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  • 11-ship formation flight flexes Hercules muscle

    A formation of 11 C-130Js departed Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 24, 2016, as part of a total force exercise ensuring mission readiness. C-130s from Little Rock AFB, departed the flightline in quick sequence to join aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi to put the 61st Airlift Squadron’s team
  • Mobility Airmen safeguard critical items at Osan

    One small group of U.S. Airmen hold the responsibility of accepting, storing and transferring these critical items aiding in the safety and stability of the Republic of Korea. From a small blood sample to aircraft ammunition, the 731st Air Mobility Squadron Special Handling Section assists in the distribution of critical military items to military installations across the Korean Peninsula.
  • McChord Airmen complete 60 years of Antarctic airlift

    On Oct. 21 Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, flew from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, tracing a similar flight pattern to one flown 60 years earlier.  The flight commemorated the first ever U.S. Air Force Antarctic flight flown in a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, named “Miss North Carolina” Oct. 21,
  • 737th EAS flies first mission into Q-West

    The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircraft landed mere hours after repairs to the runway were completed, a project that’s been underway since Iraqi
  • U.S. Strategic Command's Exercise Global Thunder set to begin

    U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) headquarters staff, components and task forces will participate in exercise Global Thunder, which starts Oct. 24.The annual command post and field training exercise is designed to train USSTRATCOM forces and assess joint operational readiness across all Unified Command Plan-assigned mission areas.“Testing our
  • Air Force issues implementation guidance for transgender Airmen

    Air Force officials released transgender implementation guidance Oct. 7 addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance.The guidance, available here, follows the
  • Guardsmen, ski-equipped planes begin annual migration to South Pole

    Airmen and ski-equipped aircraft from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing have started their annual journey to Antarctica.Two ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft and 23 Airmen left Stratton Air National Guard Base on Tuesday, October 18 to participate in the wing’s 29th season supporting Operation Deep Freeze, the military
  • Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

    Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1. The 621st CRW Airmen worked three different locations throughout Alaska assuring Paratroopers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team
  • Dover supports humanitarian relief in Haiti

    Two C-17A Globemaster IIIs and aircrews from the 3d Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, flew humanitarian and relief supplies into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in support of Joint Task Force Matthew from Oct. 6 to 9, 2016.