... Two runways, 9,015 ft and 9,777 ft.
The U.S. has maintained a Defense Cooperation Agreement with Kuwait since 1991 Persian Gulf War. As such, Kuwait holds major non-NATO U.S. ally status. Since 2011, troops garrisoned in Kuwait are primarily intended to support Operation Spartan Shield, a mission to "deter regional aggression and stabilize countries within the region." The military currently maintains a force of 2,200 MRAPs in Kuwait.
Ali Al Salem Air Base
... Two 9,805 ft runways.
... 386th Air Expeditionary Wing is a primary occupant, operating C-17 and C-130 cargo aircraft. ... Base operates as a way station for troops.
... Serves as U.S. HQ in Kuwait.
... Built by the Kuwaiti government at a cost of $200 million to replace temporary basing structure originally used since the Gulf War.
... Features a Joint Military Mail Terminal.
... Broke ground on $3.7 million living facilities expansion in 2017.
... Has precision approach radar capability, allowing for low visibility landings.
... 5,215 ft runway.
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