Kuwait City, Kuwait - State of
U.S. CLOSES AIR FORCE BASE IN KUWAIT AFTER A DECADE OF PRESENCE.
Lieutenant-General "Buck" Buchanan (R) Commander of the U.S. Central
Command Air Forces, from El Paso, Texas, and Brigadier General Sultan
Abdullah (L), Commander of Ahmad Al-Jaber Air Base listen to a speech
by the U.S. Ambassador Richard Jones to celebrate the ending of an era
of U.S. Air Force presence in Kuwait on October 21, 2003. General
Sultan said that he hopes the Iraqi people will appreciate the U.S.
presence as much as the Kuwaiti people appreciated their presence in
Kuwait. After a decade of of military co-operation, the Air Force
offically closed all operations at Kuwait's Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base.