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  • Joint exercise prepares Airmen, Soldiers for contingency ops

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 kicked off Aug. 18, 2016, withapproximately 750 U.S. Army airborne infantry soldiers jumping from severalC-130J and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in the dead of night to seize and secure anassault zone. The event, referred to as "hit night," marked the beginningof GFLR 16-09. Among
  • Air Force, Army planners find ways to see greater jump in airdrops

    An arriving C-130 Hercules taxies to a large hangar where about 60 Army paratroopers wait to board. Lugging about 100 pounds of gear, the Soldiers quickly line up and load into the aircraft as its four idling engines blow hot gusts over the tarmac. Minutes later, the plane is flying at 150 mph and the paratroopers jump, being whisked away in a rush of fresh air during the routine training mission -- one of hundreds held each year at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. While short lived, these airdrops are meticulously prepared months ahead by dozens of Air Force and Army planners. Their goal: to get Airmen and Soldiers primed to rapidly respond to urgent combat or humanitarian efforts.
  • Newly activated unit guides transient aircraft on joint missions

    Any aircraft that flies into Pope Army Airfield, Col. Kelly Holbert will know about it. But Holbert’s unit, the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, has no aircraft of its own. As the only en route operations group in the continental U.S., the unit manages transient aircraft and the joint missions they fly on with Fort Bragg paratroopers.
  • Air Force, Army units collaborate to enhance interoperability

    Representatives from Air Mobility Command, 18th Air Force, 18th Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Transportation Command came together for a Joint Forcible Entry Readiness Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, July 19 – 22.
  • Mobility Airmen remain committed to Army's airborne mission

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command aircrews participated in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Battalion Mass Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, North Carolina July 11-15, 2016.The joint readiness exercise, also referred to as MASS TAC, illustrated the Mobility Air Force’s ongoing commitment to support the Army and airborne training
  • AMC aircraft, 82nd Abn Soldiers team up for training

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Air Force and Army units teamed up in support a training objective, during which more than 600 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers performed a static jump from seven C-17s over Pope Army Air Field Range, North Carolina, June 4. The seven aircraft included three C-17 Globemaster IIIs from Joint Base-Lewis McChord and
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