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  • Secretary of the Air Force visits Team Pope

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on July 16 to discuss joint operations and the integral part the Air Force plays during global responses.
  • Special Tactics Airmen integrate combat capabilities during Commando Crucible

    Special Tactics teams successfully planned and executed Commando Crucible, a comprehensive 2-week exercise from June 18-July 3, 2020, which took place at both Hurlburt Field, Florida and Kinston, North Carolina.
  • Pope and Charleston conquer training despite COVID

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) has altered life for everyone, and the aircrew and maintainers of Team Pope are no different.With physical distancing and the DOD-implemented stop movement creating obstacles, this posed a unique problem for the C-17 crewmembers assigned to the 43rd Operations Support Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. In
  • Team Pope alumna named Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

    In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.
  • Team Pope welcomes new 43d AMOG commander

    The 43d Air Mobility Operations Group officially welcomed new commander, Col. Joseph “Jacko” M. Vanoni to Team Pope on June 15 during a virtual change of command ceremony.Maj. Gen. John R. Gordy, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., presided over the ceremony. Due to COVID 19 precautions,
  • Sheltering in place? Pope Airman has you “covered”

    Team Pope’s Master Sgt. Andrew Spaulding has an innovative idea that may soon save your life while sheltering in place during a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident.Spaulding, section chief of the 43d Air Mobility Squadron, is a semifinalist in the Air Mobility Command Spark Tank innovation idea competition. His shelter-in-place
  • 43d AES inactivates from Pope after storied history

    Medical emergencies, natural disasters, transporting wounded patients from the battlefield. Nurses and medical technicians rapidly deploying within 24 hours to move patients, sick or wounded, from disaster sites to adequate medical facilities by aircraft. That is the mission of aeromedical evacuation personnel, one of which, the 43d Aeromedical
  • 2nd CWSS narrows Air Force Weather’s first-in communications gap

    Members from Air Force Weather and Special Operations communities gathered at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 20, to test a first-in communications capability with potential for the global Air Force mission. Joint Special Operations Command, 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, 18th Weather Squadron and 16th Weather Squadron verified the ability of Defense Department satellite communication networks to operate with Project Bat Phone, a first-in communications system that pairs innovative information delivery software with off-the-shelf computers and military radios to deliver key advantages in first-in and contested, degraded and operationally-limited environments, known as CDO environments. Initial efforts had employed the PRC-117G tactical radio to do line-of-sight tests using high frequency radio transmission, validating the software’s capabilities to transmit environmental intelligence while overcoming issues inherent to wireless communication, including latency and data packet loss.
  • COVID-19 Updates

    The latest COVID-19 updates and information.
  • Legendary Herky Bird cartoonist part of Pope lore

    Air Force veteran Dave Davenport and his wife, Maggie, have been married for over 60 years and still reside in the area. Dave's Herky Bird cartoons were popular worldwide during his time at Pope.
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