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  • Sentry pilot crosses 8,000 flight hour mark concluding year-long deployment

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian “20” Hardeman spent the last year at ADAB, helping lead the operations group through the challenges of the pandemic and the drawdown and non-combatant evacuation operations in Afghanistan, while concurrently meeting the daily requirements in support of U.S. Central Command air operations. On his final flight wrapping up a year-long deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, the 380th Expeditionary Operations Group vice commander passed the 8,000 flight hour mark as he landed an E-3 Sentry aircraft at dusk on Sept. 3, 2021.