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An 815th Airlift Squadron aircrew lands a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,  Nov. 3, 2017. The flight marked the squadron's return to a full operational capability status meaning they are ready to deploy and conduct the combat airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Flying Jennies ready for combat airlift mission
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes. Many members of the 815th Airlift Squadron might be able to relate to this tale of renewal or resurrection, except their symbol isn’t a legendary bird, but a hard-working and practical pack mule—a Flying Jenny.In 2013, times were uncertain for the 815th AS, a
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) A KC-135 crew from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., completes an aerial refueling of a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet July 11, 2016 in support of Rim of the Pacific 2016.  Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) KC-135 refuels RCAF CF-18 during Rim of the Pacific exercise

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