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  • Historic 'surge' exercises airlift crisis, contingency response

    An historic "surge" of the nation's largest military airlifters will more than double their normal day-to-day workload, exercising the ability of United States Transportation Command and its air component, Air Forces Transportation, to rapidly provide strategic airlift in response to large-scale crises and contingencies, according to officials
  • 18th Air Force welcomes new commander

    Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay formally assumed command of the 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice in a change of command ceremony today at the Scott Club here. "The flag that we're passing today is significant ... it's the flag, it's the guidon, it's the colors of the Eighteenth Air Force," said General Raymond E. Johns, Jr., commander of
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 18th Air Force to welcome new commander

    Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay will assume command of the 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice in a change-of-command ceremony Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. at the Parade Field here. The 18th Air Force is Air Mobility Command's (AMC) sole warfighting numbered air force (NAF), the Air Force's largest NAF, and is responsible for AMC's worldwide operational
  • Standing on the shoulders of giants

    "I feel like today we stand on the shoulders of giants, fellow Airmen who have endured with incredible purpose, Airmen who have endured incredible perils," said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice when he assumed command of the 18th Air Force here Aug. 19, 2009. Over the course of the next two years the Airmen "giants" of the 18th Air Force have continued
  • 18th Air Force Commander delivers newest Super Herc to Dyess

    The commander of the 18th Air Force flew and delivered a brand new C-130J Super Hercules to the 317th Airlift Group here September 8. The delivery by Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice from a Lockheed-Martin Plant in Marietta, Ga., was the sixth in the 317th's continuing transition to the new aircraft. Dyess is slated to become home to the Air Force's
  • Mobility Airmen deploy for Joint Exercise

    Hundreds of  Mobility Airmen have deployed to the Joint Operational Access Exercise Sept. 6 through 13 at locations near Fort Bragg, N.C.JOAX is a week-long exercise to prepare Airmen and Soldiers to respond to worldwide crises and contingencies. The exercise will also assess and certify the combat readiness of leadership, planning staff, and air
  • Combined U.S.-Australian exercise showcases air mobility readiness, power

    Airmen and aircraft belonging to the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, recently demonstrated the nation's ability to rapidly project power across the globe, delivering 245 U.S. and Australian paratroopers to their drop zone July 16 as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. The U.S. Pacific Command-led command post and field-training exercise, which
  • Past and present come together at 18th Air Force conference

    Commanders and enlisted leaders gathered here to discuss principles for dealing with the 18th Air Force's most pressing issues during the command's annual Commanders and Command Chiefs Conference, June 22-24. The theme of this year's conference was "heritage and resiliency", underscoring the importance of considering the hard-won lessons of past