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Pope Air Force Base - Manchester, NC




September 30, 2016

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We saved you a seat!

Join us today at 1:00PM at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum as Pope Special Activities Committee honors the #440thAW and reveals the paver it dedicated to honor all 440th Combat Airlifters!


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Today, the #440thAW, closes the last chapter of its noble history! Today, we celebrate #73YearsofHonor and a legacy that will never die.

Thank you all for being #PartOfTheLegacy and honoring all #440thAW Airmen!

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Good Afternoon Airlifters!

What great memories we have made during our time at Pope!

Thanks for all you do!

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Good Afternoon Combat Airlifters,

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the ASOM following our inactivation ceremony for PSAC's dedication ceremony to our 440th Airlift Wing!

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Thank you for all your hard work!

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Good Morning Airlifters!

Check out your August UTA newsletter!!!

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Congratulations to the winners of our 2nd Quarter Awards. What an outstanding job! Keep up the great work Airlifters!

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Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command of the #AFReserve from Lt. Gen. James "JJ" Jackson today at Robbins AFB, GA.

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Airlifters and family,

Come and join us Friday, July 22, from 12:30- 3:30 at Twin Lions Pool on Fort Bragg for the Pope Field Summer Fun Day!

Food, drink and a whole lot of fun will be provided!

Space is limited. Contact A&FRC to RSVP (910) 394-2538.

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Two weeks ago, the 440th Airlift Wing's final C-130 aircraft departed Pope for the last time.

Lt. Col. John Gorse said that, as aircraft 4404 left, it carried the collective work of the thousands of Citizen Airmen who had served in the historic unit.

"Even though we are flying with 8 aircrew members, today we carry with us thousands of Airmen," said Gorse. "Whether they're fixing it, whether they're doing our travel vouchers, whether they're the ones in the back loading the aircraft, all of those people are riding on our airplane today."

Find the whole story at

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Thank you Debbie Otis for letting us help you plant seeds of patriotism!

We hope Millie Terry, Stars N' Stripes and Firecracker enjoy their new mission at Keesler Air Force Base as much as we enjoyed adventuring and sharing our stories with your second grade students over the past 3 years!


"This airplane, when it leaves here, is the end of the legacy for the 440th here at Pope."

On June 29th, the 440th Airlift Wing's final C-130 Hercules aircraft departed Pope Army Airfield during a small sendoff ceremony, signifying a major step toward's the historic unit's inactivation.

"We're all going to miss it. We want to go out of here with honor, because right now we carry the flag of the 440th and all the Airmen that have worked here," said Lt. Col. John Gorse, 440th Operations Group commander.

Credit to U.S. Army SGT Kyle Castrovinci and 3rd Special Forces Group for the outstanding video.

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Airlifters, check out your July UTA Newsletter!


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Check out a few highlights of today's final flight!

Story and more to follow on our website at:

Stay tuned in for more coverage!

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Join us for the 440th Airlift Wing's final departure from Pope Army Airfield!

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The crew is ready, the C-130 is fueled up and ready to go on its final flight...

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In about 15 minutes, the 440th Airlift Wing's final C-130 aircraft will depart Pope. Watch for a Facebook Live video coming soon.

Invitation to view 440th final flyaway.

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If anybody's interested, there's a Job Fair for Civilian positions scheduled to be held at Fort Bragg tomorrow and Thursday.

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