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  • AMC commander releases Rapid Global Mobility Vision

    In order to establish a common understanding of mobility's direction to 2035, the Air Mobility Command commander recently released his Rapid Global Mobility Vision."This vision is essential to mobility Airmen as it is the framework and foundation guiding us into the future," said Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, the AMC commander. "It builds on our
  • 621st CRW Airmen rapidly respond after earthquake in Ecuador

    The United States, in coordination with the Ecuadorian government, deployed eight Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing to Ecuador to support ongoing international relief efforts for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the South American country April 16.U.S. Southern Command requested the airfield assessment
  • Army Airborne Board a joint effort

    For the first time, an Air Force general officer was invited to participate as part of the Army board focused on addressing concerns related to the doctrine, organization and training of Army airborne forces.Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, 18th Air Force commander, attended the Army Airborne Board May 3 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as an advisor to the Board
  • Families ordered to leave Turkey arriving in US

    Military dependents and pets began arriving at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Maryland, March 31 following an ordered departure of Defense Department dependents due to security concerns in some areas of Turkey.Dependents arriving at BWI were flown on Air Mobility Command's C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and various charted flights
  • Night Vision landings shed light on Antarctic airlift

    Airlift support to the U.S. Antarctic Program wrapped-up in March, and members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord met challenges of the harsh Antarctic environment head-on, including performing night-vision goggle landings on a runway made of ice during the Austral Winter.The flights were part of Operation Deep Freeze, the U.S. military's logistical
  • 62nd Aerial Port Airmen enable robust mission

    "When the Air Force needs a squadron to do humanitarian relief in the Pacific theatre or even within the United States, they get this port to do it. That's how big of a deal this Eagle Port is," said Master Sgt. Robert Peaden.Master Sgt. Robert Peaden, the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron First Sergeant, takes pride in the unit he serves with and has
  • U.S., Turkish KC-135 units fly together for the first time

    To better understand how each nation completes the vital air refueling mission, the U.S. Air Force and the Turkish air force flew KC-135 Stratotankers together in formation for the first time in their histories, March 8, over the Nevada Test and Training Range northeast of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.U.S. Air Force Capt. David Puchalla, 350th Air
  • Andrews Airmen enable Obama’s historic Cuba visit

    President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on the iconic Air Force One on March 20, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country in nearly 90 years.While world leaders and citizens tuned into national news broadcasts of the visit, the men and women of the 89th Airlift Wing continued their no-fail mission, executing a variety of
  • USSTRATCOM, 18th AF commanders present Fairchild Omaha Trophy

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, United States Strategic Command deputy commander, and Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox, 18th Air Force commander, presented the Omaha Trophy to Col. Brian McDaniel, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, during a presentation ceremony March 14.The ceremony was held to honor Fairchild's performance in 2015 as the number one wing in the