Ready to Respond for Domestic or Overseas Missions: C-130Hs at the 179th AW

04/12/2016
04/12/2016: C-130H Hercules sit in the light of a full moon at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. [maxgallery id="84996"] Credit: U.S. Air National Guard…

Steadfast Javelin II Exfiltration Operation: Inserting Canadian Forces into the Baltics

09/10/2014
09/10/2014: A C-130H Hercules aircrew from the 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, transports U.S. and Royal Canadian Army paratroopers for an airfield seizure operation at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia as part of Steadfast Javelin II, September 5, 2014. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving over 2,000…

French Paratrooper Talks About Training with 82nd Airborne

08/07/2014
08/07/2014: Members of the French 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment parachute from Nevada and Georgia Air National Guard C-130H Hercules aircraft at the Paolomagno drop zone near Solenzara Air Base, during a joint training exercise for Allied Forge 2014, Corsica, France. Allied Forge, involves the 82nd Airborne Division in conjunction with…

82nd Airborne Trains with the French Foreign Legion

08/02/2014
08/02/2014: Nevada Air National Guard Airmen offload supplies from a C-130H Hercules May 25, 2014, in support of Allied Forge 2014, at Calvi Sainte Catherine Airport, Corsica, France.  Credit:4th Combat Camera Squadron:5/25/14 Allied Forge, led by the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division in conjunction with the 152nd and 165th Airlift…

French Paratroopers Host 82nd Airborne

06/05/2014
06/05/2014: While the Normandy invasion is being celebrated, 21st century paras practice in France for 21st century operations. Members of the French 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment parachute from Nevada and Georgia Air National Guard C-130H Hercules aircraft at the Paolomagno drop zone near Solenzara Air Base, during a joint training exercise for Allied…

Retrograde Continues from Iraq

11/02/2013
11/02/2013: The Iraq mission may have passed from the front pages, but the effort to bring back material from Iraq continues. In this slideshow, several photos highlight the continuing airlift effort from Iraq to the United States. [slidepress gallery='retrograde-continues-from-iraq']  Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs:10/28/13 In the first…

737th EAS Retrogrades Iraq Materiel

11/01/2013
11/01/2013: It may be off of the front pages, but the Iraq mission continues in terms of recovering equipment.  Often forgotten in the discussions of the military is the logistics side of things, which is a long lasting challenge even beyond the termination of the official operation.  C-130H Hercules crew…