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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
  • Deployment initiative revamps 18 year ops tempo

    The 19th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, partnered with the 317th AW from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to create the 4/12 deployment initiative, signifying the first time since September 11, 2001, that entire units from these wings will be home together. Through fulfilling this joint partnership between the four flying squadrons, it has provided stability, training opportunities, and ensures one cohesive fighting team.
  • 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
  • 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 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 was to transport personnel and cargo, these
  • 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 the most outstanding airlift squadron within Air
  • Dyess Airmen unload school supplies in Colombia

    Six Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing completed a volunteer, four-day training mission in Colombia, South America, May 12, 2018.The mission, which supported a joint humanitarian aid exercise, which gave approximately 3,500 Colombian children by delivering nearly 15,500 pounds of education supplies, such as desks and school kits as part of
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