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  • 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 in the previous month while serving the nation - a tradition that began as early as the Revolutionary War, and then signaled the end of the duty day.
  • 380th MXS Munitions Flight partners with host nation

    The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron munitions flight worked with their host nation partners to test 24 backlogged missiles at Al Dhafra Air Base, Aug. 13.The operation fostered partnership between the two nation’s offices, while also providing valuable training to the flight members.“During this operation, we were able to showcase our
  • Supporting ground and air operations

    Tech. Sgt. Adam Sigman, 908th KC-10 Extender inflight refueling specialist refuels a 94th Fighter Squadron F-22 raptor while Combat Aircraft Magazine editor and Journalist, Jamie Hunter, reviews photos, May 16. Hunter, covered the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing for a feature article and cover story at the Al Dhafra Air Base, May 14-16. (U.S. Air
  • Joint exercise builds stronger emergency response teams

    Members from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a joint foreign nation exercise here, May 2. The exercise simulated a midair collision between two foreign nation aircraft to which 380th AEW emergency response personnel is called to support. “The point of the exercise was going through how do we communicate as US forces with our host
  • 1-7 ADA BN Change of responsibility

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Bell, command sergeant major of the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, renders a final salute to the men and women of 1-7 ADA during the change of responsibility ceremony at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2018. Bell's next assignment will be Command Sergeant Major of the space command
  • 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 threats before being detected. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • 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 project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances
  • Two missions, one fight

    An U.S. flag hangs in the passenger area of a KC-10 Extender before take-off from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 2, 2018. Flags flown during combat missions are given away as gifts in an effort to thank family and friends for their support to the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • RQ-4 Global Hawk reaches historical milestone: 20k flight hours

    A significant milestone occurred for the aviation community on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates this week, when an RQ-4 Global Hawk reached 20,000 Flight Hours on Feb. 13, 2018.
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