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386th NEWS

  • 386th ECES lay foundation for Agile Combat Employment capabilities

    Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron successfully tested their ability to make significant repairs to a flightline in a short amount of time with a minimal crew at an undisclosed location, August 5, 2022.The capability to quickly repair a flightline so that air operations can

  • Liaison officers create blueprint for Agile Combat Employment

    Liaison Officers from the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing are the type of Airmen to look at the impossible and ask what exactly it will take to land an aircraft on it. From small deserted island chains with no runway to barren desert locations with no infrastructure, LNOs make a living on solving

  • U.S. Airmen teach Kuwait Army firefighters life-saving techniques

    U.S. Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (ECES), 386th Expeditionary Medical Squadron and the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron (EFGS) held in-depth classes and hands-on training for Kuwait Army firefighters on basic lifesaving care and pilot evacuation

  • Celebrating five years of marriage in the desert

    It’s fall of 2016 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, in the middle of the dining facility. A young Senior Airman Ashley Robinson goes up to an unknowing Staff Sgt. Vashard Armand to ask him about a friend on base. Vashard, not knowing who Ashley was talking about, answered her question and

  • 386th ECES Airman wins USO Service Member of the Year

    A firefighter with the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and a guard member out of the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, Kansas, it’s Staff Sgt. Nicholas Tafanelli’s determination and grit that recently led him to be recognized as one of the United

  • Joint exercise showcases rapid global mobility in CENTCOM theater

    Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron recently demonstrated a textbook example of rapid global mobility during a mass movement of military personnel for an Emergency Deployment Rapid Exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, August 10, 2022.At a moment’s notice, 120 U.S.