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  • Team Scott helps rebuilding effort in Tyndall

    Members of Team Scott recently returned from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, where they helped with base recovery efforts following the destruction caused by the category 5 Hurricane Michael, which struck the Gulf Coast base Oct. 10.
  • Air Force accepts KC-46A

    The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10. This is a major milestone for the next generation tanker and will allow Airmen to begin operational testing and flight training.The Air Force has identified, and Boeing has agreed to fix at its expense, deficiencies discovered in developmental testing of the
  • Super Galaxy: AE’s biggest ally

    During a cold, gloomy first week of December, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event. The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the universal qualification training program for AE forces. If successfully certified, the C-5M will have the capability to move three times the current capacity in one mission compared to other AE platforms.
  • 18 AF leadership visits 89 AW Airmen

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Petzel, 18th AF command chief, visited the 89th Airlift Wing at JBA, Md., Dec. 11-13.
  • Gold Star families honored during Snow Ball Express

    The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America performed for Gold Star families at the St.Louis-Lambert Airport in Missouri Dec. 8 as they started their journey to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as part of the Snow Ball Express.
  • Dover, Ramstein set standard for AMOW C-5 maintenance training

    More than 30 U.S. Air Force Reserve aircraft maintainers assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing along with a 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft and crew traveled to Ramstein AB Nov. 23, 2018, to assist the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing with vital hands-on, airframe-specific training.
  • USTRANSCOM commander visits JB Charleston

    Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, visits Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Dec. 6, 2018. Lyons visited JB Charleston as part of an effort to familiarize himself with the base’s global mobility capabilities. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations. As commander, Lyons is responsible for delivering globally-integrated mobility, deployment and distribution solutions and enabling capabilities for full-spectrum requirements in support of national objectives. JB Charleston hosts service members and civilians from all branches who support USTRANSCOM’s global missions through air, land and sea.
  • AMC participates in joint deployment readiness exercise

    Six Air Mobility Command units from bases across the United States teamed up with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise 19-01, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, 2018, in Kentucky and California. Air Force C-17s and C-130s flew 14 missions to transport more than 1,300 joint personnel and 83 short tons of cargo across
  • Full spectrum readiness: Survive, operate anywhere, anytime

    Twenty-eight Airmen who provide specialized support to MacDill’s joint-service tenant units rehearsed everyday duties in extraordinary scenarios, Dec. 6, 2018, during the 6th Mission Support Group Ability To Survive and Operate (ATSO) training exercise held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.