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Airman 1st Class Nathan Travis, an aircraft electrical and environment systems journeyman, left, and Staff Sgt. Bradley Chaplin, an aerospace maintenance craftsman, right, both from the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, begin a post-flight inspection of a C-17 Globemaster III at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Jan. 13, 2017.  The 5th EAMS consists of 65 maintenance personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) 5th EAMS keeps C-17s ready for fight
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Winning the fight against an adversary requires much more than just dropping bombs on targets and taking out key leaders. It requires coordinating the precise movement of necessary supplies to arrive at the right location at the right time. In fact, logistics plays such an important role in the war-fighting effort that President
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Default Air Force Logo JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Travis AFB named next KC-46A locations
Air Force officials selected Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey, and Travis Air Force Base, California, as the preferred locations for the next two active-duty-led KC-46A Pegasus bases.
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Airman 1st Class Gerard Tembrock, 43rd Air Mobility Squadron porter, waits in a K Loader while members of the 43rd AMS finish de-icing a C-17 Globemaster III on the Pope Army Airfield flightline Jan. 8, 2017. The 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group is responsible for loading cargo and passengers and maintaining transient aircraft operating out of Pope AAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher/released) Joint every day - 43rd AMOG holds deployment readiness exercise
Frigid temperatures and a winter storm that shut down most of North Carolina Saturday couldn’t stop the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group and 82nd Airborne Division from holding a Deployment Readiness Exercise at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Jan. 6-11.
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Col. Christopher Thompson (center), 89th Airlift Wing vice commander, his wife (center right), Shannon, and Tech. Sgt. Brian Greene (right), Special Airlift Mission passenger services agent, stand at attention as Air Force One taxis with the president to the runway for takeoff at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 10, 2017. Staff Sgt. Heather Alred (left), 811th Security Forces Squadron detail chief, maintained a watchful eye on the perimeter of the flightline until the aircraft was airborne. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) 89th AW supports president’s farewell flight
The 89th Airlift Wing supported President Barack Obama’s final official flight as president on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Jan. 10. First lady, Michelle Obama, accompanied the president to Chicago where he delivered a farewell address to the nation.
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Staff Sgt. Brock Wranik, 62nd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster, looks on as a formation of six C-17 Globmaster IIIs prepare an airdrop over Rainier Drop Zone near Moses Lake, Wash., during the Rainier War exercise Dec. 7, 2016. The airdrop fulfilled one of the objectives of the exercise, which was to resupply members of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division with equipment and supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sean Tobin) Airmen gain valuable experience at Rainier War
The states of Washington and Arizona played the parts of hostile nations Dec. 7, during the latest iteration of Rainier War, the semi-annual large-formation exercise hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  To complete the exercise, 62nd AW Airmen were joined by members of the 446th AW, the Reserve wing at JBLM; as
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An Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel from a Tennessee Air National Guard KC-135 as the aircraft make the flight across the Atlantic, Dec, 6, 2016. The U.S.-made F-35s will be Israel’s first fifth generation fighter aircraft and were refueled multiple times while en route to ensure their safe delivery to Israel. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony) Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s
Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft. The 618th Air Operations Center, based out of Scott AFB, Illinois, assigned the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling
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A 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer inspects a C-130H Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Dec. 4, 2016. The maintainers inspect aircraft thoroughly before and after each flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) 386th AMU keeps supplies moving downrange
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing oversees the busiest aerial port of debarkation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The wing plays a major logistical role in getting needed supplies downrange. The C-130H Hercules in particular stands out as the only aircraft versatile enough to help the 386th complete this
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A German air force GR-4 Tornado refuels using a drogue-and-hose system from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender near Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2016. Air Force refueling teams train to refuel aircraft from all nations both home and around the globe to embody the joint approach to warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. R. Alex Durbin) Tankers fuel the fight
In the fight against Da'esh and the Iraqi counteroffensive to liberate Mosul, no nation works alone. In the skies, a Coalition of pilots from 19 nations work tirelessly to dismantle, disrupt and ultimately destroy Da'esh by striking infrastructure, roadways and other high-value targets
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A pelican case drops from a C-130J and lands on the water during a search and rescue exercise as part of a Turkey Shoot competition Nov. 17, 2016, at Lake Ouachita, Ark. The pelican case was filled with metal plates weighing 31 pounds to simulate food and medical supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Turkey Shoot: Combat Airlift Competition
Aircraft from the 19th Airlift Wing, 314th Airlift Wing, 189th Airlift Wing and 913th Airlift Group squared off in a friendly competition to outscore their opponents by performing the air mobility exercise the fastest and most accurate.
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Air Mobility Command unveiled a replacement to the previous AMC RODEO construct called Exercise Mobility Guardian, which will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., in August 2017. While RODEO encouraged units to select specialized teams to compete, Mobility Guardian participants will consist of Airmen who are “always ready” being tested in various situations in a joint environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Concepcion/Released) AMC transforms RODEO to Exercise Mobility Guardian
For many years, Air Mobility Command was proud to host the AMC RODEO—an international competition meant to showcase its collective Mobility Air Force skill sets in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry and esprit de corps.RODEO was always a popular event and did well to further build relationships and international partnerships while motivating units
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