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Retired majors David Morgan Jr., and Pat Morgan and Maj. David Morgan line up in their service dress uniform. All three generations of the Morgan family have flown the C-130 Hercules. Courtesy photo Three generations of Hercules pilots
In 1959, the first C-130 Hercules aircraft made its maiden flight. Retired Maj. David Morgan Jr. flew in the second C-130 off the production line. Years later, Major Morgan's son flew the same plane at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. And 40 years later his grandson, Maj. David Morgan, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, began flying C-130s. Major Morgan,
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Beaver, 435th Security Forces Squadron dog handler, explains to Jordan Perry how police dogs are used by security forces every day, before showing Jordan a demonstration July 21, 2007 at Ramstein Air Base Germany. Jordan, who recently beat cancer, had a wish to visit Ramstein Air Base. Jordan's dad, Lester Perry, a retired first sergeant, was stationed in Germany in the early 90's.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) Cancer Survivors wish to visit Ramstein
On Dec. 22, 2005, Jordan Perry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's cancer. His discovery began the morning he woke to find a small bump on the back of his neck. Jordan, not thinking much of the bump, casually asked his father if he saw the knot. His dad saw it and scheduled Jordan for an appointment to get it checked out. After a quick examination at the
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Tech. Sgt. Laurence Littleton, 86th Maintenance Operations Squadron, pulls an aerospace and ground equipment power cord toward a parked C-130 to give the plain external power while it's parked on the Ramstein flight line July 19, 2007 at Ramstein Air Base Germany. AGE equipment is used to give parked aircraft external power so the aircraft doesn't have to continue to run after its parked, which in turn saves the Air Force fuel and money and helps ensure mission success. (U.S. Air Force Photo/A1C Kenny Holston) Behind the scenes with the 86th MOS
The 86th Maintenance Operation Squadron is about more than wrench-turning. It's much more technical than you think. Maintenance operation control, maintenance training, analysis, plans and scheduling and engine management make up the core focus of the 86th MOS mission. With limited manning, due to deployments and force shaping, the 86th MOS still
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