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386th NEWS

  • 61st EAS Supports Army Jumpers During Bright Star 23

    A Texas Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Airborne Regiment jump from a C-130J Super Hercules from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing during an airborne operation over Egypt in support of exercise Bright Star 23, Sept. 7, 2023. Bright Star 23 is a multilateral

  • Maintaining from nose to tail

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Horschel and Airman Taylor Howard, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, inspect the wing of a C-130J Super Hercules at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 22, 2023. Preventative maintenance and inspections allow for early identification

  • C-130H Hercules completes last mission from ASAB

    The C-130H Hercules completed the last mission from ASAB by an H model as the Expeditionary Airlift Squadron transitioned to the C-130J Super Hercules model to maintain the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's rapid mobility capabilities throughout the area of responsibility.

  • Largest CENTCOM C-130 Squadron hosts coalition partners

    Members from the Italian and Canadian air forces, as well as members from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, received a tour of the Hercules from the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. The 779th EAS, the largest C-130 squadron in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, is responsible for

  • 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

  • 24-hour operations for the U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules maintainers

    The Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron works 24-hour operations year-round to keep the C-130 aircraft in flight to support the execution of the wing's mission of national, regional and global importance and stabilize the U.S. Central Command's areas of responsibility. The wing is

  • Minnesota ANG C-130 hit 10,000 hours

    A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, hit the 10,000-hour mark Feb. 10, 2020. The C-130 is the first of eight cargo aircraft owned by the Wing to hit the 10,000-hour mark.

  • Twin brothers compete for rank as they serve, deploy to Iraq together

    IRAQ -- Throughout the history of the military it has remained common for generations of men and women to follow in their family members’ footsteps and serve their country proudly. It’s also not unheard of for siblings to join together and serve together.For Master Sgts. Daniel and Scott Hose they

  • Time Tested; Airman, aircraft serve 21 years together

    Since entering active military service in 1956, the C-130 Hercules has earned its place in the storied history of air power, time and time again. From Vietnam all the way up through Operation Inherent Resolve, the C-130 has always made a name for itself.  For Master Sgt. Norbert Feist, a C-130H crew

  • 386 AEW deliver critical supplies to the frontlines

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- “We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the chief of tactics with the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions