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  • Fairchild Airmen perform first test of new chemical defense mask on KC-135

    In the midst of calm or chaos, there lies a potential for aircrews to fight the faceless combatants of chemical and biological agents. U.S. military personnel actively operate within areas that maintain the capability to employ these agents, making individual protective equipment imperative to mission readiness. Fairchild aircrew members performed the first-ever test of the Joint Service Aircrew Mask on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a night-flight July 17.
  • Travis says goodbye to Col. John Klein, welcomes Col. Ethan Griffin as new base commander

    Ask an Airman what they like doing on warm, summer mornings and more than likely, you won’t hear, “Get in my blues and stand at attention for two hours.” For members of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, though, that’s exactly what they did, but for good reason. They, among many Airmen around Travis Air Force Base, California, were given the opportunity to bid a final farewell to departing 60th AMW commander, Col. John Klein, as well as welcome his replacement, incoming 60th AMW commander, Col. Ethan Griffin, during a change of command ceremony July 10.
  • Travis KC-10 takes Ospreys on alternate route across Atlantic

    A KC-10 Extender crew from Travis Air Force Base, California, took part March 10 in a first-of-its-kind mission to move six U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys to Morón Air Base, Spain. The mission to move the MV-22s charted an alternative, transatlantic southern route as opposed to a northern passage used in previous efforts.
  • Legacy Stratotanker refuels newest Air Force fighters

    Team Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotanker was hard at work refueling six of the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighters, the F-35A Lightning II, over the Pacific Northwest Oct. 17.
  • USAF demonstrates capabilities in European theater

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The U.S. Air Force airlift provides the capability to deploy armed forces and assets anywhere in the world within hours.
  • 386 AEW deliver critical supplies to the frontlines

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- “We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the chief of tactics with the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the
  • US, Hellenic air forces practice in-flight refueling

    A KC-135 Stratotanker, from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, joined F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the Hellenic air force to perform in-flight refueling operations during a flying training deployment, Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, 2017, at Souda Bay, Greece.
  • Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s

    Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft. The 618th Air Operations Center, based out of Scott AFB, Illinois, assigned the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling
  • Mobility Air Forces enables JTF-Bravo deployment to Haiti

    U.S. Air Force heavy airlift was called upon to support approximately 200 Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo who deployed this week with two CH-53E Super Stallion, three CH-47 Chinook, and two UH-60L and two HH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to alleviate human suffering and bolster Haitian disaster response capabilities.
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