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MSAS conducts training 571st MSAS trains El Salvador air force for peacekeeping mission
The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron sent a 15 member mobility training team to the Republic of El Salvador to conduct training for two weeks.
0 12/06
2017
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons transported a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 12. Airmen conduct historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 12, 2017.
0 9/14
2017
he C-17 crew members delivered the equipment to Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Airmen provide humanitarian relief to Caribbean Islands
Airmen across the U.S. came together to support the Hurricane Irma relief effort, Sept. 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
0 9/14
2017
Air Traffic Controllers Put to the Test for Hurricane Evacuation Air traffic controllers put to test during hurricane evacuation
Barksdale Air Force Base welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, Sept. 8-10, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Irma.
0 9/13
2017
Airman Benjamin Cobb (Left) and Tech. Sgt. Ruben Rivera (Right), both members of the 60th Operations Support Squadron, monitor air traffic over Travis Air Force Base, Calif., inside the Travis Radar Approach Control facility April 3, 2017. Travis air traffic controllers monitor an average of 367 aircraft daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released) Innovation enhances safety, leads to international recognition
Air traffic control is serious business. Every day thousands of flights take off and land all across the U.S. Dedicated professionals known as air traffic controllers are responsible for monitoring every flight and coordinating with aircrews and people on the ground.
0 4/06
2017
Zelda Montoya, a 422nd Air Base Group air traffic manager, explains operational procedures to Airmen during a training exercise at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 4, 2015. Montoya said she enjoyed imparting the experiences she garnered from 35 years as a trained air traffic controller. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best) Zelda's tower
For 35 years, Zelda Montoya has stood in her tower, overlooking flightlines around the world and guiding aircraft to and from home. To her, the sky is not made up of fleecy clouds and endless expanses of blue, but rather lines, grids and waypoints.
0 7/16
2015
Staff Sgt. Matt, air traffic control liaison, scans the flightline from the air traffic control tower at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 3, 2015. The duties of an air traffic controller liaison include making an automated terminal information service, which is a continuous broadcast of recorded weather and any other pertinent information for the pilots that they listen to before they go out. Matt is currently deployed from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown/RELEASED)

Referees of the airfield
What does it take to support multiple U.S. and coalition aircraft on a 12,012-foot runway while keeping safety as the primary concern 24-hours a day, seven days a week? Airmen of airfield operations, composed of airfield management and air traffic control, ensure safe air and ground operations for assigned and transient aircraft, along with coordinating access and maintenance for ground operations around the airfield.
1 4/13
2015
Robert Moore scans the runway for foreign objects from the control tower Feb. 2, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Though not as busy as aircraft-centric bases, the Vandenberg AFB airfield serves as a central hub for the delivery of components for the base’s primary space mission. Moore is a 30th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ian Dudley) Aircraft to spacecraft, airfield ops lands them all
Vandenberg's 15,000-foot flightline -- the second longest in the Air Force -- currently has no permanently assigned aircraft; however, it is considered mission essential.
0 2/05
2015
Slovenian air force Capt. Gregor Virant (left) develops airspace procedures which allow aircraft to land during inclement weather with help from Chief Master Sgt. Luis Martinez and Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Hickman  Jan. 13, 2015, at Cerklje Air Base, Slovenia. The five-day mission supported U. S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s efforts to assist the Slovenian air force in developing control measures for takeoff and landing procedures during instrument flight rules conditions, giving the base the capability to conduct flights is inclement weather conditions. Virant is the 15th Wing chief of air operations. Martinez is the USAFE - AFAFRICA operations superintendent for command and control. Hickman is the 31st Operational Support Squadron chief controller.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. John C. Sherinian) 435th AGOW improves airspace, builds partnerships
The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing led a U. S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa air traffic control advisory mission in Cerklje Air Base, Slovenia, Jan. 12 to 16.
0 1/23
2015
Staff Sgt. Rey Edenfield poses with his wife, Amy, and their two sons, Grayson, left, and Dawson on the front porch of their home Aug. 28, 2014. The picture was taken almost a year after Edenfield was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in his left leg being amputated six inches below the knee. Edenfield is an air traffic controller at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello) Amputee Airman defies odds, returns to active duty
His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves.
1 9/15
2014
Staff Sgt. Jessica M. Day smiles for a photo after receiving the American Legion Spirit of Service Award at the Legion’s National Convention Aug. 26, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The award is sponsored by the National Headquarters of the American Legion and is presented annually to an enlisted member from each of the military services for outstanding volunteer service performed off-duty in the local community. Day is a 366th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control craftsman  (Courtesy photo) American Legion, president honor air traffic control Airman for volunteer efforts
A 366th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control craftsman here recently received the American Legion Spirit of Service Award for outstanding volunteer service from President Barack Obama. Staff Sgt. Jessica M. Day accepted the 2014 award from the commander-in-chief at the Legion's National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Aug. 26.
0 9/10
2014
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addresses airmen on Jan. 4, 2014 on Pease Air National Guard Base, Portsmouth N.H. Chief Cody opened the session with brief remarks then fielded several Air Force-related questions from Airmen on topics concerning enlisted members across the Air Force and Air National Guard for more than 50 minutes. The Air Force's most senior enlisted member is visiting Pease to speak with enlisted Airmen at all-call sessions and duty section visits and meet with the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and victim advocates.(National Guard photo by Airman 1s Class Kayla M. McWalter) CMSAF, wife visit air traffic control roots
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, returned here Jan. 3 and 4 to visit the men and women of the 157th Air Refueling Wing nearly 23 years after leaving as young staff sergeants.
18 1/07
2014
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