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Carlton Everhart II, Lieutenant General, USAF, Commander Letter to Airmen: The Year of Rapid Global Mobility
Mobility Airmen,This was a challenging year for our command, and mission success would not have been possible without your dedication and hard work.  In the face of budget uncertainty and force management decisions you continue to effectively accomplish the mission on a global scale in an environment with insatiable demand for the capability you
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2014
Paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., glide to their drop zone during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B on the Nevada Test and Training Range Dec. 6, 2014. JFEX, as part of a restructured integration phase in the USAFWS, is a prime example of the training students get to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high-threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed) 82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B
Approximately 100 aircraft, including more than 50 C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIIs, teamed up with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to execute the U.S. Air Force Weapons School's Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B Dec. 6 on the Nevada Test and Training Range.The Weapons School's Advanced Integration, or
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2014
Danny Wright (left), Boeing KC-46A chief mechanic, answers an Airman’s question about the KC-46A Pegasus, Dec. 4, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Wright briefed McConnell Airmen about the current status of the new tanker, which is amongst the Air Force’s top three acquisition priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht) Boeing provides updated KC-46A briefing
Representatives from the Boeing Company provided McConnell Airmen with an update on the current status of the KC-46A Pegasus, Dec. 4, here."This was a great opportunity to sit down with the people who are really going to be working on the aircraft and help them understand what's coming their way," said Danny Wright, Boeing KC-46A chief mechanic.The
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2014
Lt. Col. Christopher Garcia, 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron director of operations, stands in front of an Afghan Air Force C-130 Hercules at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan. Garcia assisted in training the first Afghan C-130 crew while assigned to the 538th Air Expeditionary Wing. (Courtesy photo) LRAFB Airman assists Afghan Air Force
Recently, Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base assisted the Afghan armed forces in making a giant step toward military independence by helping in the organization of a modern Afghan Air Force. One Airman in particular led the way in the pivotal achievement.Lt. Col. Christopher Garcia, an Airman from the 19th Airlift Wing, was selected to help in
0 12/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout
The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin
0 12/02
2014
U.S. Air Force Maj. Brant Dixon, 817th Global Mobility Readiness Squadron Operations Officer and C-17 Globemaster III Instructor Pilot, commands a special two-part flying mission with the 6th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Nov. 17-28. The mission was in support of Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE and an U.S. Air Force Special Operations team downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Destinie Berry/RELEASED) CRW pilot partners with 6th Airlift Squadron to deliver hope
Maj. Brant Dixon, 817th Global Mobility Readiness Squadron operations officer and C-17 Globemaster III instructor pilot, commanded a special two-part flying mission with the 6th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 17-28, 2014.The first part of the mission was to transport the 101st Airborne Division to the Republic
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2014
Senior Airman Josh Ortega, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an Air Force E-4B over the Pacific coast, April 10, 2014. This refueling mission was held to provide support to Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, during his return to the U.S. from a visit to China. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary O'Dell/Released) Fairchild Airmen selected for KC-46 aircrew
Three Airmen from Team Fairchild were selected as primary and alternate candidates for the KC-46 Pegasus initial operation test and evaluation aircrew.Tech. Sgt. Christopher Joyce, 92nd Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of aircrew training, and Senior Airman Joshua Ortega, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, were selected as primary
0 12/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo 41 total-force Airmen selected as KC-46 aircrew
Forty-one officers and enlisted members from active duty, Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have been selected as KC-46 Pegasus initial operational test and evaluation aircrew, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 24.The KC-46 is slated to enter the Air Force inventory, pending the results of operational test and evaluation, in
0 11/25
2014
Staff Sgt. Ryan Thompson, 3d Airlift Squadron loadmaster, Capt. Connor Murphy, 3d AS copilot, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Flatter, 3d AS loadmaster, Airman 1st Class Cody Deranick, 3d AS loadmaster, and Capt. Ty Scott, aircraft commander and 436th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight commander, pose for a photo in front of the 3d Airlift Squadron seal Nov. 18, 2014, at the 3d AS at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This aircrew returned the first Advanced (ADVON) Team, who were supporting Operation United Assistance, to the U.S. (Courtesy photo) Team Dover does its part to fight Ebola
The first group of 90 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines sent to West Africa to combat Ebola, are now back safe-and-sound in the U.S. because of the tenacity of the 3d Airlift Squadron and all of Team Dover.Seven Team Dover aircrew members from the 3d AS conducted a humanitarian relief mission into West Africa in support of Operation United
0 11/25
2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces criteria for KC-46A Reserve basing
After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base.The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led global mobility wing in fiscal year 2019.The basing criteria under consideration include mission
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