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Lt. Col. Kevin Krauss, 607th Air Mobility Division assistant director of mobility forces, takes notes as Brig. Gen. Steven Bullard, 607th AMD director of mobility forces, discusses potential airlift operations during Key Resolve 16 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 8, 2016. When the 607th AMD reviews airlift options, there are several safety precautions that must be evaluated before making a decision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Total force team moves the mission during Pacific exercise
In an effort to deter aggression, fighter aircraft routinely fly while troops on the ground mobilize and train to defend the ROK. However, there still lies another piece to the puzzle.That puzzle piece is none other than the 607th Air Mobility Division."We control air refueling, air drops, air re-supply, and essentially any kind of movement as far
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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globe Master III, arrives here carrying search and rescue workers to assist in civil relief recovery operations Mar. 13. The search and rescue team is from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marie Brown\Released)
Five years later: Operations Tomodachi, Pacific Passage – Planning made all the difference
March 11 marked five years since a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan and the humanitarian and evacuation efforts launched in response.Operation Tomodachi was U.S. Pacific Command's response to the Japanese earthquake, and Operation Pacific Passage was the U.S. Northern Command-led operation that evacuated 7,322 American military
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Airmen from the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Ramp Services team load munitions onto a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Feb. 26 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In February the team loaded more than 3,500 tons of cargo onto U.S. aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released) Providing critical support to the AOR
A team of nearly 40 Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads and off-loads thousands of pounds of cargo into aircraft almost daily.The Airmen assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron's Ramp Services section are responsible for loading and unloading a wide variety of cargo including equipment, medical supplies, munitions and blood
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A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the Combat Readiness Training Center runway in Gulfport, Miss., March 5, 2016. The 305th Air Mobility Wing, 514th AMW, 621st Contingency Response Wing and 87th Air Base Wing are in Gulfport for Operational Readiness Exercise 03-16, the first time the wings have come together for an ORE. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Pitts) MDL air power comes together in mobility exercise
Airmen from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, 87th Air Base Wing, 621st Contingency Response Wing, and 514th Air Mobility Wing touched down here March 5, 2016 as part of the operational readiness exercise Crisis Response 03-16.The week-long ORE is the first time the four wings have come together for an operations readiness exercise and will assess the
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U.S. Army Reservists load pallets onto a C-17 from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina during a joint partnered movement control  mission with French Air Force members Feb. 22, 2016. This mission is  in support of United States Africa Command’s Operation Echo Casemate resupply mission to French military forces deployed to the Central African Republic.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta)

Mobility Airmen support resupply mission to Africa
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command conducted joint partnered movement control operations with French Air Force members and U.S. Air Force personnel in support of United States Africa Command's Operation Echo Casemate resupply mission to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, Feb. 22.The four Army Reserve
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A KC-135 Stratotanker flies overhead during the start of Red Flag 16-2, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The purpose of Red Flag is to provide advance, realistic and relevant training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment and tankers like the KC-135 help sustain the coalition forces in the air to complete the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Bernal Del Agua) Backbone of Air Force fleet takes off during Red Flag 16-2
Airmen from four different KC-135 Stratotanker locations officially kicked off Red Flag 16-2 exercise as part of the tanker task force, Feb. 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.During the exercise, the tanker task force training objective is a total force integration effort among active, guard and reserve units with the intention of sharing
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A four person McChord Maintenance Recovery Team walks to a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 18, 2016 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The team flew to North Island Naval Station, Calif., to repair a C-17 that had maintenance issues there. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Tim Chacon) McChord Maintenance Response Team-ready on a moments notice
An inevitable part of flying any aircraft is that they will need maintenance at some point or another. One particular C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing needed that maintenance, when it broke down at North Island Naval Station, Calif., Feb. 16.A four person Maintenance Recovery Team from McChord Field consisting of two crew
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(Photo by John Parker/Boeing) KC-46 tanker successfully refuels F/A-18
A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 fighter jet in flight Feb. 10.The air refueling was the program's first using the KC-46's hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington state.According to Boeing, the flight lasted more than four hours and the tanker's air refueling
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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. - East of Athens over the Aegean Sea, Reserve KC-10 aircrew practice air refueling with American and Greek fighter pilots flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 25-Feb. 4 as part of ongoing Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Donna T. Jeffries) High altitude training strengthens US, NATO military capabilities
Air Force Reserve tanker aircrew and aircraft maintainers from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., joined forces with U.S. European Command and NATO fighter squadrons to execute refueling training missions from Jan. 25-Feb. 4, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the United States' continued
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U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney (standing), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander, provides the opening remarks during USSTRATCOM's Bomber and Tanker Stakeholders Conferences at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 11, 2016. Haney chaired the two-day event, during which he, U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand (not pictured), Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) commander; U.S. Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart (seated left), Air Mobility Command commander; and other general officers held discussions with AFGSC wing commanders and deputy commanders as part of their continuing collaborative effort to together develop the next generation of leaders. These recurring forums are designed to assess the health and direction of the nation's strategic forces, including ICBM, ballistic missile submarine, bomber and supporting tanker forces, as well as sensors and communication networks. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions, assigned through the Unified Command Plan, which include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher) 
USSTRATCOM holds bomber, tanker stakeholder meeting on Scott AFB
Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, hosted the Bomber - Tanker Stakeholder Meeting, the latest iteration of nuclear enterprise stakeholder meetings, here Feb. 11 and 12.Senior leadership and experts from more than 10 organizations, including Air Mobility Command, Air Force Global Strike Command and the 8th and 18th Air Forces,
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