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  • 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 Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is
  • 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.
  • USAFCENT tri-wing integration generates rapid airpower

    Three air expeditionary wings assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central participated in an integrated combat turn exercise, Feb. 13, 2021.
  • 380 ELRS Airmen train with the Army

    The Air Force and Army have a history of working together to ensure the defense of U.S. personnel and coalition partners. In this article, Airmen and Soldiers discuss the training given to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation unit by the 133rd Battalion, and the bond that continues to grow between the units.
  • Records Are Meant to Be Broken: AWACS Crews Fly Record Sorties

    On Aug. 3, 2020, the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron flew their 34th consecutive combat mission, breaking their previous record for sequential flights.
  • AFCENT units train to win the day

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing partnered with the 378 AEW, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the 379 AEW, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a regional training exercise.Each wing brought its own specialty to the training, demonstrated through their aircraft.The 378 AEW showcased their F-15C Eagle, which is an all-weather,
  • Exercise "Enduring Lightning II" strikes again

    U.S. Air Force Central Command and the Israeli Air Force conducted the exercise "Enduring Lightning II" on Aug. 2, 2020 in the skies over southern Israel. It is the second joint exercise between the two countries involving the F-35.The IAF's 140th Squadron, which operates the "Adir" (F-35I) fighter jet, trained alongside the 380th Air Expeditionary
  • F-35 crews conquer new territory in CENTCOM AOR

    The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron did something in early July which had never been done before by an F-35A Lightning II unit - go into alert status.The squadron performed alert status exercises to provide the necessary data points to mission planners with the U.S. Air Force Central Command Air Operations Center.“This hasn’t been done before
  • Team ADAB gears up for exercise

    Exercises are used to test Airmen on their ability to execute procedures in the case of real world scenarios. In this article, leadership from the wing and Inspector General office discuss what went into the planning and execution of this recent exercise, and how it ties into the three D's of the wing's mission.
  • Winning ideas announced for squadron innovation funding

    The deadline to submit ideas for the Squadron Innovation Fund program has passed, and the chosen proposals to receive these funds were annouced a few days after. In this follow-up article, we hear from the program point-of-contact, a couple of the winners and the wing commander as they tell us the way forward to get these plans incorporated into the future of Al Dhafra Air Base.
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