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Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrogradeAirmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde
Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde

U.S. Air Force Capts. Matthew Upchurch (left) and Jennifer Nolta (right), 9th Airlift Squadron C-5M Super Galaxy pilots, take-off Oct. 6, 2014, from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen from the 9th AS transported more than 266,000 pounds of cargo as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. Aircrews for the retrograde operations are managed by the 385th Air Expeditionary Group Detachment 1 and this flight surpassed 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day timespan. During this time frame, crews under the 385th AEG broke Air Mobility Command's operational cargo load record five times. The heaviest load to date is 280,880 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Posted: 10/23/2014

Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrogradeAirmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde
Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade load vehicles into a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen and Marines loaded more than 266,000 pounds of cargo onto the C-5M as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. During this mission, the crew reached more than 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Posted: 10/23/2014

Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrogradeAirmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde
Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade prepare to load vehicles into a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014 at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen and Marines loaded more than 266,000 pounds of cargo onto the C-5M as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. Aircrews for the retrograde operations, managed by the 385th Air Expeditionary Group Detachment 1, surpassed 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day period. During this time frame, crews under the 385th AEG broke Air Mobility Command's operational cargo load record five times. The heaviest load to date is 280,880 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Posted: 10/23/2014

Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrogradeAirmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde
Airmen and Marines support Afghanistan retrograde

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade prepare to load vehicles into a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen and Marines loaded more than 266,000 pounds of cargo onto the C-5M as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. Aircrews for the retrograde operations, managed by the 385th Air Expeditionary Group Detachment 1, surpassed 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day period. During this time frame, crews under the 385th AEG broke Air Mobility Command???s operational cargo load record five times. The heaviest load to date is 280,880 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Posted: 10/23/2014

New Air HubNew Air Hub
New Air Hub

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - Servicemembers board a C-17 bound for Afghanistan. After more than a decade of operations at Manas, Kyrgystan, the Romanian location has become the U.S. military's main air hub for passengers and cargo into and out of Afghanistan.
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Posted: 2/18/2014

New Air HubNew Air Hub
New Air Hub

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - Airmen load cargo aboard a C-17 bound for Afghanistan. After more than a decade of operations at Manas, Kyrgystan, the Romanian location has become the U.S. military's main air hub for passengers and cargo into and out of Afghanistan.
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Posted: 2/18/2014

U.S. assists Burundi with deployment to Central Africa Republic U.S. assists Burundi with deployment to Central Africa Republic
U.S. assists Burundi with deployment to Central Africa Republic

U.S. Air Force members unload cargo off a C-17 Globemaster Dec. 13, 2013 at Bangui Airport, Central Africa Republic. In coordination with the French military and African Union, the U.S. military provided airlift support to transport Burundi soldiers, food and supplies in the CAR. This support is aimed at enabling African forces to deploy promptly to prevent further spread of sectarian violence and restore security in CAR. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas)
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Posted: 12/16/2013

13 aircraft launch 13 aircraft launch
13 aircraft launch

A B-52 Stratofortress flies beneath a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 3, 2013. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry)
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Posted: 11/19/2013

Securly fastenedSecurly fastened
Securly fastened

Two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System units sit securely chained inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Each unit’s chains had to be correctly positioned and tightened in accordance with established standards prior to takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

Chaining downChaining down
Chaining down

Master Sgt. Justin Kenley, 62nd Operations Support Squadron wing training flight superintendent (left) and Airman 1st Class Shaun Chapman, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster chain down an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HI-RAIN) exercise. The exercise was an opportunity for both services to get hands-on experience with rapid deployment using joint assets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

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Directing

Tech. Sgt. Josh Piper, 4th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster marshals an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher into position on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Piper was responsible for ensuring HIMARS were properly situated so that the aircraft would maintain the correct center of gravity throughout the flight.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

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Soldiers from 1st battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, wait to load two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Airmen from the 4th Airlift Squadron and Soldiers from the 1-94 FAR transported two HIMARS to Schoonover, Calif., where they performed simulated live fires during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HI-RAIN) exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

    

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