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  • ASAB utilizes IHAT mission to increase efficiency

    An Ilyushin Il-76 prepares to land at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 11, 2019. The U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Air Mobility Division and Airlift Control Team orchestrate the utilization of commercial international heavyweight air tenders to move theater cargo providing the USCENTCOM theater an important airlift capability for cargo that
  • Ali Al Salem Airmen hear firsthand accounts of women in war; gain once in a lifetime experience

    Airmen with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, had the unique opportunity to visit the Kuwait Air Force Museum at Al Mubarak AB, Kuwait, March 14, 2019.
  • 387 AES JET/IA Airmen Provide Contracting, E&I Support in Iraq

    Some distance away from any Air Force installation, a group of forward-deployed Airmen sit at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, working diligently to provide contingency contracting support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. These forward-deployed Airmen, better known as Joint Expeditionary Tasked and Individual Augmentees, or JET/IA Airmen for short, work
  • Multi-team Effort Keeps Equipment Moving Forward

    A C-17 Globemaster III loaded with a D7R-II medium bulldozer sits prepared for forward deployment at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Jan. 11, 2019. The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing oversees the busiest aerial port of debarkation in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and
  • 386th EAMXS, 46th EATKS launch MQ-9 Reaper

    The MQ-9, a remotely piloted aircraft, is utilized to perform close air support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. 
  • Airmen, Soldiers conduct joint CBRN training

    CBRN training for military working dogs is not done regularly in the Armed Forces, which made it a unique learning experience for military working dog handlers, medics, CBRN specialists and veterinary technicians. 
  • Expeditionary bioenvironmental technicians safeguard 386th AEW

    Deployments take U.S. service members to all corners of the globe, which can present a number of health risks, especially in new environments.
  • Combat metals: 'The Modern Day Blacksmiths'

    While there are a lot of precautionary measures in place to prevent bird strikes and other aircraft incidents, they are not one-hundred percent preventable. When these incidents occur, there’s a small group of Airmen who are called upon to do patchwork to get the aircraft back to base, and to fix the damage as quickly as possible to mitigate ground time for the aircraft. These Airmen and what they do is not completely well known. But, their impact on the flying mission is felt across the maintenance world.
  • Her first, his last: father and daughter deploy together

    It’s very common to hear service members thank their families for the emotional support while they are deployed. It’s with this support service members have found it possible to make it through missed anniversaries, birthdays and other monumental occurrences. For Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Chandler, 385th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Det. 2 chief, it was no different, but on his most recent deployment, that support was a little closer than normal.
  • AFR top leaders visit The Rock

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve commander, high-fives members of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron during a visit to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 12, 2019. The purpose of Scobee’s visit to the Wing, which boasts the largest guard and reserve presence in the AOR, was to speak with deployed Reserve Citizen