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  • Dyess Airmen recognized for Max Endurance Operation

    In recognition of their extraordinary achievement during a historic Max Endurance Operation (MEO), 19 Dyess personnel were awarded Aerial Achievement Medals by Col. Thomas Lankford, 317th Airlift Wing commander, on May 10, 2024.

  • 317th AW leads AF in mission-command initiative, empowers NCOs

    Within the last six months, three NCOs from the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have exemplified the Air Force’s mission command initiative by serving as a team lead during off-base exercises, a position typically reserved for company grade officers and SNCOs.

  • AMC command team visits 317th AW; applauds innovation

    The command team visited several locations throughout the wing where they received several briefings and demonstrations of the many ways that the Airmen of the 317th AW are working to improve job efficiency and operational proficiency.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eyes Above the Horizon Inspires Students

    Over 65 students from Jim Ned, Wylie, Abilene and Clyde independent school districts, ROTC and Civil Air Patrol participated in the Eyes Above the Horizon outreach event at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 18.Eyes Above the Horizon is an opportunity for children from traditionally under-represented

  • 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

  • 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