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A U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment Interim Armored Vehicle Stryker drives out of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Plovidv Airport, Bulgaria, July 14, 2017. U.S. Air Forces in Europe airlift will also deliver Stryker vehicles in support of upcoming exercises Swift Response 17-1 and Saber Guardian 17.  These U.S. led multinational exercises ensure high readiness forces can respond to any threat or crisis in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) USAF demonstrates capabilities in European theater
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The U.S. Air Force airlift provides the capability to deploy armed forces and assets anywhere in the world within hours.
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A U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy from the 436th Airlift Wing flies over New Jersey while lit by the setting sun. The C-5, one of the largest military aircraft, provides the Air Force with heavy intercontinental strategic airlift capability. The 436th Airlift Wing is located at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) AMC commander directs Dover C-5 stand-down
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The Air Mobility Command commander has directed a stand-down of C-5 flying operations at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, following a second malfunction of C-5 nose landing gear within the last 60 days. The stand-down was directed July 17.
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A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, California, refuels a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet over the Pacific Ocean July 14, 2017. KC-10s from Travis AFB supported Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 by conducting various air refueling missions over Australia. TS17 is a biennial exercise in Australia that focuses on bilateral military training between U.S. Pacific Command forces and the Australian Defence Force to improve U.S.-Australia combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Johnson) Anytime, anywhere: KC-10s display global reach in the Pacific
Three KC-10 Extenders flew from Hawaii and Wake Island to refuel five C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying over 300 coalition paratroopers across the Pacific Ocean July 13, 2017.
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A KC-10 Extender taxis on the runway at Wake Island June 12, 2017. KC-10s from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, supported Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 by executing Exercise Ultimate Reach, a strategic refueling and airdrop mission in which three KC-10s refueled five C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying U.S. Army, Australian and Canadian paratroopers prior to an airdrop. TS 17 is a biennial exercise in Australia that focuses on bilateral military training between U.S. Pacific Command forces and the Australian Defence Force to improve U.S.-Australia combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Johnson) Travis Extenders execute Ultimate Reach during Talisman Saber 17
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - KC-10 Extender aircrews from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons at Travis Air Force Base, California, played a pivotal role July 13 in successfully executing Exercise Ultimate Reach, a strategic refueling and air drop mission in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise in
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A U.S. Army airborne jumpmaster from the 4th Brigade 25th Infantry division signals "one minute" to drop while he looks out of the open troop door on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 12, 2017 waiting to airdrop in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The purpose of TS17 is to improve U.S.-Australian combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. TS17 also demonstrates U.S. commitment to its key ally and the overarching security framework in the Indo Asian Pacific region. U.S. and coalition partners demonstrate global defense capabilities
Four U.S. Air Force and one Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with 306 American and Canadian paratroopers tookoff from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska to Shoalwater Bay, Australia for biennial training exercise, Talisman Saber July 13, 2017.
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A KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, is refueled mid-flight during a training exercise to prepare the air crews to support Global Reach for Talisman Sabre 17, July 9, 2017. A formation of three KC-10 Extender tested their in-air refueling systems while flying to the Pacific to support the exercise. JB MDL Airmen bring Ultimate Reach to Talisman Sabre 17
Three KC-10 Extenders from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, departed to the Pacific to provide Global Reach support for Operation Talisman Sabre 17 on July 9. The ultimate destination for the refueling aircraft is Wake Island, a small atoll in the western Pacific Ocean. From Wake Island, the aircraft are suited to support and refuel
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U.S. Air Force Airmen, Abilene civic leaders and family members attend the 317th Airlift Wing activation ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2017. Dyess now hosts two wings in support of the bomber and airlift missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin Mayfield) 317th Airlift Wing activation: Another historic milestone
Dyess witnessed a historic moment Thursday when the 317th Airlift Group was deactivated and then reactivated as the 317th Airlift Wing under a new wing commander, Col. David Owens.  The 317th AG’s scope and size warranted its designation as an operational wing as it continuously generates and employs C-130J Super Hercules combat power. The
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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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