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  • A seat at the decision table: leadership lessons from three colonels

    There’s a subtle change taking place in the U.S. Air Force, one that could be missed if not consciously noted in the day-to-day battle rhythm of generating airpower.
  • Night owl maintainers launch Global Hawks

    Maintainers assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to taxi a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2021. The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
  • 380th AEW honors fallen fighter pilot

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing honored the late Capt. Dee “Piston” Imlay, 391st Fighter Squadron F-15 pilot, with a memorial ceremony to commemorate the nine-year anniversary of his death here, March 28.
  • ISR platforms combine capabilities in integration exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Caleb Palompo, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals out an EC-130H Compass Call at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2021. The Compass Call participated in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance integration exercise which ensures U.S. and partner forces carry
  • AWACS crew eyes over the battle

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron manage the airspace over Southwest Asia, March 12, 2021. In support of air-to-ground operations, the E-3 can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close-air support for friendly ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • Al Dhafra medics receive, distribute first large batch of COVID-19 vaccines

    Medics of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group distributed more than 1,300 vaccines this week to service members from the U.S. Air Force and U.S Army, alongside local Department of Defense contractors.
  • ISR platforms level-up in Agile Combat Employment capstone

    Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing conducted rapid airpower movements in support of a U.S. Air Forces Central Agile Combat Employment capstone event from Feb. 28 to March 4.
  • From Kingpin to Queenpin: Women's History Month takeover

    Women’s History Month came to fruition in the United States in 1987. Since then, women have continued breaking barriers throughout the world. The 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron made history this month by becoming the first in Command and Control Battle Management Operations history to derive a tactical team on the floor comprised entirely of women, to include the Maintenance Operation Center, Mission Planning Cell and Intel, which the team dubbed “Queenpin.”
  • Capstone event validates AFCENT ACE capabilities

    U.S. Air Forces Central conducted an Agile Combat Employment capstone event across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Feb. 28 through March 5, 2021. ACE is a concept that leverages networks of bases, multi-capable Airmen, pre-positioned equipment and airlift operations to rapidly deploy and maneuver around the globe.
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