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386th NEWS

  • Greek Life on the Rock

    Several U.S. military members assigned to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait found friendship through their shared connection to the Divine Nine, a group of nine historically Black sororities and fraternities. The values of these organizations echo those found in the military and add an extra layer of

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Snow Cones in the Sand

    U.S. Air Force Airmen enjoy snow cones at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 19, 2023. The AASAB Chaplain Corp made snow cones for Airmen to help boost morale around the base. The Chaplain Corps helps keep Airmen's spiritual health high and helps ensure Airmen are ready to fight. (U.S. Air Force

  • Picking up Pick-ups

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 386th Logistics Readiness Squadron pushed a palette of supplies off a C-17 Globemaster III to make room for compact pick-up trucks at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Jan. 12, 2023. The C-17 is an essential part of Air Mobility Command’s capabilities, allowing for rapid

  • 386th Air Expeditionary Wing receives new command team

    The 386th Expeditionary Air Wing welcomed U.S. Air Force Col. George M. Buch Jr., incoming commander, and farewell to U.S. Air Force Col. Col. Clinton M. Wilson, outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at the base theater at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 1, 2022. Maj. Gen.