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  • Keeping ADAB operational all night long

    Even when the sun vanishes into the horizon, the mission does not stop. In order to provide 24/7 operations at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 380th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s night shift members provides maintenance inspection to keep the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System in air.
  • Crew Chiefs: The First and the Last for the Mission

    The aircraft is scheduled to land in 10 minutes and Airmen rally up to gather their gear. Reflective belts; laptops full of instructions and technical orders; and giant tool boxes the size of a dresser or wardrobe are checked out and taken on their way to their destination. The Airmen gather to the parking spot, while the aircraft is taxiing down the flight line. At least two of them make sure everything is in order for the aircrew to deplane. Meanwhile, another is tasked to be the aircraft marshaller, who is skilled in communicating with personnel taxiing or operating the aircraft on the ground using some of the 87 ground movement signals for all aircraft.
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