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Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox speaks to members of 18th Air Force during his Assumption of Command ceremony at the Scott Club on Scott Air Force Base, Oct. 19, 2015. As 18th AF commander, Cox will lead Air Mobility Command’s operational mission as Air Forces Transportation, the air component of U.S. Transportation Command. He is responsible for the command’s worldwide operational mission of providing rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response. Additionally, Cox also commands Task Force 294, which oversees Air Force tanker operations in support of U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher Lt. Gen. Cox assumes command of 18th AF
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander and former 18th AF commander, presided over a ceremony today in which Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox assumed command of 18th Air Force.Everhart said Cox's leadership and the dedication of the men and women of 18th Air Force will allow the command to reach new heights."Those Total Force Airmen...
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Default Air Force Logo Lt. Gen. Cox to assume command of 18 AF
Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox will formally assume command of 18th Air Force at 10 a.m., Oct. 19, during a ceremony at the Scott Club on Scott AFB.Cox will succeed Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy, who has commanded the Air Force's largest Numbered Air Force since September.As Air Mobility Command's sole warfighting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is
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2015
Tech Sgt. Ryan Padgett, a ramp coordinator for the 821st Contingency response Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., marshals in a C-130 Aircraft into parking area at Red Devil Landing Zone, Colo., on September 14, 2015. Approximately 150 Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., participated in a first-of-its-kind Joint contingency response exercise from Sept. 8-19 at five locations (Southern California Logistics Airfield, Calif., Freedom Landing Zone, Calif., Gunnison Region Airfield, Colo., Red Devil Landing Zone, Colo., Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and Fort Carson, Colo.). During the training, 821st CRG Airmen supported more than 275 Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., during air drop missions, helicopter training, coordinated Apache air support, and personnel and equipment airlift training. The Contingency Response (CR) training was constructed to primarily develop unique CR-oriented training objectives to improve down range effectiveness in preparation for real-world responses. (U.S. Air Force Photos by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen) Airmen enable largest CR exercise in AF history, Cerberus Strike
Contingency response Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group recently planned, directed and executed the largest self-contained contingency response exercise in Air Force history from Sept. 8-19.Approximately 150 Airmen from the 821st CRG at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., subordinate unit of the 621st Contingency Response Wing--with
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2015
A 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer removes the tail stand off a KC-135 Stratotanker on Sept. 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., in order to support the KC-46 Pegasus first flight. The KC-135 is attached to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., but will intermittently fly out of JBLM in order to support KC-46 flight test operations throughout the next 11 to 15 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara) Edwards, JBLM combine efforts for KC-46 first flight, future test support
On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Air Force, Boeing and aviation enthusiasts witnessed an important milestone with the first flight of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, to Boeing Field in Seattle.What most didn't witness is what led up to this milestone, which involved a massive, joint undertaking of several organizations,
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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, taxis to a parking spot at Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand, Aug. 21, 2015. The aircraft was used to fly missions to Antarctica in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program’s WINFLY. WINFLY missions are flown using night vision goggles, because the sun doesn’t rise during winter in Antarctica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madelyn McCullough) Annual Operation DEEP FREEZE to commence Sept. 28
The U.S. military will kick off the 2015-2016 season of Operation DEEP FREEZE, the Department of Defense's support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation, with operations commencing Sept. 28.This support is provided by Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica, led by Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,
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Eric Simmons, C-5 mechanic, works on inboard cargo rails during programmed depot maintenance at Robins Air Force Base. The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex's 559th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has met 100 percent of its due date performance goals for programmed depot maintenance. That means the squadron has produced a total of 30 PDM aircraft and 21 unscheduled depot level maintenance C-5s from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2015, which closes out Sept. 30. With those aircraft returned on time, that’s another C-5 that can transport troops as well as much-needed equipment and material downrange, or move special space mission payloads for NASA or Air Force Space Command to their launch site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera) 
C-5 due date performance 100 percent on time for fourth consecutive year
In the current sustainment environment, there are military aircraft flying worldwide missions every day protecting American interests.Their sustainment is crucial.One of those airframes is the C-5 Galaxy - one of the world's largest airlifters - which was first deployed more than 45 years ago and is maintained right here at Robins Air Force
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The Adjutant General of the N.H. National Guard Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III, Mr. Garrett Gauthier, Mr. John Greene, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and 157th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Shawn Burrus shovel dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the KC-46A Pegasus hangar expansion and modernization project, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., Sept. 18, 2015.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Lenz)  Pease ANGB breaks ground for KC-46 hangars
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on base Sept. 18 to mark the start of the KC-46A Hangar Expansion and Modernization Project.New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte as well as The Adjutant General of the N.H. National Guard Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III and 157th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Shawn
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2015
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25, 2015. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers or 170,900 pounds of cargo at a service ceiling of 45,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler) JB Charleston Engages In Red Flag Exercise
This past August, members from all branches of the US military in conjunction with international allies met at Nellis Air Force Base to hone their air combat capabilities by participating in the Red Flag exercise. Red Flag was established in 1975 to help maximize the readiness, skills and survivability of airborne assets in a combat environment.
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Tech. Sgt. Manuel Chavez, right, an air advisor assigned to the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, shares knowledge about the Halvorsen K Loader to members of the Angolan Air Force during the African Partnership Flight hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 1, 2015. The African Partnership Flight program, sponsored and developed by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, is the premier security cooperation program that partners U.S. and African personnel to improve professional military aviation knowledge, skills and cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez) Airmen share air mobility knowledge with African partner nations
Approximately 40 African military personnel visited here to participate in the African Partnership Flight hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing Aug. 30 through Sept. 4.The APF program, sponsored and developed by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, is the premier security cooperation program that partners U.S. and African
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A C-17 Globemaster III from 4th Airlift Squadron at McChord Field, Washington transports three Husman irradiators to the United State for re. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo) Mobility Airmen recover radiological material from Mexico
Headquarters Air Mobility Command, in close partnership with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration recently executed a C-17 Globemaster III mission to repatriate three Husman irradiators containing radioactive material from Mexico to the United States for final disposition.One of the NNSA's primary missions focuses on
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