U.S. Air Forces in Europe hosts D-Day 80 media flights

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In remembrance of the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord during World War II, U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s 86th Airlift Wing will conduct D-Day commemoration flights with multiple C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from June 2 to 7, 2024.

As part of these events, U.S. Air Forces in Europe will host media flights from Cherbourg-Maupertus airport, France, beginning June 2 through June 7. Interested media members will have the opportunity to fly onboard a C-130J Super Hercules during D-Day commemoration events.

No later than May 10, 2024, media interested in participating on a media flight can contact USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or email usafepao.pao@us.af.mil to register.

Documents required for registration include: a current photo (for your media pass); your full name; media affiliation and credentialing; nationality; passport number; and a letter of intent for publication or broadcast from your affiliated media organization. Requests will not be processed until all of the required documentation is received.

This is a first-come, first-serve opportunity as space on the C-130J aircraft is limited. The U.S. Air Force will not provide transportation to or from the Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport. Media are expected to manage their own logistics and accommodations.

Find publicly available and useable photo, video and print products relating to D-Day 80 activities at: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/DDay