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386 AEW highlights partnership on Media Day

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  • By Capt. Victoria Wright
  • 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing hosted a Media Day March 21, 2023 at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, highlighting how partnerships with Kuwait and coalition partners advances the base’s warfighter support and ability to project decisive combat power for a safe and stable Middle East.

Throughout the day, local Kuwaiti media outlets got to see firsthand how many mission sets within the 386th AEW intersect with Kuwait and coalition partners, and why these partnerships will continue to endure.

“Our partnership and dedication to Kuwait plus our coalition partners is evident throughout history, and you can see it continuing on the base today,” said U.S. Air Force Col. George Buch Jr., 386th AEW commander. “We strive to be an indispensable partner in the region and are continuously working to maximize regional capabilities and support in regards to mutual security concerns.”

With roughly 30 years of partnership between the U.S. Air Force and Kuwait at AASAB, leadership wanted the country to see just how vital their support is to the installation and its ability to provide regional stability.

The wing is the U.S. Central Command’s logistical gateway, delivering thousands of coalition forces members and roughly 140-thousand tons of cargo to partners and coalition forces throughout the region every year.

“These deep and enduring relationships with allies and partners, the ones we have been cultivating for decades, allows us to succeed and distinguishes us from our adversaries,” added Buch. “These partnerships and teamwork are why we will win in any conflict.”