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  • TORQE 62 memorial day events

    Airmen assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, gather for the TORQE 62 Memorial Run Oct. 2, 2019. A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, call sign TORQE 62, crashed in Afghanistan during a deployment and caused the deaths of 14 service members, contactors and allied troops. The aircrew onboard were Airmen from the 39th Airlift Squadron: Capt. Jordan
  • Brave pilot keeps crew safe during hostile flight

    Capt. Mark King Jr., 39th Airlift Squadron assistant chief of tactics and C-130J Super Hercules pilot, received the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Aviator Award in August 2019 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.The award is presented annually to an aviator selected by the USAF, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor
  • New memorial honors 79 fallen Dyess Airmen

    Dyess leadership, along with Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander; the Abilene community; and approximately 100 Gold Star family members of fallen Airmen, came together for a memorial dedication ceremony July 19.After 10 months of construction and over $600,000 raised by the Abilene community, the newly established Dyess Memorial
  • C-130s over Normandy

    C-130s from the 317th Airlift Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and the 314th AW, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, fly in formation over the beaches of Normandy, France, while participating in fly-over events June 4, 2019. More than 26 aircraft and 2,000 military personnel from various units and countries will participate in approximately 55 commemorative D-Day events from May 31 to June 9, 2019.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 317th AW Airmen return home, embrace their families

    Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing returned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from a deployment to Afghanistan Jan. 18, 2019.“Our deployment was during one of the most challenging times of the year; the end of the traditional fighting season and the beginning of the harsh weather,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Allen, 40th Airlift
  • 317th Airlift Wing deploys, supports USAFE, AFRICOM

    Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing deployed to Germany and Africa from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 7-8, 2019.The deployed Airmen will be using skills acquired during training, exercises and past experiences to ensure the real-world missions downrange are a success.“In a lot of case, especially in the environment which our Airmen are deploying
  • Dyess Marines, Airmen bring cheer with Toys for Tots

    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Marines assigned to Detachment 1 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, worked alongside Dyess Airmen and Abilene community members to distribute gifts as a part of Toys for Tots in Abilene, Texas, Dec. 12-13, 2018.According to the Toys for Tots website, their primary goal is to help bring the joy of the holidays and send a
  • Former POW visits Dyess, provides leadership insight

    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Lee Ellis, a former Vietnam War pilot and prisoner of war, visited Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018. During his visit, Ellis spoke with the base’s personnel in a leadership and team assessment workshop, and held a leadership forum. “It’s great to be here,” said Ellis. “I’ve always known about Dyess from my many
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