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Deployments in the Persian Gulf

A couple A-10 Thunderbolt close-air support aircraft from the 74th Fighter Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, taxi out of Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait in this Air Force file photo.  
Ahmed al Jaber Air Base

Location: About 35 miles southwest of Kuwait City; 75 miles south of Iraq.

Personnel: About 1,400 U.S. military.

Units: 332nd Air Expeditionary Group, 3rd Combat Communications Group, 9th Intelligence Squadron and a Patriot missile battery, according to the military research group

Aircraft: Force includes F-15E Eagle and F-16 Falcon fighters, and A-10 Thunderbolt close-support aircraft.

Role: The Air Force and U.S. allies use part of this Kuwaiti air force installation to monitor the southern Iraq "no-fly" zone. The Pentagon says F-15E Strike Eagles based here have taken part in strikes in Afghanistan.

Also: Ali Al Salem Air Base
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