• 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

  • Changes in Leadership a cause for ceremony at ADAB

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing held two group inactivation ceremonies and one squadron change of command ceremony this week spanning from 1-3 June, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. While the change of command for the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron is a regular rotation of

  • ADAB celebrates AAPI Month with cultural showcase

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Asian American Pacific Islander Association and Cultural Heritage Committee collaborated to organize an AAPI cultural showcase event on May 26, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The event welcomed more than 145 servicemembers and civilians to take part in

  • ADAB Uses QR Code to Speed Fire Response

    Two Al Dhafra Air Base Airmen are working hard to spread the word, the QR Code and – most importantly – the number about how to report a fire, medical emergency or other incident: contact 911.“The challenge is letting people know how to do that in a deployed environment,” said Tech Sgt. Cody

  • PRIME BEEF removes rubber from AFCENT runways

    The runway at the Al Dhafra Air Base has a clean surface, thanks to a team of visiting Airmen who spent about two weeks working nights to remove rubber built up on the cement.Airmen from the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force, or PRIME BEEF, Squadron were recently at Al Dhafra

  • 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

  • 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.