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    Recent Images

    ADAB observes Police Week 2019

    ADAB observes Police Week 2019

    05.12.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    An Airman disassembles a rifle on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2019. Disassembling and reassembling the weapon was one of the...
    Dynamic Diagnostic Imaging

    Dynamic Diagnostic Imaging

    05.02.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584075/christopher-thornbury">Staff Sgt. Christopher Thornbury</a>
    Senior Airman Cassidy Bybee, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group radiology technician, prepares an x-ray May 2, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United...
    U.S. Air Force's F-35A performs first sortie during Middle East deployment

    U.S. Air Force's F-35A performs first sortie during...

    04.25.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584075/christopher-thornbury">Staff Sgt. Christopher Thornbury</a>
    Staff Sgt. Karl Tesch, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, performs an inspection prior to launch check on...
    Command Post: Getting the message out

    Command Post: Getting the message out

    04.25.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    380th Air Expeditionary Wing Command Post personnel pose for a group photo April 25, 2019, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Command post...
    1-43 ADA and the Patriot missile system

    1-43 ADA and the Patriot missile system

    04.24.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Private 2nd Class Brian Madigan, Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, performs a system validation on a Patriot...
    EFSS is at your service

    EFSS is at your service

    04.16.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    The 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron provides a taste testing of new vegetarian options during a Food Forum at the Oasis dining facility...
    NDI: Ensuring structural integrity and peace of mind

    NDI: Ensuring structural integrity and peace of mind

    04.12.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Senior Airman Jared Allen, 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection journeyman, uses a controlled sample to demonstrate...
    U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    U.S. Air Force's F-35A Lightning II arrives for...

    04.15.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1584075/christopher-thornbury">Staff Sgt. Christopher Thornbury</a>
    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies overhead prior to their first landing at Al Dhafra Air Base, United...

    Recent Videos

    RQ-4: Defining the Team

    RQ-4: Defining the Team

    05.07.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1586379/isaac-garden">Tech. Sgt. Isaac Garden</a>
    An RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot from the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron and a Crew Chief from the 380th Hawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit,...
    Here Comes The Boom

    Here Comes The Boom

    04.30.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1586379/isaac-garden">Tech. Sgt. Isaac Garden</a>
    1 minute 10 second video package of SSgt Michael Mason, Boom Operator, deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE. Sgt Mason is assigned to the 908th...
    Sheet Metals Ensures Aircraft Structural Integrity

    Sheet Metals Ensures Aircraft Structural Integrity

    04.24.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1391655/julian-kemper">Senior Airman Julian Kemper</a>
    The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology workcenter manages the structural responsibilities and integrity for each...
    USMC Continues the Mission from Al Dhafra

    USMC Continues the Mission from Al Dhafra

    04.16.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1391655/julian-kemper">Senior Airman Julian Kemper</a>
    Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit temporarily transferred to Al Dhafra Air Base while their Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, the USS...
    The HVAC Repair Process

    The HVAC Repair Process

    04.10.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1391655/julian-kemper">Senior Airman Julian Kemper</a>
    The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Flight manages the dorm, office, and industrial heating...
    The Ins and Outs of Processing

    The Ins and Outs of Processing

    03.28.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1391655/julian-kemper">Senior Airman Julian Kemper</a>
    Deploying involves many moving pieces to function properly. When members in and out-process of Al Dhafra Air Base, members of the 380th...
    AFCENT Band builds communication through music

    AFCENT Band builds communication through music

    03.20.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1391655/julian-kemper">Senior Airman Julian Kemper</a>
    The AFCENT Band uses the universal language of music to build connections between the US Air Force and host nation partners. Members of the Band...
    Interview with a Comm Technician

    Interview with a Comm Technician

    03.21.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1391655/julian-kemper">Senior Airman Julian Kemper</a>
    Senior Airman Hunter Minalga, 380th Expeditionary Communications Squadron client systems technician, speaks about the process of setting up a comm...

    Recent News Stories

    ADAB observes Police Week 2019

    ADAB observes Police Week 2019

    05.17.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Members across Al Dhafra Air Base came together during Police Week 2019 to honor and remember law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line...

    Two colonels reflect on multiple ADAB deployments

    05.03.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Two commanders, with more than 54 years of dedicated service combined, find themselves at Al Dhafra Air Base telling their story. Both Col. George Wilson, 380th Expeditionary Operations Group commander, and Col. James Clavenna, 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group commander, are coming to the end of their current deployment.
    Command Post: Getting the message out

    Command Post: Getting the message out

    04.25.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Every base has them, the windowless rooms and buildings filled with computers, telephones and radios. What goes on behind those walls may be some...
    1-43 ADA and the Patriot missile system

    1-43 ADA and the Patriot missile system

    04.24.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    The 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment maintains the Patriot missile systems deployed to protect assets on Al Dhafra Air Base,...
    22nd MEU at ADAB

    22nd MEU at ADAB

    04.19.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584075/christopher-thornbury">Staff Sgt. Christopher Thornbury</a>
    Al Dhafra Air Base hosts several units from across the world and recently began hosting the mission of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The...
    EFSS is at your service

    EFSS is at your service

    04.16.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Every other month the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron hosts a Food Forum meant to engage the base populous and encourage feedback on...
    HVAC keeps it cool

    HVAC keeps it cool

    04.12.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1351652/mya-crosby">Senior Airman Mya Crosby</a>
    The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration shop works around the clock to safeguard...
    NDI: Ensuring structural integrity and peace of mind

    NDI: Ensuring structural integrity and peace of mind

    04.12.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1584074/jocelyn-ford">Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn Ford</a>
    Inspections are nothing new to the Air Force. In fact, there is an Air Force specialty code within the maintenance field specifically for...

    Recent Audio

    Master Sgt. Kiera Daniels

    03.23.2012 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1132612/victoria-porto">1st Lt. Victoria Porto</a>
    Master Sgt. Kiera Daniels, Matheny, W. Va., talk to a reporter from The Independent Herald, Pineville, W. Va., about why she joined the Air Force,...

    Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol

    09.12.2011 | Courtesy Audio
    Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol talks to an AMC reporter about his work in public affairs in the Air Force. He also talks about his experience on Sept....

    380th AEW SECDEF Visit

    03.11.2010 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1017885/daniel-delgado">Staff Sgt. Daniel Delgado</a>
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates adressed Airmen deployed to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at a non disclosed base in Southwest Asia.

    Interview: Maj. Will Gottenberg, U-2 Pilot, 99th...

    03.09.2010 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1101748/jenifer-calhoun">Master Sgt. Jenifer Calhoun</a>
    This interview by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, from March 9, was with Maj. William Gottenberg following his completing his 100th combat mission in...

    Interview with Capt. Amanda Young, E-3 Sentry Air...

    02.16.2010 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1101748/jenifer-calhoun">Master Sgt. Jenifer Calhoun</a>
    Capt. Amanda Young, Air Surveillance Officer, is interviewed about her job while flying as a mission crew member on an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning...

    Interview with Master Sgt. Dustin Rayl, Senior...

    02.16.2010 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1101748/jenifer-calhoun">Master Sgt. Jenifer Calhoun</a>
    This is an interview with Master Sgt. Dustin Rayl, Senior Surveillance Technician on E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft while...

    Interview with Senior Airman Jerrome Kamish,...

    02.16.2010 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1101748/jenifer-calhoun">Master Sgt. Jenifer Calhoun</a>
    Senior Airman Jerrome Kamish, Airborne Radar Technician, talks about his job flying on combat missions in the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and...

    Capt. Samuel Lawrence, E-3 Sentry Air Weapons Officer

    02.16.2010 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1101748/jenifer-calhoun">Master Sgt. Jenifer Calhoun</a>
    Capt. Samuel Lawrence, E-3 Sentry Air Weapons Officer, talks about his job flying combat missions on the E-3. Captain Lawrence serves with the...