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Default Air Force Logo 18th Air Force Annual Award Winners Announced
One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the ability to recognize outstanding Airmen.As such, I am truly honored to announce 18th Air Force's Annual Award Winners for 2012. These individuals have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the mission and exemplify our culture of excellence. This recognition is not only a testament to their
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2013
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Lt. Gen. Darren McDew, 18th Air Force commander, greets Christopher Newman, an orginal Tuskegee Airman, Oct. 21, 2012 during the East St. Louis NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at the Millennium hotel in St. Louis, MO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kimberly Spinner) 18th Air Force Commander Accepts NAACP Award for Scott
Addressing an audience that included members of the Air Force's historic Tuskegee Airmen and the Montford Point Marines, the commander of the 18th Air Force accepted an award honoring the service of military members here during the East St. Louis NAACP's Freedom Fund banquet Oct. 21."I am humbled to be here alongside those who embody the historic
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2012
Default Air Force Logo I am Air Force Energy
October is Energy Action Month. This year's theme is "I am Air Force Energy." As the theme implies, whether you are a military member, civilian or contractor, your ideas are vital to improving efficiency.In the last 6 years, Airmen in Air Mobility Command have reduced aviation fuel consumption 4 percent, ground fuel consumption 6 percent and
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2012
Default Air Force Logo A letter to 18th Air Force Airmen
To the Airmen of our great global mobility enterprise: thank you!Last week I had the honor of becoming your 18th Air Force Commander. I can honestly say there are few experiences more rewarding and humbling than command, and even more so when it is command of our Air Force's largest Numbered Air Force. Although my recent assignments were outside of
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2012
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Lt. Gen. Darren McDew, 18th Air Force commander, gives his first speech as the new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 6, 2012 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  Prior to his current assignment, McDew was the Commander, Air Force District of Washington at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The outgoing commander, Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay, has accepted his new position as Director Joint Staff Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane) 18th Air Force Welcomes New Commander
Lt. Gen. Darren W. McDew formally assumed command of the 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay in a change of command ceremony today at the Scott Club here. The 18th Air Force is Air Mobility Command's sole warfighting numbered air force, and is responsible for AMC's worldwide operational mission. With more than 39,000 active-duty Airmen and
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2012
Default Air Force Logo We do it better than anybody
"We bring the word 'rapid' to rapid global mobility. We do it for allies, we do it for partners, and we do it for friends. We do it because we have to, because it is what Americans do, and we do it better than anybody," said Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay when he assumed command of the 18th Air Force here Sept. 23, 2011. Since that time the command's
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2012
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz speaks to attendees at the Total Force Integration Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 2, 2012.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Leaders discuss more effective, efficient future Air Force at summit
"Total Force Integration allows us to leverage Air Reserve Component experience, improve access to aircraft, encourage retention, and increase total force effectiveness," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during opening remarks at the 18th Air Force TFI Summit here April 3-4.The two-day summit brought together more than 100
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2012
Default Air Force Logo 18th Air Force, Expeditionary Center units stand down, realign to increase efficiency, effectiveness
Two 18th Air Force units stood down and several were realigned under the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center as the latest step in an ongoing restructuring process intended to enhance AMC's effectiveness and efficiency in global air mobility operations, expeditionary education, and enroute and installation support. The restructuring included the
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2012
Default Air Force Logo AMC commander: ‘Thank you for serving others’
As we gather together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, this is the perfect time to reflect upon how much we have to be thankful for. For one, I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with all of you - Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Civilians and Commercial Partners. Serving selflessly, you all demonstrate tremendous commitment and
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Scott Airman clears explosives in Afghanistan
If you ask Staff Sgt. Brandon Chism how he likes his job, he'll jokingly tell you "it's a blast!" That's certainly one way to describe his job as an explosive ordnance disposal technician deployed from Scott Air Force Base.The Villa Rica, Ga., native joined the Air Force in 2004 as a missile maintainer, but his heart was always in EOD."I've always
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2011
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