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  • Letter to Airmen: Farewell

    Mobility Airmen,It was just over a year ago I assumed command of 18th Air Force, and it has been a humbling and challenging, but also gratifying, experience. Looking back at this past year, I am thoroughly impressed and amazed by what you have been able to accomplish every day. Thank you for your continuing diligence and excellence as you carry out
  • Air mobility pioneer honored by Airlift Tanker Association

    The Airlift Tanker Association honored Col. Earl B. Young during a bust dedication ceremony at the Scott Air Force Base ATA Walk of Fame June 29, 2015.Young was the first commander of 18th Air Force and the 2014 ATA Hall of Fame inductee.In 1989 the association established their Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals and groups who have made
  • 18th AF cuts ribbon on renovated headquarters

    After more than three years of renovations, Bldg. P-4, which is one of Scott's historic structures, is once again home to 18th Air Force."It was worth the wait. The Mobility Airmen of 18th Air Force now have a first class building where they will oversee contingency and humanitarian operations being executed all over the world," said Lt. Gen.
  • KC-10s aid in Alaska exercise

    Approximately 18 Airmen and two KC-10 Extenders from Travis Air Force Base will participate in exercise Northern Edge 2015, a joint training exercise hosted by Alaskan Command scheduled for June 15-26 on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska.NE15 is one in a series of U.S. Pacific Command exercises in 2015 that prepares joint
  • Enlisted evaluation, promotion systems to use new EPR forms, forced distribution, stratification restrictions

    With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions.For
  • Airmen from 621st CRW support the ICBM Enterprise

    Operation Road Warrior is an Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) exercise held annually at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., the largest security forces exercise conducted each year. For this year's exercise AFGSC asked the 570th and 571st Global Mobility Readiness Squadrons (GMRS), from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to provide 24 Security Forces Airmen
  • Fairchild, McConnell tankers fuel NORAD exercise

    A Tanker Task Force assembled from the 92nd and 22nd Air Refueling Wings from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, and McConnell AFB, Kansas, respectively, joined approximately 300 military personnel and 15 aircraft in exercise AMALGAM DART 15-2 May 26 through June 1.This North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise is an annual training
  • Letter to Airmen - The Core Values

    "To understand, accept, and internalize the Core Values, our people must be allowed and encouraged to engage in an extended dialogue about them and to explore the role of the values at all levels of the Air Force."                  - United States Air Force Core Values, 1 January 1997Mobility Airmen,The statement above mentions engaging in an
  • C-17 fleet celebrates 3,000,000 flying hour

    Today, the C-17 Globemaster III has proved yet again that it remains the world's premier airlifter after the total C-17 fleet celebrated the historical milestone of achieving 3,000,000 flying hours on May 5, 2015.The C-17 is the only strategic airlifter in the world that has tactical capabilities that allow it to fly between continents, land on
  • Commentary: AMC Commander reflects on his first year

    To the men and women of Air Mobility Command, I can't thank you and your families enough for the hard work and sacrifices that you make each day.  You are an unrivaled, Total Force team - active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen - and you make rapid global mobility a reality.In the year since I took command, I've truly been impressed by