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  • Providing critical support to the AOR

    A team of nearly 40 Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads and off-loads thousands of pounds of cargo into aircraft almost daily.The Airmen assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron's Ramp Services section are responsible for loading and unloading a wide variety of cargo including equipment, medical supplies, munitions and blood
  • MDL air power comes together in mobility exercise

    Airmen from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, 87th Air Base Wing, 621st Contingency Response Wing, and 514th Air Mobility Wing touched down here March 5, 2016 as part of the operational readiness exercise Crisis Response 03-16.The week-long ORE is the first time the four wings have come together for an operations readiness exercise and will assess the
  • Mobility Airmen support resupply mission to Africa

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command conducted joint partnered movement control operations with French Air Force members and U.S. Air Force personnel in support of United States Africa Command's Operation Echo Casemate resupply mission to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, Feb. 22.The four Army Reserve
  • Backbone of Air Force fleet takes off during Red Flag 16-2

    Airmen from four different KC-135 Stratotanker locations officially kicked off Red Flag 16-2 exercise as part of the tanker task force, Feb. 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.During the exercise, the tanker task force training objective is a total force integration effort among active, guard and reserve units with the intention of sharing
  • McChord Maintenance Response Team-ready on a moments notice

    An inevitable part of flying any aircraft is that they will need maintenance at some point or another. One particular C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing needed that maintenance, when it broke down at North Island Naval Station, Calif., Feb. 16.A four person Maintenance Recovery Team from McChord Field consisting of two crew
  • KC-46 tanker successfully refuels F/A-18

    A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 fighter jet in flight Feb. 10.The air refueling was the program's first using the KC-46's hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington state.According to Boeing, the flight lasted more than four hours and the tanker's air refueling
  • High altitude training strengthens US, NATO military capabilities

    Air Force Reserve tanker aircrew and aircraft maintainers from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., joined forces with U.S. European Command and NATO fighter squadrons to execute refueling training missions from Jan. 25-Feb. 4, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the United States' continued
  • USSTRATCOM holds bomber, tanker stakeholder meeting on Scott AFB

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, hosted the Bomber - Tanker Stakeholder Meeting, the latest iteration of nuclear enterprise stakeholder meetings, here Feb. 11 and 12.Senior leadership and experts from more than 10 organizations, including Air Mobility Command, Air Force Global Strike Command and the 8th and 18th Air Forces,
  • Readiness tested during exercise Crisis Look

    Members of all three wings at Travis Air Force Base, California, participated in exercise Crisis Look 16-01 from Feb. 1 to 6 as part of an effort to assess the installation's ability to deploy a large body of personnel on short notice.Crisis Look was designed to evaluate the level of compliance with and success in executing the Installation
  • Zika virus questions and answers

    With Mobility Airmen working around the globe, the Air Mobility Command Surgeon General has issued answers to common Zika-related questions. For more information about the Zika virus please visit the CDC's website http://www.cdc.gov/zika/.Q: What is the Zika virus?A: The Zika virus is part of the Flavivirus family which includes other viruses like