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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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2017
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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2017
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Commander, Air Mobility Command presented AMC's role in joint operations as a vital part of our national security in a presentation during AMC Headquarters staff Wingman Day activities Feb. 8, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. AMC Commander: Mobility Airmen are the ultimate wingmen
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander, highlighted AMC’s purpose in joint operations through five recent examples of headline-making global mobility missions.
0 2/09
2017
Staff Sgt. John Pittman, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-130J Hercules for takeoff from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Nov. 10, 2016. Afghanistan has been called a “Herk’s playground” because of the aircraft’s ability to handle the austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)
Airlift squadron provides mission versatility to Afghan theater
The high pressure altitude; extreme temperature disparity; and harsh, mountainous terrain of Afghanistan make for a challenging environment that often pushes the C-130J Super Hercules to maximum performance.
0 11/30
2016
A C-130J takes off from the flightline during an 11-ship C-130J formation Oct. 24, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough dirt-strips and is the primary transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Grace Nichols) 11-ship formation flight flexes Hercules muscle
A formation of 11 C-130Js departed Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 24, 2016, as part of a total force exercise ensuring mission readiness. C-130s from Little Rock AFB, departed the flightline in quick sequence to join aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi to put the 61st Airlift Squadron’s team
0 11/04
2016
Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division board a C-130 Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016. Ongoing work by the Air Force and Army have filled training schedules by streamlining the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training program, an online system used by military units to request air support.(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Air Force, Army planners find ways to see greater jump in airdrops
An arriving C-130 Hercules taxies to a large hangar where about 60 Army paratroopers wait to board. Lugging about 100 pounds of gear, the Soldiers quickly line up and load into the aircraft as its four idling engines blow hot gusts over the tarmac. Minutes later, the plane is flying at 150 mph and the paratroopers jump, being whisked away in a rush of fresh air during the routine training mission -- one of hundreds held each year at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. While short lived, these airdrops are meticulously prepared months ahead by dozens of Air Force and Army planners. Their goal: to get Airmen and Soldiers primed to rapidly respond to urgent combat or humanitarian efforts.
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2016
Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division wait to board a C-130 Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016. Ongoing work by the Air Force and Army has filled training schedules by streamlining the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training program, an online system used by military units to request air support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Newly activated unit guides transient aircraft on joint missions
Any aircraft that flies into Pope Army Airfield, Col. Kelly Holbert will know about it. But Holbert’s unit, the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, has no aircraft of its own. As the only en route operations group in the continental U.S., the unit manages transient aircraft and the joint missions they fly on with Fort Bragg paratroopers.
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2016
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