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... U.S. Army Facility.

... Shares space with Kuwait Naval Base.

... For the 2003 Iraq invasion, Navy Seabees constructed a temporary pier, known as an elevated causeway system modular (ELCAS/M), to support the offloading of equipment.


The U.S. maintains an ability to use Omani bases through the Oman Facilities Access Agreement, originally signed in 1980, and most recently renewed in 2010. This accord made Oman the first country among the Persian Gulf States to explicitly partner militarily with the U.S. According to the agreement, the U.S. can request access to these facilities in advance for a specified purpose. Oman has allowed 5,000 aircraft overflights, 600 landings, and 80 port calls annually. During the early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (in late 2001), the U.S. relied considerably on Omani air bases. However, in the subsequent years, U.S. presence in Oman has dwindled significantly.

Muscat International Airport

... Formerly known as Seeb Air Base.

... Usable under the Facilities Access Agreement.

... Two runways recently extended to 13,123 ft.

... War reserve materiel stored at this location.

RAFO Thumrait

... 13,123 foot runway.

... War reserve material stored at this location.

Al-Musannah Air Base

... Airlift apron designed for C-5 and C-130 aircraft.

... War reserve materiel stored at this location.

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Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand (more...)
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