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U.S. Air Force Capt. Ian Mazerski, 321st Contingency Response Squadron maintenance flight commander, talks with African Partnership Flight participants during a table top workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, April 20, 2017. The intent of APF is to build strong transparent partnerships that enhance regional stability and security through formal alliances, partnerships and simple exchanges of information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Air advisors promote HA/DR skills at African Partnership Flight
In late April, more than 20 Airmen joined 60 counterparts from Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, and Niger to discuss maintenance and logistics principles when planning support for HA/DR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) operations.
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Airmen assigned to the 321st Air Mobility Operations Squadron, gather in their command and control center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., during Exercise Cerberus Strike April 27, 2107. Throughout the exercise the AMOS showcased its ability to turn its command and control center to a fully functioning Air Mobility Division capable of supporting any aircrew anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno) Mobility Airmen tests ability to advise, direct, project airpower
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  --  621st Contingency Response Wing exercised their ability to advise, direct and project airpower during exercise Cerberus Strike from April 14 to 30.Cerberus Strike is a contingency response-centric mobility exercise occurring in locations throughout Colorado and Kansas. The exercise gave contingency response
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachariah Main, 19th Security Forces Fly Away Security Team (FAST) member, secures a C-130J assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., April 16, 2017, in Lima, Peru. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jael Laborn) Phoenix Ravens, FAST team aids Little Rock support of Peru humanitarian mission
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. – Phoenix Ravens and Fly Away Security Team members from the 19th Security Forces Squadron are credited for creating buffer spaces, allowing aircrew and loadmasters to offload relief supplies during an two-week mission to assist the Government of Peru following devastating floods that practically drowned the South
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An AH-64 Apache helicopter is unloaded from a Team Dover C-5M Super Galaxy airlifter March 26, 2017, at Naval Station Rota, Spain. The aircrews were comprised of Airmen from the 9th and 709th Airlift Squadrons. (Courtesy photo) Team Dover completes multimodal op
Team Dover active duty and Reserve Airmen accomplished a joint U.S. Transportation Command multimodal operation that supported the deployment swap of two Army Combat Aviation Brigades in and out of Afghanistan March 21 to April 6, 2017.
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A C-130 Hercules loaded with the MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) from the 152nd Airlift Wing of Reno, Nevada drops a water line while training to contain wildfires outside Boise, Idaho. April 21, 2017. More than 400 personnel of four C-130 Guard and Reserve units — from California, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming, making up the Air Expeditionary Group — are in Boise, Idaho for the week-long wildfire training and certification sponsored by the U.S. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis) Guard, Reserve units complete annual firefighting training with U.S. Forest Service
121 sorties. 124 flight hours. 373,900 gallons of water dropped.Impressive statistics for firefighting aircrew members and personnel from four different C-130 military units participating in a five-day Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System annual training sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service here. The training included Air National Guard units from
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African Partnership Flight participants discuss their solutions to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, April 20, 2017. The intent of APF is to build strong transparent partnerships that enhance regional stability and security through formal alliances, partnerships and simple exchanges of information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) US, African partner nations conclude HADR workshop in Burkina Faso
African Partnership flight concluded a one-week event April 21st, co-hosted by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, and the Burkina Faso air force, which brought together air forces from around Africa.
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Aircrew with the 756th Air Refueling Squadron conduct preflight checks prior to takeoff from the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, flight line April 13, 2017. After a year of planning, the 756 ARS embarked on a mission to refuel a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon. The P-8A is the second-ever Navy aircraft to be fitted with a receiver for inflight refueling; the first being the E-6B Mercury nearly 30 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) Air Force, Navy conduct first P-8A refueling mission
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  -- The 459th Air Refueling Wing helped made history last week when its KC-135 was the first to operationally refuel a Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, P-8A Poseidon. “The 459th and the Air Force Reserve Command is honored and delighted to support the Navy on the P-8A project,” said Lt.
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An U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II refuels over North America in route to its deployed location in Europe, April 15, 2017. The U.S. Air Force deployed the F-35A Lightning IIs, approximately 250 Airmen and associated equipment to RAF Lakenheath, England, on a long-planned training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- History happened April 14 as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II deployed to Europe for the first time carried by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.   “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd ARW commander. “This
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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., rests on Pegasus Ice Runway, Antarctica during Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), July 15, 2016. ODF is unlike any other U.S. military operation.  It is one of the military’s most difficult peacetime missions due to the harsh Antarctic environment.  The U.S. military is uniquely equipped and trained to operate in such an austere environment and has therefore provided support to the U.S. Antarctic Program since 1955. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn McCullough) Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science
Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.
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Tech. Sgt. Angel Delacruz, 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, provides simulated medical treatment to Senior Airman Zachary Hart, a volunteer simulated patient, on a C-17 Globemaster III during the Multiple Aircraft Training Opportunity Program (MATOP) organized by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, April 7, 2017. Airmen of the 137 AES were joined by eight of the nine Air National Guard aeromedical evacuation squadrons as they hosted the annual training event and accomplished mandatory annual aeromedical training requirements.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew M. LaMoreaux/Released) 137 AES hosts multiple units, aircraft in Guard-wide training event
More than 160 Airmen from eight of the Air National Guard’s nine aeromedical evacuation squadrons participated in a Guard-wide training event hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here, April 6-9.
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