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  • 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

  • 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