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Airmen support joint Large Package Week, EDRE

POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. — Staff Sgt. Justin Simpson, an aerospace propulsion craftsman in the 43d Air Mobility Squadron Maintenance Flight here, takes a measurement while completing a repair on a C-17 Globemaster III engine on Green Ramp Feb. 8, 2018, during a joint Large Package Week and Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise held Feb. 5-11. Airmen in the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group at Pope provided maintenance and other ground support for visiting Air Force aircrews airlifting Soldiers and equipment out of Pope Field during the exercise. Throughout the week, Air Mobility Command crews carried out 173 missions, transporting more than 3,000 paratroopers and 2.8 million pounds of heavy vehicles, container delivery systems and other cargo. Airmen in the 43d AMOG here serve as the linchpin for America’s Global Response Force, connecting AMC airlift and Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd ABN DIV, and providing operations, maintenance, Aerial Port, fuels, ground equipment and other support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marc Barnes)

PHOTO BY: Marc Barnes
VIRIN: 180208-F-CD624-0004.JPG
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