386th NEWS

  • Honor Guard carries on rich tradition at Ali Al Salem Air Base

    ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE - The room is silent and still. From the rear comes a synchronized, “Tap. Tap. Tap,” from military issued boots. All present display a humble reverence as the flags of their nation and a deployed military unit pass by, displacing the air around them.“Present arms!”, comes a

  • Multi-national forces transport Kuwait aircraft

    Multi-national forces lift a Kuwait Air Force Hawk aircraft is lifted to clear a gate on Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 15, 2021. The transportation of one Hawk and one Tucano between Al Mubarak Air Base and AASAB was done in coordination with the U.S. Army Mobility Command Battalion, the U.S.

  • 386th Air Expeditionary Wing- 2021 Mission Video

    The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, located at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, is the primary tactical airlift hub and gateway for delivering combat power to joint and coalition forces in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. Ali Al Salem is the busiest aerial port in the AOR supporting

  • MASCAL: Unity is strength

    Dilapidated ruins in what felt like the middle of nowhere, surrounded by sand, made for the perfect atmosphere for a mass casualty exercise. With heat well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun beating down their faces, people slowly filled the scene drenched in sweat and fake blood – passersby

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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