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Default Air Force Logo The New 18th Air Force: 2003 to 2005
"The SECDEF has approved you to command the new combined AMC Numbered Air Force" was how Gen John Handy notified me that Sue and I were soon to take on a tremendous new challenge. It was his vision that 18th Air Force be a lean, streamlined headquarters focused on executing the Air Mobility war-fighting mission.While my first two months after
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A C-130 Hercules equipped with a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System supports fire suppression efforts near Colorado Springs, Colo., June 27, 2012. Four MAFFS-equipped aircraft, two from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing and two from the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing, flew in support of the U.S. Forest Service to fight fires in Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephany D. Richards) Delivering hope one order at a time
Firefighters struggle to stop a relentless wildfire at the edge of Colorado Springs, where more than 32,000 people are being forced from their homes. Speculation is rampant that the raging fire will engulf the city, leaving destruction in its path.At this critical point, the National Interagency Fire Center makes a call requesting military help to
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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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SCOTT AFB, IL – Maj. Donovan Davis, former senior airfield manager of Joint Task Force-Port Opening (JTF-PO) at Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, stands with Jean LeMerque Pierre Eng., Director General of the Haitian Civil Aviation Authority, during a visit to the island Jan. 12.  Major Davis returned to Haiti for a memorial service in remembrance of lives lost in the 2010 earthquake, and recalls his deployment to Haiti as “defining moment in his career.” (Courtesy photo). Airman humbled by return to Haiti
Maj. Donovan Davis, who helped to ensure the flow of humanitarian relief into Haiti in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake, was recently humbled by an invitation to return to the scene of what he considers a "defining moment in his career."Less than a year ago, the former airfield operations chief of Joint Task Force-Port Opening
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