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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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An Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel from a Tennessee Air National Guard KC-135 as the aircraft make the flight across the Atlantic, Dec, 6, 2016. The U.S.-made F-35s will be Israel’s first fifth generation fighter aircraft and were refueled multiple times while en route to ensure their safe delivery to Israel. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony) Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s
Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft. The 618th Air Operations Center, based out of Scott AFB, Illinois, assigned the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling
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NATO service members prepare for a jump exchange prior to Saber Junction 16, April 5, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The exercise involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 16 allied and European nations conducting land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released) Air Force, Army units collaborate to enhance interoperability
Representatives from Air Mobility Command, 18th Air Force, 18th Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Transportation Command came together for a Joint Forcible Entry Readiness Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, July 19 – 22.
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U.S. Army members from the 82nd Airborne Division load onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, W.A., during Battalion Mass-Tactical week at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., July 12, 2016. During mass-tactical week the Army and Air Force units work together to improve interoperability for worldwide crisis, contingency and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch) AMC remains committed to U.S. Army’s airborne mission
Air Mobility Command aircrews participated in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Battalion Mass Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, North Carolina July 11-15, 2016.
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