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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dyess Airmen deploy to Afghanistan

    Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing and 7th Bomb Wing deployed with C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Afghanistan May 4.For some of the Airmen, this is their first time deploying into an overseas location. With unknown environments, the Airmen must be prepared for anything. However, Airmen