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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. GI Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, Scott Air Force Base Ill., presides over the 60th Air Mobility Wing Change of Command Ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 10, 2018. Col. John Klein relinquished command of Air Mobility Command’s largest wing to Col. Ethan Griffin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) Travis says goodbye to Col. John Klein, welcomes Col. Ethan Griffin as new base commander
Ask an Airman what they like doing on warm, summer mornings and more than likely, you won’t hear, “Get in my blues and stand at attention for two hours.” For members of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, though, that’s exactly what they did, but for good reason. They, among many Airmen around Travis Air Force Base, California, were given the opportunity to bid a final farewell to departing 60th AMW commander, Col. John Klein, as well as welcome his replacement, incoming 60th AMW commander, Col. Ethan Griffin, during a change of command ceremony July 10.
0 7/11
2018
10,000 hours Journey to 10,000: KC-10 flight engineer closing in on milestone – Part I
Under the cover of darkness early in the morning of June 1 Master Sgt. Scott Dillinger inched closer to achieving a significant milestone: 10,000 flight hours.
0 6/02
2018
Tech. Sgt. Adam Branam, an instructor for the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 14 conducts a repair demonstration for a group of crew chief trainees on a KC-10 Extender wheel assembly, Feb. 7, 2018, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 14, based out of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, trains crew chiefs, electricians, jet mechanics, avionics, air and ground equipment and hydraulics troops on aircraft maintenance and repair. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Heide Couch) Travis KC-10 takes Ospreys on alternate route across Atlantic
A KC-10 Extender crew from Travis Air Force Base, California, took part March 10 in a first-of-its-kind mission to move six U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys to Morón Air Base, Spain. The mission to move the MV-22s charted an alternative, transatlantic southern route as opposed to a northern passage used in previous efforts.
0 4/25
2018
61 year-old Stratotanker getting the job done Legacy Stratotanker refuels newest Air Force fighters
Team Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotanker was hard at work refueling six of the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighters, the F-35A Lightning II, over the Pacific Northwest Oct. 17.
0 10/20
2017
Beeliners bring humanitarian aid to St. Croix BEEliners bring humanitarian aid to St. Croix
As U.S. Army and Marine Corps helicopters delivered humanitarian aid throughout St. Croix, a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Travis AFB, California, landed Sept. 23, at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, bringing humanitarian aid to residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The C-17 crew assigned to the 21st Airlift Squadron, also known as BEEliners, received the St. Croix humanitarian aid tasking after completing another humanitarian relief mission to Mexico City.
0 9/26
2017
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.
0 5/09
2017
A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, sits on the runway during a flying training deployment, Jan. 25, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece. The KC-135 refueled U.S. and Hellenic air force F-16 Fighting Falcons during the FTD, which was hosted to evaluate aircraft and personnel capabilities and increase interoperability between the two NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill) US, Hellenic air forces practice in-flight refueling
A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, joined F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the Hellenic air force to perform in-flight refueling operations during a flying training deployment, Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece.
0 2/01
2017
A German air force GR-4 Tornado refuels using a drogue-and-hose system from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender near Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2016. Air Force refueling teams train to refuel aircraft from all nations both home and around the globe to embody the joint approach to warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. R. Alex Durbin) Tankers fuel the fight
In the fight against Da'esh and the Iraqi counteroffensive to liberate Mosul, no nation works alone. In the skies, a Coalition of pilots from 19 nations work tirelessly to dismantle, disrupt and ultimately destroy Da'esh by striking infrastructure, roadways and other high-value targets
0 12/07
2016
U.S. Air Force leaders and community partners cut a ribbon during the “Forging the 46” ceremony, Aug. 30, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The event consisted of an assumption of command for the reactivated 56th Air Refueling Squadron, dedication of the new KC-46 training facility, speeches from key Air Force and community leaders and concluded with a tour of the new facility for attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillon Davis) Forging the 46
U.S. Air Force leaders and Oklahoma community partners were in attendance for the historical reactivation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and the dedication of the KC-46A Pegasus formal training center, Aug. 30, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
0 8/30
2016
Captain Scott Levin, 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., pilot, prepares a C-17 on the runway during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 20, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving multiple military branches conducting training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) C-17 gains valuable training at Red Flag 16-3
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.- Since its maiden flight in 1991, the C-17 Globemaster III has served as the most reliable and maintainable cargo aircraft in the United States Air Force arsenal with the ability of rapid and strategic cargo and troop delivery.
0 7/22
2016
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