HomeNews

Civil Engineers ensure gateway stays open with RADR exercise

A photo of an Airman leveling concrete

An Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron levels drying concrete to complete the repair of a replicated runway a during rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15. As the theater gateway of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of Airmen putting dry concrete into a mixer

A bag of dry concrete is dumped into a mixer during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15. As the theater gateway of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of a bulldozer pushing debris

A member of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight pushes simulated munitions off a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021. As the theater gateway of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of an Airman speaking into a radio

Airman 1st Class Ethan Capps, assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, calls in a damage assessment report of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of Airmen spreading cement

Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron spread concrete on top of a damaged portion of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of Airmen pouring water and mixing a solution in a hole

Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron mix water and a quick-dry filler to repair a damaged portion of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of a excavator picking up debris

An Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron uses a Volvo wheel excavator to remove a damaged section of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of an Airman watching a wheel saw.

An Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron monitors the progress of a Caterpillar TH360B wheel saws cutting a damaged piece of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of wheel saws cutting cement.

An Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron utilize Caterpillar TH360B wheel saws to cut a damaged piece of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of an Airman shoveling debris
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 10 of 12

Airmen form the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron use a Caterpillar TH360B wheel saws to cut a damaged piece of a replicated runway while another shovel away debris during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of wheel saws cutting concrete.
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 11 of 12

Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron utilize Caterpillar TH360B wheel saws to cut a damaged piece of a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021. As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of a bulldozer dumping sand
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 12 of 12

An Airman from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron uses a Caterpillar 279D Multi-terrain Loader to clear debris after a simulated attack on a replicated runway during a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021. As the theater gateway of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE, Kuwait --

Various units of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a rapid airfield damage recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 15, 2021.

As the theater gateway of the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, maintaining a functional runway is key to delivering decisive combat power and support throughout the theater. RADR exercises ensure that ASAB is able to quickly repair runway damage and resume air operations.