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A group of 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial porters prepares a pallet of rockets for transport to a C-130H Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. The rockets are for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems used in the fight against ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) From flightline to frontline: 386 ELRS manages process for moving munitions
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Aerial porters can often appear to be flightline fortune tellers. They can gauge the intensity of ongoing war efforts through the amount and types of items that come across their cargo yard, everything from vehicles to missiles. As the battle against ISIL continues to heat up, aerial porters work hard to keep supplies moving
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Feb. 3, 2017, en route to Houston, Texas. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will be performing a flyover during the 2017 Super Bowl. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan) McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker refuels Thunderbirds

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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, flies a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 30, 2017 during his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. In addition to executing a C-17 training sortie, visiting Boeing, and talking with Airmen and Soldiers here, Everhart attended a civic leader dinner where he met with community partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox) AMC commander visits JBLM, discusses critical missions
The commander of Air Mobility Command visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 to meet and speak with Airmen and Soldiers here about the installation’s role in critical national missions. While here, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander, also participated in a C-17 training mission and interacted with Airmen,
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A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, sits on the runway during a flying training deployment, Jan. 25, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The KC-135 refueled U.S. and Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcons during the FTD, which was hosted to evaluate aircraft and personnel capabilities and increase interoperability between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill) US, Hellenic air forces practice in-flight refueling
A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, joined F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the Hellenic air force to perform in-flight refueling operations during a flying training deployment, Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece.
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Ramp coordinators from the 821st Contingency Response Squadron, lead a C-17 Globemaster III to its parking spot, Jan. 24, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group, exercised their capability to support humanitarian efforts during exercise Dragon Breath at JBLM and Fairchild Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks) Airmen exercise ability to provide humanitarian aid
Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing exercised their ability to execute and sustain rapid global mobility to deliver humanitarian aid due to a simulated natural disaster throughout the state of Washington during Exercise Dragons Breath Jan. 22 to 27.The 821st Contingency Response Squadron, along with the 921st CRS, and a number of
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brittany Bean, a pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, goes through preflight checks before taking off at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 23, 2016. Bean pilots C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, which have the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential combat area. In 2016, the squadron flew more than 2,400 missions, moving nearly 102,000 tons of cargo and almost 120,000 passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson) 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron answers the call in the Middle East
The 816th EAS, based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is vital to the Air Force’s efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Those efforts range from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.
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Aerial porters from the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron push a pallet of supplies from a K-loader into the back of a C-130H Hercules at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 9, 2017. Aerial porters are responsible for loading and unloading aircraft and moving cargo around the cargo yard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Squadron serves as strong link in OIR supply chain
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq – Aerial porters from the 870th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron worked steadily alongside loadmasters to load and offload aircraft around the flightline of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq on a busy January afternoon. Some aerial porters drove K-loaders and forklifts while others hopped into the backs of aircraft to move cargo
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Family and friends await the return of Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Jan. 14, 2017, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Airmen were returning from a three-month deployment to Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno) 621 CRW returns from three month Iraq deployment
Welcome home signs along with family and friends, filled the room to greet Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing as they returned here, after a three-month deployment to Iraq.The 621st CRW Airmen operated out of Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, where they enabled and sustained air operations at the Coalition airfield.The airfield, situated
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A F-35B Lightning II aircraft, from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) receives fuel from a Travis Air Force Base, California, KC-10 Extender as the aircraft make the flight across the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 18, 2017. The transfer of VMFA -121 from MCAS Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan marks the first permanent international deployment of the joint strike fighter. (courtesy photo) AMC enables first international F-35B deployment
Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan, Jan. 18 2017.The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international deployment of the joint strike
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A KC-135 Strantotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017, during a mission that targeted Islamic State training camps in Libya. The B-2’s low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft's sensors. Its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Air Force refuelers enable B-2 strike against Daesh in Libya
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 bomber mission which struck two Daesh training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.
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