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  • Police Week Opening Ceremony

    The 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted a National Police Week opening ceremony and K-9 demonstration at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 9, 2021. In 1963, U.S. president John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation stating that the calendar week of May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day, would constitute as a week of each year commemorating, recognizing and honoring law enforcement personnel. During this week, ASAB organized various events with opportunities for all U.S. and coalition personnel to celebrate and memorialize individuals who play a critical role in safeguarding human rights and freedoms.
  • Innovation saves 37 work-hours using spreadsheet

    In a deployed environment, unit travel representatives (UTR) have to find an extra 40 hours to complete the duties required of them within a five-day span. On top of the typical 12-hour shifts, six days a week they spend on their primary duties, UTRs are responsible for tracking unit members’ travel back home. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Caleb Jones, 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron manpower analyst, created a macro, a recorded series of instructions, with a spreadsheet that cuts the 40 hours of work into three hours or less by automating about 90% of a UTR’s duty when it comes to a data scrub, a process used to determine redeployment dates.
  • Rocking out at The Rock

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Band performs during a 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron event at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 8, 2021. The band is comprised of deployed Airmen from Active Duty, Reserve and Air National Guard. They perform a wide variety of music ranging from pop, rhythm and blues, country and jazz to rock and roll classics to positively promote troop morale, diplomacy and outreach to host nation communities.
  • 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 Group Typhoon, which supports Operation Inherent Resolve under the IT NCC, a unit based at ASAB since April 2021.
  • 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 best in handling and deescalating situations.
  • 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 and missile threats. Multiple locations throughout the U.S. Central Command theater participated in this event over the course of multiple days.
  • People first, mission always

    Experienced first sergeants from across the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing organized a First Sergeant Symposium, where they shared their knowledge with non-commissioned officers who stepped up to assist them in “undershirt” roles at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 7, 2021.
  • 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 air-to-ground weapons for mission operations.
  • 82d EASOS AoC

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Burley J. Malbrough assumes command of the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 18, 2021. Malbrough will lead the 82nd EASOS which provides tactical command and control of air assets and environmental support to the Joint Forces Air and Land Component Commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)
  • Weather: Predicting the unpredictable

    From dust to lightning, the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight ensures all personnel and coalition partners are aware of the local weather and can prepare accordingly. The mission of the 407th EOSS Weather Flight is to converge and exploit weather intelligence with joint and coalition partners to anticipate mission impacts and drive behavior at U.S. Central Command’s theater gateway.