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  • 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 Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is
  • 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 that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
  • 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 ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo story by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)
  • 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 U.S. and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 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 maintainers to enable rapid air operations within the U.S.
  • 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 flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach
  • HVAC keeps it cool

    The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration shop works around the clock to safeguard cool and steady temperatures for all personnel at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • UTANG Airmen far from home, bringing the fight

    Far from home in a deployed environment, many components make up the complex, yet dynamic mission. Members of the Utah National Guard, also known as UTANG, are one of those key components here at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • QA making sure it’s done right

    Going the extra step to ensure things are done the right way is what the Air Force is about. This precaution is pertinent to Airmen’s safety and the Air Force’s mission. The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group Quality Assurance team is responsible for serving as the primary technical advisory agency to the Maintenance Group commander. This group of Airmen act as a force of safety for anything having to do with the flight line.
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