HomeUnits455th Air Expeditionary WingNewsDisplay

774th provides tactical airlift throughout Afghanistan

Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, checks for ice on the wings of a C-130J Hercules during a flight from Camp Bastion to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, checks for ice on the wings of a C-130J Hercules during a flight from Camp Bastion to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Capt. Jesse Moulton, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules pilot, prepares for takeoff on a mission from Herat to Hamid-Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS uses the unique versatility of the C-130 to provide tactical airlift capabilities for units which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Capt. Jesse Moulton, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules pilot, prepares for takeoff on a mission from Herat to Hamid-Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS uses the unique versatility of the C-130 to provide tactical airlift capabilities for units which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Passengers load onto a C-130J Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS uses the unique versatility of the C-130 to provide tactical airlift capabilities in and out of austere locations under atypical conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Passengers load onto a C-130J Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS uses the unique versatility of the C-130 to provide tactical airlift capabilities in and out of austere locations under atypical conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Capt. Ashton Van Hook, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules pilot, prepares for takeoff on a mission from Herat to Hamid-Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS uses the unique versatility of the C-130 to provide tactical airlift capabilities for units which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Capt. Ashton Van Hook, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules pilot, prepares for takeoff on a mission from Herat to Hamid-Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS uses the unique versatility of the C-130 to provide tactical airlift capabilities for units which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs cargo-loading onto a C-130J Hercules at Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS and their contingent of C-130 aircraft is based out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, along with the 455th EAMXS’s C-130 aircraft maintenance unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs cargo-loading onto a C-130J Hercules at Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS and their contingent of C-130 aircraft is based out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, along with the 455th EAMXS’s C-130 aircraft maintenance unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs cargo-loading onto a C-130J Hercules at Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS and their contingent of C-130 aircraft is based out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, along with the 455th EAMXS’s C-130 aircraft maintenance unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs cargo-loading onto a C-130J Hercules at Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS and their contingent of C-130 aircraft is based out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, along with the 455th EAMXS’s C-130 aircraft maintenance unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Capt. Andy Edmund, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules pilot, goes through a pre-flight checklist during a stop at Camp Bastion---, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop, and any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Capt. Andy Edmund, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules pilot, goes through a pre-flight checklist during a stop at Camp Bastion---, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop, and any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Senior Airman Brandon King, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, checks for ice on the wings of a C-130J Hercules during a flight from Camp Bastion to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater which often require non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)