• 19th AW C-130J crew awarded for heroism on deployment

    On May 10, a C-130J Super Hercules aircrew from the 61st Airlift Squadron was awarded one Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for their decisive actions and outstanding airmanship displayed under hazardous conditions while deployed to Afghanistan on Sept. 19, 2020.
  • 2021 DANCON March

    The Danish Contingent March has been a tradition with the Danish Defence since 1972. DANCON marches allow participants to demonstrate their physical capabilities and encourage social bonds between partner forces deployed alongside the Danish, and have been completed in numerous countries throughout the world. The Danish National Support Element hosted a DANCON March at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 16, 2021.
  • Small unit, big job

    U.S. Army fixed-wing aircraft detachments are small communities spread throughout the United States. In these communities, it’s likely for everyone to cross paths at one point or another due to the nature of their missions. Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, is home to the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade’s fixed-wing C-12 Regional Flight Center, currently operated by Washington and Montana Army National Guardsmen, and the UC-35 RFC, operated by U.S. Army Reservists from Fort Worth, Texas, and Los Alamitos, California.
  • GRIT: A different way to bond

    The 386th Expeditionary Mission Support Group are investing in “collective success” by implementing a program designed to strengthen resiliency and encourage communication through deliberate and meaningful personal and professional development from commanders and supervisors. GRIT is a way to connect Airmen to each other, to their Air Force heritage and to the broader Air Force mission by focusing on connectedness and a shared sense of purpose.
  • AFCENT Command Team Visits PSAB

    Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Storms, 9th AF (AFCENT) command chief receives an update from joint forces personnel on the integrated air defense capabilities at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 14, 2021. Guillot and Storms visited several units across base,
  • AUAB’s 540-degree protection system

    As technology and warfare changes, so too does the focus for base defense. No longer can the military focus solely on the 360-degree defense of the base perimeter – defending the airspace is also necessary to fight in today’s contested environments. This is where the counter-small unmanned aerial systems, or C-UAS, is an important tool for the future of base protection.
  • C-17s deliver cargo to support Afghanistan drawdown

    A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, parks on the flightline, May 6, 2021 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee
  • Police Week Opening Ceremony

    The 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted a National Police Week opening ceremony and K-9 demonstration at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 9, 2021. In 1963, U.S. president John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation stating that the calendar week of May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day, would constitute as a week of each year commemorating, recognizing and honoring law enforcement personnel. During this week, ASAB organized various events with opportunities for all U.S. and coalition personnel to celebrate and memorialize individuals who play a critical role in safeguarding human rights and freedoms.
  • 332nd AEW hosts keynote speaker honoring AAPI Heritage Month

    The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commissioned a virtual keynote speech from an advocate for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage, May 12, 2021. Dr. Ravi Chaudhary is a notable voice for the contributions of AAPI servicemembers to the military and the nation at large. He is Indian American, born to first generation immigrants who made their way to Minneapolis, Minn., and who chose to pursue an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Team Phoenix inducts 42 new members

    “…I will faithfully uphold the Team Phoenix code of ethics, promote mutual respect, and help others in times of need. I promise to improve the culture around me and encourage my peers to do likewise. I take this obligation freely and I volunteer without reservation.”These words were repeated by 42 voices in the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing