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First Lt. Garrett Iapicco 40th Airlift Squadron conducts a full spectrum readiness sortie on a C-130J while wearing aircrew eye/respiratory protection system (AERPS) gear 317th AW prepares for tomorrow’s fight
To prepare for tomorrow, the 317th Airlift Wing conducted a full spectrum readiness sortie Oct. 19 and 20, 2017 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. During the full spectrum readiness sortie, aircrew, maintenance and support personnel worked together to conduct a local training sortie in a simulated high-threat environment.
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U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program dolphin trainers tend to their dolphins before a flight from Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., to NMMP in San Diego April 29, 2017. The dolphins are trained to find mines because of their excellent sonar and ability to perform many repeat deep water dives. (U.S. Air Force phot/Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm) Mobility Airmen transport dolphins to San Diego NMMP
Airmen from the 301st Airlift Squadron transported four Bottlenose Dolphins and their handlers from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, to the U.S. Naval Marine Mammal Program, San Diego April 29, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Stager, center, 29th Weapons Squadron instructor loadmaster, supervises U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Leilani Mclimans, left, 29th WPS instructor loadmaster, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William Freshley, right, 29th WPS instructor loadmaster, as they perform the Airdrop Preparation Checklist Feb. 3, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Loadmasters must fly every 45 days to remain certified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano) C-130 tactical expertise starts at Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Throughout the Air Force, Airmen depend on each other toensure the mission is completed. Just as pilots depend on an array of careerfield specialists to guarantee an aircraft is mission-ready, weaponsundergraduate pilots in the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course depend onloadmasters to help understand what goes on
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brittany Bean, a pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, goes through preflight checks before taking off at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 23, 2016. Bean pilots C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, which have the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential combat area. In 2016, the squadron flew more than 2,400 missions, moving nearly 102,000 tons of cargo and almost 120,000 passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson) 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron answers the call in the Middle East
The 816th EAS, based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is vital to the Air Force’s efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Those efforts range from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.
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