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  • AMC commander discusses the future of Mobility Air Force at 2015 A/TA

    Gen. Carlton "Dewey" Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, delivered the final keynote address of the 2015 AMC and Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium on Oct. 31, addressing more than 1,500 Mobility Airmen and civilian partners in attendance. This was Everhart's first opportunity to engage such a large crowd of mobility experts in one location
  • AF announces KC-46A preferred, reasonable alternatives

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has been chosen as the preferred alternative for the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base, Air Force officials announced Oct. 29. The KC-46As are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts; and Grissom ARB, Indiana, were named as
  • KC-46 program refueler touches down at Edwards

    The KC-46 program's first test aircraft, a Boeing 767-2C (EMD-1), departed from its home at Boeing Field in Seattle and touched down at Edwards for the first time Oct. 15.The plan is to have the 767-2C here for about two weeks.Boeing and the 418th Flight Test Squadron are conducting Ground Effects and Fuel Onload Fatigue testing on the new
  • 18th Air Force to participate in Exercise Ultimate Reach

    Eighteenth Air Force units, partnered with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in Exercise Ultimate Reach Nov. 2-8.Ultimate Reach is an annual U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored live-fly exercise designed to exercise the ability of 18th Air Force (Air Forces Transportation) to plan and conduct strategic airdrop missions. This
  • Lt. Gen. Cox assumes command of 18th AF

    Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander and former 18th AF commander, presided over a ceremony today in which Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox assumed command of 18th Air Force.Everhart said Cox's leadership and the dedication of the men and women of 18th Air Force will allow the command to reach new heights."Those Total Force Airmen...
  • Lt. Gen. Cox to assume command of 18 AF

    Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox will formally assume command of 18th Air Force at 10 a.m., Oct. 19, during a ceremony at the Scott Club on Scott AFB.Cox will succeed Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy, who has commanded the Air Force's largest Numbered Air Force since September.As Air Mobility Command's sole warfighting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is
  • Airmen enable largest CR exercise in AF history, Cerberus Strike

    Contingency response Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group recently planned, directed and executed the largest self-contained contingency response exercise in Air Force history from Sept. 8-19.Approximately 150 Airmen from the 821st CRG at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., subordinate unit of the 621st Contingency Response Wing--with
  • Edwards, JBLM combine efforts for KC-46 first flight, future test support

    On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Air Force, Boeing and aviation enthusiasts witnessed an important milestone with the first flight of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, to Boeing Field in Seattle.What most didn't witness is what led up to this milestone, which involved a massive, joint undertaking of several organizations,
  • Annual Operation DEEP FREEZE to commence Sept. 28

    The U.S. military will kick off the 2015-2016 season of Operation DEEP FREEZE, the Department of Defense's support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation, with operations commencing Sept. 28.This support is provided by Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica, led by Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,
  • C-5 due date performance 100 percent on time for fourth consecutive year

    In the current sustainment environment, there are military aircraft flying worldwide missions every day protecting American interests.Their sustainment is crucial.One of those airframes is the C-5 Galaxy - one of the world's largest airlifters - which was first deployed more than 45 years ago and is maintained right here at Robins Air Force