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  • A lucky flight in the fight: Aircrew receives combat medal

    There are many varieties of threats for aircraft involved in aiding ground troops in deployed environments. One main example of these threats can include taking fire from advancing enemy forces in the area of responsibility.This became a reality for one 39th Airlift Squadron aircrew while deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 774th Expeditionary
  • The Rock crosses the Pacific

    Airmen from Yokota Air Base welcomed four Air Mobility Command C-130J’s from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, as part of a capstone exercise Feb. 8-19, 2020.“Yokota has a very unique AOR,” said Capt. John Walitsch, 61st Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot. “By the 61st flying out, we get to enhance our skill set and learn how to fly in different
  • Devil Raiders strengthen defense forces in Saudi Arabia

    When it came to deploying scalable forces to reopen an air base in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Air Force knew just who to call: Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
  • 91 ARS participates in first squadron-wide deployment

    The 91st Air Refueling Squadron, along with KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in early December 2019. This marks the first time the entire 91st ARS deployed together as a squadron to support rapid global mobility and aerial refueling efforts overseas, marking a historic milestone for the time-tested unit.
  • Air Mobility Command civic leaders visit Joint Base MDL

    Air Mobility Command civic leaders visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to meet Airmen and experience the mission set Nov. 5-7.This tour was the second stop of a three-part series to emerge the civic leaders into a mobility Airman’s world. The group started in March at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they witnessed nearly 800
  • Deployment initiative revamps 18 year ops tempo

    The 19th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, partnered with the 317th AW from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to create the 4/12 deployment initiative, signifying the first time since September 11, 2001, that entire units from these wings will be home together. Through fulfilling this joint partnership between the four flying squadrons, it has provided stability, training opportunities, and ensures one cohesive fighting team.
  • Brave pilot keeps crew safe during hostile flight

    Capt. Mark King Jr., 39th Airlift Squadron assistant chief of tactics and C-130J Super Hercules pilot, received the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Aviator Award in August 2019 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
  • Keep it moving: JB Charleston facilitates passenger movement

    Two hundred and forty-two deploying service members processed through the Joint Base Charleston Passenger Terminal enroute to their deployed locations Oct. 15 and 17, 2018, in support of the Naval Station Norfolk air terminal while their airfield undergoes scheduled maintenance.  Members of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron worked with U.S.
  • Security Forces, families welcome wingmen home

    Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron and their families gathered early in the morning Jan. 21, 2018, to welcome home 12 Airmen from a six-month deployment to the Middle East.
  • Reserve defenders keep watch

    A group of Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron here deployed March 31 to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan Air Force in their fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
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