• The Al Dhafra Air Base USO

    The USO continuously adapts to the needs of America’s men and women in uniform and their families, so the troops can focus on their missions. At Al Dhafra Air Base, the USO hosts numerous programs to help deployed service members feel more at home.

  • 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

  • From flip phone to smart phone: AWACS gets an upgrade

    The first fully qualified crew under the new crew design for the E-3 G Airborne Warning and Control System reached their deployment location in September 2020.The new crew design, introduced in 2016, was inspired by the Block 40/45 Modernization Program update to the E-3 AWACS weapons system. As the

  • 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

  • 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

  • U.S. Air Force's F-35A performs first sortie during Middle East deployment

    An F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron dons an anti-gravity suit in preparation for the first combat sortie in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility April 26, 2019, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The fleet of F-35s deployed from

  • UTANG Airmen far from home, bringing the fight

    Far from home in a deployed environment, many components make up the complex, yet dynamic mission. Members of the Utah National Guard, also known as UTANG, are one of those key components here at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

  • QA making sure it’s done right

    Going the extra step to ensure things are done the right way is what the Air Force is about. This precaution is pertinent to Airmen’s safety and the Air Force’s mission. The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group Quality Assurance team is responsible for serving as the primary technical advisory