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Reserve C-130J aircrews sharpen readiness

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Mobility aircraft, such as the C-130J, deliver critical personnel and cargo and provide airdrop of time-sensitive supplies, food and ammunition on a global scale with a critical part of the airlift capabilities being the efforts of the maintenance personnel who ensure the workhorse of the mobility for, the C-130, is always ready, always there! (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Mobility aircraft, such as the C-130J, deliver critical personnel and cargo and provide airdrop of time-sensitive supplies, food and ammunition on a global scale with a critical part of the airlift capabilities being the efforts of the maintenance personnel who ensure the workhorse of the mobility for, the C-130, is always ready, always there! (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)

Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participates in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participates in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Mobility aircraft, such as the C-130J, deliver critical personnel and cargo and provide airdrop of time-sensitive supplies, food and ammunition on a global scale with a critical part of the airlift capabilities being the efforts of the maintenance personnel who ensure the workhorse of the mobility for, the C-130, is always ready, always there! (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Mobility aircraft, such as the C-130J, deliver critical personnel and cargo and provide airdrop of time-sensitive supplies, food and ammunition on a global scale with a critical part of the airlift capabilities being the efforts of the maintenance personnel who ensure the workhorse of the mobility for, the C-130, is always ready, always there! (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participates in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participates in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is a versatile aircraft that can be used for several different missions and the success of the mission depends upon teamwork and Airmen’s resiliency and their ability to overcome adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot participates in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot participates in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The majority of our Reserve members have to meet the same requirements of Active Duty personnel. This means they have to balance a fulltime civilian job or college studies while maintaining their military readiness. The airspace, terrain, drop zones, landing zones, and local airports here in Arkansas are excellent venues for training and the relationship the base has with Arkansas affords the resources to execute the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)
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Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, begin preparations for take-off during a training flight to further enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The C-130 is capable of using unprepared runways for takeoff and landings and was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The combat airlift and airdrop capabilities we provide for all services gives flexibility and agility to combatant commanders. The Reserves have one weekend a month, two weeks a year to fulfill training in order to prepare for real world missions and requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Maj. Seth Lake, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Maj. Maj. Matthew Heisel, 327th Airlift Squadron pilot, participate in a training flight to enhance readiness on August 3, 2019, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Mobility aircraft, such as the C-130J, deliver critical personnel and cargo and provide airdrop of time-sensitive supplies, food and ammunition on a global scale with a critical part of the airlift capabilities being the efforts of the maintenance personnel who ensure the workhorse of the mobility for, the C-130, is always ready, always there! (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon)