• Out with the old, in with the new – 4 Reapers return home

    Four General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drones were loaded onto a Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy assigned to the 22nd Airlift Squadron, August 10, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Since June, the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing has redeployed five Reaper drones back to the United States in

  • Tech Sergeants of Tomorrow Celebrated at ADAB

    Seven staff sergeants assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing were recognized as being selected to promote to the rank of technical sergeant, July 22, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. 2022 was a lean year for those competing for promotion. Approximately 34,000 eligible

  • The Al Dhafra Air Base USO

    The USO continuously adapts to the needs of America’s men and women in uniform and their families, so the troops can focus on their missions. At Al Dhafra Air Base, the USO hosts numerous programs to help deployed service members feel more at home.

  • Resilience, routine keeps TMO NCO centered

    AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates-- Tech. Sgt. Julia Juvera-Silvain, non-commissioned officer in charge of the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s transportation management office, runs a shop that plays a critical role in the American military presence overseas. Shipping

  • Resilience, routine keeps TMO NCO centered

    AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates-- Tech. Sgt. Julia Juvera-Silvain, non-commissioned officer in charge of the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s transportation management office, runs a shop that plays a critical role in the American military presence overseas. Shipping

  • EC-130H Compass Call protects and enhances regional airpower capabilities

    Over the past month, the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, has flown in two multi-nation, large force employment exercises that strengthened integration capabilities with CENTCOM partners and allies.The Compass Call, flown by the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, 380th Air Expeditionary

  • Night owl maintainers launch Global Hawks

    Maintainers assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to taxi a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2021. The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite

  • Shaving Waivers: Breaking the Stigma

    Shaving waivers in the Air Force have been a constant topic of debate, with Airmen and leaders wondering whether or not facial hair detracts from a “professional” image.

  • Deployed aircraft maintainers enable 'dynamic force employment'

    380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS) Airmen prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons to deliver combat airpower at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 16, 2020. The 380th EAMXS and the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s presence in the region highlights the Air Force's