Sheikh Saud Nasir Al Sabah, third from right, Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S., and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, second from right, stand at the end of the red carpet upon their arrival at the base. Al Sabah has come to Davis-Monthan to thank the base's personnel for their role in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, which liberated Kuwait from its Iraqi invaders. Flanking Al Sabah and McCain are COL. Joe Greene, left, and COL. Glyn Burleson, right