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521st Air Mobility Operations Wing leadership attend a commander’s conference, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 21, 2018. Participants in the week-long conference discussed concerns and topics ranging from unit readiness to mission execution and effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) 521st AMOW is ready to fight anytime, anywhere
When some people think of warfighting, they often think about the battle itself. But as the saying goes, “getting there is half the battle.” This is why leaders of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing take their mission of providing air mobility to combat zones very seriously.
0 5/07
2018
Capt. Aisha Lockett, 60th Air Mobility Wing executive officer, and Capt. Broderick Lockett, 21st Airlift Squadron director of staff, stand together on the flightline at Travis Air Force Base, California, Mar. 27. The Locketts have been at Travis since 2015 and, in that time, have contributed not only to the base's standard of living, but also to its history and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Conrad) The Locketts: A story of marriage, deployments and finger guns
The Locketts came to Travis Air Force Base, California, in 2015 and in that time, what grass they have found themselves on has been plentifully watered. From Broderick’s participation in the Tuskegee Airmen heritage flight to Aisha’s work in organizing a fun run in support of the Air Force Assistance Fund, their mark on Travis has been one of compassion, hard work and pride. But being a dual-military couple hasn’t been without its challenges.
0 4/03
2018
A boom operator Airman uses psychology work to help other Airmen, community
One boom operator at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, has made it her mission to improve the mental health of her fellow Airmen and members of the local community.
0 2/07
2018
Airman 1st Class Logan Smith, a C-17 loadmaster, was on a Bravo alert schedule in September at Dover Air Force Base, 
when he received a call to support what would be his first  humanitarian mission in his career. Smith is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Graphic by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade) Mobility Airman recalls first humanitarian mission
Airman 1st Class Logan Smith, a C-17 loadmaster, was on an alert schedule in September 2017 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, meaning he had a bag packed for the week and was ready at a moment’s notice.
0 12/26
2017
An Airman sings Singing boom operator inspires others
Growing up in a poverty-stricken, single-parent family, he used singing as a kind of therapy. Airman 1st Class Julian Awari, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, was only 6 years old when he first realized he had a talent for singing, and it was a hobby he would stick with throughout his life.
0 12/13
2017
Staff Sergeant April Cooper, an aeromedical evacuation technician at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, had just returned from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, after providing support for Hurricane Harvey. Knowing Hurricane Maria was about to make landfall, she left her bags right by her front door.  She was still on Bravo alert and knew when Maria hit, AE support would be needed quickly.
This second mission would last three weeks at MacDill AFB, Florida, compared to her five day mission at Little Rock. Her time in Arkansas would help prepare her for the mission of multiple flights to St. Croix in the near future. Aeromedical technician treats St. Croix patients, experiences first humanitarian mission
Staff Sgt. April Cooper, an aeromedical evacuation technician at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, had just returned from Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, after providing support for Hurricane Harvey. Knowing Hurricane Maria was about to make landfall, she left her bags right by her front door. She was still on bravo alert and knew when Maria hit, AE support would be needed quickly. This second mission lasted three weeks at MacDill AFB, Florida, compared to her five day mission at Little Rock AFB. Her time in Arkansas helped prepare her for the mission of multiple flights to St. Croix.
0 12/06
2017
Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Cook (Left), 6th Air Refueling Squadron, shares a laugh with Staff Sgt. Jack McCoy, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inside a KC-10 Extender prior to loading operations at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., June 17, 2017. Cook oversaw the loading of more than 15,000 pounds of cargo prior to a flight to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Committed to helping others: NCO serves base, community
He is a husband, father and an Airman with more than a decade of military service. His office is often the friendly confines of a KC-10 Extender, flying thousands of feet above Earth.
0 8/03
2017
Japan Air Self Defense Force Maj. Toshiro Hatamoto, headquarters, Southwestern Composite Air Division logistic planning transportation section chief, speaks with U.S. Air Force 733rd Air Mobility Squadron members about the JASDF side of Aerial Port operations, March 10, 2016, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The 733rd AMS toured Naha Air Base to build relations between the U.S. Air Force and JASDF partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa) Partnerships drive 733rd AMS mission success
The island of Okinawa, Japan, also referred to as the Keystone to the Pacific, is home to multiple U.S. military installations. Although they have many differences, the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps units on Okinawa have one shared interest: the need for rapid global mobility.
0 7/27
2017
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