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  • Loadmaster push limits, secure solutions

    Loadmasters assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, completed three back-to-back redeployments of R-11 fuel trucks from an undisclosed location in the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility, March 15.As the Air Force reduces its footprint in the region the ability to forward deploy
  • Letter to Airmen - Accomplishing the Mission Safely and Responsibly

    Mobility Airmen,In my last letter to you, I asked you to call "time out" and re-evaluate how we can safely accomplish our local and global missions. Since then, our wings have held safety down days and the feedback I have received from your leadership has been very positive.We are off to a good start, now I challenge you to continue to maintain
  • AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

    The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force's recommendations in a report to Congress March 4.Of the Commission's 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16."The body of work
  • Air Force Attacks Biological Agents with Heat, Humidity

    A recent Joint Capability Technology Demonstration on a C-130 cargo aircraft at Orlando International Airport, Florida, showed how hot, humid air can decontaminate large pieces of equipment from biological agents.The Air Mobility Command-hosted final out-brief and demonstration of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System on Jan. 22
  • KC-46A Pegasus hangar construction underway

    The construction of three new hangars is underway, preparing for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus, here.The hangars will have the capability of storing of six KC-46As for the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 931st Air Refueling Group to perform routine maintenance."We laid a new foundation system to support the new buildings and then
  • Commentary - Our Air Force - diverse in thought, word and deed

    The Air Force has a rich heritage built on the pillars of diversity and innovation. As African American History Month draws to a close, and we look on to honor women's history next month, I'd like to reflect on the word 'diversity.' Diversity is often equated to minority, but it's more than that - diversity is a reflection of what makes us unique,
  • Summer rotation ends for Deep Freeze

    McChord Airmen embark on their 575th mission in support of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic operations.A C-17 Globemaster III left Feb. 6th with three sets of air crews and several support personnel from McChord field from units including the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th AW and the 22nd Special tactics Squadron in support of Operation Deep
  • 621st CRW maintains readiness with Army at JRTC exercise

    The 621st Contingency Response Wing maintained their readiness to deploy at a moment's notice as they participated in a joint exercise with the U.S. Army at the Joint Readiness Training Center here, Jan. 10-22.Approximately 61 Airmen from the 571st Contingency Response Group stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., 59 Airmen from the 817th
  • Scott Airmen train on Transport Isolation System

    Members of the 375th and 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons here began familiarization training on a Transport Isolation System Monday, which was unveiled to the world Jan. 23.The TIS, which was unveiled after 60 days of planning, developing and testing, provides the Department of Defense with the capability to air transport multiple patients
  • 18th AF commander visits 437th AW at JB Charleston

    Air Force Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, 18th Air Force commander, his wife Michele and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Rodewald, 18th AF command chief, visited Airmen, families and civilians from the 437th Airlift Wing Jan. 8-9, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.To get a first-hand view of JB Charleston's unique mission, Everhart was given a mission