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  • ASAB bringing in a storm: TYPHOONS

    U.S. Air Force 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and the Italian National Contingent Command Air/Task Force Air Kuwait leadership came together to commemorate the first operational takeoff of two F-2000 Eurofighter Typhoons from Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 20, 2021. The aircraft are part of Task Group Typhoon, which supports Operation Inherent Resolve under the IT NCC, a unit based at ASAB since April 2021.
  • 386 ESFS: This is a simulation

    Calm, collected and ready to walk into the unknown. A defender is trained to be mentally prepared to handle almost any situation they might encounter. Continuous training and exposure to countless scenarios, with the help of technology, allows defenders to play through responses to see what works best in handling and deescalating situations.
  • Ready and responsive: 386th AEW AMDEX 21-02

    The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, completed an Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-02, April 21, 2021. AMDEX is a semi-annual U.S. Air Forces Central-led exercise that develops and exercises tactics, techniques and procedures against simulated air, force protection and missile threats. Multiple locations throughout the U.S. Central Command theater participated in this event over the course of multiple days.
  • People first, mission always

    Experienced first sergeants from across the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing organized a First Sergeant Symposium, where they shared their knowledge with non-commissioned officers who stepped up to assist them in “undershirt” roles at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 7, 2021.
  • Wall to wall: 386 MUNS

    The 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, receives, stores, transports, inspects, assembles, packs, and ships all explosives for permanent party use and coalition partners. They primarily provide defensive countermeasures for cargo airlift and air-to-ground weapons for mission operations.
  • 82d EASOS AoC

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Burley J. Malbrough assumes command of the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 18, 2021. Malbrough will lead the 82nd EASOS which provides tactical command and control of air assets and environmental support to the Joint Forces Air and Land Component Commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)
  • Weather: Predicting the unpredictable

    From dust to lightning, the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight ensures all personnel and coalition partners are aware of the local weather and can prepare accordingly. The mission of the 407th EOSS Weather Flight is to converge and exploit weather intelligence with joint and coalition partners to anticipate mission impacts and drive behavior at U.S. Central Command’s theater gateway.
  • CE does RADR

    386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron are participating in a rapid airfield damage recovery (RADR) exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 31, 2021. When an airfield is damaged post attack, CE personnel have the capabilities to get an airfield functional again by conducting field assessments, gathering the necessary equipment and venturing out to repair the damage caused. RADR is similar to an assembly line process which allows for smoother and more efficient repairs.
  • The End of an Era

    The 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant officially inactivated April 1, 2021, during a ceremony at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.
  • The 386th is Riveting

    Women make up only 21.1% of the active duty personnel in the U.S. Air Force according to the USAF’s Personnel Center, making the current rotation of the 386th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oil and lubricant shop at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, a rare occurrence with seven of the 31 personnel being female.