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Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes home Airmen of the 437th AW returning with the final evacuated C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall here. Twenty-two C-17s were evacuated to alternate locations and eight were diverted in response to the hurricane. Airmen of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensured the relocated aircraft were maintained and prepared to conduct hurricane recovery operations to the south from alternate installations including Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Last evacuated C-17 returns home
The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
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Senior Airman David Tiradeau, a ramp coordinator assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, relays information to the air terminal operations center, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, August 15, 2017. ATOC keeps cargo and personnel moving
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Maintaining the inbound and outbound movement of cargo and personnel in support of Combined Joint Task Force -Operation Inherent Resolve requires careful coordination between a multitude of entities. In order for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing to effectively complete its mission and deliver decisive airpower against ISIS it needs
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Aerial porters from the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster July 23, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. More than 100 Team Little Rock members will lead, coordinate and execute maintenance operations during Mobility Guardian 2017. The exercise will test each of Air Mobility Command’s core competencies including airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Harry Brexel) Combat Airlifters prepare for Mobility Guardian '17
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark.  -- The Air Mobility Command’s largest exercise is set to kick off July 28, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Team Little Rock Airmen from a variety of career fields are set to participate and maintainers from the 19th Maintenance Group here will lead the charge from the ground to ensure aircrews take
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A U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment Interim Armored Vehicle Stryker drives out of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Plovidv Airport, Bulgaria, July 14, 2017. U.S. Air Forces in Europe airlift will also deliver Stryker vehicles in support of upcoming exercises Swift Response 17-1 and Saber Guardian 17.  These U.S. led multinational exercises ensure high readiness forces can respond to any threat or crisis in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) USAF demonstrates capabilities in European theater
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The U.S. Air Force airlift provides the capability to deploy armed forces and assets anywhere in the world within hours.
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Tech. Sgt. Brendan Proctor, 3d Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., ensure proper block placement prior to loading an HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopter onto a 3d AS C-17 Globemaster III May 15, 2017, at Moody AFB. Special care was taken to not damage either aircraft when loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Mobility, Combat Airmen hone search, rescue skills during exercise
The 3rd Airlift Squadron supported exercise Rapid Rescue May 15–18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
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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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2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Riggs, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command air mobility liaison officer (AMLO), assists in loading cargo aboard a C-17 aircraft at MCAS Cherry Point. As MARSOC’s AMLO, Riggs provides a critical link of communication between the airlift and ground forces in the area of operations. He facilitated the mission from planning and coordination through hands-on facilitation by piloting the aircraft as it deployed and re-deployed two MARSOC units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador Moreno, released) Mobility liason officer streamlines MARSOC deployment process
U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Riggs, a 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron air mobility liaison officer (AMLO) assigned to MARSOC, recently enabled support to the U.S. Africa Command area of operations.
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A Charlotte Air National Guard C-130H Hercules taxis down the runway at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 5, 2017. The Charlotte ANG is currently flying its last Hercules mission as it prepares to transition to the C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park) ANG units fly first, last C-130 deployments
Big changes are in the works for two Air National Guard units deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. The Connecticut ANG has transitioned from the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the C-21 Cougar to the C-130H Hercules, which it is currently flying on its first C-130 deployment. On the other hand, the Charlotte ANG, out of North Carolina, will be flying its last Hercules mission as it prepares to transition to the C-17 Globemaster III.
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2017
Two C-17 Globemaster III's sit on a runway for an aeromedical evacuation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 22, 2017. The two Globemaster III’s, one from March Air Force Base, California and the other from Travis Air Force Base, Arizona, were requested to transport  two critical patients to separate locations, Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, Hawaii and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Joint AE mission enables patients to receive critical care
Airmen, Soldiers and U.S. and Japanese civilian personnel from six different locations around the world teamed up to provide the largest aeromedical evacuation ever at Misawa Air Base, Japan, for two critical patients March 22.The Air Force AE system is a unique and significant part of the nation’s mobility resources. Its mission is to provide time
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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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