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  • Largest CENTCOM C-130 Squadron hosts coalition partners

    Members from the Italian and Canadian air forces, as well as members from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, received a tour of the Hercules from the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. The 779th EAS, the largest C-130 squadron in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, is responsible for

  • Back in the game: An Airman’s tenacity to finish what she started

    A social media notification lit up her phone with a four-year-old memory from when she was in the middle of her first deployment. These are the memories she typically pushes to the back of her mind, but this blatant reminder of the diagnosis that cut her deployment short and got her medically

  • Air Guard dual mission: helping at home and abroad

    It wasn’t long ago Airmen from the 158th Airlift Squadron, Savannah, Georgia, were delivering supplies with their fleet of C-130H Hercules to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But just a few weeks later, they find themselves on the other side of the world in Southwest

  • 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

  • US, Iraqi air forces recover, return pallets to DOD system

    BAGHDAD (AFNS) -- Air transportation specialists assigned to the 370th Air Expeditionary Air Advisory Group began recovering more than $2.1 million in U.S. Air Force aerial port assets from Iraqi air force counterparts.Aerial porters at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center have recovered more than

  • C-130s fly first mission into renovated airfield in Iraq

    The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircraft landed mere hours after repairs to the runway were

  • Two Missions, One Fight

    Imagine for a moment, our ground and coalition forces in the throes of battle. Imagine them in less than desirable conditions in the middle of nowhere. Now imagine yourself in their boots and not having the vital supplies to survive and sustain that fight.The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and