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  • Fairchild building runway to innovation

    Innovation is a common buzzword used in many settings as a catch-all to promote developing strategies, solutions and inventions that can improve efficiency, but also may turn out to become industry game changers.
  • MacDill provides wounded warriors unique treatment

    To minimize the impact of traumatic injuries, the Dermatology Office from the 6th Medical Group at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, offers a variety of unique treatments for those who suffer from scarring as a result of blast injuries, burns, amputations, and other surgeries.
  • 18th AF leadership talks spouse employment, license reciprocity

    Some aspects of being in the military can be hard on individuals and families. To gain better insight into the issues Airmen and their families face at McChord Field, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, and his wife, Kelly Barrett, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to learn what’s working, what isn’t and where they can help. “The issues that spouses face here are the same, for the most part, across the nation,” Kelly said. “There is education for children, access to health care, employment for spouses and license reciprocity. “Some spouses have careers that require a license to work in a certain state, and, if they PCS to a new one, it can take months and cost hundreds of dollars to become certified in that new state.”
  • The New 18th Air Force: 2003 to 2005

    "The SECDEF has approved you to command the new combined AMC Numbered Air Force" was how Gen John Handy notified me that Sue and I were soon to take on a tremendous new challenge. It was his vision that 18th Air Force be a lean, streamlined headquarters focused on executing the Air Mobility war-fighting mission.While my first two months after
  • Delivering hope one order at a time

    Firefighters struggle to stop a relentless wildfire at the edge of Colorado Springs, where more than 32,000 people are being forced from their homes. Speculation is rampant that the raging fire will engulf the city, leaving destruction in its path.At this critical point, the National Interagency Fire Center makes a call requesting military help to
  • We do it better than anybody

    "We bring the word 'rapid' to rapid global mobility. We do it for allies, we do it for partners, and we do it for friends. We do it because we have to, because it is what Americans do, and we do it better than anybody," said Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay when he assumed command of the 18th Air Force here Sept. 23, 2011. Since that time the command's
  • Airman humbled by return to Haiti

    Maj. Donovan Davis, who helped to ensure the flow of humanitarian relief into Haiti in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake, was recently humbled by an invitation to return to the scene of what he considers a "defining moment in his career."Less than a year ago, the former airfield operations chief of Joint Task Force-Port Opening
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