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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Lt. Col. Mike Bending addresses the audience after he assumes command of the 89th Airlift Squadron, a squadron within the 445th Airlift Wing.  Col. Roger Gallet (left), 445th Operations Group commander, and Lt. Col. Timothy Baldwin (right), outgoing 89th Airlift Squadron commander, clap as Col. Bending makes his first speech as commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Martin Moleski) 89th Airlift Squadron welcomes new commander
Reservists from the 445th Airlift Wing, both former and current, gathered June 7 for the change of command ceremony as Lt. Col. Mike Bending assumed command of the 89th Airlift Squadron from Lt. Col. Tim Baldwin. The ceremony was presided by Col. Roger Gallet, 445th Operations Group commander, and narrated by Capt. John Pica. Colonels Bending and
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2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Staff Sergeant Tame Marshall, 445th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks with a VA resident during the annual Air Force Sergeant's Association picnic June, 7, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.  Reservists from the 445th Airlift wing support the event every year and enjoy hearing and sharing stories with the VA residents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller) Reservists attend annual VA Medical Center picnic
The pleasure is ours. Every June, members of the 445th have the distinct honor of working with the Air Force Sergeants Association Kittyhawk Chapter 751 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio at the annual picnic for the residents there. I love going there and I'm not alone; there are many repeat volunteers. "It's always been
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2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Maj. Rich Hartson, a pilot assigned to the 445th Operations Group, concentrates as the C-5 Galaxy he is flying refuels in flight while on their way to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 17, 2008.  The KC-135 providing the fuel is visible through the windshield of the C-5.  This was the first mission to Afghanistan for the 445th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jonathan Winters) C-5 refuels on the way to Afghanistan

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ROSEVILLE Ohio - Master Sgt. Anthony Johns, 445th Maintenance Squadron, speaks to the Roseville, Ohio community during the local Memorial Day Ceremony May 26, 2008.  Sergeant Johns' speech honored the memories of every Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsmen, and Airmen as well as Roseville veterans. (Courtesy photo) Reservists speaks at Memorial Day Ceremony

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Senior Airman Kira Zyski, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently awarded the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award.  The Airlift/Tanks Association recognizes the inportance of identifying and ecouraging young leaders to participate in various association activities. (Courtesy photo) Reservist's strong leadership recognized
Senior Airman Kira Zyski, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, was recently awarded the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award. The Airlift/Tanker Association recognizes the importance of identifying and encouraging future leaders to participate in various association activities. This award identifies and recognizes 12 outstanding
0 5/27
2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Master Sgt. Larry Stulz, 445th Airlift Wing Safety Office, enjoys a peaceful day of kayaking around the Cincinnati Red's Great American Ball Park.  Sergeant Stulz encourages members of the wing to remember safety as they engage in their summer activities as part of the Air Force's "101 Critical Days of Summer" Campaign. (Courtesy photo) Air Forces Launches 101 Critical Days of Summer with Video
Master Sgt. Larry Stulz, 445th Airlift Wing Ground Safety Office, practices what he preaches when it comes to recreational safety. He has enjoyed the sport of kayaking close to 20 years but still attends refresher training and water safety courses annually. "It is good to know your limits and revisit the basics of whatever activity you participate
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Reservists from the 445th Security Forces Squadron, from left, Senior Airman William Bowden, Staff Sgt. John Brinker, Staff Sgt. Jarrod Applegate, and Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bentancur, walk onto a C-17 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif.  The Airmen augmented existing security forces during the March ARB Air Show. (Courtesy photo) Security Forces assist at Thunder Over the Empire Air Show
Eighteen members of the 445th Security Forces Squadron returned recently from a short deployment to March Air Reserve Base, Calif., where they augmented existing security forces during the bases' annual air show. The airmen spent most of their time there helping manage the huge amount of visitors to March for the air show. The May 3-4 air show,
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A C-5 Galaxy, the Air Force's largest airlift platform, landed here without interruption to flight operations for the first time Sept. 21.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Jamie Cabral)
First mission to Afghanistan
The 445th Airlift Wing aircrew left Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, to fly its first C-5 mission to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, May 6, 2008. The plane left here to pick-up four armored vehicles at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., stopping at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before delivering the vehicles to Bagram
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Capt. Adam Fink, 89th Airlift Squadron, talks with Mr. Andrew Winter, Jr., a member of the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing Association during a tour of the 445th Airlift Wing and C-5 Galaxy. Association members, which include former pilots, maintainers, and crewmembers, had their annual reunion over the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Maj. David Borchardt)  Former pilots, maintainers, and crewmembers tour C-5

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2008
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Master Sgt. Doug Werner, 445th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is on the radio as a C-5 Galaxy is pulled for a fit test into the third and final hangar to be completed as part of the 445th Airlift Wing's large construction project to support the C-5 aircraft since their conversion began.  This hangar includes staff, shops, and tool crib areas used primarily for scheduled maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mary Allen)   Wing's final C-5 hangar completed

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