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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 317th AW Airmen return home safely

    Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron and 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, from a deployment to Afghanistan Sept. 17, 2018. The deployment supported Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support. While the main mission set

  • 39th AS earns recognition as AMC’s most outstanding airlift squadron

    The 39th Airlift Squadron earned recognition as Air Mobility Command’s top airlift squadron for 2017. The 39th AS will be presented the 2017 General Joseph Smith Trophy during a ceremony Sept. 19 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.The award, which was previously won by the unit in 2007, recognizes

  • Prepare, wash, recover: 317th AMXS improves wash program

    The 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, recently transitioned to a newly-adopted wash process in April, which cuts down the wash time of the aircraft by over 50 percent. With the flying tempo and operations of the C-130J Super Hercules, maintaining the