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386th NEWS

  • U.S. and Coalition Forces Enhance Emergency Response Capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing trained with coalition partners during a medical response exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 17, 2023. This exercise tested the emergency response systems of U.S. and coalition forces, which allowed for a better understanding

  • Continuing Connections With UK Partners

    A group of U.K. leaders traveled to Kuwait to foster the working relationship between the U.K. and their Kuwaiti partners, and the visit also provided the opportunity for the U.S. to further the connection with our coalition partners on a strategic level.

  • Walking the Innovation Talk at the Rock

    Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Holman, 386th Expeditionary Wing Civil Engineering Squadron operations superintendent (right) and Master Sgt. Trevor Wilkinson, 386th ECES facilities superintendent (left) wrapped up their six-month deployments by moving forward the timeline for increased night-time

  • C-130J Engine Swap on The Rock

    Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together during a C-130J Super Hercules engine swap at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, June 27, 2023. The 386th EAMXS ensures their aircraft are always ready to deliver world-class warfighter support as a key airlift and airdrop

  • Eurofighter Typhoon Tour Enhances Coalition Integration

    Service members from the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army received a tour of an Italian Eurofighter Typhoon at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, June 22, 2023. Sharing our knowledge and capabilities with one another is critical to increasing the interoperability of our forces and projecting decisive

  • 386th ESFS Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Tito Ruiz, outgoing 386th Security Forces Squadron commander relinquishes command to Lt. Col. Michael E. Wetlesen, incoming 386th ESFS commander at a change of command ceremony at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, June 23, 2023. Ruiz is relinquishing command to Wetlesen.

  • Multi-Capable Airmen Develop Alert Photography Skills

    The 386th AEW public affairs office hosted this hands-on training to equip the safety team with the skills necessary to photograph a variety of scenarios and provide the imagery to assist with investigations.

  • Off the Clock, on the Rock, One Maintainer Never Stopped

    In December of 2021, an aircraft rescue and firefighting apparatus (ARFF) belonging to the 386th Civil Engineer Squadron at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, was involved in an accident that rendered it inoperable for 514 days.

  • Memorial Day at the Rock

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing honor those who have fallen during a Memorial Day ceremony at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 29, 2023. The ceremony included a special honor to those who have lost their lives while serving in the Central Command theater of operations.