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  • Galaxy wraps upgrades to become C-5M Super Galaxy

    The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy Transport aircraft took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience which included President Lyndon Johnson. It’s now 50 years later, and the Super Galaxy is still going strong.Today, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin have finished upgrades in Marietta, Georgia, to the final aircraft under the C-5
  • Reserve aerial porters 'Break Barriers' in joint exercise

    Members of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other Air Force, Army and Navy units refined their logistics skills Jan. 5-7 during GRIP III Breaking Barriers, a joint training exercise here and at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • ‘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
  • 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.
  • 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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