• 380th MXS Munitions Flight partners with host nation

    The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron munitions flight worked with their host nation partners to test 24 backlogged missiles at Al Dhafra Air Base, Aug. 13.The operation fostered partnership between the two nation’s offices, while also providing valuable training to the flight members.“During

  • Air Reserve Component advisors visit ADAB

    Col. Cory Reid, Senior Air Reserve Component advisor, speaks to Air Reserve and Air National Guard members at a town hall meeting on Al Dhafra Air Base, Aug. 9, 2018. Reid, along with Lt. Col. Andrew Frankel, Deputy Air Reserve Component advisor, visited Reserve and Guard members in the 380th Air

  • Joint exercise builds stronger emergency response teams

    Members from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a joint foreign nation exercise here, May 2. The exercise simulated a midair collision between two foreign nation aircraft to which 380th AEW emergency response personnel is called to support. “The point of the exercise was going through

  • Anytime and anywhere: Refuelers keep the fight going

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Umbach, flight engineer operates and monitor engine and aircraft system controls and indicators during a refueling mission over Afghanistan, March 9, 2018. Umbach is responsible for aircraft forms and records during flight and while aircraft is away from home

  • AFCENT BAND ROCKS 2018 U.S. NATIONAL DAY

    United States Air Forces Central Command band rocked as Americans and Emirates joined together to celebrated the birth of the United States a few months early, in the United Arab Emirates.

  • 380th supports Operation Inherent Resolve with mobile gas

    A U.S. Air Force F-22 assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates prepares to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender over Syria March 2, 2018. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air

  • Encrypt or else: Air Force’s new method of protecting PII

    As of Feb 6, 2018, U.S. Air Force officials announced a new method in preventing Personally Identifiable Information breaches within email transmissions. This new method of eliminating PII breaches via email will affect all personnel assigned to Al Dhafra Air Base.

  • Night Ops at the 380th AEW

    An U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates prepares to taxi down the runway in support of Operation Inherent Reslove, Feb. 13, 2018. The Raptor is a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force and is designed to

  • Two missions, one fight

    An U.S. flag hangs in the passenger area of a KC-10 Extender before take-off from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 2, 2018. Flags flown during combat missions are given away as gifts in an effort to thank family and friends for their support to the

  • COMACC visits the 380th AEW

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, command chief of Air Combat Command meet with Airmen assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Feb. 11, 2018, on Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE. The 380th AEW is a forward-deployed