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Col. John Lamontagne, 437th Airlift Wing commander, addresses a crowd aboard a C-17 Globemaster III May 5, 2015 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during an event celebrating the C-17 surpassing the three millionth flying hour.  An aircrew from JB Charleston flew the plane here from Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The first C-17 flight was Sept. 15, 1991 and the Air Force currently has 222 C-17’s in the fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi) C-17 fleet celebrates 3,000,000 flying hour
Today, the C-17 Globemaster III has proved yet again that it remains the world's premier airlifter after the total C-17 fleet celebrated the historical milestone of achieving 3,000,000 flying hours on May 5, 2015.The C-17 is the only strategic airlifter in the world that has tactical capabilities that allow it to fly between continents, land on
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Gen. Darren McDew Commentary: AMC Commander reflects on his first year
To the men and women of Air Mobility Command, I can't thank you and your families enough for the hard work and sacrifices that you make each day.  You are an unrivaled, Total Force team - active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen - and you make rapid global mobility a reality.In the year since I took command, I've truly been impressed by
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Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers from the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade perform a static-line jump in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. CJOAX 15-01 is an 82nd Airborne Division-led bilateral training event at Fort Bragg, N.C., from April 13-20, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability
between U.S. Army and British Army soldiers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen, and U.S. Marines. (US Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/ Released)
U.S. and U.K. mobility Airmen put the "Air" in Airborne during multinational exercise
U.S. Air Force and British Royal Air Force Mobility Airmen and 25 aircraft conducted the largest multinational Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise over the last 20 years alongside U.S. Army and British soldiers here Apr. 10 through Apr. 17.The purpose of this exercise was to prepare United States Transportation Command units, Air Mobility
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U.S. Air Force personnel load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a USAF C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26, 2015. The U.S. Agency of International Development relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel and five search and rescue dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen/Released) Active-duty and Guard keeps Nepal relief effort moving
In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central Nepal April 25, 2015, the 437th Airlift Wing here began preparing for the possibility of providing support to Nepal."Soon after the call for relief came, several members led by Maj. Scott Motley, 15th Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations, began changing their weekend
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U.S. Air Force Airmen, Dover AFB, Del., load a C-17 Globemaster III with approximately 70,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team, April 26, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The 69-member team is deploying to Nepal to assist with rescue operations after the country was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Johnson) DoD Sends Aircraft to Support Disaster-Assistance Operations in Nepal
The United States has sent an Air Force aircraft to Nepal to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations, according to Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.A 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit the country yesterday, reportedly leaving almost 2,500 dead, about 6,000 injured and thousands more still missing. In addition,
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Default Air Force Logo 22nd MDG mighty medics participate in Ultimate Caduceus 15
Members of the 22nd Medical Group, and units from across the U.S., participated in Ultimate Caduceus 2015, giving them the opportunity to conduct aeromedical evacuation training, April 16 - 18, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana.The Louisiana Air National Guard hosted the exercise, which involved evacuating more than 200
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Default Air Force Logo Rodeo 2015 competition canceled
This year's Air Mobility Command Rodeo readiness competition has been canceled.General Darren McDew, AMC commander, decided to cancel the competition scheduled for August at McChord Field, Wash., largely because of the high current operations tempo for mobility Airmen, and budget constraints."During these challenging times, we need to be good
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A artist's rendition of a KC-46A Pegasus. AF announces KC-46A candidate bases
Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina; Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts; and Grissom ARB, Indiana are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus location.The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led Global Mobility Wing
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Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Eliminate sexual assault. Know your part. Do your part.
Fellow Airmen,April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the Department of Defense.  This year's theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault.  Know Your Part.  Do Your Part."Every Airman, at every level of our Air Force, has a unique role in preventing this crime and, when prevention fails, responding to it.  Each of us has a responsibility
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Staff Sgt. Joseph Rucker, passenger services supervisor for the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, briefs Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, Chief Master Sgt. Robert Rodewald , 18th Air Force Command Chief and  Maj. Gen. Frederick Martin, Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, in the Air Mobility Command passenger terminal on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 22, 2015. Rucker explained the three phases of the planned renovations to the passenger terminal and how the renovations will improve efficiency and comfort for passengers.  The renovations are scheduled to begin on Jan. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) 18 AF, USAF EC commanders complete tour of Pacific mobility units
The commanders of 18th Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center wrapped up a week-long whirlwind tour of air mobility units in the Pacific area of operations, March 29.Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th AF commander, and Maj. Gen. Frederick H. Martin, USAF EC commander, met with mobility Airmen from five Pacific Air Forces bases to
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