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Remembering D-day; 76 years later

A photo of an Airman looking at the ocean.

A U.S. Air Force Airman views French beaches from the ramp of a C130J Super Hercules aircraft ramp on June 6, 2020. Seventy-six years ago, Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, as part of D-Day to liberate the country from German occupation. To commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)

A photo of an aircraft taxing.

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron taxis at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 6, 2020. First responders shot water into the air to celebrate U.S. Air Force Col. John Knack’s, 86th Maintenance group commander, fini flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)

A photo of aircraft flying

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft fly through French airspace June 6, 2020. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. D-Day remains a historic reminder of how the dedicated resolve of allies with a common purpose and shared vision can build proven partnerships that endure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes)

A photo of aircraft lining up for takeoff

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft prepare for takeoff at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 6, 2020. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several locations in France. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, D-Day events were condensed from their normal week-long commemorations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)

A photo of aircraft flying through airspace

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base Germany, fly through French airspace June 6, 2020. The men and women of the U.S. military remain forever indebted to WWII veterans who demonstrated the selfless service and sacrifice that characterizes the Greatest Generation in defense of global peace and security. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight of the squadron’s C-130J aircraft performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

Aircraft fly through French coastlines

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft fly along French coastlines June 6, 2020. As part of this year’s D-Day commemoration, the 37th Airlift Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flew eight planes along similar routes aircraft took during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales)

A photo of Airmen watching the ocean

U.S. Air Force Airmen watch as C-130J Super Hercules aircraft fly along French coastlines during D-day commemorations June 6, 2020. The sacrifices of Allied Forces 76 years ago have been remembered every year since June 6, 1944. As part of this year’s commemoration, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)

A photo of a pilot preparing for takeoff

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gregory Kantz, 37th Airlift Squadron commander, prepares for takeoff at Ramstein Air Base, June 6, 2020. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, D-Day events were condensed from their normal week-long commemorations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A photo of Airmen watching the ocean

U.S. Air Force Airmen gaze at French coastlines June 6, 2020. Seventy-six years ago, Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate the country from German occupation. To commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, eight 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

A photo of an Airman watching the ocean.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman George Maurer, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, views French coastlines June 6, 2020. D-Day remains a historic reminder of how the dedicated resolve of allies with a common purpose and shared vision can build proven, enduring partnerships. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, right, speaks with Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 6, 2020. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales)

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U.S. Air Force Airmen gaze across the countryside from a C130J Super Hercules aircraft ramp on June 6, 2020. Seventy-six years ago, Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, as part of the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron based out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales)

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U.S. Air Force Captains Kyle Foley, left, and Dmytro Pichkur, 37th Airlift Squadron pilots, fly a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on June 6, 2020 to commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day. D-Day was the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history. This year, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Foley, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, flies a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on June 6, 2020. The 37th AS lineage traces back to the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, which flew C-47s during the invasion of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low-level formations over several different locations in France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

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U.S. Air Force Airmen fly an American flag on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft ramp June 6, 2020. To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flew low-level formations over similar routes taken by aircraft during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

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To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low level formations over several different locations in France. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, D-day events were condensed from their normal week-long commemorations.