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Department of Health and Human Services logistician throws a cargo net over a pallet on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 21, 2017. This cargo included items needed to build a hospital from scratch – everything from the tents required to house the temporary structure to the medical equipment used to treat patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts
The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as semitrucks were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sept. 21, 2017. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.
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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
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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2017
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage. Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi.
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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.
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2017
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
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