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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, passes the 18th Air Force guidon to Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, the new 18th Air Force commander, during a change of command ceremony at the Scott Event Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, June 1, 2017. Tuck comes to 18th Air Force from U.S. Transportation Command where he served as the Director of Operations and Plans. As 18th AF commander, Tuck is responsible for the command's worldwide operational mission of providing rapid global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher) Tuck takes charge of 18th Air Force
Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck assumed command of 18th Air Force during a ceremony at the Scott Event Center here today.
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Capts. Ryan Nichol and Jeff Hogan, 3d Airlift Squadron pilots, perform low-level maneuvers May 15, 2017, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III over the Appalachian Mountains. Nichol and Hogan practiced precision flying as they headed to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., in preparation for Exercise RAPID RESCUE. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Royals support Exercise RAPID RESCUE
The 3d Airlift Squadron supported Exercise RAPID RESCUE May 15 – 18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
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Tech. Sgt. Anthony Montgomery, 201st Airlift Squadron flight attendant, takes pre-flight notes before a Mission Readiness Airlift at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 31, 2017. The 201st AS supports a flying schedule consisting of approximately five large trips a month that range from five to 12 days and go almost anywhere around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) 201st AS transports US leaders, military worldwide
The 201st Airlift Squadron upholds one of the Air National Guard’s unique missions: transporting high ranking government and military officials from Joint Base Andrews to locations around the world.
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Senior Airman Wesley Zech, a 43d Operations Support Squadron joint airdrop inspector, completes paperwork to clear heavy equipment for airdrop after an inspection at the Army’s Heavy Drop Rigging Facility here April 26. Zech worked with fellow 43d OSS inspectors to ensure more than 200 tons of cargo were ready for airdrop from Air Force C-17s and C-130s flying out of Pope Field during a large package joint training exercise April 26-30. The 43d OSS is part of the Air Force’s 43d Air Mobility Operations Group, which provides 24/7 operational and training mission support for visiting Air Mobility Command aircraft and crews, for the 82nd Airborne Division and other Army units here, and for joint special forces units at Fort Bragg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marc Barnes) 43 AMOG supports back-to-back joint training exercises
Airmen in the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group here recently provided joint airdrop support for visiting Air Mobility Command crews and Army partners at Fort Bragg during back-to-back training exercises, held here April 27 through May 5. The exercises -- Large Package Week and Exercise Jade Helm -- gave Pope Airmen another opportunity to test their readiness in providing vital ground support for visiting Air Mobility Command aircrews from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and for conventional and special forces Army units at Fort Bragg.
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Airman 1st Class Jordan Brinkle, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, right, and Senior Airman Andrew Colson, 931st Maintenance Group crew chief inspect a hinged door on the undercarriage of a KC-135 Stratotanker, Oct. 29, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Maintenance Airmen ensure McConnell's aircraft are always ready to respond thereby enabling rapid global mobility daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jenna K. Caldwell) Rapid global mobility sustains airpower 24/7, 365
At any moment, Airmen and aircraft can be tasked to deploy to support rapid global mobility operations both at home and abroad.On April 19, the 22nd Air Refueling Wing received a tasking order to prepare for a short-notice deployment in support of Operation Noble Eagle.The operation is an extensive air defense effort designed to prevent a
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Tech. Sgt. Casey Dover, 14th Airlift Squadron NCO in charge of current operations, looks out of the cargo door of a C-17 Globemaster III before a cargo drop training exercise at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., May 5, 2017. Loadmasters are charged with supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, vehicles and people on aircrafts. 14th Airlift Squadron conducts cargo drop training

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U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program dolphin trainers tend to their dolphins before a flight from Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., to NMMP in San Diego April 29, 2017. The dolphins are trained to find mines because of their excellent sonar and ability to perform many repeat deep water dives. (U.S. Air Force phot/Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm) Mobility Airmen transport dolphins to San Diego NMMP
Airmen from the 301st Airlift Squadron transported four Bottlenose Dolphins and their handlers from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, to the U.S. Naval Marine Mammal Program, San Diego April 29, 2017.
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Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 5, 2017. Deployed out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, this C-130J and its support personnel provide tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop--any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Bagram Airmen get cargo, personnel where it needs to be

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Fernando Chavez, KC-10 Extender flight engineer with the 9th Air Refueling Squadron based out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., conducts a pre-flight inspection prior to taking off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, May 4, 2017, to support exercise Northern Edge 2017. NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Tankers essential to keeping NE17 aircraft flying
Exercise Northern Edge 2017 highlights the interoperability of the most advanced fighter aircrafts in the United States arsenal, the F-22 Raptor and F-35B Lightning II. These fifth generation aircraft are a sight to behold, with their sleek edges and smooth curves. One can easily get caught up in all of the glamour of these airframes. What good are these aircraft though if they have no fuel to fly?
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Maj. Kasie Gaona, Air Force Reservist, prepares a student for Aerospace Physiology refresher training using the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer May 3. By using the device, Airmen receive their five-year required physiology training in a realistic simulation, locally and without the risks associated with the hypobaric chamber. Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Members of Joint Base Charleston celebrated the standup of the Total Force Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team along with the unveiling of the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer during a ceremony here May 2. The ROBD is used to provide 437th and 315th Airlift Wing aircrews with
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