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  • Airman augments special assignment during deployment

    Senior Airman Ramandeep Kaur came to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, as a defender originally assigned to the 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. After arriving on station, she was then transferred over to help the Office of Special Investigation Locally Employed Persons Screening Team because of her unique upbringing.
  • Change your mindset, change your life

    This is part of the story of Airman 1st Class Jessica Briggs, and how her strong and tenacious character has led and influenced her career to be a member of the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron Services Flight.
  • 379th EFSS serves Afghanistan evacuees

    The 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron is generally best known for providing services that help maintain the morale and welfare of deployed service members at Al Udeid Air Base, including running facilities such as the base’s five dining facilities, lodging, several gyms, community centers, and postal office, as well as by hosting various events like karaoke, bingo, and live musical performances.
  • 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen uphold theater gateway name during NEO airlift

    August 14, 2021, marked the beginning of a historic moment for the U.S. Air Force and the world. This was the start of the largest non-combatant evacuation operation airlift in U.S. history, as more than 124,000 people, around 5,000 of whom transited through Ali Al Salem Air Base, were safely evacuated from Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, in 17 days.
  • 386 AEW executes Blue Marauder 21

    Airmen from here and Al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, honed the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s force generation capabilities by training in the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept between the two bases on Oct. 1, 2021.
  • NEO challenges push ADAB to new heights

    While ADAB was not one of the primary transition hubs for evacuees, the weight of flying and support functions relied heavily on the members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing to fulfill mission requirements that other bases in the U.S. Central Command theater could not satisfy with the logistical demands of incoming evacuees. This presented significant mission requirements to the Airmen at Al Dhafra Air Base.
  • NEO aftermath; 379th ECS back to basics

    – As the hub for 70% of the network traffic for the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron operates and maintains that network, providing mission assurance. A key part to this, is making sure the operations aren’t interfered through the Cyberspace domain. Working day and night providing communication services across the installation during the Afghanistan evacuation operations, the 379th ECS provided the operation the capabilities needed for success.
  • Compass Call squadron inactivated after 20 years in theater

    The 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron was officially inactivated September 28, 2021 after almost twenty years of providing continual airborne electronic combat support to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The 41st ECS is assigned to the 55th Electronic Combat Group at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona as a geographically separated unit from its parent wing, the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • F-16s practice ACE capabilities during Sky Shield III

    A contingent of aircraft and personnel assigned to the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing traveled to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to participate in Exercise Shy Shield III, a bilateral defensive counter air and combat search and rescue exercise. The exercise integrating U.S. operations with the Qatar Emiri Air Force, also allowed the 378th AEW to demonstrate its agile combat employment/multi-capable Airmen capabilities of repositioning forces in various locations and rapidly generating combat airpower.
  • Forging futures: AUAB and Qatar relocate Afghanistan evacuees

    The 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Host Nation Coordination Cell at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is the link between Department of Defense personnel and Qatari officials. During the evacuation of Afghanistan, HNCC and their Qatari counterparts were in charge of the final step in moving qualified evacuees onward to further destinations. The support from Qatar was critical to the U.S. military’s efforts in evacuating Afghanistan.
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