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  • Soldiers conduct Patriot emplacement training at Al Dhafra

    U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion convoy out to perform a survivability jump at Al Dhafra Air Base (ADAB), United Arab Emirates, May 5, 2021. During the survivability jump the unit sets up an alternate battle position to commence active defense of ADAB.
  • Medics distribute next batch of COVID-19 vaccines

    U.S. Army and Air Force troops receive their vaccinations at the COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 1, 2021. This is the second large batch of the Janssen vaccine received by the 380th EMDG, with a total of 1,400 vaccines to be administered to Department of Defense personnel in country. 
  • Deployed fighters support regional security

    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle piloted by a member of the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) taxis on the flightline prior to takeoff at Al Dhafra Air Base (ADAB), United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2021. Aircraft in the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are constantly ready to provide airpower to protect U.S. and coalition forces as they
  • Deployed fighters utilize ACE concept, execute tactical munitions ferry

    Six F-15E Strike Eagles landed here with a modified munitions configuration on Apr. 25, 2021, as part of an Agile Combat Employment operation in the U.S. Central Command theater.
  • Ground transportation Airmen keep the mission rolling

    Ground transportation support specialists from the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron transport hundreds of deployed Airmen each day. Ground transportation operations run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in order to support the mission of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.
  • ADAB defenders hold the line

    Foxie, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits to perform a routine security sweep at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2021. MWDs train daily and can be taught to accomplish tasks including explosive detection or assailant apprehension. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)
  • Help Yourself: 380th ECES offers supplies for self-help projects

    As material control specialists assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Staff Sgt. David Sosa and his team manage Al Dhafra Air Base’s self-help store. Whether you’re looking to touch up scuffed paint in your dorm room or replace that burned out lightbulb in your office, Sosa’s team has the materials you need to fix the problem, leave it better, and get on with your deployment. He explains the store’s mission and how it works below.
  • Cryo techs go below zero

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven C. Rehana, 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics technician, purges a liquid oxygen cart at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2021. The cryogenics flight is responsible for providing more than 4,000 gallons of liquid oxygen per month to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • ADAB remembers the Holocaust

    Al Dhafra Air Base held a remembrance ceremony, April 9, to commemorate the tragedy, honor those affected, and remind attendees of the dangers of political extremism.
  • Going Drogue with the 380th EAMXS

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Leaver, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS) hydraulic craftsman, speaks into his headset during a drogue maintenance operation at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 6, 2021. The 380th EAMXS performs these operations every 12 weeks to ensure the drogue is 100 percent efficient.
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