A C-130 aircrew ferrying supplies from Bahrain to Pakistan added a third leg on one mission, giving them a triple play in airlift sorties, according to Air Force officials. The crew from the 39th Airlift Squadron at Dyess AFB, Tex., had flown humanitarian, combat, and combat support sorties as part of one mission. After delivering supplies to Pakistan, the Hercules crew flew to Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan, where it picked up another load of cargo to take to Bagram AB, Afghanistan, to help resupply Operation Enduring Freedom. The aircrew has flown a total of 50 missions since its deployment to Southwest Asia.
The first five days of Basic Military Training will change to better educate trainees on sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition, and physical training, a move which officials hope will better prepare enlisted Airmen and Guardians for the rigors of life in service.