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Default Air Force Logo Operation Turkey Drop Delivers
Operation Turkey Drop is an annual event sponsored by the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA) that brings together Puget Sound businesses to offer community help to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Volunteers raised cash and food donations that were distributed to troops of all service branches, to include the National Guard and Reserve
0 11/22
2017
In honor of the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing operating out of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., performed a flyover Sept. 16, 2017, at a University of Oklahoma football game at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Video: Okies bring the boom

0 10/05
2017
In honor of the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing operating out of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., performed a flyover Sept. 16, 2017, at a University of Oklahoma football game at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Okies bring the boom
In honor of the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing operating out of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, performed a flyover Sept. 16, 2017, at a University of Oklahoma football game at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.
0 9/20
2017
AFRC C-17A supports Hurricane Irma relief efforts Tinker Reserve Airmen deploy to aid Florida recovery
Eight Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 35th Combat Communications Squadron departed Sep. 13, to support disaster relief efforts at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. They will provide military commanders and government agencies communications systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma there. The more than 90-member Air Force Reserve squadron
0 9/14
2017
160715-F-GD533-014 – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kirk Halsey, 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron crew chief, dawns extreme cold weather gear as he stands in front of a C-17 Globemaster III during Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), July 15, 2016, at Pegasus Ice Runway, Antarctica. ODF is one of the most difficult U.S. military peacetime missions due to the austere environment in which it is conducted. Therefore, extreme cold weather gear, including polar fleeces, balaclavas (ski masks), mukluks (soft boots designed for cold weather), cold weather gloves, ear bands, neck gaiters, hats, polar fleece pants, insulated cold weather bibs, extreme cold weather parkas, is issued to personnel in order for them to be prepared to support this vital mission. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn McCullough Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science
Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.The C-17 Globemaster III 2016-2017 season recently wrapped-up, and the night vision goggle capability paired with mid-Austral winter flying continued to be a game changing airlift
0 4/17
2017
Senior Airman Brandy Hill of the 465th Air Refueling Squadron hugs her son Lukas following a deployment Feb. 19, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. More than 90 Reservists deployed in December 2016 in support of air operations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, against the Islamic State group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Tinker Reservists return from fueling the fight
More than 90 Citizen Airmen and four KC-135R Stratotankers from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here returned home Feb. 17 and 19 after supporting deployed air operations against the Islamic State group at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Reservists provided air refueling support to U.S. and coalition forces operating in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility for Operation Inherent Resolve from Dec. 13, 2016, to Feb. 16.
0 2/21
2017
Senior Airman Harlan Smith, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron kisses his daughter and embraces his girlfriend prior to departing for a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Smith joined 93 other Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma who deployed prior to the holiday December 13, 2016.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Jon Quinlan) Tinker Citizen Airmen Deploy to Turkey
Ninety-Four Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here departed for a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey to support Operation Inherent Resolve with KC-135R Stratotanker air refueling support. The group of Reserve Airmen, made up of a mix of operations group and maintenance group professionals is one of the largest groups to leave
0 1/03
2017
The U.S. Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron will participate in NOAA's Gulf Coast Awareness Tour May 16-20, touring five U.S. coastal cities to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for the upcoming huricane season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.Sgt. Ryan Labadens) Hurricane Hunters deploy to Hawaii to track Darby
Aircrews and maintenance personnel with the Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunters” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi are on their way to Lihue Airport, Kauai, Hawaii to fly data-gathering missions into Tropical Storm Darby. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or “Hurricane Hunters,” are scheduled to fly the
0 7/21
2016
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Lt. Col. Ken Humphrey, a pilot with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., turns a KC-135 while on approach to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, in support of Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise. Humphrey and his crew fly and operate KC-135s out of the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The 507th ARW is the largest Reserve flying unit in the state of Oklahoma. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Okies refuel a RAF CF-18 during RIMPAC 2016
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Lt. Col. Ken Humphrey, a pilot with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., turns a KC-135 while on approach to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, in support of Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise. Humphrey and his crew fly and operate KC-135s out of the 507th Air Refueling Wing at
0 7/15
2016
Lt. Col. Jonathon Talbot, chief aerial weather reconnaissance officer for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron with the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, retires from the Air Force after 34 years of service. His retirement ceremony is at the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron July 16 at 3 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Chief meteorologist legacy to hurricane hunting
  Seated at his station, he dutifully continues his work collecting and double checking data despite the shaking, sometimes violently, of everything around him. Then suddenly, there’s a calm. The engines are still humming along, but the shaking has stopped. He looks out of the window, down to the surface of the ocean. He is now inside the eye of
0 7/07
2016
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