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U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Heary, 39th Airlift Squadron assistant flight commander, takes a photo with his family prior to his departure to Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2017. The deployed Airmen will be tasked to carry cargo, personnel and conduct airdrop missions. (Courtesy photo by Vianka Berain) Dyess Airmen deploy to Afghanistan
More than 100 Airmen and 6 C-130J Super Hercules from the 39th Airlift Squadron deployed Jan. 6 and 7, 2017 to Afghanistan to conduct tactical airlift missions.During their deployment Dyess Airmen will be tasked to carry cargo, personnel and conduct airdrop missions.“A little less than half of our squadron is deploying to Afghanistan to conduct
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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 7th Munitions Squadron move a munitions trailer into place in preparation for the quarterly 7th MUNS bomb build competition at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 12, 2017. The competition allows for recent Combat Munitions Training Planning Course graduates to fine-tune combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) 7 MUNS showcases readiness in quarterly bomb build competition
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 7th Munitions Squadron move a munitions trailer into place in preparation for the quarterly 7th MUNS bomb build competition at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 12, 2017. The competition allows for recent Combat Munitions Training Planning Course graduates to fine-tune combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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The 7th Force Support Squadron manages programs geared to the health and welfare of Airmen, dependents, military and civilian employees and retirees assigned to or supported by Dyess. The squadron is the focal point for military and civilian personnel matters, education services, family support issues and professional military education. Within the 7th FSS, the services flight is charged with keeping Airmen and their families fed, fit and rested with the use of the dining facility, fitness center, and inn. (U.S. Air Force Photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) Services: Keeping Airmen fed, fit and rested
The 7th Force Support Squadron manages programs geared to the health and welfare of Airmen, dependents, military and civilian employees and retirees assigned to or supported by Dyess. The squadron is the focal point for military and civilian personnel matters, education services, family support issues and professional military education. Within the
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2016
A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard, prepares for takeoff during JFEX 16B at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2016. The exercise is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland) Dyess participates in USAF Weapons School JFEX
Twenty-one aircraft assigned to military bases from all over the world took off Dec. 10 from Dyess in participation of a joint forcible entry exercise.The exercise, Joint Forcible Entry 16B, is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale airdrop and land-mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Commander’s Call Questions- Answered
This transcript provides responses to questions submitted during the Commander’s Call held Nov. 16. Commander’s calls are held to offer an open forum of discussion between Team Dyess and wing leaders face-to-face. During these calls, Airmen are encouraged to ask questions, voice concerns and provide direct feedback. Question: Is a shaving waiver
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2016
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Siemsen, 317th Operation Support Squadron first sergeant, hangs a bag of cookies for a dorm resident as part of Operation Cookie Drop at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas Dec. 9, 2016. More than 7,000 cookies were donated for the event from Dyess leadership, spouses and various organizations from the Abilene community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) Spreading holiday cheer, one cookie at a time
After a hard day of work in their shop, the Airmen of Dyess return to their dorms for rest and relaxation. Today when they arrived at the doors of their room, they found them adorned with a small, colorful bag filled with cookies.These little treats are all thanks to Operation Cookie Drop, an annual event where Dyess first sergeants and volunteers
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2016
317th Airlift Group spouses attend a brief with the 7th Operations Support Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 29, 2016. More than 75 317th AG spouses spent their day touring the group, a C-130J Super Hercules, speaking with 40th Airlift Squadron intelligence Airmen, watching a pallet get loaded onto an aircraft and experiencing a military working dog demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) Dyess spouse’s wear combat boots for a day
  On Nov. 29, Team Dyess spouse’s got to spend their day learning first-hand what it takes to accomplish the mission at the 317th Airlift Group.More than 75 317th AG spouses spent their day touring the group, a C-130J Super Hercules, speaking with 40th Airlift Squadron intelligence Airmen, watched a pallet loading onto an aircraft and experiencing
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2016
Donna Kleman, founder of Surviving Families of Fallen Warriors, gives opening remarks at the Wall of Honor dedication ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 3, 2016. Kleman lost her daughter during the War on Terror, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jennifer Hunter in June of 2015 and has since founded the SFFW organization for other families who have lost loved ones to join to continue to show support and gratitude to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katherine Miller) ‘Wall of Honor’ commemorates families’ fallen warriors

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2016
Makali Gough is greeted by her husband, Senior Airman Jared Gough, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 21, 2016. Two C-130Js and 16 aircrew members returned from a four month deployment to Germany and Africa, where the aircrew conducted missions supporting Horn of Africa operations by landing at small landing zones and conducting airdrops in eastern Africa. They also flew numerous missions over Europe to supplement EUCOM’s airlift assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland) 39th, 40th AS return home from deployment
Two C-130J Super Hercules’ carrying 16 aircrew members assigned to the 39th and 40th Airlift Squadrons returned to Dyess, Nov. 21, after a four month deployment. While deployed to Africa and Germany, the aircrews accomplished a number of missions ranging from supply drops to combat airlifts supporting U. S. Africa Command and U.S. European
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Ellen Webb, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and her great-grandson, Samuel Elliott, hold U.S. flags during the 2016 Veterans Day Parade in Abilene, Texas, Nov. 12, 2016. Webb, who served as a stenographer during World War II from 1944-1946, was this year’s parade marshal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kedesha Pennant) Team Dyess, Abilene honors women veterans in Veterans Day parade
Dyess Airmen, veterans and residents across the Big Country attended the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 12 in historic downtown Abilene, Texas.Col. Wistaria Joseph, 7th Mission Support Group commander, was the guest speaker. This year’s theme was, “A Salute to Women in Service.”The parade also honored World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Ellen
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