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An 815th Airlift Squadron aircrew lands a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,  Nov. 3, 2017. The flight marked the squadron's return to a full operational capability status meaning they are ready to deploy and conduct the combat airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Flying Jennies ready for combat airlift mission
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes.
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An 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J aircraft flies over the Mississippi Gulfcoast during a four-aircraft training mission Sept. 11, 2016. The aircraft took off from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and airdropped simulated cargo and heavy equipment over Stennis International Airport, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) 815th Airlift Squadron flies four-ship training mission
The 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies”, an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 403rd Wing here, flew a four-aircraft training exercise today, their first multi-element training mission since the squadron found out in 2015 that it was no longer scheduled for inactivation. The 815th AS is a tactical airlift unit that uses 10 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to transport supplies, equipment and personnel in a theater of operation. The four aircraft flown for this mission were training on performing airdrops to a forward operating base and employing countermeasures to avoid enemy fire.
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A U.S. Air Force Reserve 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J aircrew completes fly-overs of historical sites in France for the D-Day commemoration, June 3, 2016.  More than 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 72nd anniversary as a part of Joint Task Force D-Day 72.  The Task Force,  based in Sainte-Mère-Église, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, from May 30 - 6 June, 2016 to commemorate the selfless actions by all of the allies on D-Day that continue to resonate 72 years later.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jessica L. Kendziorek) Flying Jennies take part in D-Day 72nd anniversary events
C-130's were seen flying over many towns, villages, and historical sites near here Friday in honor of the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day today.The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron, along with 400 U.S. troops, participated in several ceremonial events Wednesday through Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of the largest multi-national
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Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Italian Folgore Brigade and U.K.’s 16th Air Assault Brigade conduct airborne operations on the Maneuver Rights Area near Hohenfels, Germany during exercise Saber Junction 16, April 12, 2016.The Air Force Reserve's 815th Airlift Squadron, based at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, participated in the exercise, which assessed 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/Gertrud Zach) Flying Jennies participate in U.S. Army exercise Saber Junction 16
The Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron returned April 20 from Aviano Air Base, Italy, after participating in the U.S. Army Europe’s Saber Junction 16 exercise since April 5.Saber Junction is the Army’s annual combat training center certification exercise to evaluate the readiness of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.The exercise, which included
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The Air Force Reserve's 815th Airlift Squadron, based at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, teamed up with the U.S. Navy "Leap Frog" Parachute Team April 8-18, 2016. The squadron airdropped the team as part of several high-profile events, to include the Philadelphia Philles home opening game April 11, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo) Flying Jennies haul Leap Frogs to Phillies home opener
An 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircrew spent April 8-18 assisting the U.S. Navy Parachute Team with some high-profile events to include airdropping the team over Citizens Bank Park for the Philadelphia Phillies home opener April 11.While it was a 4-3 Phillies loss to San Diego, it was a win for the 815th AS aircrew who honed their
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Col. David Condit, 403rd Operations Group commander, passes the 815th Airlift Squadron guide on to Lt. Col. Stuart Rubio, 815th AS commander, during a change of command ceremony January 30, 2016, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Rubio took command of the 815th AS during the ceremony, which was held in the 815th AS building. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) 'Flying Jennies' rebuilding at Keesler
Lt. Col. Stuart Rubio assumed command of the Air Force Reserve's 815th Airlift Squadron "Flying Jennies" from Lt. Col. Shannon Hailes Saturday.As part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, the Air Force announced plans to transfer 10 of the 403rd Wing's C-130J aircraft. A 2015 report from the Secretary of the Air Force reversed that
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