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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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Reservists from the 89th Airlift Squadron and 445th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flew aeromedical evacuation missions downrange to Southwest Asia August 24-28, 2016. The aircrew transported wounded warriors back from the area of operation to medical facilities at both Ramstein Air Base and Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The crew consisted of (from left to right) 1st Lt. Andrew Bowman, Chief Master Sgt. Jason LeMaster, Master Sgt. Brian Dawes, Col. Craig McPike, Master Sgt. Roberto Garcia, Jr., Maj. Josh Roberts, Lt. Col. Mike Baker, Master Sgt. Spencer Fisher. 445th Airlift Wing aircrew flies AE mission downrange
Reservists from the 89th Airlift Squadron and 445th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flew aeromedical evacuation missions downrange to Southwest Asia August 24-28, 2016. The crew transported wounded warriors back from the area of operation to the United States.
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U.S. Air Force leaders and community partners cut a ribbon during the “Forging the 46” ceremony, Aug. 30, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The event consisted of an assumption of command for the reactivated 56th Air Refueling Squadron, dedication of the new KC-46 training facility, speeches from key Air Force and community leaders and concluded with a tour of the new facility for attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillon Davis) Forging the 46
U.S. Air Force leaders and Oklahoma community partners were in attendance for the historical reactivation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and the dedication of the KC-46A Pegasus formal training center, Aug. 30, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mario Linton, 41st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, ties down the chock as the sun rises before takeoff Aug. 26, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 41st AS trained on different offload techniques and practiced the Combat Offload Method B technique. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Regina Edwards) 41st AS practices alternative combat offload techniques
Loadmasters from the 41st Airlift Squadron traveled to alanding zone in Alexandria, Louisiana, to practice loading and offloadingmethods typically used in austere locations Aug. 26, 2016. The mission for theday was removing a 1,430-lb. C-130 engine stand trailer unit using the CombatOffload Method B technique. For this alternative offload method,
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A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., prepares to board a C-130J for a static-line jump in support of Exercise Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 Aug. 18, 2016, near Fort Polk, La. Once soldiers landed, their first objective was to create a blocking position to allow for land drops of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kevin Sommer Giron) Joint force exercise prepares airmen, soliders for contingency operatons
Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 kicked off Aug. 18, 2016, withapproximately 750 U.S. Army airborne infantry soldiers jumping from severalC-130Js and C-17 Globemaster IIIs in the dead of night to seize and secure anassault zone. This event, referred to as Hit Night, marked the beginningof GFLR 16-09. Among the largest rotational air mobility training
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Staff Sgt. Branden Beers, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aeromedical evacuation technician, instructs Capt. Micheal Broome 375th AES flight nurse, on how to take off his paper suit while exiting a Transportation Isolation System used for training, Aug. 18, 2016. The TIS is used to transport sick and contagious patients to more definitive care without compromising the safety of the crew. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Daniel Garcia) 375th AES trains with Transportation Isolation System
In September 2014, President Barack Obama sent over 3,000 military members to West Africa to help control and contain the Ebola outbreak.Since then, the federal government has placed an importance on ensuring that military personnel who may come in contact with the Ebola virus are trained to respond properly.Airmen with the 375th Aeromedical
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Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division board a C-130 Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016. Ongoing work by the Air Force and Army have filled training schedules by streamlining the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training program, an online system used by military units to request air support.(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) 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.
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Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division wait to board a C-130 Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016. Ongoing work by the Air Force and Army has filled training schedules by streamlining the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training program, an online system used by military units to request air support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) 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.
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