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  • Global strike, command and control, rapid global mobility missions showcased in aerial formation

    380th Air Expeditionary Wing aircraft, to include a KC-10 Extender, E-3 Sentry, two F-35 Lighting IIs and two F-16 “Viper” Fighting Falcons fly in formation in the area of responsibility (AOR) over the United Arab Emirates May 8, 2020. The 380th AEW is one of the most diverse combat wings in the Air Force; it is comprised of four groups and 15
  • Hat trick! 908 EARS refuels 3 airframes on single mission

    A 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 “Viper” Fighting Falcon conducts an inflight refueling with a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender in the skies above the United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2020. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air
  • Female Soldier Promoted to Pinnacle Rank

    For the first time in the history of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery branch, a woman was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 May 5, 2020. This soldier is U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lakeasha Babers, an Air and Missile Defense Systems Tactician, currently assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United
  • 380th AEW Commander Gives COVID-19 Update

    Brig. Gen. Lansing Pilch, Commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, delivers an update to Al Dhafra Air Base members regarding COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Williams)
  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
  • U.S. Central Command Statement on Quarantine procedures into its Area of Responsibility

    U.S. Central Command has ordered a stop movement of all forces deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to either U.S. commands or U.S.-led coalitions and initiated the requirement for a 14-day quarantine at home station prior to deployment. U.S. Central Command will work with U.S. Transportation Command to ensure deploying forces will also be quarantined in route to their final destination.
  • Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions

    Today, the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty. This restriction will also pause civilian hiring at DoD installations and components for persons who do not reside within the hiring entity's local commuting area.
  • Five faces of SFS Operations provide multi-layered defense

    Al Dhafra Air Base, located on the Arabian Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates, is key to ensuring stability in the Middle East by delivering decisive airpower, defending the region, and developing relationships with coalition partners. The security of its assets and personnel is critical to the successful execution of these missions. This
  • Enlisted defender defines determination with doctoral degree

    An ADAB Security Forces Flight Sergeant has taken higher eduation to a whole new level. Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman, Sgt. Chip Perkins, cites mentorship and being a role model for his six children as key factors in getting his doctoral degree.
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