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  • 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

  • Airman overcomes series of challenges relying on superb resiliency

    It was the first night in a while that she’d slept so soundly. Unfortunately, it was the one night she wishes she hadn’t. Murphy’s Law continued a long streak of unfolding in Janelle’s life. One incident after another. It was enough to yank the cheer right out of the average person, but not her.

  • 380th EFD conducts exercise with ADAB leadership

    U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 380th Expeditionary Fire Department pose for a photo after conducting an exercise with base leadership at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2021. The exercise provided the firefighters an opportunity to train while letting base leadership experience a

  • KC-10 flexes to move mission forward

    U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft, typically used in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for aerial refueling missions, recently flexed to streamline a major movement of cargo, personnel and F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft across the theater.Approximately half of the 494th Expeditionary

  • Hard crew concept promotes efficiency and morale

    Depending on their job or tasked mission in the Air Force, Airmen may or may not be deployed as a “hard” crew with their teammates from home. In the case of the EC-130H Compass Call flight crews from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., they were fortunate to deploy together to Al Dhafra Air

  • EC-130H Compass Call protects and enhances regional airpower capabilities

    Over the past month, the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, has flown in two multi-nation, large force employment exercises that strengthened integration capabilities with CENTCOM partners and allies.The Compass Call, flown by the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, 380th Air Expeditionary

  • 380th Fire Department exercises and trains

    U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 380th Expeditionary Fire Department perform an exercise involving a KC-10 Extender aircraft at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 13, 2021. Members of the Fire Department worked together during the exercise to fine-tune their ability to use rescue tools to

  • Childhood adversity drives Airman’s passion for diversity & inclusion

    It was the heckling from other kids that truly cut Flavia the deepest. As a young Romanian girl in a new country where she barely spoke the local language, Flavia Carver learned early that some negative preconceptions are picked up at a very young age, and she experienced how painful it is to be the