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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.
0 10/27
2017
Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing load equipment and vehicles onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 20, 2017. The cargo will be used by members of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, who deployed to the Caribbean on Sept. 20 to conduct relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Kentucky ANG deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria relief operations
Seven Special Tactics Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard departed the Kentucky ANG base, Louisville, Sept. 20, 2017, for the Caribbean where they will open airfields for humanitarian aid deliveries and resident evacuations in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the third major hurricane to hit the region in the past month.
0 9/21
2017
774th EAS conducts first combat airdrop in two-and-a-half years 774th EAS conducts first combat airdrop in two and a half years
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Months of planning and weeks of preparing culminates to an airdrop lasting a few seconds. While the time and effort that goes into planning a combat airdrop may seem long for something that lasts less than a minute, for the ground troops, the equipment they received will have a lasting impact. The 774th Expeditionary
0 8/29
2017
Airman 1st Class Jose Chala, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fleet Services element member, operates a lavatory services truck to dispose of solid waste from a C-130J Aug. 16, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The team services approximately 25 aircraft daily, including transient aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) Fleet services keeps C-130s clean
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — The 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fleet Services Airmen are in charge of the unenviable task of waste removal
0 8/17
2017
armored vehicles on flightline Mobility Guardian Phase Two begins
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WASH. — The second half of Exercise Mobility Guardian began here Aug. 6 and will focus on training aircrew on advanced tactical air operations.
0 8/07
2017
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
0 7/25
2017
Air transportation specialists with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron push a container delivery system off a 60k Tunner loader and into the cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules in preparation for an air drop at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, over the weekend. Providing the fuel that keeps the fight going, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has delivered more than 80 tons of food, water and other supplies to various supported forces throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386th AEW deliver critical supplies to frontlines
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) --“We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the weekend, in direct support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops.
0 6/21
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1st Lt. Will Jones, 700th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, and Lt. Col. John Jones, 94th Operations Group deputy commander, pose for a photo on the Dobbins Air Reserve Base flightline May 25, 2017. The father and son aviators began working together at Dobbins earlier this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Son continues family military legacy, works alongside father at Dobbins
A new pilot here has a particularly special memory from Father’s Day last year. While he was attending C-130 pilot training at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, his father came to visit. His father is no stranger to Little Rock AFB, he also attended training there as a young aviator and was later stationed there when his son was born. Some might call it a family reunion of sorts.
0 6/19
2017
Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, receives the Koren Kolligian Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Andy Morataya) C-130 pilot receives 60th Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presented the 2016 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, at the Pentagon, May 17, 2017, for not only saving the lives of five crewmembers, but also identifying a worldwide C-130 propeller issue.
0 5/17
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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.
0 4/07
2017
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