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  • JB Charleston evacuates aircraft from hurricane zone, maintains airlift capabilities

    Joint Base Charleston personnel assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and 628th Air Base Wing began evacuation flights for 24 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Sept. 11, 2018, in anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall. The aircraft and supporting personnel planned and executed flights from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina to three designated safe locations within 48 hours of notification, a move designed to sustain the wing’s airlift capability.
  • 621st CRW, Army participate in airfield-opening exercise in Wisconsin

    Airmen, Soldiers and officials from the Defense Logistics Agency were sent to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 to 14 as part of Exercise Turbo Distribution 18-02, a Joint Task Force-Port Opening simulation designed to hone joint service interoperability in austere locations for the purpose of opening airfields and forwarding the mobility-centric goals of the Army and Air Force. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Soldiers assigned to the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and DLA officials were deployed to the fictitious country of Badgeristan for the exercise.
  • US Air Force participates in Angel de los Andes Colombian led search and rescue exercise

    Two U.S. Air Force aircraft and more than 90 U.S. Airmen are participating in “Angel de los Andes,” a Colombian led international search and rescue training exercise Sept. 3-14. One C-17 Globemaster III from the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and one C-130 Hercules from the 133rd Airlift Squadron with the Minnesota Air National Guard are among the eight U.S. Air Force Active, Guard and Reserve components participating. The first week of the exercise is focused on responding to with natural disaster scenarios that include earthquake response, a forest fire and open water rescue, as well as, responding to an aircraft crash. The second week will focus closely on close air support and combat search and rescue techniques.
  • Air Mobility Command welcomes new commander

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command welcomed a new commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7.Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller took command of AMC from Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after more than 35 years of service. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, officiated the change of command
  • New leader assumes command of 628th Air Base Wing

    The 628th Air Base Wing conducted a change of command ceremony Sept. 5, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Col. Terrence Adams assumed command of the 628th ABW from Col. Jeff Nelson. Nelson is scheduled to assume command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, on Sept. 16, 2018.
  • Advanced training prepares boom operators for future

    Within the past year, KC-10 Extender boom operators have been receiving cutting-edge three-dimensional simulator training and life-size cargo load training that are benefitting career field around the world. The training is a welcomed site since KC-10s, aircrews and maintainers have continuously deployed since Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
  • MacDill by the Numbers

    The men and women of the 6th AMW are a force capable of rapidly projecting air refueling power anywhere in the world. We are organized into five unique groups to carry out our mission to be America’s premier mobility team providing world-class air refueling, responsive airlift and airbase support to Headquarters U.S. Central Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command and 33 other mission partners that call MacDill home. Here's a quick look at the numbers.
  • Military OneSource benefits extended

    WASHINGTON -- Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits has been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life, Defense Department officials announced.   This change goes into
  • Oakland Raiders honor past and present veterans

    The Oakland Raiders invited 30 Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, California, to attend their training camp in Napa, California. The Airmen were treated to a scrimmage between the Raiders and the Detroit Lions. After the scrimmage, several players and coaches from both teams signed autographs and took photos with the Airmen.
  • LRAFB civic leaders learn from Airmen during recent visit to McConnell AFB

    “What does downrange mean?” This question was a subtle reminder there are some civilians with limited military experience who may not understand the jargon used daily in that world. Twenty civilians from communities surrounding Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, posed many questions while attending a civic leader tour July 26-27, 2018, hosted by Little Rock AFB and McConnell AFB, Kansas. This tour exposed civic leaders to two military installations, and their mission sets and a multitude of Airmen’s jobs to help them better understand the Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and their communities.
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