After more than four months of continuous airlift support to Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Air Force is winding down efforts in Senegal, Monrovia and Liberia.
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Airmen from Ramstein’s 37th Airlift Squadron loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies and launched their first mission Tuesday to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance.
On Aug. 12, the 37th Airlift Squadron conducted “Wet Wing” training, which enables C-130 airframes to have the capability to defuel with four engines running as opposed to two. Defueling is when an aircraft is sent to a location to refuel other aircraft.
More than a dozen C-130 and C-17 aircraft from two continents and six states are providing tactical airlift from the power projection platform at Ramstein Air Base for Exercise Steadfast Javelin II.
The sky wept — a flood from the heavens that seemed poised to wash the world away. The water, cold and unforgiving, soaked everything through to its core.
It was Aug. 23, 1954, when the prototype YC-130 took off for its inaugural flight from Lockheed Air Terminal — now Bob Hope Airport — in Los Angeles County, California.