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  • ASAB Midnight Marauders visit EOD

    Midnight Marauders is a senior non-commissioned officer council program that conducts informal visits to various units and work centers throughout the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing. Each Midnight Marauder visit is open to all 386th AEW members and serves as an avenue for Airmen to see how each unit contributes to the overall mission.
  • AASAB Airmen, Italian partners strengthen partnership via immersion

    Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing and the Italian Air Force’s Task Group Typhoon participated in a new immersion program hosted by the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Feb. 19, 2020, at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait. The immersion program allows both forces to meet and discuss each nation’s mission strategies while enhancing their skills.
  • Behind the curtain: protecting the force, focusing on tomorrow

    Protecting the base and force is a never-ending task both at the home station and theater of operations. While deployed, a special need for security and coordination arises. That need is met by the Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron force protection flight.
  • Lighting up the runway: 386th ECES maintains flight line

    Every day, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Airmen meet in the morning to determine their priorities for the day. Some scatter to the flight line, others push across base. Either way, they fulfill requirements that allows Ali Al Salem Air Base to execute its mission.
  • Eye in the sky: Prepping the MQ-9 Reaper

    Maintainers from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 23, 2019.
  • Airmen learn with virtual reality

    When an Airman becomes a noncommissioned officer, they are entrusted with the duty of leading and mentoring junior enlisted Airmen, at times this includes conflict resolution. In partnership with Squadron Officer School, Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing had the opportunity to participate in scenarios that tested their interpersonal skills. Through a virtual reality program, an Airman interacts with an avatar that is portrayed by an actor and has a pre-selected scenario that will test the Airman.
  • USDA net system designed to reduce aviation bird strikes in AOR

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture works with safety teams around the Air Force to limit the presence of birds on and around airfields to protect aircraft from bird strikes, an issue that costs the Air Force millions of dollars every year in damages. Here, at the busiest aerial port in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the USDA team has taken a system for catching birds used at a few stateside installations in the Air Force and created one fitted for use in the desert. This demonstrates the potential that our Airmen from all components of the Total Force—civilian, Guard or Reserve, or active duty—have to make a difference through their ingenuity and creativity.
  • Augmenting the AOR – EOD Airman provides critical skillset to Army forensics team

    This story is part of the JET/IA “Augmenting the AOR” series, covering the unique missions and skill sets Airmen provide to coalition and sister-service mission partners throughout the deployed area of responsibility. Visiting the Central Command Forensic Exploitation Laboratory, located at Camp Arifjan, is an experience similar to watching a television show like ‘CSI’ or ‘NCIS,’ at least in appearance. From particle separators to a ballistics lab, the location seems to have everything a team would need to crack the case, solve the crime and ride off into the sunset.
  • Rations fuel the Marauders

    The 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron rations team, which consists of six Airmen, unload up to 10 food trucks every week, as well as unload and deliver six truckloads of bottled water. Even though the rations team at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia doesn’t prepare or cook the food, they ensure it is where it needs to be for those hungry service members and civilians.
  • 386th AEW celebrates Black History Month

    Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing came together to honor the significant contributions African-Americans have made to our nation and to the U.S. military, Feb. 27.
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