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1st Lt. Jim Evans, 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron maintenance officer in charge and 62nd Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight commander, talks with a New Zealand woman about the capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III, Oct. 5th, 2014, as part of the U.S. Antarctic Program Day for IceFest 2014 at Christchurch, New Zealand. The 62nd Airlift Wing sent 11 maintenance members down to Christchurch in support of Operation DEEP FREEZE. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Todd Wivell) McChord Airmen participate in New Zealand IceFest 2014
Known as the gateway to Antarctica, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand has been a central stopping point for many Antarctic expeditions and adventures. The U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation, has been deploying scientific teams through Christchurch for more than 50 years with the support of Operation DEEP
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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. - Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing and 15th Airlift Squadron, assigned to Joint Base Charleston, N.C., load a CRW Hardside Expandable Light Air-Mobile Shelter (HELAMS) onto a Globemaster III C-17, also from JB Charleston, here, Sept. 29, 2014. The HELAMS will be used by the 621 CRW in West Africa in support of Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak. The CRW is highly-specialized in training and rapidly deploying personnel to quickly open airfields and establish, expand, sustain, and coordinate air mobility operations. From wartime taskings to disaster relief, the CRW extends Air Mobility Command's reach in deploying people and equipment around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez/Released) 621 CRW Airmen, 688 RPOE Soldiers deploy to Liberia in support of Ebola outbreak humanitarian relief operations
A rapid-response team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army air and surface mobility specialists deployed to Liberia, Sept. 17, in support of Operation UNITIED ASSISTANCE, a comprehensive U.S. effort to support the World Health Organization and international partners to assist the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their efforts to
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Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, meets the 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, Col. Joel D. Jackson, on the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., flightline, Sept. 25, 2014.  The purpose of Everhart's visit is to meet the Airmen within his command, and it allowed wing leadership to highlight McConnell's mission capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier) Lt. Gen. Everhart visits McConnell, calls for innovation
The commander of 18th Air Force, Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, visited the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Sept. 25 to 26, his first visit to McConnell Air Force Base since he assumed command in July.Everhart toured McConnell AFB to learn more about its tanker mission and address key issues from members of Team McConnell.Throughout the tour, Everhart
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Maj. Gena Fedoruk, left, and 1st Lt. Marcel Trott, both KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft pilots with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, take off from a base in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Sept. 23, 2014. Both Airmen are deployed from Fairchild AFB, Washington. They flew the mission in support of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria. President Barack Obama authorized humanitarian aid deliveries to Iraq as well as targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel from extremists known as ISIL. U.S. Central Command directed the operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released) Fairchild crews participate in airstrikes against ISIL
Fairchild aircrews are actively participating in support of the mission against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant known as ISIL.U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, have been taking military action against ISIL
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A KC-10 Extender lands Sept. 19 at Travis Air Force Base. The aircraft has been part of Travis' mission for 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heide Couch) Travis celebrates two decades of KC-10 excellence
KC-10 Extender alumni from past and present converged Sept. 18 and 19 on Travis Air Force Base to celebrate the accomplishments and advancements the KC-10 community has achieved throughout its two decades at the installation.Home to both active duty and Reserve units, Travis' air refueling squadrons mobilize and deploy 27 KC-10 aircraft, ensuring
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U.S. Air Force Airmen load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Sept. 26, 2014. The C-17 was used to ship the Air Force’s Expeditionary Medical Support System, a modular and customizable treatment facility designed for austere conditions.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman/Released) Airmen deploy to deliver Ebola treatment facility with U.S. relief package
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, partnered with representatives from the U.S. Public Health Service to deliver a modular medical treatment center, Sept. 26, as part of a government-wide effort to support humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations.Airmen from the
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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Members of the 621st Contingency Response wing are instructed on techniques during the revamped sling-load training here, Sept. 16, 2014. The new sling-load training is scheduled to be conducted quarterly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez) 621st CRW, Army gain sling-load experience
The 621st Contingency Response Wing teamed up with the New Jersey National Guard's 1st Battalion, (General Support), 150th Aviation Regiment (GSAB), stationed at the Trenton-Mercer Airport, to conduct training for both units at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Sep. 16.Approximately 14 Airmen from the 817th and 818th Contingency Response Groups, and
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President Barack Obama speaks to members of Team MacDill at the Short Fitness Center on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla, Sept. 17, 2014. The President thanked the men and women for their service and spoke on how the United States will partner with others in the region to carry out his strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/ Released) President Obama Addresses Military Members at MacDill
In his recent visit to U.S. Central Command, President Barack H. Obama took time to address Team MacDill September 17, 2014.During the address, Obama thanked military and family members for shouldering the responsibilities in dealing with the challenges of our new century."Here at MacDill, you know this as well as anybody," said Obama. "You play a
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen from the 317th Airlift Group during an all call Aug. 26, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The 317th AG, assigned to Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force, is home to two combat airlift squadrons currently providing support to Overseas Contingency Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson/Released) Lt. Gen. Everhart visits Dyess
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Rodewald, 18th AF command chief, visited the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing units here Aug. 26-27.To gain a comprehensive understanding of the 317th AG's mission, accomplishments and challenges, Everhart received a mission overview and key
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On June 27, 2014 four aircrews from the 91st Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) were tasked to forward deploy, on short notice, in support of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Two KC-135s, each carrying two crews and a maintenance package, were flown 16 hours non-stop to the U.S. Central Command's Area of Responsibility (AOR) in Southwest Asia. (Courtesy photo) MacDill Aircrew helps keep 'em flying in fight against ISIL
With 16 KC-135 Stratotankers on its installation, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida and the members of Team MacDill waste no time when answering the call to defend the nation--even when there is little to no notice. As these planes can be seen and heard overhead, one has to wonder where in the world they are flying. On June 27, 2014 four aircrews
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