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  • Dyess Airmen join forces with Kentucky Air Guard in Senegal, establish airlift squadron for Ebola response

    More than 35 Airmen and two C-130 aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived here this week to establish the 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron and fly humanitarian cargo into Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, the mission to fight Ebola in West Africa.The Dyess Airmen, all from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing, joined
  • At any moment's notice, the CRW answers the call

    The 621st Contingency Response Wing is known for being ready to deploy within a 12 hour notice. But on Sept. 16, the Air Force's requirement was much quicker.A rapid-response team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army air and surface mobility specialists deployed to Liberia as a Joint Task Force-Port Opening team in support of Operation UNITIED
  • McConnell crews, aircraft participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield

    Airmen from bases across the U.S. joined forces with multiple units from the Royal Canadian Air Force for Vigilant Shield 2015 training exercise, at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Oct. 20 through Oct. 28.McConnell Air Force Base's role was to lead the tanker unit, and provide aerial refueling to the contingent aircraft that
  • Dyess Airmen deploy in support of OUA

    More than 35 Airmen and two C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing deployed Oct. 29, 2014, to an air base in Western Europe, where they will provide tactical airlift support for Operation United Assistance.During their deployment, Dyess Airmen will be tasked with moving supplies, medical equipment and other materials as part of a
  • 621 CRW Airmen arrive in Liberia to support JTF-PO, Ebola outbreak humanitarian operations

    Approximately 22 additional U.S. Air Force members arrived here Oct. 13, as part of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening team in support of Operation UNITIED ASSISTANCE, a comprehensive U.S. effort to work with the World Health Organization and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone respond and
  • AF adjusts enlisted retention results

    Air Force officials announced an adjustment to the Junior Enlisted Retention Board which convened in June at the Air Force Personnel Center.Fifty Airmen who were not selected for retention during the FY14 force management ERB were offered the opportunity to remain on active duty following identification of an issue in the eligibility of Airmen
  • 437th AW supports Operation United Assistance

    As the world watches the Ebola epidemic unfold, Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., are in the thick of the fight.Aircrews from the 14th Airlift Squadron and 17th Airlift Squadron were two of the first five crews from Joint Base Charleston that went to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. The other three
  • 18th AF goes big on retrograde operations

    As part of the continuing retrograde operations in Afghanistan, 18th Air Force has begun using C-5M Super Galaxies to move equipment out of the war zone.The C-5M is a strategic airlifter that is not typically used in a tactical role.The use of the C-5M in Afghanistan is an innovative use of a non-traditional tool to solve what is really a
  • McChord Airmen participate in New Zealand IceFest 2014

    Known as the gateway to Antarctica, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand has been a central stopping point for many Antarctic expeditions and adventures. The U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation, has been deploying scientific teams through Christchurch for more than 50 years with the support of Operation DEEP
  • 621 CRW Airmen, 688 RPOE Soldiers deploy to Liberia in support of Ebola outbreak humanitarian relief operations

    A rapid-response team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army air and surface mobility specialists deployed to Liberia, Sept. 17, in support of Operation UNITIED ASSISTANCE, a comprehensive U.S. effort to support the World Health Organization and international partners to assist the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their efforts to
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