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Americans, Australians execute airlift together

From left, Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Ryan Bowden, and Royal Australian Air Force Sgt. Paul Cox, No. 37 Squadron C-130J loadmasters, drop two heliboxes from the back of a C-130J April 22, 2016, over Fort Polk, La. The Australian Airmen trained with U.S. Air Force Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., as part of Green Flag 16-06, a large-scale, joint mobility exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

From left, Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Ryan Bowden, and Royal Australian Air Force Sgt. Paul Cox, No. 37 Squadron C-130J loadmasters, drop two heliboxes from the back of a C-130J April 22, 2016, over Fort Polk, La. The Australian Airmen trained with U.S. Air Force Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., as part of Green Flag 16-06, a large-scale, joint mobility exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kelsie Winklmann, a 34th Combat Training Squadron C-130H navigator instructor, acts as an Observer Coach Trainer for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J pilots during Green Flag 16-06 April 22, 2016, over Fort Polk, La. Rotational Green Flag exercises provide realistic, tactical-level joint combat employment training which is tailored to the specific needs of mobility Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kelsie Winklmann, a 34th Combat Training Squadron C-130H navigator instructor, acts as an Observer Coach Trainer for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J pilots during Green Flag 16-06 April 22, 2016, over Fort Polk, La. Rotational Green Flag exercises provide realistic, tactical-level joint combat employment training which is tailored to the specific needs of mobility Air Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Royal Australian Air Force Sgt. Paul Cox, No. 37 Squadron C-130J loadmaster, directs a U.S. Air Force Humvee onto a C-130J April 22, 2016, at an improvised landing zone on Fort Polk, La. Australian forces worked alongside coalition forces from the U.S., Sweden, New Zealand and Australia during the Green Flag Little Rock 16-06 exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Royal Australian Air Force Sgt. Paul Cox, No. 37 Squadron C-130J loadmaster, directs a U.S. Air Force Humvee onto a C-130J April 22, 2016, at an improvised landing zone on Fort Polk, La. Australian forces worked alongside coalition forces from the U.S., Sweden, New Zealand and Australia during the Green Flag Little Rock 16-06 exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Ryan Bowden, No. 37 Squadron C-130J loadmaster, reviews technical orders prior to loading a U.S. Air Force Humvee onto a C-130J April 22, 2016, at Fort Polk, La. The 34th Combat Training Squadron and U.S. Army Soldiers worked closely with coalition forces from Australia, New Zealand and Sweden during a Green Flag air mobility exercise April 14-24, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Ryan Bowden, No. 37 Squadron C-130J loadmaster, reviews technical orders prior to loading a U.S. Air Force Humvee onto a C-130J April 22, 2016, at Fort Polk, La. The 34th Combat Training Squadron and U.S. Army Soldiers worked closely with coalition forces from Australia, New Zealand and Sweden during a Green Flag air mobility exercise April 14-24, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Royal Australian Air Force C-130J pilots prepare to takeoff after uploading a Humvee April 22, 2016, at an intermediate staging base in Alexandria, La. Several C-130s from four different nations converged at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., for Green Flag 16-06. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Royal Australian Air Force C-130J pilots prepare to takeoff after uploading a Humvee April 22, 2016, at an intermediate staging base in Alexandria, La. Several C-130s from four different nations converged at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., for Green Flag 16-06. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

A Container Delivery System is offloaded from the back of a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J April 22, 2016, over Fort Polk, La. U.S. Air Force Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., worked alongside Australian Air Force Airmen during Exercise Green Flag 16-06, a large-scale, joint air mobility exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

A Container Delivery System is offloaded from the back of a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J April 22, 2016, over Fort Polk, La. U.S. Air Force Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., worked alongside Australian Air Force Airmen during Exercise Green Flag 16-06, a large-scale, joint air mobility exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers worked closely with coalition forces from Australia, New Zealand and Sweden during the Green Flag Little Rock 16-06 exercise April 14-24, 2016, located at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. The 34th Combat Training Squadron planned, coordinated and conducted the large-scale event, one of Air Mobility Command's largest rotational exercises. In one 24-hour iteration of the week-long exercise, the Royal Australian Air Force worked alongside Team Little Rock Airmen to improve their C-130J combat airlift capabilities. The crew loaded, offloaded and airdropped a variety of cargo loads. Some of the payloads included Humvees, simulated ammunition, food and water. The crossflow of information and lessons learned during the Green Flag exercise served as building blocks toward successfully accomplishing missions in joint and coalition environments.
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