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Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division board a C-130 Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016. Ongoing work by the Air Force and Army have filled training schedules by streamlining the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training program, an online system used by military units to request air support.(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Air Force, Army planners find ways to see greater jump in airdrops
An arriving C-130 Hercules taxies to a large hangar where about 60 Army paratroopers wait to board. Lugging about 100 pounds of gear, the Soldiers quickly line up and load into the aircraft as its four idling engines blow hot gusts over the tarmac. Minutes later, the plane is flying at 150 mph and the paratroopers jump, being whisked away in a rush of fresh air during the routine training mission -- one of hundreds held each year at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. While short lived, these airdrops are meticulously prepared months ahead by dozens of Air Force and Army planners. Their goal: to get Airmen and Soldiers primed to rapidly respond to urgent combat or humanitarian efforts.
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Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division wait to board a C-130 Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016. Ongoing work by the Air Force and Army has filled training schedules by streamlining the Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training program, an online system used by military units to request air support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Pope unit guides transient aircraft on joint missions
Any aircraft that flies into Pope Army Airfield, Col. Kelly Holbert will know about it. But Holbert’s unit, the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, has no aircraft of its own. As the only en route operations group in the continental U.S., the unit manages transient aircraft and the joint missions they fly on with Fort Bragg paratroopers.
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A Transportation Isolation System (TIS) is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Mobilty Solace at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Aug. 15, 2016. Mobility Solace provides Air Mobility Command, working with joint partners, the opportunity to evaluate the protocols and operational sequences of moving multiple patients exposed or infected with Ebola using the TIS, while also minimizing the risks to aircrew, medical attendants and the airframe. The TIS is a modular, scalable system, composed of at least one isolation pallet for patient transportation and care, one pallet configured as an "antechamber" to provide medical members with an enclosed space to safely decontaminate and remove their personal protective equipment before exiting. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman Megan Munoz)
Airmen practice Ebola safety during Exercise Mobility Solace
ir Mobility Command Airmen flew an aeromedical evacuation of a simulated Ebola patient from Joint Base Charleston to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, during Exercise Mobility Solace, Aug. 15-17, 2016. Mobility Solace provided AMC and its joint partners, the opportunity to evaluate the procedures and operational sequences of moving multiple patients exposed or infected with Ebola using the Transportation Isolation System, while minimizing contamination risks to aircrew, medical attendants and the airframe.
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Combat Control School students assigned to the 352nd Battlefield Airman Training Squadron are ambushed at their drop-off point during a tactics field training exercise at Camp Mackall, N.C., Aug. 3, 2016. The FTX is a culmination of tactics learned in the first year of the CCT pipeline; which entails weapons handling, team leader procedures, patrol base operations, troop leading and small unit tactics under fire in one mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) CCT students under pressure in tactics exercise
Rumbling down a dirt road in a Medium Tactical Vehicle cargo truck, a team of special operators quietly awaits for chaos to ensue. The truck grinds to a halt in an intersection in the forest. It’s clear why in a second: a voice squawks over the radio that a roadside bomb rendered their truck useless. As the group offloads, gunshots ring out, smoke
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Lt. Col. Nicole Capozzi accepts the 682d Air Support Operations Squadron guidon from Col. Chris Jensen, 18th Air Support Operations Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at the group here July 22. Capozzi took command of the 682d ASOS from Lt. Col. David Arriola, who had commanded the unit since July 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marc Barnes) 682d ASOS welcomes new commander
Airmen of the 682d Air Support Operations Squadron here joined with special guests and family members to welcome a new commander of the unit July 22, as Lt. Col. Nicole Capozzi assumed command from Lt. Col. David Arriola during a change-of-command ceremony.
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U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, load onto U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 3, 2015, Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Eighteenth Air Force units, partnered with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, are participating in Exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 2-8. This iteration of Ultimate Reach partners with NATO Exercise Trident Juncture, currently being held in locations across Europe. C-17 crews from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, will fly more than 500 paratroopers across the Atlantic to conduct a joint forcible entry exercise over Zaragoza, Spain. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Krause) 18 AF Airmen provide rapid global mobility during Exercise Ultimate Reach
Eighteenth Air Force Airmen and seven C-17 Globemaster III aircraft converged on Green Ramp Nov. 3 to provide rapid global mobility support for the 82nd Airborne Division during Exercise Ultimate Reach 16-01.Ultimate Reach is an annual U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored live-fly exercise designed to exercise the ability of 18th Air Force (Air
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The recipients of the 2015 Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award pose for a photo with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, right, who presided over the award ceremony at the Pentagon, Oct. 16, 2015. Left to right, the recipients are a representative who accepted the award for country music star Toby Keith, nominated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff; Dana Hinesly, nominated by the Army; a representative of the Quantico Injured Military Sportsmen Association, nominated by the Marine Corps; Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Martin, nominated by the Air Force; Sandra Lehmkuhler, nominated by the Navy; Suzanne Maas, nominated by the Coast Guard; and Zukunft. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) Pope Airman wins ‘Spirit of Hope’ DOD award
A Pope Field Airman was honored by the Department of Defense with the 2015 Spirit of Hope Award during a ceremony held at the Pentagon on October 16, 2015, named after the legendary entertainer Bob Hope to recognize selfless service and a dedicated commitment to the military.Tech. Sgt. Rebeca Martin, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Combat Control
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Simmons, a tactical air control party specialist assigned to the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, briefs Maj. Gen. Mark Kelly, 9th Air Force commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, 9th Air Force command chief, about TACP tactical equipment during Kelly’s visit with battlefield Airmen assigned to the 18th Air Support Operations Group, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Sept. 14, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Krause) Ninth Air Force commander and command chief visit Pope Airmen
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark Kelly, 9th Air Force commander and command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, met with battlefield Airmen assigned to the 18th Air Support Operations Group during a visit here Sept. 14.Kelly's and Batten's visit included mission briefings and equipment demonstrations by 18th ASOG units including the 682nd Air
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Col. Ricky Sexton, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, presents the Air Force Achievement Medal to Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Carter, an aeromedical evacuation technician assigned to the 43rd AES, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, on Sept. 17, recognizing her actions on June 25, 2015, by providing first aid to three victims involved in a multiple vehicle accident at Fort Bragg’s Reilly Road Gate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Krause) AF medic recognized for aiding accident victims at Fort Bragg gate
An Air Force medic was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal here Sept. 17 for rendering first aid to three victims involved in a multiple vehicle accident near Fort Bragg's Reilly Gate on June 25.Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Carter, an aeromedical evacuation technician assigned to the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was presented the medal by her
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Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Andre Bellamy, 43rd Air Mobility Squadron operations superintendent, right, briefs Brig. Gen. James Scanlan, mobilization assistant to the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, left, about aerial port and aircraft maintenance operations during Scanlan's visit to Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Sept. 17-18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Krause)
Mobilization assistant to Expeditionary Center visits Pope Field

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