• 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

  • The Flight Line’s Melting Pot

    A “Melting Pot” is defined as a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty or a place where a variety of individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole.The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group maintenance operations center ensures fast and effective ways of communicating

  • Providing Power, Maintaining Barriers at ADAB

    Imagine this: a fighter aircraft has no power resistance to catch it, causing it to run off the runway upon landing. Or this: a major power outage inside a medical treatment facility keeps patients from receiving care. How does Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates prevent these life-threatening

  • EOD 134 Memorial Workout

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted the EOD 134 Memorial Workout, Nov. 30, 2018.380th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen, along with coalition partners, participated in the annual workout to honor the 134 EOD technicians from

  • November 2018 ADAB Retreat Ceremony

    Service members assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing keep tradition going by honoring the fallen during a retreat ceremony at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 2, 2018.The ceremony is held on the first Friday of every month to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives

  • 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

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