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  • 18th Air Force Command Team Visits Dyess AFB

    The new 18th Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Corey Martin, and the 18th Air Force Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, visited Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, on Aug. 24-25, 2022.

  • Dyess Airmen support hurricane relief

    In late-November at Dyess AFB, the 317th Airlift Wing was in the midst of a wing-wide exercise; this meant 24-hour operations for the men and women participating in the ‘Ability to Survive and Operate’ or ATSO exercise, “Chemical Fury.”But real-world demands stop for no one, Air Force exercise or

  • A lucky flight in the fight: Aircrew receives combat medal

    There are many varieties of threats for aircraft involved in aiding ground troops in deployed environments. One main example of these threats can include taking fire from advancing enemy forces in the area of responsibility. This became a reality for one 39th Airlift Squadron aircrew while deployed

  • Herks clean up nicely for deployment

    Unlike having the luxury of driving through a typical car wash, aircraft must be hand scrubbed from nose to tail. Each nook and gap must be scrubbed throughout the entire aircraft, even on the inside to prolong the life of it.For the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, each C-130J Super Hercules

  • 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