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  • Pease ANGB breaks ground for KC-46 hangars

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held on base Sept. 18 to mark the start of the KC-46A Hangar Expansion and Modernization Project.New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte as well as The Adjutant General of the N.H. National Guard Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III and 157th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Shawn
  • JB Charleston Engages In Red Flag Exercise

    This past August, members from all branches of the US military in conjunction with international allies met at Nellis Air Force Base to hone their air combat capabilities by participating in the Red Flag exercise. Red Flag was established in 1975 to help maximize the readiness, skills and survivability of airborne assets in a combat environment.
  • Airmen share air mobility knowledge with African partner nations

    Approximately 40 African military personnel visited here to participate in the African Partnership Flight hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing Aug. 30 through Sept. 4.The APF program, sponsored and developed by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, is the premier security cooperation program that partners U.S. and African
  • Mobility Airmen recover radiological material from Mexico

    Headquarters Air Mobility Command, in close partnership with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration recently executed a C-17 Globemaster III mission to repatriate three Husman irradiators containing radioactive material from Mexico to the United States for final disposition.One of the NNSA's primary missions focuses on
  • Late night trips to Thule

    Imagine being on top of the world for a year, where sunshine and a grocery store are equally scarce. The only thing you can see outside the walls of the base is an endless wilderness.Thule Air Base, Greenland, is the U.S. Armed Forces' northern-most installation, and serves to provide missile warning, space surveillance and space control for Air
  • How GPS changed airdrops

    When thinking of the Global Position System or GPS, satellites orbiting the earth may come to mind; but at Dyess, the 317th Airlift Group is using GPS to enhance the accuracy of airdrops."The term JPADS basically encompasses precision airdrops," said Capt. James Morris, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules weapons officer said.  "It's a more
  • 62nd AW delivers at JFEX

    The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft is capable of delivering tailored force to anywhere in the world in less than 96 hours and that is just what they showcased Aug. 6.C-17s from Joint Base Lewis-McChord staged out of March Air Reserve Base, Calif., conducted a Joint Operation Access Exercise at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin.The Air
  • Travis, Army train in case of emergency

    The California Army National Guard 49th Military Police Brigade trained with the 821st Contingency Response Squadron and the 22nd Airlift Squadron Aug. 7 at Travis Air Force Base, California.Loadmasters and aerial porters from Travis helped Army military police load their vehicles and mobile command post onto a Travis C-5M Super Galaxy to be
  • AE team provides critical support after Kabul attacks

    Approximately 25 personnel came together here on a real world aeromedical evacuation mission Aug. 9 to save the lives of service members injured after recent attacks in Kabul.The medical professionals were a collection of KMC Fire Emergency Services, Aeromedical Evacuation and Critical Care Air Transport Team personnel who assisted with medical
  • AMC welcomes a new commander

    Air Mobility Command welcomed its 12th commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, August 11.Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II took command of AMC from Gen. Darren W. McDew during a ceremony officiated by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.Welsh opened the ceremony by speaking about AMC's accomplishments since they inherited the missions of