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  • ASAB Airmen execute the mission; Adhere to DoD guidelines

    386th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen continue to execute their day to day mission while adhering to the latest DoD health protection guidelines.
  • 386th ECES, Marines train with RADR Mobile Training Team

    An airfield is one of the most vital aspects of an Air Force installation, enabling Airmen to successfully deliver decisive combat support to the warfighters night and day. The top priority in the event of a real-world attack, is for warfighters to ensure the flightline is quickly back to operational status.
  • 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.
  • Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange

    An innovative system is being used to help Airmen remain mission ready and physically capable, allowing them to be more productive in their duties downrange.
  • 386 AEW completes first flight of Block 5 MQ-9

    The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing successfully completed its first combat mission with the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, recently. The wing’s remotely piloted aircraft unit, the 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron, transitioned its attack and reconnaissance airframes from the MQ-1B Predator to the Block 5 MQ-9A Reaper.
  • Civil engineers make critical runway repairs, keep missions moving

    Maintaining an airfield is never an easy task, especially when it’s one of the busiest in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. Responsible for making critical runway repairs, the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s heavy equipment operator team ensures that the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airfield is operational and ready for all takeoffs and landings in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Compass call reshapes OIR battlefield with electronic warfare domination

    Often times when we think about how air power is used in the fight against ISIS, we think about cargo aircraft delivering critical supplies and personnel to the frontlines or bombs being dropped onto targets. What’s not often thought of is how the Air Force has the non-kinetic ability to disrupt enemy communications on the ground and therefore the
  • Airmen’s skills vital to joint fight

    There is an area near many flight lines where items wait to be loaded onto aircraft. Toyotas lined up hood to bumper, resembling rush-hour traffic jams. Pallets stacked with bags of rice or ammunition sitting in precise rows. Armored vehicles waiting to be started up so they can head to the flight line and join the fight. This may seem all too familiar for aerial porters and loadmasters, but to one Airman, these items tell a far greater story.
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