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  • Phoenix Ravens, FAST team aids Little Rock support of Peru humanitarian mission

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. – Phoenix Ravens and Fly Away Security Team members from the 19th Security Forces Squadron are credited for creating buffer spaces, allowing aircrew and loadmasters to offload relief supplies during an two-week mission to assist the Government of Peru following devastating floods that practically drowned the South
  • Team Dover completes multimodal op

    Team Dover active duty and Reserve Airmen accomplished a joint U.S. Transportation Command multimodal operation that supported the deployment swap of two Army Combat Aviation Brigades in and out of Afghanistan March 21 to April 6, 2017.
  • Guard, Reserve units complete annual firefighting training with U.S. Forest Service

    121 sorties. 124 flight hours. 373,900 gallons of water dropped.Impressive statistics for firefighting aircrew members and personnel from four different C-130 military units participating in a five-day Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System annual training sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service here. The training included Air National Guard units from
  • US, African partner nations conclude HADR workshop in Burkina Faso

    African Partnership flight concluded a one-week event April 21st, co-hosted by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, and the Burkina Faso air force, which brought together air forces from around Africa.
  • Air Force, Navy conduct first P-8A refueling mission

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  -- The 459th Air Refueling Wing helped made history last week when its KC-135 was the first to operationally refuel a Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, P-8A Poseidon. “The 459th and the Air Force Reserve Command is honored and delighted to support the Navy on the P-8A project,” said Lt.
  • McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- History happened April 14 as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II deployed to Europe for the first time carried by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.   “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd ARW commander. “This
  • Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science

    Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.
  • 137 AES hosts multiple units, aircraft in Guard-wide training event

    More than 160 Airmen from eight of the Air National Guard’s nine aeromedical evacuation squadrons participated in a Guard-wide training event hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here, April 6-9.
  • Aerial porters extend global reach to warfighters

    BAGHDAD -- Aerial porters from the 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron perform a key role supporting the U.S. Air Force’s global reach capabilities. This function helps deliver warfighters and supplies downrange, supporting operations in the Middle East in the fight against ISIS. Aerial porters take part in the extending that global reach by loading
  • U.S., South Korean Airmen exercise port opening capability

    POHANG AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Approximately 60 Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, 30 U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element stationed at JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and a few dozen South Korean air force members participated in a Joint Task