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386th NEWS

  • 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

  • Building flares for countermeasures

    An ammunitions sign marks the entrance of the munitions storage area at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 18, 2019. Ammunition Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron are responsible for the munitions stockpile. Various duties include shipping and receiving, building, testing,

  • Combat metals: 'The Modern Day Blacksmiths'

    While there are a lot of precautionary measures in place to prevent bird strikes and other aircraft incidents, they are not one-hundred percent preventable. When these incidents occur, there’s a small group of Airmen who are called upon to do patchwork to get the aircraft back to base, and to fix