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Lady maintainers “Keep ‘em Flying” Lady maintainers “Keep ‘em Flying”
Team Dover’s maintenance groups hosted an airplane nose art unveiling ceremony here March 22.
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One of three school buses is offloaded in Haiti from a Joint Base Charleston C-17 aircraft, which transported it as humanitarian cargo that was donated to a Port-au-Prince outreach school, December 16, 2017.

Aircrew from the 315 AW's 317th Airlift Squadron with support from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's 514th Air Mobility Wing flew the buses as part of the Denton program, which allows for space available on military aircraft to be used for humanitarian cargo.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Clark) Helping Haiti’s Children
A two-pronged mission over a weekend in December not only helped to keep 315th Airlift Wing aircrews current on all their certifications, but also delivered three badly-needed buses to schools in Haiti. Reserve Citizen Airmen of Joint Base Charleston’s 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from three additional Citizen Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, transported the school buses in a C-17 aircraft from Charleston to Port-au-Prince, where they were offloaded at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Dec. 16.
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Default Air Force Logo Total Force medical team transports Sailor home
When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member. The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive device clearing operations. The severity of his injuries reduced his survival rate to two percent, requiring urgent transport from Syria to Texas.
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170908-F-ZI207-0123.JPG Deployed Reserve Civil engineers make critical runway repairs
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.
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Kristen Kildahl, vice president of human resources at Kaufman Hall and Associates, donned a ballistic helmet and vest at the deployment processing line at McChord Field on June 3, 2017, during Employer Orientation Day. Reservists invited their employers out for a day to learn and experience life in the Air Force Reserve. Employers went through a deployment processing line and took part in a training flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, which included an airdrop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hull) Take your boss to work day
On June 3, the 446th Airlift Wing hosted Employer Orientation Day at McChord Field for a group of reservists’ full-time employers.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brendin Peters (left), 317th Airlift Squadron loadmaster and U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, reunite in front of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft after a training mission, March 17, 2017, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Brendin Peters participated in a refueling training mission where his crew’s C-17 was refueled by a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft piloted by his father Craig Peters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Dowell/Released)

Father and son train together
Altus Air Force Base trains new aircrew members every day, but on March 17, a father and son were reunited during a training mission together, 21,000 feet in the air.U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, piloted a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and had the chance to refuel a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III,
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Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.
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Lt. Col. Craig Bartosh, 701st Airlift Squadron aircraft commander, meets with John B. Emerson, United States Ambassador to Germany, along with his family June 1, 2016, during the 2016 Berlin Air Show. Bartosh, along with the Charleston air crew, gave the ambassador a tour throughout the C-17 Globemaster III entitled, “The Spirit of Berlin.” Emerson was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2013 as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and presented his credentials to German President Joachim Gauck on August 26, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Ambassador Emerson visits C-17 crew in Germany
John B. Emerson, United States Ambassador to Germany, came abroad the “Spirit of Berlin” C-17 Globemaster III June 1, 2016, during the opening day of the Berlin Air Show.At the event, the C-17 was among many other U.S. and European aircraft, and gave the ambassador and his family a chance to see the strength and dedication the U.S. and European
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Fifteen pallets of rice and beans, equating to 615,000 meals, sit on the tarmac in Port-Au-Prince after being unloaded from a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III May 26, 2016. The food items, provided by Kids Against Hunger, a ministry of A Child's Hope International from Cincinnati, Ohio, were delivered to the impoverished country through the Denton Program. Reserve C-17 delivers food aid to Haiti
A 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III delivered more than 102,000 pounds worth of rice and beans to Haiti May 26, as part of the Denton Program. The food was provided by Kids Against Hunger, a ministry of A Child's Hope International from Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Charleston Reservists flying a C-17 Globemaster III drop U.S. Army Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade during large-scale airborne operations at Exercise Saber Junction 16 on the Maneuver Rights Area near Hohenfels, Germany, April 12, 2016. Over 1000 paratroopers and multiple Container Delivery Systems bundles were deployed to provide initial logistical support for follow on missions. Saber Junction 16 will evaluate and assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to conduct land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating Allied and partner nations. Countries participating in the exercise include Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released) Charleston Reservists provide tactical airlift at Saber Junction 16
Charleston Reservists fly two C-17 Globemaster IIIs to support the Army at Saber Junction 16 in Europe this month.
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