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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
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Staff Sgt. John Pittman, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-130J Hercules for takeoff from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Nov. 10, 2016. Afghanistan has been called a “Herk’s playground” because of the aircraft’s ability to handle the austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)
Airlift squadron provides mission versatility to Afghan theater
The high pressure altitude; extreme temperature disparity; and harsh, mountainous terrain of Afghanistan make for a challenging environment that often pushes the C-130J Super Hercules to maximum performance.
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