discuss how base facilities are handling the weather, and what Airmen can do to help prevent potential issues in the future.
  • UAE C2 operators visit Kingpin

    Members of the United Arab Emirates Air Operations Center visited the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron (Kingpin), Aug. 24, 2020  here. Command and control operations exchange is vital in strengthening the partnership between the UAE and U.S., while working to maximize capabilities in regards to mutual security concerns. (U.S. Air Force
  • Determined Airman helps others while forging future path

     Inspired to join the Air Force by her grandfather, Senior Airman Kadaija Hill, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy technician, explored her options while looking for ways to fund her goal of becoming a doctor.However, her recruiter said she would not be able to get a medical job, according to Hill.“…So I kind of told him that if I
  • 380 ELRS Airmen train with the Army

    The Air Force and Army have a history of working together to ensure the defense of U.S. personnel and coalition partners. In this article, Airmen and Soldiers discuss the training given to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation unit by the 133rd Battalion, and the bond that continues to grow between the units.