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Maintainers from the 19th Maintenance Group at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., await to board a C-130J heading to Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, for a Joint Operational Access Exercise, Sept. 27, 2016. During the exercise, the 41st and 61st Airlift Squadrons will fly in a nine-ship formation to validate the 82nd Airborne Division as the unit to conduct a real-world forcible entry. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Little Rock takes reins in JOAX
Little Rock Air Force Base partnered with the 82nd Airborne Division for a Joint Operational Access Exercise Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2016, at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. Although much of the focus of the joint exercise was on the multiple jumps and follow-on ground operations, the main objective is to validate the 82nd AD’s ability to
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kasper, 821st Contingency Response Squadron aerospace maintenance supervisor, marshalls a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. C-Strike is a joint exercise where contingency response forces rehearse potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts in cargo uploading and downloading on aircraft, aircraft engine running off-loads, communications, aerial port procedures, and air mobility liaison officer operations with airdrops from aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford) Devil Raiders exercise rapid global mobility skills at C-Strike
Overthe course of ten days Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing utilized dirt runways and commercialairports to test their rapid global mobility skills during ExerciseCerberus Strike 16-02.C-Strikeis a contingency response centric mobility exercise occurring inlocations throughout Colorado and Kansas. The exercise gavecontingency response
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The 384th Air Refueling Squadron will deactivate temporarily after Sept. 30, 2016 after establishing McConnell Air Force Base's aerial refueling mission. The 384th ARS will deactivate to make room as McConnell will receives the newest iteration of aerial refueling aircraft, the KC-46 Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury) 384th ARS deactivates, makes room for KC-46
Forty-three years ago, the 384th Air Refueling Wing landed here eager to build a reputation as the Air Force’s premier air refueling base. With their success, McConnell added three more air refueling squadrons and made the 384th ARW a squadron, all four squadrons assigned to the new 22nd Air Refueling Wing. As the established premier air refueling
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A MAFFS-equipped C-130, assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing approaches the Power Line fire near Pocatello, Idaho, Aug. 10, 2016.  Aircraft and aircrews from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne, Wyo. provided MAFFS capabilities requested by the U.S. Forest Service, supporting aerial fire fighting suppression efforts to fires in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Utah Aug. 3 to Sep. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Frank Wilde) Reservists, Guardsmen provide surge support to Great Basin fires with MAFFS C-130s
The 2016 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Air Expeditionary Group along with two Air Reserve Component MAFFS-equipped C-130 aircraft completed a month-long activation in support of aerial fire suppression missions in the Western U.S., Sept. 3, 2016. This year’s MAFFS activation began when a Request for Assistance was made by the National
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U.S. Air Force K Loaders standby in preparation for loading Global Samaritan Resources’ pallets of food as part of a humanitarian assistance mission at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 20, 2016. The shipment contained approximately 475,000 servings of fortified dehydrated food that will be used to help feed Iraqi refugees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class April Lancto) Airmen load KC-10 for humanitarian effort

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The men and women of the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron, or CRSS, stand ready 24/7/365, on a 12-hour deployment notice, to support Air Mobility Command, the Air Force and United States Transportation Command with highly qualified and versatile contingency response Airmen. (Photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford) 821st CRSS stands ready to work at all hours
The men and women of the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron, or CRSS, stand ready 24/7/365, on a 12-hour deployment notice, to support Air Mobility Command, the Air Force and United States Transportation Command with highly qualified and versatile contingency response Airmen.  As one of only two Contingency Response Support Squadrons in
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Tech. Sgt. John Crowe, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, pulls a tow cable towards a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. An aircrew from Dover Air Force Base traveled to Bagram, to assist Army flying units pack and transport the Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman) Blackhawks get first class flight

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Cargo is off loaded from a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 26, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 62nd Airlift Wing crew was on the ice Aug. 26-27 for 4 hours to deliver advance teams and equipment for the upcoming main season of Operation Deep Freeze. (Courtesy photo) McChord delivers personnel and equipment during WinFly

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1st Lt. Nicholas Adagio, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, conducts a pre-jump check, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 03, 2016. The 83rd ERQS provides the only U.S. personnel recovery assets in Afghanistan. In order to maintain readiness and skill level, they participate in real world scenario exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman) Crucial capabilities unite: personnel recovery, airlift, aeromedical evacuation

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Airmen from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron, part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, move cargo at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 25, 2016. The 721st APS set an airlift record July 27 for the heaviest cargo loaded onto a commercial aircraft in support of a channel mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales) Aerial porters set airlift record
The 721st Aerial Port Squadron, which is part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, set a record July 27 for the heaviest cargo loaded onto a commercial aircraft in support of a channel mission. The aerial porters planned and packed 120 tons construction material onto 31 single pallets and five two-pallet trains, and then loaded the pallets onto a 747 cargo plane bound for Afghanistan.
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