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  • 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

  • Exercise Desert Flag wraps up in Southwest Asia

     U.S. and coalition personnel wrapped up their participation in Exercise Desert Flag, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 30.Desert Flag, also known as Exercise IRON FALCON 16-2, is a three-week long joint and multilateral U.S. Air Forces Central Command-led exercise held

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 380th firefighters honor departed, former AF Fire Chief

    Firefighters from the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department paid their final respects for departed former Air Force Fire Chief Donald Warner, during a Firefighter Last Call Ceremony an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 30, 2015. Warner, who passed away Dec. 22, 2015,

  • 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,