Uncategorized

May 29, 2014

355th LRS plays key role in hosting rare aircraft

Tags:
Master Sgt. Richard Stone
355th Logistics Readiness Squadron
(U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Marc Hernandez)
An unloaded Antonov An-124 stages next to a C-5 Galaxy on standby to be loaded with personnel and equipment to be flown to exercise Red Flag Alaska from Davis-Monthan on May 6. The Ukrainian built Antonov An-124 was on station in support of ANGEL THUNDER, the world’s largest joint multinational interagency Combat, Search and Rescue exercise.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had the rare opportunity to host two of the world’s largest cargo aircraft May 5-6. The Antonov An-124 and the C-5 Galaxy were present in support of two Air Force exercises.

In a total team effort, the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight stood ready for the challenge. The personnel from the small air terminal, vehicle operations and the deployments, plans and integration flights demonstrated the day-to-day mission and the ability to receive and deploy forces across the globe supporting these two massive aircraft.

The Ukrainian built Antonov An-124 was on station in support of ANGEL THUNDER, the world’s largest joint multinational interagency Combat, Search and Rescue exercise.

The 355th LRS not only assisted with the French Detachment’s download of two helicopters, support equipment and roughly 30 personnel, they also played a critical role in positioning a C-5 Galaxy on the tarmac for departure.

The air terminal, led by Master Sgt. Richard Stone, prepared the upload of 13 pallets, two pallet trains and the aerospace ground equipment to support exercise Red Flag Alaska.

The eight ship A-10 Thunderbolt II package, supported by 125 participants, departed in support of a multi-service, multi-platform coordinated combat and close air support exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Both aircraft, remarkable in sight due to their sheer size, were successfully maintained and supported by the 355th LRS and are a testament to the capabilities provided by the Desert Lighting Team and the United States Air Force.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

“Solicit help; don’t hide”

Over the years, the term “Wingman” has evolved in the Air Force. The traditional military definition of a Wingman refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is always a lead aircraft and another which flies off ...
 
 

Adaptability a ‘must’ in today’s Air Force

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Three years ago, I entered the Air Force as a general dentist. After completing four challenging years of dental school, I was eager to serve in the Air Force and use my newly developed skills to provide quality care to Airmen. What I quickly came to realize was the misconception that...
 
 

Local Briefs July 18, 2014

355th FW to hold active shooter training exercise July 29, 7 p.m. The 355th Fighter Wing will be conducting an active shooter training exercise starting at approximately 7 p.m. local, Tuesday, July 29. Multiple facilities and locations on base will be affected, but the overall impact to normal operations will be minimal for those who...
 

 
PilotForADay_pict3

Pilot for a Day: Trevor Pahl

. D-M firefighters help Trevor Pahl spray a fire truck. D-M has been supporting the Pilot for a Day program, which was designed to focus on children who have serious or chronic health conditions, for more than 10 years. Airman ...
 
 

Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) – Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old email tool to help Air Force users reduce breaches of personally identifiable information, or PII. The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool, or DSET, which currently prompts users to provide a digital signature when an email contains an active hyperlink or attachment,...
 
 
Loft_pict

The Loft: a way to connect, serve, grow

Are you looking for a way to connect, serve, and grow? Come visit the DMAFB Airman’s Ministry Center, more commonly known as “The Loft!”  The Loft is a center for DM single airmen located on the second floor of building ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin