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Providing critical support to the AORProviding critical support to the AOR
Providing critical support to the AOR

Airmen from the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Ramp Services team load munitions onto a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Feb. 26 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In February the team loaded more than 3,500 tons of cargo onto U.S. aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)
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Posted: 3/10/2016

Medical transport of injured service membersMedical transport of injured service members
Medical transport of injured service members

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron treat an injured Airman at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 6, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
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Posted: 1/15/2016

F-2 Rafales refuel over IraqF-2 Rafales refuel over Iraq
F-2 Rafales refuel over Iraq

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refuel a French F-2 Rafale over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 8, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
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Posted: 1/15/2016

C-17 Globemaster III deliversC-17 Globemaster III delivers
C-17 Globemaster III delivers

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operation Resolute Support, Jan. 13, 2016. Operation Resolute Support is the evolution from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) combat mission to Train, Advise and Assist mission of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)
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Posted: 1/15/2016

2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach
2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach

Approximately 200 members from U.S. Army?s 82nd Airborne?s Division partnered with 18th Air Force?s Joint Base Charleston, S.C., C-17 Globemaster III crews for a practice jump over Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 in preparation for Exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 2-8 in Spain. Ultimate Reach is an annual U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored live-fly exercise designed to exercise the ability of 18th Air Force?s transportation units to plan and conduct strategic airdrop missions. This year?s rendition of Ultimate Reach partners with NATO Exercise Trident Juncture, which is currently being held throughout locations in Europe. The exercise serves to enhance the 18th Air Force?s interoperability and partnership with NATO allies and sister services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel/ not reviewed)
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Posted: 11/9/2015

2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach
2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach

Approximately 200 members from U.S. Army?s 82nd Airborne?s Division partnered with 18th Air Force?s Joint Base Charleston, S.C., C-17 Globemaster III crews for a practice jump over Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 in preparation for Exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 2-8 in Spain. Ultimate Reach is an annual U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored live-fly exercise designed to exercise the ability of 18th Air Force?s transportation units to plan and conduct strategic airdrop missions. This year?s rendition of Ultimate Reach partners with NATO Exercise Trident Juncture, which is currently being held throughout locations in Europe. The exercise serves to enhance the 18th Air Force?s interoperability and partnership with NATO allies and sister services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel/ not reviewed)
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Posted: 11/9/2015

2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach
2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach

Approximately 200 members from U.S. Army?s 82nd Airborne?s Division partnered with 18th Air Force?s Joint Base Charleston, S.C., C-17 Globemaster III crews for a practice jump over Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 in preparation for Exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 2-8 in Spain. Ultimate Reach is an annual U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored live-fly exercise designed to exercise the ability of 18th Air Force?s transportation units to plan and conduct strategic airdrop missions. This year?s rendition of Ultimate Reach partners with NATO Exercise Trident Juncture, which is currently being held throughout locations in Europe. The exercise serves to enhance the 18th Air Force?s interoperability and partnership with NATO allies and sister services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel/ not reviewed)
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Posted: 11/9/2015

2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach
2015 Trident Junction Ultimate Reach

Approximately 200 members from U.S. Army?s 82nd Airborne?s Division partnered with 18th Air Force?s Joint Base Charleston, S.C., C-17 Globemaster III crews for a practice jump over Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 in preparation for Exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 2-8 in Spain. Ultimate Reach is an annual U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored live-fly exercise designed to exercise the ability of 18th Air Force?s transportation units to plan and conduct strategic airdrop missions. This year?s rendition of Ultimate Reach partners with NATO Exercise Trident Juncture, which is currently being held throughout locations in Europe. The exercise serves to enhance the 18th Air Force?s interoperability and partnership with NATO allies and sister services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel/ not reviewed)
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Posted: 11/9/2015

Ultimate ReachUltimate Reach
Ultimate Reach

A reflection of U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Amy James, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, is shown while she refuels a C-17 Globemaster III over the Atlantic Ocean during Trident Juncture 2015, Nov. 3, 2015. Without the refueling capability of the KC-10, the C-17s would not have enough fuel to make it all the way to Spain from the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/released)
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Posted: 11/9/2015

Ultimate ReachUltimate Reach
Ultimate Reach

U.S. Air Force Capt David Reed and Capt Justin North, 32d Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilots, fly a KC-10 while preparing to refuel a C-17 Globemaster III over the Atlantic Ocean during Trident Juncture 2015, 3 Nov. 2015. Without the refueling capability of the KC-10, the C-17s would not have enough fuel to make it all the way to Spain from the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Douglas Ellis/released)
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Posted: 11/9/2015

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

DirectingDirecting
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

LoadingLoading
Loading

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

TiresTires
Tires

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft tires fill the floor at the 62nd Maintenance Squadron’s wheel and tire shop Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With their new wheel and tire machine, the four-man wheel and tire shop has the capability to complete maintenance inspections on 12-tire assemblies in a four-hour period with a monthly inspection average of 125 units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Wheel and tireWheel and tire
Wheel and tire

Senior Airman Calvin Lewis, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, rolls the nose tire of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft down the maintenance platform on the new wheel and tire machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The new maintenance stand has the capability of holding six aircraft tires at a time, at waist height, streamlining the maintenance process and preventing injury from being bent at the waist for long periods of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

    

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