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Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base
قاعدة احمد الجابر الجوية
Airport type Military
Operator Kuwait Air Force
Serves Kuwait
Elevation AMSL 407 ft / 124 m
Coordinates 28°56′05.7″N 47°47′31.1″E / 28.934917°N 47.791972°E / 28.934917; 47.791972
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15R/33L 9,843 3,000
15L/33R 9,843 3,000

Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base (IATA: XIJ, ICAO: OKAJ) is a Kuwait Air Force installation with part designated for operations by the U.S. Air Force and its allies. Sitting 75 miles south of the Iraqi border, the base has supported active duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve A-10 and F-16 fighter units, along with support individuals, rotated in and out. At Al Jaber AB, the 332 ELS Commander and 10 personnel were on one-year tours; all others (1190 personnel) rotated every 90 to 120 days. On 1 December 1998, the 4406th Operations Group (Provisional) at Al Jaber Air Base inactivated and the 332nd Air Expeditionary Group activated.[1]

According to USA Today on 22 October 2003 the US Ambassador to Kuwait, Richard Jones, announced that the United States was reducing its presence at Al Jaber with the intent of fully reducing its forces at that location. USAF assets remaining in Kuwait are primarily stationed at Ali Al Salem Air Base.


  1., Joint Task Force Southwest Asia, accessed January 2009

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