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Chikungunya is spread by two species of mosquitoes that are commonly found in the United States, according to entomologists at the U.S. Army Public Health Command. The Aedes aegypti is one mosquito species that can spread the chikungunya virus. (U.S. Army Public Health Command photo) Zika virus questions and answers
With Mobility Airmen working around the globe, the Air Mobility Command Surgeon General has issued answers to common Zika-related questions. For more information about the Zika virus please visit the CDC's website http://www.cdc.gov/zika/.Q: What is the Zika virus?A: The Zika virus is part of the Flavivirus family which includes other viruses like
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(Left) Senior Airman Jonathan Nigl, 384th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Maj. Robert Bradley and Capt. Nathanial Beer, 384th ARS pilots, pose for a photo in front of their aircraft. (Courtesy photo) KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines
A McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker crew saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman's captivity or death.While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the crew responded to an F-16 fuel emergency and escorted the aircraft from
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An F-15 Eagle assigned to the California Air National Guard is refueled by a KC-10 Extender assigned to Travis Air Force Base, California, Feb. 7, 2016 during a mission supporting Operation Noble Eagle. The refueling mission was in direct support of fighter aircraft patrolling the airspace surrounding Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Headed by NORAD, Operation Noble Eagle is the name given to the military response to the type of terrorist attacks used on Sept. 11, 2001. Those attacks prompted NORAD to augment its mission to begin conducting surveillance and control of the aerospace inside Canada and the United States (U.S. Air Force photo by T.C. Perkins Jr.) Travis tanker provides Super Bowl air coverage
As part of Operation Noble Eagle, a Travis KC-10 Extender flew an aerial refuel mission Feb. 7 to support flight operations for fighter aircraft conducting patrols of the airspace surrounding Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.While many are familiar with the iconic flyovers associated with events that capture the eyes of the nation, few know
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A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron, 927th Operations Group at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 2, 2016. The 63rd ARS is operating out of Souda Bay Naval Air Station for the duration of the FTD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) KC-135 Stratotanker supports 480th EFS in Greece
The first time the U.S. Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. It was designated as the U.S. Army Air Corps and that was over 85 years ago, and the U.S. Air Force today, has made quite a few innovations since then.A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron, 927th
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Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group offload cargo from a KC-10 Extender Jan. 21 during a unit exercise at Amedee Army Airfield, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo) 821st CRG trains with Nevada ANG
In terms of communication and flexibility, it is hard to match that of the 821st Contingency Response Group.From Jan. 20 to 22, a 41-member team displayed its skills while taking part in an exercise that involved opening an airbase and supporting airfield operations at Amedee Army Airfield near Herlong, California.The team was comprised of Travis
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2016
The KC-46A Pegasus performs its first-ever aerial refueling passing 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter Jan. 24.  (Boeing photo by Paul Weatherman) KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration
The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.The KC-46A passed 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16C piloted by Lt. Col. Daniel Alix of the 416st Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing out of
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Staff Sgt. Cody Richman, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, speaks to Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, 18th Air Force commander and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Petzel, 18th AF command chief, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III before departing on a mission Dec. 30, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Cox traveled to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; and Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to get first-hand experience of the challenges mobility Airmen face in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi) MAF efforts translate to mission success in USCENTCOM AOR
Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, 18th Air Force commander, returned from a week-long trip to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Jan. 5.The trip was his first chance to meet with mobility Airmen and see the mission first-hand since he assumed command of the service's largest Numbered Air Force in October.Flying with a C-17 crew from the 437th Airlift
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Tech. Sgt. Theresa Hillis, front, of the 68th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), Norton Air Force Base, Calif.; Senior Master Sgt. James Cundall, right, of the 118th AES, Tennessee Air National Guard, Nashville, Tenn.; and Tech. Sgt. Dennis Mulline, left, of the 137th AES receive a mission briefing during Operation Desert Storm. (U.S. Air Force Medical Service courtesy photographs) The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care
January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service's Critical Care Transport Teams (CCATT). "We were not serving the Army as well as we could have in the Air Force," explained Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, a former Air Force Surgeon General who had been working on the concept of
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Default Air Force Logo KC-135s surpass 100,000 combat hours
The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedoms Sentinel."We provide refueling to every flying unit in the area of responsibility which is Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan and supported 12 coalition nations,"
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Soldiers from Task Force Destiny pair with Airmen from 9th Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., to unload a helicopter from a C-5M Super Galaxy at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2015. The C-5M is the largest military transport aircraft in the world, capable of hauling 270,000 pounds of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) 2.5 Million Pounds of cargo moved during Rota Stage
They used Air Force planes to move Army helicopters that were loaded on and off of Navy Ships.Three aircrews from the 9th Airlift Squadron and one from the 739th AS, paired up with two aircrews from Travis AFB, Calif., to transport U.S. Army helicopters and their support equipment into and out of Afghanistan via Rota Naval Station, Spain, during
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