• 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

  • Fighting Falcons soar at sunset

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron lands Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2020. The F-16 is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack while providing a low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the

  • Partnered air expeditionary wings integrate, deliver rapid airpower

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing waits for the arrival of two F-15E Strike Eagles at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19, 2020. The 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted hot-pit refueling in support of 332nd AEW aircraft

  • ADAB Strike Eagles demonstrate agility and enhance regional defense

    An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off for Agile Strike Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia to challenge their