• Annual Pope Summer Bash

    On Friday, June 30, 2023, the members of the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG) came together for their much-anticipated annual Summer Bash at Smith Lake on Fort Liberty. This event provided a refreshing break from the office and offered a chance for AMOG's warriors and their families to

  • In Memory of Col Zachary “Thrill” Laird

    Today Team Pope was proud to honor the service and life of one of our patriots, Col Zachary "Thrill" Laird with a Memorial Ceremony held on Pope Army Airfield. Col Laird, an active duty Air Force warrior passed away on 2 May 2023. Today’s Memorial included family, friends, and coworkers providing

  • 43d AMOG says Farewell to Chaplain Bobbey

    There may not be a more valuable person at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, than someone who doesn’t even receive a paycheck: Chaplain David Bobbey. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) chaplain is officially calling it quits this week after volunteering over 76,000 hours. All with his bride of 60 years,

  • Pope AAF Hosts FSU AFROTC Cadets

    This week Team Pope hosted 43 cadets from Fayetteville State University AFROTC Detachment 607 to go through our Air Assault Obstacle Course and TCCC (Tactical Casualty Combat Care) training! In preparation for Field training, the cadets went through a series of rigorous physical obstacles that had

  • 2nd Annual Pope World Tour

    On Friday, Team Pope celebrated its 2nd Annual Pope World Tour at the Airman's Center. 20 participants showcased their countries' food, culture, and music with amazing displays of colors, flags, and language. The diversity of the Team Pope community was in full display as crowds flocked to each

  • In Memory of Lt Col Matthew Peter Platt

    Lt Col Matt Platt graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science and an assignment to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Texas. In pilot training, Matt was selected to joint multi-engine instrument training in the T-44,

  • Team Pope Newsletter - December 2022 Edition

    Check out the Team Pope Newsletter – December 2022 Edition.This month’s publication includes recent/upcoming events around base and some tips from your supporting agencies, and it spotlights our great 43d Force Support Squadron.Enjoy, and happy holidays!

  • Pope Airman Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) to 51 mobility Airmen for their actions in Operation Allies Refuge (OAR) during a ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 21, 2022.In one of the largest DFC ceremonies in more

  • Airmen Slay Dragon Challenge 2022

    Sixteen Airmen competed in the 2022 Dragon Challenge that took place at Pope Army Airfield from Sept. 25-28. Hosted by the 18th Air Support Operations Group and organized by the 818th Operations Support Squadron, the annual competition is designed to identify the best Joint Terminal Attack