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Staff Sgt. Ryan Thompson, 3d Airlift Squadron loadmaster, Capt. Connor Murphy, 3d AS copilot, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Flatter, 3d AS loadmaster, Airman 1st Class Cody Deranick, 3d AS loadmaster, and Capt. Ty Scott, aircraft commander and 436th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight commander, pose for a photo in front of the 3d Airlift Squadron seal Nov. 18, 2014, at the 3d AS at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This aircrew returned the first Advanced (ADVON) Team, who were supporting Operation United Assistance, to the U.S. (Courtesy photo) Team Dover does its part to fight Ebola
The first group of 90 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines sent to West Africa to combat Ebola, are now back safe-and-sound in the U.S. because of the tenacity of the 3d Airlift Squadron and all of Team Dover.Seven Team Dover aircrew members from the 3d AS conducted a humanitarian relief mission into West Africa in support of Operation United
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces criteria for KC-46A Reserve basing
After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base.The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led global mobility wing in fiscal year 2019.The basing criteria under consideration include mission
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Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group position a Halverson cargo-handling vehicle to offload pallets of humanitarian aid from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 aircraft at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Nov. 12, 2014. The Kentucky Airmen will stage the cargo in Senegal before transloading it to U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft for delivery into Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer) Kentucky Air Guard completes Ebola-response mission in Senegal
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Group transferred control of a humanitarian cargo hub to replacement forces here today, successfully completing their support of an Ebola-response mission that has processed more than 750 tons of relief supplies for airlift into Liberia.While the Kentucky unit's role is
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Default Air Force Logo Retrograde in full gear
As the retrograde mission of transporting equipment and personnel out of Afghanistan continues, Dover AFB personnel are hard at work ensuring the job is done safely, on time, and as efficiently as possible.From both the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings, Dover AFB has approximately 150 operations, maintenance, and support personnel deployed at any
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Aircrew members and two Dutch air traffic controllers pose for a photo, Nov. 14, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Dutchmen visited McConnell to familiarize themselves with air refueling and other aircraft maneuvers in order to improve communication and better assist U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua) Dutch air traffic controllers visit AF base
Dutch air traffic controllers visited McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Nov. 13-14, to observe take-offs, landings, and air refueling missions to improve service to U.S. aircrews.The visit helped the controllers gain a better understanding of air refueling missions. This will allow them to provide better communication between aircrews and Dutch
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Members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Roberts International Airport, Republic of Liberia, during Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, Nov. 13, 2014. The service members took part in OUA, a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez/RELEASED) JTF-PO leaves Liberia
After almost two months of supporting Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, approximately 45 Airmen and Soldiers of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening left Liberia along with members of the Navy and Marines in a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, Nov. 13.Approximately 10 air mobility specialist U.S. Army Soldiers of the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element
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U.S. Air Force Capts. Vincent Levraea (left) and Jason Steinlicht, both pilots from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, conduct pre-flight checklists at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Nov. 4, 2014. The pilots are preparing to fly a sortie into Monrovia, Liberia, to deliver more than 8 tons of humanitarian aid and military supplies in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer) Dyess Airmen join forces with Kentucky Air Guard in Senegal, establish airlift squadron for Ebola response
More than 35 Airmen and two C-130 aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived here this week to establish the 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron and fly humanitarian cargo into Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, the mission to fight Ebola in West Africa.The Dyess Airmen, all from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing, joined
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ROBERTS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Republic of Liberia - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jose Arroyo, an aircraft maintainer part of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening team of the 621st Contingency Response Wing assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., marshals in a Globemaster III C-17 during Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE here, October 20, 2014. The 621 CRW is working in support of the USAID-led interagency team and the international community to provide effective and efficient delivery of assistance to the Government of Liberia to end the EVD outbreak. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez/RELEASED) At any moment's notice, the CRW answers the call
The 621st Contingency Response Wing is known for being ready to deploy within a 12 hour notice. But on Sept. 16, the Air Force's requirement was much quicker.A rapid-response team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army air and surface mobility specialists deployed to Liberia as a Joint Task Force-Port Opening team in support of Operation UNITIED
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Hood marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker for takeoff during exercise Vigilant Shield 15 at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 23, 2014. The Vigilant Shield field training exercise is a bi-national NORAD Command exercise which provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces in support of respective national strategy for North America’s defense. NORAD ensures U.S. and Canadian air sovereignty through a network of alert fighters, tankers, airborne early warning aircraft, and ground-based air defense assets cued by interagency and defense surveillance radars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colby L. Hardin/Released) McConnell crews, aircraft participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield
Airmen from bases across the U.S. joined forces with multiple units from the Royal Canadian Air Force for Vigilant Shield 2015 training exercise, at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Oct. 20 through Oct. 28.McConnell Air Force Base's role was to lead the tanker unit, and provide aerial refueling to the contingent aircraft that
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A C-130J Super Hercules departs from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 29, 2014. More than 35 Airmen and two C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing deployed to an air base in Western Europe, where they will provide tactical airlift support for Operation United Assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kedesha Pennant/Released) Dyess Airmen deploy in support of OUA
More than 35 Airmen and two C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing deployed Oct. 29, 2014, to an air base in Western Europe, where they will provide tactical airlift support for Operation United Assistance.During their deployment, Dyess Airmen will be tasked with moving supplies, medical equipment and other materials as part of a
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