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Loadmasters with the 439th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, load a 1982 Mack 1250 GPM pumper fire truck onto a C-5B Galaxy at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst N.J., on Aug. 12, 2016. The truck will be flown to Managua, Nicaragua. Master Sgt. Jorge A. Narvaez, a New Jersey Air National Guardsman with the 108th Security Forces Squadron, was instrumental in getting the truck donated to a group of volunteer firefighters in Managua. The 439th AW is located at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. Airmen load, airlift fire truck 3,700 miles to Nicaragua
A New Jersey fire truck began a 3,700 mile journey to its new home in Managua, Nicaragua.The 1982 Mack fire truck was loaded onto a 439th Airlift Wing C-5B Galaxy here Aug. 12, thanks to the combined efforts of Airmen from the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active duty Air Force, as well as a host of government agencies.It wasn't an easy
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Default Air Force Logo 321st AMOS participates in Ardent Sentry
When it comes to humanitarian aid around the globe, the United States and the 621st Contingency Response Wing is second to none. But what would happen if a 9.0 magnitude earthquake accrued on U.S soil?
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Default Air Force Logo Travis C-5M delivers SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite
A C-5M Super Galaxy assisted in the completion of a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems program, successfully delivering a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite Flight 3 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Aug. 2.
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M1 maintainers at Joint Base Andrews tow a 457th Airlift Squadron C-21A out of the hangar in preparation for a distinguished visitor mission. (Photo courtesy of the 457th Airlift Squadron) 457th Airlift Squadron plays vital role in security
Being a part of the 457th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Andrews can be both challenging and rewarding.On such a high-profile installation, airlift missions are vital to national security both at home and abroad.Distinguished visitors are flown to all corners of the globe to help resolve political issues and voice national concerns.Although the
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A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D. receives fuel from a 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during Polar Roar, a strategic deterrence exercise, in the skies near the North Pole, July 31. The B-52 received 70 thousand pounds of fuel from the KC-10 during the refueling. Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar
Mobility Airmen play a vital role in deterrence and stand ready to operate in support of global operations at a moment’s notice.Air Mobility Command Airmen, 15 KC-135 Stratotankers and 10 KC-10 Extenders enabled Air Force Global Strike Command B-52s and B-2s to sustain air operations for more than 20 hours during ‪Polar Roar July 31, 2016.Through
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NATO service members prepare for a jump exchange prior to Saber Junction 16, April 5, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The exercise involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 16 allied and European nations conducting land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released) 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.
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Captain Scott Levin, 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., pilot, prepares a C-17 on the runway during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 20, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving multiple military branches conducting training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) C-17 gains valuable training at Red Flag 16-3
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.- Since its maiden flight in 1991, the C-17 Globemaster III has served as the most reliable and maintainable cargo aircraft in the United States Air Force arsenal with the ability of rapid and strategic cargo and troop delivery.
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U.S. Army members from the 82nd Airborne Division load onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, W.A., during Battalion Mass-Tactical week at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., July 12, 2016. During mass-tactical week the Army and Air Force units work together to improve interoperability for worldwide crisis, contingency and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch) AMC remains committed to U.S. Army’s airborne mission
Air Mobility Command aircrews participated in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Battalion Mass Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, North Carolina July 11-15, 2016.
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) A KC-135 crew from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., completes an aerial refueling of a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet July 11, 2016 in support of Rim of the Pacific 2016.  Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) KC-135 refuels RCAF CF-18 during Rim of the Pacific exercise

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Default Air Force Logo 18th Air Force supports GRF in Exercise Swift Response
Air Force airlifters and refuelers from 13 U.S. and international bases will come together to support more than 5,000 U.S. Army Soldiers and allied forces in Europe during Exercise Swift Response May 27 – June 26.
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