• F-15E WSO, bro joins 1,000 combat flight hours club

    A 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Airman completed his 1,000 combat hour in the F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 9. The 1,000 hour milestone, an equivalent to more than 40 days in combat, is lauded as a rare achievement, which some flyers never

  • HVAC Airmen winning on deployed frontier: one a/c unit at a time

    No matter the job, each Airman provides a vital service – engaging issues on their own battlefront to ensure the mission goes as smoothly as possible, from the Soldiers who oversee the Patriot missile batteries to the services Airmen who ensure personnel have meals to eat and a place to sleep.

  • 380th AEW welcomes Vice President and Dr. Biden

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, met with more than 1,000 service members assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and their coalition partners from five nations at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 7, 2016.  Brig. Gen. Daniel Orcutt, 380th AEW

  • New aircraft trainer allows firefighter cutting edge training

    Firefighters from the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron were presented a new piece of training equipment by the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron’s Fabrication Flight during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Feb. 19.The fire department search and rescue aircraft trainer resembles

  • Dudette reaches 1,000 combat flight hours

    Maj. “Swat” received a hero’s welcome from members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing as she surpassed the 1,000 combat hour milestone in the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 13, 2016. Swat, a weapon systems officer assigned to the 391st Expeditionary

  • Maintainers brave halon, fire to save F-15 aircrew

    Four Airmen assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were awarded Air Force Commendation Medals during a ceremony here, Feb. 16.  Air Force Commendation Medals are awarded to armed services personnel who distinguish themselves by meritorious achievement and service while

  • CFACC pays visit to 380th AEW

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command Commander, Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr. made a brief visit here to see U.S. and coalition forces, Feb. 11, 2016. Brown oversees contingency plans and air operations for the AFCENT area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia. As part of AFCENT, the

  • 380th AEW awarded AF Meritorious Unit Award

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing received the Meritorious Unit Award for outstanding service and support of combat operations during a ceremony at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Jan. 18.The award recognizes Air Force active duty, Reserve and Guard units for exceptionally meritorious

  • 380th AEW conducts major accident response exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a major accident response exercise, simulating an on-base aircraft mishap Jan. 5, 2016, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. A major accident response exercise or MARE is designed to test a wing’s ability to respond to a

  • Dancing with a Dragon: a physiologist’s tale

    The following article is part two of a three-part series about the men and women behind the operation of the U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft. Several attendants gather in a corner office before dawn to begin the process of testing a suit, designed with both functionality and comfort in mind,