An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 380th EMXS nondestructive inspection detects imperfections

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maverick Shuler, 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection specialist, applies florescent penetrant to a metal object at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2021. The florescent penetrant allowed Shuler to better inspect the