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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
Default Air Force Logo 18th Air Force Airmen recognized as "outstanding"
18th Air Force Airmen have earned the Air Force's largest Numbered Air Force the service's prestigious Outstanding Unit Award.The AFOUA, awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force, recognizes units which have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service. Airmen assigned to the 18th Air Force from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2011 are
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2011
18th Air Force Vice Commander Brig Gen. Bryan Benson (far left) and18th Air Force Command Chief Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Williams (far right), with winners of the Headquarters, 18th Air Force Third Quarter Awards here Oct. 13. From left to right: Capt. Cynthia Fields (Company Grade Officer of the Quarter), Maj. Anthony Calabrese (Field Grade Officer of the Quarter), Barbara Jacob (Civilian of the Quarter, Category III), Master Sgt. Emily Noel (Senior NCO of the Quarter), Tech Sgt. Jason Schaub (NCO of the Quarter), Senior Airman Nathalia Robles (Junior Enlisted Member of the Quarter), and Christopher Wren (Civilian of the Quarter, Category II). (U.S. Air Force Photo by 1st Lt. Marshel Slater/Released.) Award winners

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MARIETTA, Ga. - A C-130J Super Hercules piloted by Brig. Gen. Bryan Benson, 18th Air Force Vice Commander, takes off from the Lockheed Martin plant here enroute to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 12. The aircraft became the newest addition to Dyess' 317th Airlift Group, and the 9th of 28 C-130Js to be delivered by 2013 to replace the aging C-130H fleet. 18 Air Force vice commander delivers new Super Herc to Dyess

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2011
Default Air Force Logo Historic 'surge' exercises airlift crisis, contingency response
An historic "surge" of the nation's largest military airlifters will more than double their normal day-to-day workload, exercising the ability of United States Transportation Command and its air component, Air Forces Transportation, to rapidly provide strategic airlift in response to large-scale crises and contingencies, according to officials
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2011
SCOTT AFB, Ill. - Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay, Commander, 18th Air Force (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Williams, 18th Air Force Command Chief (far right), presented the command's hadquarters-level third quarter awards here October 4. From left to right, Renee Monday, Civilian of the Quarter, Category II; Barbara Jacob, Civilian of the Quarter, Category III; Senior NCO of the Quarter, Master Sgt. Larry Jackson; NCO of the Quarter, Tech. Sgt. Daniel O'Brennan; and Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, Maj. Brian Tavernier  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Michael Meridith). 18 AF Award Winners

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2011
SCOTT AFB, Ill. - Gen. Raymond E. Johns, Jr., Commander of Air Mobility Command (left) passes the 18th Air Force flag to Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay, during a change of command ceremony at the Scott Club here Sept. 23. Ramsay is the 18th Air Force's sixth commander, and is responsible for a worldwide operational mission conducted by more than 43,000 active-duty Airmen and approximately 1,300 airlift and air refueling aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Divine Cox).
18th Air Force welcomes new commander
Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay formally assumed command of the 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice in a change of command ceremony today at the Scott Club here. "The flag that we're passing today is significant ... it's the flag, it's the guidon, it's the colors of the Eighteenth Air Force," said General Raymond E. Johns, Jr., commander of
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