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  • Team Travis poised to deliver after Hurricane Michael

    Within hours of Hurricane Michael’s landfall on the Florida Panhandle, a Travis Air Force Base, California, C-17 Globemaster III with a crew from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was wheels up to support civil authorities in humanitarian relief operations.
  • Fairchild’s Airmen support KC-46A, B-52 training

    Airmen from Fairchild’s 384th Air Refueling Squadron supported a KC-46A Pegasus during a training operation with a B-52 Stratofortress in the Northwest region of the United States, Oct. 3, 2018. The purpose of the training mission was to test the new refueler’s capability to perform inflight refueling connections specifically with the B-52 airframe.
  • Fairchild KC-135s, Airmen support Operation Juniper Micron

    Fairchild KC-135 Stratotankers, Airmen, and support equipment, deployed to continue partner support to France as part of Operation Juniper Micron in Spain, September 2018.
  • Same-sex couple thankful for changing times

    For Sarah and Kelsey, a dual military same-sex couple stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., the road to marriage has not been easy. Since they met in 2012, acceptance through legislation, awareness, changes in thoughts and behavior have the couple counting its blessings.
  • Plea deal reached in former Scott AFB commander sexual assault case

    Legal proceedings concluded Sept. 10 in the case of United States v. Colonel John O. Howard, former 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In the pretrial agreement reached July 2, Howard accepted non-judicial punishment proceedings under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice. Appeals associated with the
  • USTRANSCOM commander visits Fairchild

    U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, visited Fairchild Air Force Base Sept. 19, 2018. Lyons visited to discuss mission-readiness, engage with Airmen and learn about the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • JB Charleston serves as Hurricane Florence staging area

    Joint Base Charleston joined the relief efforts to help victims of Hurricane Florence by becoming a staging location for various rescue and relief units as of Sept. 14, 2018. The teams standing by for the efforts consisted of the 334th Air Expeditionary Group, the South Carolina and Pennsylvania Army National Guard Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Teams as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Nelson assumes command of Travis

    Col. Jeff Nelson assumed command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California during a ceremony Sept. 18 attended by leaders of the local community, 18th Air Force leadership and Travis Airmen.
  • JB Charleston evacuates aircraft from hurricane zone, maintains airlift capabilities

    Joint Base Charleston personnel assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and 628th Air Base Wing began evacuation flights for 24 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Sept. 11, 2018, in anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall. The aircraft and supporting personnel planned and executed flights from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina to three designated safe locations within 48 hours of notification, a move designed to sustain the wing’s airlift capability.
  • 621st CRW, Army participate in airfield-opening exercise in Wisconsin

    Airmen, Soldiers and officials from the Defense Logistics Agency were sent to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 to 14 as part of Exercise Turbo Distribution 18-02, a Joint Task Force-Port Opening simulation designed to hone joint service interoperability in austere locations for the purpose of opening airfields and forwarding the mobility-centric goals of the Army and Air Force. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Soldiers assigned to the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and DLA officials were deployed to the fictitious country of Badgeristan for the exercise.
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