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  • Teal Team 6 inducted, charged with special mission

    Twenty-nine U.S. Air Force and Army members took an oath to serve on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s newest Teal Team 6 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2021.This initiative is part of a DoD-wide effort to develop and implement proactive strategies to create a respectful culture and prevent and reduce incidents of sexual
  • You’ve Got Mail – The faces behind everyone’s favorite email

    Six months. One hundred and eighty days. Four thousand three hundred and twenty hours. There are lots of ways to count the amount of time that deployed members are away from home, family, spouses, children, parents, and pets and all of the missed birthdays, anniversaries, promotions and graduations in between.In a world dominated by text messaging
  • 380th ELRS water & fuel systems maintainers fuel the fight

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Patrick Chittenden and Senior Airman Greibin Segura Guerrero, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water & fuel systems maintenance technicians, and Senior Airman Jose Salazar, 380th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron (ELRS) fuels facilities technician, detach a gas nozzle from a fuels truck after collecting
  • Gibb’s family getaway

    For a young Airman, heading out on a first deployment can be a stressful time. You’re tasked to go to an unfamiliar place, usually halfway across the world. There are new climates, time zones, and cultures, all which require acclimation. You’re separated from your pets, friends, and family. There’s always the opportunity to pack small mementos that
  • Hard work and dedication; female fighter pilot makes deployment debut with 494th FS

    Success is not defined by gender. It is a culmination of hard work, dedication and in the story of Air Force Capt. Miranda Bray, 494th Fighter Squadron pilot, the seemingly endless number of hours allocated to training in order to be exactly who and what she wanted to be.Bray joins the ranks of Jeannie Leavitt, Christine Mau, and Kim Campbell,
  • New commander continues charge for 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Clark assumed command of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing from U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Larry Broadwell during a change of command ceremony at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, June 8. The ceremony was officiated virtually by Lt. Gen. Gregory Guillot, commander, 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central), who
  • AWACS E-3 Sentry crew participates in Desert Mirage III

    An E-3 Sentry crew assigned to 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron participates in joint exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2021. The E-3 crew, members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, participated in Desert Mirage III – the third iteration of a bilateral event designed to enhance the interoperability
  • Deployed reconnaissance squadron flies inter-COCOM mission

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch an RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron (ERS) at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2021. Based in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the 99th ERS supported a U.S. European Command
  • Soldiers conduct Patriot emplacement training at Al Dhafra

    U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion convoy out to perform a survivability jump at Al Dhafra Air Base (ADAB), United Arab Emirates, May 5, 2021. During the survivability jump the unit sets up an alternate battle position to commence active defense of ADAB.
  • Medics distribute next batch of COVID-19 vaccines

    U.S. Army and Air Force troops receive their vaccinations at the COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 1, 2021. This is the second large batch of the Janssen vaccine received by the 380th EMDG, with a total of 1,400 vaccines to be administered to Department of Defense personnel in country.