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Pilots from the foreign exchange program and aircrew from the 14th Airlift Squadron, grab their flight equipment and prepare to load onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft here, June 26, 2017. The program strives to promote mutual understanding and trust, enhance interoperability, strengthen air force to air force ties and develop long-term professional and personal relationships. Foreign pilots fly high in exchange program at JB Charleston
Foreign exchange programs across the globe that allow students from a secondary school or university to study abroad are fairly well known. However, some might not be aware of the foreign pilot exchange program the Air Force has implemented since 1998. At Joint Base Charleston, the 437th Airlift Wing hosts four foreign pilots from multiple locations, to include Germany, Great Britain, Australia and Spain.
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Default Air Force Logo Joint planning, preparation enables JADE HELM success
Sixteen aircraft, 335 paratroopers, six door bundles and 19 pieces of heavy equipment were just a few components contributing to joint exercise JADE HELM’s success. Months of preparation all came down to the execution of both air and ground performances from May 1 to May 5.
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A C-5M Super Galaxy, operated by the C-5M Formal Training Unit, approaches runway 01-19 for landing June 8, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The C-5M is the largest transport aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force and provides heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) Mobility Airmen ingenuity quickly reopens Rota airfield
Airmen assigned to the 725th Air Mobility Squadron quickly and safely responded to a C-5 Galaxy landing incident May 23 at Naval Station Rota, Spain, assuring minimal disruption to the airfield’s operations in support of Rapid Global Mobility.
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Tech. Sgt. Horacio Guzman Hernandez, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, teaches Peruvian service members pallet build-up techniques. (Courtesy photo) 571st MSAS Airman uses Latin American ties to strengthen partnerships
Growing up on a dairy farm on the country side of Jalisco, Mexico, with little aspirations of moving to America, he knew what was needed to create a better life for himself and his family.
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Air transportation specialists with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron push a container delivery system off a 60k Tunner loader and into the cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules in preparation for an air drop at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, over the weekend. Providing the fuel that keeps the fight going, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has delivered more than 80 tons of food, water and other supplies to various supported forces throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386 AEW deliver critical supplies to the frontlines
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- “We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the chief of tactics with the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the
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Senior Airman Jeffrey Jaskela, 350th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-18 Hornet, above Canada, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, June 12, 2017. Four McConnell aircrew took two KC-135 Stratotankers to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to provide warfighting support during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Thornbury) KC-135s refuel international partners at Red Flag-Alaska
Four McConnell aircrews took two KC-135 Stratotankers to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to provide joint warfighting support during the two-week exercise, Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, which began June 12.The exercise puts two forces against one another; blue, the allies, versus red, the aggressors. The goal is to prepare aircrew for difficult situations
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Staff Sgt. Justin Haughn, 6th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an E-4B June 12, 2017. Travis tanker refuels Nightwatch
An E-4B from U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command conducted aerial refueling training June 12, 2017 with a KC-10 Extender assigned to Travis Air Force Base, California. The procedure allows the receiving aircraft to remain airborne longer, extending its range or loiter time on station. A series of air refuelings can give range limited only by crew fatigue and engineering factors such as engine oil consumption.
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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, passes the 18th Air Force guidon to Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, the new 18th Air Force commander, during a change of command ceremony at the Scott Event Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, June 1, 2017. Tuck comes to 18th Air Force from U.S. Transportation Command where he served as the Director of Operations and Plans. As 18th AF commander, Tuck is responsible for the command's worldwide operational mission of providing rapid global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher) Tuck takes charge of 18th Air Force
Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck assumed command of 18th Air Force during a ceremony at the Scott Event Center here today.
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Capts. Ryan Nichol and Jeff Hogan, 3d Airlift Squadron pilots, perform low-level maneuvers May 15, 2017, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III over the Appalachian Mountains. Nichol and Hogan practiced precision flying as they headed to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., in preparation for Exercise RAPID RESCUE. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Royals support Exercise RAPID RESCUE
The 3d Airlift Squadron supported Exercise RAPID RESCUE May 15 – 18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
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Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montgomery, 201st Airlift Squadron flight attendant, takes pre-flight notes before a Mission Readiness Airlift at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 31, 2017. The 201st AS supports a flying schedule consisting of approximately five large trips a month that range from five to 12 days and go almost anywhere around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) 201st AS transports US leaders, military worldwide
The 201st Airlift Squadron upholds one of the Air National Guard’s unique missions: transporting high ranking government and military officials from Joint Base Andrews to locations around the world.
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