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  • 39th Airlift Squadron Returns From Deployment

    Three C-130J Super Hercules carrying service members from the 39th Airlift Squadron taxi down the runway at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 16, 2019. The service members and aircraft returned from a deployment to Djibouti, Africa in support of Operations Octave Shield and New Normal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Susan Roberts)
  • 40th Airlift Squadron heads downrange, supports USAFRICOM

    Airmen from the 40th Airlift Squadron prepare to load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules prior to departing for a deployment to Djibouti, Africa, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 7, 2019. While home-based training helps prepare for deployments and other missions, the deployments help the Airmen become familiar working with various types of
  • Air Force, Army conduct joint deployment prep exercises

    The 39th Airlift Squadron and 40th Airlift Squadron assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, worked alongside the 428th Field Artillery Brigade assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to complete a joint exercise with three C-130J Super Hercules, May 1, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.During the exercise, each aircraft received artillery, a Humvee and
  • Dyess Airmen complete Alpha Warrior training

    Capt. Manuel Lamson, 9th Bomb Squadron flight commander, far right, instructs Airmen on how to properly use the devil’s ladder during an Alpha Warrior training workout at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 1, 2019. Dyess AFB is hosting an Air Force Alpha Warrior qualification challenge May 3, 2019, where the top three men and women will go on to
  • AFGSC B-1Bs return to flight

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations this week following a safety stand-down issued March 28 by Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander.  Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as the inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.During the safety stand-down,
  • 18th AF leadership visits Dyess

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen during a 317th Airlift Wing All Call during his visit to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 5, 2019. During the all call, Barrett discussed topics such as the 18th AFs strategic vision, being mission ready for any task that arises and the importance of innovation with the Air Force.
  • Dyess set to receive B-21, associated units

    U.S. Air Force officials announced March 27 that Dyess Air Force Base is on track to receive the B-21 Raider and would host operational flying squadrons, the weapons instructor course squadron and the operational test function.“This is an exciting time to be a part of the Dyess and Abilene communities as we see to the transition to the Raider.
  • AFGSC orders B-1B safety stand-down

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet March 28.  During a routine inspection of the B-1B drogue chute system, potentially fleet-wide issues were identified with the rigging of the drogue chute. It appears to be a procedural issue and is unrelated to the previous problem with egress system