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A 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer inspects a C-130H Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Dec. 4, 2016. The maintainers inspect aircraft thoroughly before and after each flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) 386th AMU keeps supplies moving downrange
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing oversees the busiest aerial port of debarkation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The wing plays a major logistical role in getting needed supplies downrange. The C-130H Hercules in particular stands out as the only aircraft versatile enough to help the 386th complete this
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A German air force GR-4 Tornado refuels using a drogue-and-hose system from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender near Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2016. Air Force refueling teams train to refuel aircraft from all nations both home and around the globe to embody the joint approach to warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. R. Alex Durbin) Tankers fuel the fight
In the fight against Da'esh and the Iraqi counteroffensive to liberate Mosul, no nation works alone. In the skies, a Coalition of pilots from 19 nations work tirelessly to dismantle, disrupt and ultimately destroy Da'esh by striking infrastructure, roadways and other high-value targets
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A pelican case drops from a C-130J and lands on the water during a search and rescue exercise as part of a Turkey Shoot competition Nov. 17, 2016, at Lake Ouachita, Ark. The pelican case was filled with metal plates weighing 31 pounds to simulate food and medical supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Turkey Shoot: Combat Airlift Competition
Aircraft from the 19th Airlift Wing, 314th Airlift Wing, 189th Airlift Wing and 913th Airlift Group squared off in a friendly competition to outscore their opponents by performing the air mobility exercise the fastest and most accurate.
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Air Mobility Command unveiled a replacement to the previous AMC RODEO construct called Exercise Mobility Guardian, which will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., in August 2017. While RODEO encouraged units to select specialized teams to compete, Mobility Guardian participants will consist of Airmen who are “always ready” being tested in various situations in a joint environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Concepcion/Released) AMC transforms RODEO to Exercise Mobility Guardian
For many years, Air Mobility Command was proud to host the AMC RODEO—an international competition meant to showcase its collective Mobility Air Force skill sets in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry and esprit de corps.RODEO was always a popular event and did well to further build relationships and international partnerships while motivating units
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Staff Sgt. John Pittman, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-130J Hercules for takeoff from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Nov. 10, 2016. Afghanistan has been called a “Herk’s playground” because of the aircraft’s ability to handle the austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)
Airlift squadron provides mission versatility to Afghan theater
The high pressure altitude; extreme temperature disparity; and harsh, mountainous terrain of Afghanistan make for a challenging environment that often pushes the C-130J Super Hercules to maximum performance.
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Makali Gough is greeted by her husband, Senior Airman Jared Gough, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 21, 2016. Two C-130Js and 16 aircrew members returned from a four month deployment to Germany and Africa, where the aircrew conducted missions supporting Horn of Africa operations by landing at small landing zones and conducting airdrops in eastern Africa. They also flew numerous missions over Europe to supplement EUCOM’s airlift assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland) 39th, 40th AS return home from deployment
Two C-130J Super Hercules’ carrying 16 aircrew members assigned to the 39th and 40th Airlift Squadrons returned to Dyess, Nov. 21, after a four month deployment. While deployed to Africa and Germany, the aircrews accomplished a number of missions ranging from supply drops to combat airlifts supporting U. S. Africa Command and U.S. European
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott Hlavin, 821st Contingency Response Group defense force commander, scans the horizon while assisting in a perimeter watch at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Nov. 17, 2016. The 821st CRG is highly-specialized in training and rapidly deploying personnel to quickly open airfields and establish, expand, sustain and coordinate air mobility operations in austere, bare-base conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan) Safeguarding the Airfield: CRG Defenders provide air base defense in northern Iraq
Giulio Douhet's military concept states, "the only effective way to counter air power is to destroy its bases on the ground." As such, air base defense serves as the core of Air Force security forces' doctrine. It's the foundation from which the career field planted its roots.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron train Peruvian Air Force airmen during a recent trip to Peru, Sept. 22, 2016. The 571 MSAS is charged with strengthening partner nations’ capabilities and the squadron trains, advises and assists partner nations in developing airpower capabilities. (Courtesy Photo) 571st MSAS continues to build partnerships
The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron has completed training with the Peruvian Air Force at Las Palmas and Callao Air Bases, Peru, from Sept. 7-25.Fourteen air advisors conducted training on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, aircraft maintenance, combat search and rescue, military free fall, and a number of other courses to
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Simulated patients await evacuation as a team of medics from the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron discuss their plan to care for the patients during exercise Tropical Storm Greg, Nov. 8, 2016, at Alexandria, Louisiana.  The exercise was an example of how the U.S. Air Force provides support to local, state and federal authorities by performing a key role during crisis situations.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano) 375th AES forward deploys to LRAFB for aeromedical evacuation excercise
In order to continue providingelite care during crises, members from the 375th Aeromedical EvacuationSquadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, forward deployed to LittleRock Air Force Base, Arkansas, to establish an aeromedical staging location Nov.6, 2016, to exercise their preparedness to evacuate more than 650 simulated peopledue to
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Simulated patients await evacuation as a team of medics from the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron discuss their plan to care for the patients during exercise Tropical Storm Greg, Nov. 8, 2016, at Alexandria, Louisiana.  The exercise was an example of how the U.S. Air Force provides support to local, state and federal authorities by performing a key role during crisis situations.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano) 375th AES forward deploys to LRAFB for aeromedical evacuation excercise
A hallmark of the U.S. military is providing humanitarian supportduring natural disasters and emergencies in the United States and around theworld.  In order to continue providingelite care during crises, members from the 375th Aeromedical EvacuationSquadron stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, forward deployed to LittleRock Air Force Base,
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