TACTICAL AIRLIFT: The 440AW In Action!
All images © Joe Oliva
These images are of the Tactical Airlift mission, and feature the 440th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The "normal" airlift mission involves picking up cargo or people at one large airport and delivering it to another large airport, like FedEx or the airlines. Tactical Airlift means you can operate out of short dirt strips as some of the pictures here show. Tactical airlift also means that you may deliver your cargo by parachute, or "air drop" as its known.
The Wing is comprised of many units to make this amazing stuff happen. The 95th Airlift Squadron flies the planes, the 34th Aerial Port Squadron is in charge of the cargo handling, parachutes, and delivery systems.
President George W. Bush Visits the 440th Airlift Wing
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