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  • 380th AEW supports ACE exercise “Agile Tuskegee”

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing supported and participated in exercise “Agile Tuskegee” July 12-13, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The exercise, led by Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central), demonstrates the flexibility of U.S. airpower assets and its interoperability with partner nations

  • AFCENT Air Warfare Center changes command

    The Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) Air Warfare Center held a change of command ceremony July 15, 2022, at Erth Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Col. Jordan G. Grant, the previous commander of AFCENT AWC passed the guidon to Lt. Col Kevin Walsh.

  • Friesen takes command of 380th EMDS Phantom Medics

    Col. Stacey G. Friesen, the new commander of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, took command July 11, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The occasion was marked by the official activation of the 380th EMDS and the assumption of command ceremony.

  • New Valkyrie takes command of 62nd EATKS

    Maj. Nathan “PHOD” Erickson relinquished command of the 62nd Expeditionary Attack Squadron to Maj. Andrew “House” Leader July 6, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 62nd EATKS, which operates under the callsign Valkyrie, has a mission to employ, launch and recover MQ-9 Reapers for

  • Active Shooter exercise keeps emergency response Airmen resilient and ready

    Airmen assigned to seven 380th Air Expeditionary Wing units participated in an active shooter, explosive ordinance disposal exercise June 25, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The intent of the joint agency exercise was to evaluate emergency responders with no advance notice, in

  • Pride celebration brings color to 380th AEW

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Pride Committee collaborated to organize a “Pride Month Extravaganza” on June 23, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The event welcomed more than 100 servicemembers and civilians assigned to the 380th AEW and filled the Phantom pavilion area with

  • BAMS-D Global Hawks return home after 13-year mission

    After 13 years at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, the last U.S. Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk, attached to the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance—Demonstrator mission, left its hangar one final time on June 16, 2022. As a part of the BAMS-D mission, the U.S. Navy utilized the Global Hawk to provide

  • 380th AEW Airmen celebrate Juneteenth

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Juneteenth and Cultural Heritage Committees collaborated to organize a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The event welcomed more than 300 service members and civilians to take part in a celebration of independence

  • Brig. Gen. Lopez takes command of the 380th AEW

    Brig. Gen. David “Shotgun” Lopez assumed command from Brig. Gen. Andy “Spoo” Clark, the previous commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, June 7, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Assuming this role, Lopez will be responsible for the Airmen and assets of 10 unique squadrons as well as