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  • UAE-U.S. Air Warfare Centers lead joint large force employment

    The coalition of U.S., French and Emirati Air Force’s conducted a two-day large force exercise staged from various locations on Aug. 24-25.
  • Be aware, but don’t panic – fight the heat

    Team ADAB understands how hot it can get during these current times, and the populous isn't the only things that feels the effect from the heat. In this article, members from the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group and Civil Engineer Squadron discuss how base facilities are handling the weather, and what Airmen can do to help prevent potential issues in the future.
  • AFCENT units train to win the day

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing partnered with the 378 AEW, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the 379 AEW, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to conduct a regional training exercise. Each wing brought its own specialty to the training, demonstrated through their aircraft.
  • Coalition partners engage in large force exercise, UAE

    The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command conducted air training operations with forces assigned to U.S. Air Force Central Command and coalition forces in the southern Arabian Gulf, July 21, 2020.
  • Team ADAB gears up for exercise

    Exercises are used to test Airmen on their ability to execute procedures in the case of real world scenarios. In this article, leadership from the wing and Inspector General office discuss what went into the planning and execution of this recent exercise, and how it ties into the three D's of the wing's mission.
  • Coalition partners fly joint-combat missions over Southwest Asia

    F-35A Lightning II pilots assigned to the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron recently flew a joint-combat operation with coalition partners over Southwest Asia. The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing conducts combat taskings, directed by the president, in support of contingency operations to protect national interests in the United States Central Command's area of responsibility.
  • Hill AFB F-35 fighter wing members arrive at ADAB

    The 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020. Their mission is to support and deploy the F-35 Lightning II and to continue the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's capabilities of delivering combat airpower, defending the region, and developing relations with regional
  • 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
  • 380 AEW first responders exercise readiness, interoperability

    Emergency personnel from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing executed a large, first responder exercise Sept. 24, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The focus of any exercise is to safely respond to the emergency and mitigate impact to the wing and personnel. While there will always be lessons learned along the way, “practice like you play” so that you are ready to "fight tonight," is even more relevant in the exercise scenarios.
  • U.S. Air Force's F-35A performs first sortie during Middle East deployment

    F-35A Lightning II pilots assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flew their first combat sortie in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility April 26, 2019, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The fleet of F-35s deployed from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for the first time in Air Force history. The aircraft is deployed to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility for the first time in U.S. Air Force history. The 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron worked diligently to prepare the fighters the first combat mission.
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