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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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Airman 1st Class Carlos Tubbs, a 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron aircraft services specialist, unloads a pallet of cargo off of a Marine C-130 March 21, 2017, at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, Iraq.  Tubbs loads and unloads cargo supporting Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McCann) Aerial porters extend global reach to warfighters
BAGHDAD -- Aerial porters from the 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron perform a key role supporting the U.S. Air Force’s global reach capabilities. This function helps deliver warfighters and supplies downrange, supporting operations in the Middle East in the fight against ISIS. Aerial porters take part in the extending that global reach by loading
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robin McClain, a cyber technician assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., talks about procedures with two Republic of Korea Air Force Airmen during exercise Turbo Distribution 17-3 at Pohang Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 7, 2017. The CRW specializes in rapidly establishing hubs for cargo distribution operations worldwide, to include remote and austere locations, on short notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez/RELEASED) U.S., South Korean Airmen exercise port opening capability
POHANG AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Approximately 60 Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, 30 U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element stationed at JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and a few dozen South Korean air force members participated in a Joint Task
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Two C-17 Globemaster III's sit on a runway for an aeromedical evacuation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 22, 2017. The two Globemaster III’s, one from March Air Force Base, California and the other from Travis Air Force Base, Arizona, were requested to transport  two critical patients to separate locations, Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, Hawaii and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Joint mission enables patients to receive critical care
Airmen and Soldiers, along with U.S. and Japanese civilian personnel from six different locations around the world, teamed up to provide the largest aeromedical evacuation ever at Misawa Air Base, for two critical patients March 22, 2017.
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U.S. and Polish C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to fly a 4-ship formation at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 24, 2017.  Airmen from both countries participated in bilateral training during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.  These bilateral trainings focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability.  (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Alonzo Chapman/Released). Polish, US AF conduct tactical airlift training
The 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, participated in bilateral training with the Polish Air Force during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, at Powidz Air Base, Poland from March 1-27, 2017.
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A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 Hercules, air drops special forces from the U.S. Army, Colombian Army, Navy and Air Force during a training scenario in Bogota, Colombia. The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, alongside Airmen from five other squadrons spent three weeks training the Colombian forces in air operations, aeromedical evacuation, propeller balance, zodiac rigging and medical intelligence courses. (Courtesy Photo) Mobility air advisors train with Columbian air force
The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron alongside Airmen from five other squadrons spent three weeks Building Partner Capacity with the Colombian Air Force in air operation, aeromedical evacuation, propeller balance, zodiac rigging and medical intelligence courses.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Manion, 403rd Wing commander Keesler Air Force Base, Ms., oversees training of his unit at GREEN FLAG Little Rock 17-05 March 19, 2017.  Aircrews and maintainers from the 403rd Wing gained crucial experience and ensured the unit is prepared to support Mobility Air Force around the world.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin) Joint training enhances tactical airlifters’ readiness
Aircrews and maintainers from the 403rd Wing stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, gained knowledge and experience from the GREEN FLAG Little Rock 17-05 exercise.   The 34th Combat Training Squadron is a vital part of Combat Airlift training, charged with crafting individually-tailored joint exercises to ensure units are prepared to
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A C-130H Hercules is unloaded on the flightline by Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Mar. 3, 2017 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. This aircraft is used to deliver personnel and cargo downrange in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McCann) Flying Yankees complete first combat sortie
Citizen Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing completed their wing’s first ever C-130H Hercules combat sortie March 3, 2017 out of their undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The service members, assigned to 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, delivered cargo and personnel to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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A group of seven Mobility Guardian planners stand in front of a C-17 Globemaster III in a McChord Field hangar at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 15, 2017. The group coordinated an airspace plan for Air Mobility Command’s Mobility Guardian exercise that will take place here at JBLM this summer. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) 100 sorties a day: Planning for Mobility Guardian 2017
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- A group of seven planners have been working to coordinate the 100 sorties a day that will be flying during this summer’s projected Air Mobility Command Mobility Guardian exercise here.Maj. Sean McConville, 62nd Airlift Wing Mobility Guardian air planner and McChord C-17 weapons officer, has been the point of
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