• Al Dhafra Dental Team Keeps Focus on Mission

    Tucked away in the corner of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Dhafra Air Base, the dental clinic quietly engaged with more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers in November 2021, keeping those warfighting professionals fit to fight.“We are dealing with trauma cases, where someone gets hit in the

  • Secretary Austin Visits Al Dhafra Air Base

         U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visited Al Dahfra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 22, as part of a multi-day swing through the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility in Southwest Asia.     In a meeting with Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines deployed to the

  • Med lab tech learns resilience, growth while deployed

    Staff Sgt. Aubrey J. Eckley, a medical laboratory technician assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group here, wasn’t expecting to spend time at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, when she originally deployed from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, as

  • Veterans Day event pulls branches together

    Members of the U.S. Air Force’s 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, commemorated Veterans Day by participating in a friendly truck-pulling competition here, Nov. 11, 2021.The 380th AEW's Enduring 5/6 Group

  • ADAB’s Learning Resource Center propels education

    U.S. Service members who are working towards a degree or completing a professional certification program are in luck when they deploy to Al Dhafra Air Base thanks to the dynamic staff and vast resources provided by the base’s Learning Resource Center.The LRC at ADAB offers Professional Military

  • 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.