• Pope Airman Inspires Others Throughout 28-Year Career

    Mr. Herbert “Fletch” Fletcher, 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group Victim and Witness Assistance Program Coordinator and Discharge Clerk, has worked in Pope Army Airfield’s Legal Office for seven years and spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2014.

  • Airmen Slay 2019 Dragon Challenge

    Twenty-four Airmen completed the 2019 Dragon Challenge at Pope Army Airfield Nov. 5-7. The annual three day competition is designed to prepare Airmen for the stress of combat includes a battlefield fitness test, shooting, casualty care, land navigation, obstacle course, knowledge test and

  • Joint every day: Pope Airmen, 82nd Airborne train for deployments

    Frigid temperatures and a winter storm that shut down most of North Carolina Saturday couldn’t stop the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group and 82nd Airborne Division from holding a Deployment Readiness Exercise at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Jan. 6-11.

  • 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

  • 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