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In 2020, the C-130J Super Hercules inventory began upgrading. The newest model arrived at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, on June 23, 2023, and is the first Block 8.1 aircraft assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing.
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Over 100 personnel and four C-130J Super Hercules from the 317th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Cope North 2022 from Feb. 2-18 at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, recently participated in exercise Mosaic Tiger at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Nov. 15-19, 2021.Mosaic Tiger is a five day, multi-phase exercise focused on quick turn deployment to a simulated war
The command team visited several locations throughout the wing where they received several briefings and demonstrations of the many ways that the Airmen of the 317th AW are working to improve job efficiency and operational proficiency.
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- In late-November at Dyess AFB, the 317th Airlift Wing was in the midst of a wing-wide exercise; this meant 24-hour operations for the men and women participating in the ‘Ability to Survive and Operate’ or ATSO exercise, “Chemical Fury.”But real-world demands stop for
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The C-130 community rewrote history July 14, 2020, successfully piloting the largest formation flight ever of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in support of a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over Dyess Air Force Base and Big Bend, Texas.In total, the “Herk Nation Stampede”
Aircraft maintenance. Purists may argue that nothing can replace real-world, hands-on learning. Some may say that virtual reality, or VR, platforms are simply video games. But for Airmen at Dyess Air Force Base, TX, VR technology is transforming the way C-130J Super Hercules aircraft maintainers are