C-5M Super Galaxy

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Over 150,000 visitors were expected to visit the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Show and Open House, Nov. 4, 2017. Reserve Citizen Airmen showcase Super Galaxy at JBSA Air Show
The C-5M Super Galaxy stood head and shoulders above a long line of aircraft on display at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland 2017 Air Show and Open House at Port San Antonio, the site of the old Kelly Field, Nov. 4-5.
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Master Sgt. Michael Lopez, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a vehicle off of a C-5M Super Galaxy, flown by Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, after landing at Ceiba, Puerto Rico Oct. 1, 2017. The Alamo Wing’s Reserve Citizen Airmen have flown 17 missions during the past month to aid hurricane recovery efforts in the United States and its territories to include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  (U.S.  Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico
In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Citizen Airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing flew their 17th mission in a C-5M Super Galaxy in less than a month to answer their nation’s call for help in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in response to the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
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The 433rd Airlift Wing receives its first C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, bestowed "The City of San Antonio," during a  transfer ceremony June 17, 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander, and Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd AW commander, piloted the maiden flight of the first C-5M from Stewart National Guard Base, New York, that morning. The 433rd AW will receive nine C-5M models by late 2018, which is the result of a two-phase modernization effort that will improve fuel savings, climb rate, payload capability, and noise reduction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) JBSA-Lackland C-5s to undergo maintenance fix
The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Commander, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, on Aug. 2, 2017 ordered a stand-down of all C-5s until a directed repair is completed. The 433rd Airlift Wing here has eight C-5M Super Galaxy aircrafts. The C-5 stand down will replace all C-5 ball screw assembly parts fleet-wide to ensure compliance with standards of performance and maximize aircrew safety.
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Soldiers from the 1st Calvary Division, 1st Air Combat Brigade, 615th Aviation Support Battalion from Ft. Hood, Texas and Airmen from the 26th and 74th Aerial Port Squadrons begin loading a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter into the cargo hold of a C-5M Super Galaxy June 22, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Operation Silver Galaxy was a five-day training event that featured Airmen training Soldiers on how to secure their aircraft for a deployment in the cargo area of a C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) Operation Silver Galaxy participants train for future deployments
The 433rd Airlift Wing hosted the 1st Calvary Division, 1st Air Combat Brigade, 615th Aviation Support Battalion out of Ft. Hood, Texas in support of Operation Silver Galaxy, a training exercise June 20 through 25 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
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Airmen with the 68th Airlift Squadron unload vehicles from a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft during exercise Patriot Hook April 26, 2017 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Patriot Hook is an annual joint-service exercise coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate the military and first responders of federal, state and local agencies by providing training to mobilize quickly and deploying in military aircraft in the event of a regional emergency or natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) AFRC Wings descend on California for Patriot Hook Exercise
In a massive collaboration of more than 350 military, federal, and state personnel, and five Air Force Reserve Command Wings convened in California April 26 - May 1 to participate in Patriot Hook. The six-day exercise spanned across three sites in California, simulating austere Forward Operating Locations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, March Air Reserve Base, and Naval Air Station North Island.  
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Retired Col. Regina Aune, right, describes to Col. Thomas K. Smith, 433rd Airlift Wing commander, Dec. 19, 2016, how the children were bedded down in the overhead troop compartment of the aircraft, during “Operation Babylift.” Aune was on the first military aircraft to Vietnam to bring the refugees to the United States. “Operation Babylift” was a combined effort between the United States, Canada, Australia and France, to evacuate more than 3,300 refugees from South Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Minnie Jones)     ‘Operation Babylift’ Cheney Award recipient visits C-5 Wing
On April 4, 1975, just a few weeks before the fall of Saigon and end of the Vietnam War, the first military flight of “Operation Babylift” out of Saigon on a C-5 cargo aircraft, crashed right after take-off. There were close to 300 hundred people on board, mostly children under the age of two that day, only a little more than 170 people survived
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Master Sgt. Eric Mungia, 68th Airlift Squadron load master, shows students from Harmony Science Academy San Antonio the roller system that is used to move palletized cargo onto C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft Nov. 17, 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The students also toured the engine, metal, and structural shops at the 433rd Airlift Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Faske) Alamo Wing showcases C-5M during tour
One of the 433rd Airlift Wing's C-5M Galaxies was on full display to 40 Airmen from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy and 11 children from the Harmony Science Academy of San Antonio during a tour Nov. 17.
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Col. James L. Morriss III, right, 307th Bomb Wing vice commander, welcomes Texas civic leaders and 433rd Airlift Wing members to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 27, 2016 as they begin a two-day tour of the base. During their visit, community leaders toured the B-52 Stratofortress, flew in the aircraft’s simulator, and saw demonstrations by the military working dogs, explosive ordnance and life support flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Civic leaders get up-close look at strategic mission
More than 20 civic leaders within San Antonio and its surrounding communities boarded a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 27 bound for Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to get an up-close look at the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command and the 307th Bomb Wing.
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Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, addresses the crowd during the C-5M Super Galaxy transfer ceremony June 17, 2016 along the flight line of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Colonel Smith boarded the aircraft bound for the ceremony from Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, that morning. It is the only C-5M to be bestowed as "The City of San Antonio." (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) First Reserve-owned C-5M lands at Alamo Wing
The saying “history repeats itself” has become all too familiar to the 433rd Airlift Wing, as hundreds of Airmen and distinguished guests gathered along the flight line here June 17 to welcome the Alamo Wing’s first official C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, bestowed “The City of San Antonio.” The 433rd AW is the first Air Force Reserve wing to receive Lockheed Martin’s modernized cargo plane.
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Airmen with the 356th Airlift Squadron direct an Atlas K-loader to an awaiting C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft May 13, 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 433rd Airlift Wing and 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron worked together to ensure 90,000 pounds of food aid made it to Yoro, Honduras. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) Total Force airpower delivers supplies
The 502nd Airbase Wing and 433rd Airlift Wing recently teamed up to assist in providing humanitarian relief to families in Yoro, Honduras May 11-13.The Central American region recently experienced intense flooding leading to insufficient crop yields.The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Terminal received 90,000 pounds of rice and beans from Rick
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