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  • Behind the curtain: protecting the force, focusing on tomorrow

    Protecting the base and force is a never-ending task both at the home station and theater of operations. While deployed, a special need for security and coordination arises. That need is met by the Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron force protection flight.
  • Protocol: The face of the base

    “Out of sight, out of mind” is a phrase which can describe how some people may not know or understand what they don’t regularly see or are involved with. Working behind the scenes, protocol is one Air Force specialty some people may not see or recognize, but whose presence resonates throughout the base.
  • 386 ESFS Airmen show how perfect practice makes perfect

    Military Working Dog handlers from the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron perform a demonstration of their canines’ capabilities at Ali al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 22, 2019. A MWD handler is responsible for protecting and defending a base with their loyal canine partner by their side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T.
  • Suicide Prevention Month: Changing the narrative

    September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Airmen are encouraged to change the narrative and combat the stigma associated with seeking help without fear of negative career implications.
  • Lighting up the runway: 386th ECES maintains flight line

    Crouched on one knee, Staff Sgt. Raul Cancel, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems craftsman, works with his team to repair a faulty light on the taxiway.
  • 407th ECES builds joint firefighting foundation during airfield exercise

    Firefighters from the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield exercise at Ahmed al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 16, 2019.
  • Eye in the sky: Prepping the MQ-9 Reaper

    Maintainers from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 23, 2019.
  • ETDC supplying Airmen with right gear for mission

    Expeditionary theater distribution centers, more commonly known as ETDCs, maintain gear necessary for all U.S. Central Command personnel. They provide troops with a variety of items including personal armor, advanced combat helmets, chemical warfare and cold weather gear.
  • Joint inspections ensure safety of cargo

    U.S. Airmen and Soldiers prepare to perform a joint inspection on two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at Ali al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 9, 2019. Service members assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 8-229th Assault Helicopter Battalion inspect the Black Hawks to ensure they're airworthy to load onto
  • AFCENT leadership discusses the mission, resiliency

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, addresses base personnel about their contribution to the mission and resiliency during a visit to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 8, 2019. AFCENT leadership visited the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing to discuss how each Airman's role contributes to the