• Vehicle operations: Driving force behind 380 AEW mission

    Hustle and bustle are an everyday part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing’s tempo as Airmen constantly contribute to execute the mission. Behind every movement, and enabling every success by physically providing personnel means of reaching their daily duties, is the 380th Expeditionary Logistics

  • 908th EARS refuels F-22s, F/A-18s

    A 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot receives fuel for an F-22 Raptor up to a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender Aug. 22, 2017, in the skies over southwest Asia. Pilots in the 27 EFS are a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, operating under the only wing

  • (Part 5) In their words: Deployed Airmen enduring the holidays

    The following is a transcription of an interview with Staff Sgt. Juan, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain assistant, which was recorded Nov. 28, 2016. This series of Questions and Answers is based on how deployed members stay resilient while away from home during the holidays.

  • (Part 4) In their words: Deployed Airmen enduring the holidays

    The following is a transcription of an interview with Senior Airman Marisa, 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron weapons director, which was recorded Nov. 28, 2016. We continue a series of Questions and Answers based on how deployed members stay resilient while away from home during the

  • Weather Airmen keep mission moving

    For most people deployed in the desert, the only concern with the weather is how uncomfortably hot it’s going to be when the work day starts. But changes in the weather play a huge role in how several missions around base are conducted, and without accurate forecasts and environmental intelligence,

  • New AFCENT commander provides mission focus

    Less than two weeks into his new role as the leader of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian visited the men and women of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location, August 1.  “The best part about this job is getting back with Airmen and seeing the energy,

  • Fueling the Coalition

    High above the desert, Airman 1st Class Mallory, of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, settles into her chair and begins flipping switches and checking gauges, preparing for the upcoming rendezvous. From her rear-facing seat in the back of a KC-10 Extender, she opens the rear refueling