Anthony, who is a graduate of Roman Catholic High School and the University of Pennsylvania, was accepted into the Total Officer’s training class on July 5th, 2017. He will be celebrating his fifth year as an US Air Force pilot.
The commitment to the United States Air Force pilot program is 10 years, with the first two years of education and training exempt from the 10-year commitment.
Captain Iannarelli is the youngest of four children of Tony and Linda Iannarelli, also of Southampton. Anthony is stationed at Dyess Air Force base in Abiline, Texas. Dyess AFB is home to the B-1B, C-130, and T-38. Anthony’s C130 team is assigned to the 317th Airlift Group – the “Screaming Eagles.” He has flown missions to 32 countries.
His 317 Airlift Division from Texas was dispatched to Al Udeid Airbase in Qatar as part of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. Captain Iannarelli piloted eight roundtrip flights to from Qatar to Bagram Airfield-BAF in Afghanistan as part of the US military troop breakdown and equipment.
Anthony piloted the last C130J transport out of Bagram BAF in 2021.
PHOTO CAP: Anthony Iannarelli, III and man’s best friend.