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Staff Sgt. Peter Salinas, an Aerial Porter Senior Air Advisor for the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, assists Colombian Air Force airmen in preparation for the first air drop with United States Air Force personnel aboard on March 2, 2015 at CATAM Air Force Base in Colombia, South America. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen) U.S. Air Advisors reach milestone in Air Drop Training with Colombian Air Force
Members of the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron from Travis Air Force Base (MSAS) finalized their training with members of the Colombian Air Force while observing their performance of an air drop mission near Bogota, Colombia, March 4, 2015.The successful air drop concluded a month-long Air mobility Command Building Partner Capacity
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. -- U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Tennille Preston, 621st Contingency Response Wing, 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, presents a table top exercise to members of the Zambian Air Force. Her team traveled to Lusaka, Zambia to take part in a first of its kind Department of State training event under the new section 1203 authority, March 21, 2015. The team engaged with twenty members of the Zambian air force to share ideas while completing upgrade training. (Courtesy Photo provided by 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron).
U.S. air advisors pioneer new DoD training in Zambia
Eight members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing's 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron traveled to Lusaka, Zambia to take part in a first of its kind Department of State training event, March 21, 2015.The team engaged with twenty members of the Zambian air force to accomplish two objectives: share ideas and to train.The Congressional
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Lankford, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron commander, acts as a spotter as an R-11 fuel truck is loaded onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during a redeployment mission at an undisclosed location in the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility March 15, 2015. The ability to forward deploy mission critical equipment, such as the R-11, to key sites throughout the AOR is more imperative than ever before as the Air Force reduces its footprint in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Loadmaster push limits, secure solutions
Loadmasters assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, completed three back-to-back redeployments of R-11 fuel trucks from an undisclosed location in the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility, March 15.As the Air Force reduces its footprint in the region the ability to forward deploy
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Carlton Everhart II, Lieutenant General, USAF, Commander Letter to Airmen - Accomplishing the Mission Safely and Responsibly
Mobility Airmen,In my last letter to you, I asked you to call "time out" and re-evaluate how we can safely accomplish our local and global missions. Since then, our wings have held safety down days and the feedback I have received from your leadership has been very positive.We are off to a good start, now I challenge you to continue to maintain
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Default Air Force Logo AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force
The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force's recommendations in a report to Congress March 4.Of the Commission's 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16."The body of work
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Attacks Biological Agents with Heat, Humidity
A recent Joint Capability Technology Demonstration on a C-130 cargo aircraft at Orlando International Airport, Florida, showed how hot, humid air can decontaminate large pieces of equipment from biological agents.The Air Mobility Command-hosted final out-brief and demonstration of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System on Jan. 22
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Tommy Littleben Sr., LPR construction welder, welds a steel plate to connect two beams that will hold the roof of Hangar 1126, Feb. 24, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The hangar is being built in preparation for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury) KC-46A Pegasus hangar construction underway
The construction of three new hangars is underway, preparing for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus, here.The hangars will have the capability of storing of six KC-46As for the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 931st Air Refueling Group to perform routine maintenance."We laid a new foundation system to support the new buildings and then
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Gen. Darren McDew Commentary - Our Air Force - diverse in thought, word and deed
The Air Force has a rich heritage built on the pillars of diversity and innovation. As African American History Month draws to a close, and we look on to honor women's history next month, I'd like to reflect on the word 'diversity.' Diversity is often equated to minority, but it's more than that - diversity is a reflection of what makes us unique,
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Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing prepare a C-17 Globmaster III for Operation Deep Freeze Feb. 7, 2015 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Operation Deep Freeze is the support mission for the National Science Foundation’s work in Antarctica. (U.S. Air Force photo\ Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon) Summer rotation ends for Deep Freeze
McChord Airmen embark on their 575th mission in support of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic operations.A C-17 Globemaster III left Feb. 6th with three sets of air crews and several support personnel from McChord field from units including the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th AW and the 22nd Special tactics Squadron in support of Operation Deep
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Bart Westfall, 34th Combat Training Squadron exercise planner assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., briefs members of the 817th Contingency Response Group in a classroom before an exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., Jan. 14, 2015. JRTC is a 34 CTS exercise for the U.S. Army that improves unit readiness by providing realistic, stressful, joint and combined arms training across the full spectrum of conflict. The Airmen helped support the exercise, and also provided an opportunity for internal training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez/RELEASED) 621st CRW maintains readiness with Army at JRTC exercise
The 621st Contingency Response Wing maintained their readiness to deploy at a moment's notice as they participated in a joint exercise with the U.S. Army at the Joint Readiness Training Center here, Jan. 10-22.Approximately 61 Airmen from the 571st Contingency Response Group stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., 59 Airmen from the 817th
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