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Assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing, these Airmen demonstrate the Air National Guard’s dual mission of supporting state humanitarian missions at home and the federal missions abroad. Air Guard dual mission: helping at home and abroad
Not long ago, Airmen from the 158th Airlift Squadron, Savannah, Georgia, were delivering supplies with their fleet of C-130H Hercules to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. But just a few weeks later, they find themselves on the other side of the world in Southwest Asia supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 11/18
2017
Seoul ADEX 17 concludes, partnerships thrive Seoul ADEX 17 concludes, partnerships thrive
The Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2017 wrapped up Oct. 22, 2017 at Seoul Air Base.
0 10/24
2017
Hill AFB Maintainers load for Seoul ADEX Hill AFB maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill Air Force Base maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, 2017, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A Lightning II’s first time on Asian soil.
0 10/20
2017
The F-22 Raptor demonstrates its unique flight capabilities for thousands of Korean civilians at the 2015 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition held at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea, Oct. 24, 2015. The Seoul ADEX gives American service members a chance to showcase their outstanding aircraft and equipment to the Korean public.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) US forces to participate in Seoul ADEX 2017
The U.S. military will be represented at the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, or Seoul ADEX 17, at Seoul Airport, South Korea, Oct. 17-22, 2017.
0 10/16
2017
Capt. Gert-jan 1st(Netherlands) Air Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve pilot, stands in front of the the Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 6, 2017. The RNLAF completed its first C-130H supply mission from a Southwest Asia location, Oct. 3. Dutch C-130’s supply coalition fight
The Royal Netherlands Air Force completed its first C-130 Hercules supply mission from Southwest Asia in support of coalition forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct. 3, 2017.
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2017
Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing load equipment and vehicles onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 20, 2017. The cargo will be used by members of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, who deployed to the Caribbean on Sept. 20 to conduct relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Kentucky ANG deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria relief operations
Seven Special Tactics Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard departed the Kentucky ANG base, Louisville, Sept. 20, 2017, for the Caribbean where they will open airfields for humanitarian aid deliveries and resident evacuations in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the third major hurricane to hit the region in the past month.
0 9/21
2017
170908-F-ZI207-0123.JPG Civil engineers make critical runway repairs, keep missions moving
Maintaining an airfield is never an easy task, especially when it’s one of the busiest in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. Responsible for making critical runway repairs, the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s heavy equipment operator team ensures that the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airfield is operational and ready for all takeoffs and landings in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 9/19
2017
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing prepare to depart St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 8, 2017, for rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Kentucky Air Guardsmen evacuate personnel following Hurricane Irma
For the second time in two weeks, special operators and aircrews from the Kentucky Air National Guard have deployed to support hurricane rescue operations, evacuating more than 170 U.S. citizens from the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten Sept. 9, 2017.
0 9/11
2017
Master Sgt. Norbert Feist, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chef inspects the right wheel well on aircraft 1004 Wednesday, August 30th, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Feist has been the dedicated crew chief for aircraft 1004 for 21 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman) Time Tested: Airman serves 21 years on same aircraft
Since entering active military service in 1956, the C-130 Hercules has earned its place in the storied history of air power, time and time again. From Vietnam all the way up through Operation Inherent Resolve, the C-130 has always made a name for itself by providing critical airlift. For Master Sgt. Norbert Feist, a 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130H crew chief, one C-130 in particular has a special place in his personal Air Force storybook.
0 9/04
2017
C-5 with personnel for disaster relief efforts Air Mobility Command joins Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Air Mobility Command has directed allocation of its airlift, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response assets to federal Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, as requested by U.S. Northern Command Aug. 30.
0 9/01
2017
Kentucky Air Guardsmen deploy for Hurricane Harvey rescue operations Kentucky ANG deploys troops for Hurricane Harvey rescue
Forty-three additional Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard departed for Texas Aug. 29, 2017 to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue operations, including aeromedical evacuations.
0 8/30
2017
Master Sgts. Scott Hose and Daniel Hose, twin brothers, are both deployed to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force -Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. CJTF-OIR mission brings twin brothers together during deployment
Throughout the history of the military it has remained common for generations of men and women to follow in their family members’ footsteps and serve their country proudly. It’s also not unheard of for siblings to join together and serve together.
0 8/24
2017
Soldiers boarding a C-130J for an air drop Mobility forces enable joint forcible entry exercise
Air mobility forces partnered with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for a joint forcible entry exercise Aug. 2, 2017 here and at Moses Lake as part of Exercise Mobility Guardian.
0 8/07
2017
armored vehicles on flightline Mobility Guardian Phase 2 begins
The second half of Exercise Mobility Guardian began Aug. 6, 2017, and will focus on training aircrew on advanced tactical air operations.
0 8/07
2017
Greg Gangnuss, a civil engineer who worked as a senior environmental adviser to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, is shown in the field during his March 2015 to April 2016 deployment to Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo) Real Airmen, real stories of courage, heroism inspire at Magazine Day
Col. Laurel Burkel has no recollection of her first meeting with Air Force civil engineer Greg Gangnuss. But some 20 months after a British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crash at the NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan claimed the lives of five coalition members, injured five others and nearly decapitated her, Burkel finally met, in person, the man who helped save her life.
0 6/27
2017
445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron crew members, Maj. Jen Cowie (left) and Staff Sgt. Nicole Karsten (right), prepare to lift a Citizen Airman simulating a patient for a joint training mission here, June 7, 2017. The 445th AES trained for two hours while airborne to simulate a real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Kincaid) Ambulance in the sky
There was a joint training mission conducted June 7, 2017, where the 910th Airlift Wing provided a C-130, the 914th AW provided a pilot and the 445th AES provided the training crew.
0 6/12
2017
Col. Brian May, commander of the 403rd Operation Group, gives a speech during a ceremony in Picauville, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone) 815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73
Two 815th Airlift Squadron crews from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi participated in a six-ship multinational airborne mission near here in the Normandy region June 4, 2017 to commemorate D-Day 73.
0 6/06
2017
Maj. Bret Peters, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations stands at attention as the Star Spangled Banner plays at his daughter’s commissioning ceremony at the University of North Carolina, Friday, May 12, 2017. Peters, a deployed member of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, commissioned his daughter via livestream. 386th AEW navigator commission’s daughter on graduation day
Now a newly minted second lieutenant, Brittany Peters was set to graduate the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina, and commission into the North Carolina Army National Guard. While deployed to Southwest Asia, Bret Peters made sure he had the technology to swear-in his daughter, via video teleconference, live streaming at the class graduation and swearing in ceremony.
0 5/18
2017
Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, receives the Koren Kolligian Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Andy Morataya) C-130 pilot receives 60th Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presented the 2016 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to Maj. John Hourigan, a 123rd Operations Support Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, at the Pentagon, May 17, 2017, for not only saving the lives of five crewmembers, but also identifying a worldwide C-130 propeller issue.
0 5/17
2017
A Charlotte Air National Guard C-130H Hercules taxis down the runway at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 5, 2017. The Charlotte ANG is currently flying its last Hercules mission as it prepares to transition to the C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park) ANG units fly first, last C-130 deployments
Big changes are in the works for two Air National Guard units deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. The Connecticut ANG has transitioned from the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the C-21 Cougar to the C-130H Hercules, which it is currently flying on its first C-130 deployment. On the other hand, the Charlotte ANG, out of North Carolina, will be flying its last Hercules mission as it prepares to transition to the C-17 Globemaster III.
0 4/07
2017
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