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A C-130J Super Hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads cargo destined for an undisclosed location in Afghansitan, May 5, 2018.  The 774th EAS is an active duty unit based out of the 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock, Ark, that worked together with the 746th EAS, a reserve unit based out of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The mission represents the first dual-formation airdrop consisting of aircraft from two separate units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro) A U.S. Air Force First: Two Sister Units From Two Different Countries Supply Afghan Advisors
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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A Beechcraft AT-6 experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range, N.M. July 31, 2017. The AT-6 is participating in the U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X), a series of trials to determine the feasibility of using light aircraft in attack roles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan D. Wagner) Second phase of Light Attack Experiment underway
Flying began today for the Air Force’s second phase of the Light Attack Experiment at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.
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The “High Bay” at the USAFSAM lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 25, 2018. The 711th Human Performance Wing trains new Critical Care Air Transport Team crew members using two C-130 and one C-17 training airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge) Air Force ramps up flying ICU teams
When the U.S. military needs to transport critically injured patients by air, it calls on Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. The Air Force is increasing CCATT capabilities to meet the needs of the warfighter.
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Ernie Lorelli, Progressive Force Concepts instructor, oversees Airman 1st Class Nicholas Glatz, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, as he covers an intravenous needle at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. EOD technicians took part in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support training where they learned life-saving medical skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. BreeAnn Sachs) Another tool in the toolbox
It is a cool, fall day and the sun shines through the car window warming your face. Suddenly, the truck jerks and tumbles off the road. Your teammate is thrown from the truck, and flung out of sight. You exit the truck and find your teammate critically injured. He is presumably dead. There is no time to think about anything else. Medical care needs
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force launches new application tool for Airmen athletes
Air Force Sports, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, recently launched an online application system to make it easier for Airmen athletes to apply for Air Force sports teams.
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Default Air Force Logo Thunderbirds aircraft mishap
A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight. The identity of the pilot is being withheld for 24-hours pending next of kin notification. An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the mishap.
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A member of the British Royal Air Force shares tactical points with Airmen from the 824th Base Defense Squadron during close-quarters battle training, Feb. 28, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th Base Defense Group welcomed a member of the British Royal Air Force to embed into multiple training situations to help strengthen combined operations between U.S. and British forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider) RAF trainer instructs CQB tactics
The 820th BDG teamed with British Royal Air Force Sgt. Glenn Risebrow,15th Squadron senior noncommissioned officer in charge of training, in multiple training scenarios to help strengthen combined operations between U.S. and British forces.
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Refueling Refueling keeps Red Flag flying
The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air Force Base, Fairchild AFB, and Royal Air Force Mildenhall. The task force has
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Airmen assigned to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit coordinate to load a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition during a weapons load competition Dec. 8, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons load competitions help build camaraderie and highlight the load crew’s capabilities to load munitions safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens) 432nd Wing: Any time, any place, any condition
The Airmen assigned to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pride themselves on staying mission ready and recently hosted their first weapons load competition dressed in full chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives gear in more than three years December 8, 2017, at Creech. Like most Air Force maintenance units that use weapons load competitions to boost unit morale and highlight the team’s capabilities, Creech has held these competitions for its remotely piloted aircraft load crews since 2009. The event is composed of assessments such as a written test, tool kit evaluation, and a weapons load where safety procedures and time are closely monitored.
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Master Sgt. Adam Young, 124th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resist and Escape specialist, demonstrates evasion techniques during Gunfighter Flag 18-1 Dec. 14, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Gunfighter Flag 18-1 took place Dec. 11-15, simulating joint service operations that might be encountered in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeremy D. Wolff) Military branches come together for combat training
The 366th Fighter Wing is located in the middle of nowhere in southern Idaho, nearly an hour away from a large city. Not exactly the description of a place one would expect military forces from every U.S. service and foreign allies would be excited to visit. In reality, Mountain Home AFB’s 110,000-acre range provides an ideal training setting with one of the biggest air spaces in the country, for exercises like Gunfighter Flag that accommodate joint-service combat training to simulate deployed situations.
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