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An Army airborne jumpmaster from the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, signals "one minute" to drop while he looks out of the open troop door on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 12, 2017 waiting to airdrop in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The purpose of TS17 is to improve U.S.-Australian combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. TS17 also demonstrates U.S. commitment to its key ally and the overarching security framework in the Indo Asian Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook) US, coalition partners demonstrate global defense capabilities
Four U.S. Air Force and one Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with more than 300 American and Canadian paratroopers took off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, to Shoalwater Bay, Australia, for biennial training exercise, Talisman Saber July 13, 2017.
0 7/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo Officials announce 12 OAY Award winners for 2017
Air Force officials have named the service's top enlisted members, announcing the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
0 7/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Squadrons, MAJCOMs join forces in revitalization initiative
As part of an Air Force-wide initiative, squadron revitalization teams visited Scott Air Force Base and Air Mobility Command June 22 - 23, 2017.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Renne Montilla, the 387th Expeditionary Support Squadron Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance NCO in charge, unclogs the main sewer pipe to a restroom facility at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 22, 2017. Montilla is solely responsible for maintaining all the 387th Air Expeditionary Group’s water and fuel systems ensuring everything functions properly at the geographically separated location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 387th ESPTS sustains busiest aerial port in AFCENT
As one of the busiest aerial ports of debarkation in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, the 387th Air Expeditionary Group is no stranger to service members and cargo transiting downrange, but it is the 387th Expeditionary Support Squadron that is charged with sustaining that aerial port.
0 6/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC
The Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota to ACC effective June 13, 2017.
0 6/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo AMC pursues fuel efficiency initiatives
From electronic flight bags (EFB) to flight management system modifications, Air Mobility Command Airmen are contributing innovative and cost-saving ways to enhance the command’s fuel efficiency.
0 6/07
2017
Capt. Matt Davis, a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in formation with Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, March 14, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The training sortie marked the first air refueling mission with F-35s in the 909th ARS’s area of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Airmen voice suggestions, initiate AMC Aviation Retention Task Force stand up
The Air Mobility Command stood up the AMC Aviation Retention Task Force May 3, 2017, after receiving more than 600 responses to a video published on social media mid-April to solicit ideas regarding Air Force aviation retention concerns.
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s
Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.
0 6/05
2017
Tech. Sgt. Brendan Proctor, a 3rd Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill, a 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., ensure proper block placement prior to loading an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter onto a C-17 Globemaster III May 15, 2017, at Moody AFB. Special care was taken to not damage either aircraft when loading. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Airmen hone search, rescue skills during exercise
The 3rd Airlift Squadron supported exercise Rapid Rescue May 15–18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
0 5/23
2017
Staff Sgt. Katherine Stanton, a 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, completes one-on-one hypoxia training in the reduced oxygen breathing device and hypoxia familiarization trainer. During this training, Airmen fly a C-17 flight task simulation as the ROBD precisely mixes nitrogen and reduced oxygen to equivalent oxygen concentrations at higher altitudes. This allows Airmen to see how hypoxia affects their motor skills and to experience their symptoms in a low risk environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. William A. O’Brien) Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
Members of Joint Base Charleston celebrated the standup of the Total Force Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team along with the unveiling of the reduced oxygen breathing device (ROBD) and hypoxia familiarization trainer during a ceremony here May 2, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
Pictured are the Harchaoui triplets (from left): Myriam, 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Rabah, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Warda, 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif. All three were born in Algeria before immigrating to the United States, and are Airmen serving in today’s Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future
Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets — Myriam, Rabah and Warda — would join the U.S. Air Force. Scott Air Force Base is now home to Myriam, who recently reflected on her unique journey.
0 5/05
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on April 15 and two forward deployed to Bulgaria for a brief time which allowed the F-35s to engage in familiarization training within the European theater while reassuring allies and partners of U.S. dedication to the enduring peace and stability of the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) F-35s forward deploy to Bulgaria
Two F-35A Lightning IIs and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base April 28 from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
0 5/01
2017
Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild (center), a former military training instructor and currently an individual protective equipment supervisor assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pauses for a photo with Airman 1st Class Zenawi Tecle (left), a former trainee of Fairchild and now an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron, and Senior Airman Kristin Weiland (right), an individual protective equipment technician with the 6th LRS, Feb. 24, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Fairchild served four years as an MTI applying professionalism and dedication to train thousands of people and groomed them into Airmen before returning to her current career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen
For Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild, a former MTI at JB San Antonio-Lackland, those long hours were worth it. Six years into her career, Fairchild applied to be an MTI. She had dreams to be a teacher and chose to focus that drive into shaping the next generation of Airmen.
0 4/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Travis AFB earns DOD environmental restoration award
Dedication to using green and sustainable remediation technologies and biological processes that breakdown contaminates in groundwater has earned Travis Air Force Base, California, its first Defense Secretary Environmental Restoration Award for Installations.
0 4/24
2017
An F-35A Lightning II refuels over North America en route to its deployed location in Europe April 15, 2017. The U.S. Air Force deployed the F-35A Lightning IIs, approximately 250 Airmen and associated equipment, to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on a long-planned training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment
When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker. “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,” said Col. Albert Miller, the 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “This particular flight was a significant
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2017
A  C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., rests on Pegasus Ice Runway, Antarctica, during Operation Deep Freeze, July 15, 2016. ODF is one of the military’s most difficult peacetime missions due to the harsh Antarctic environment. The U.S. military is uniquely equipped and trained to operate in such an austere environment and has therefore provided support to the U.S. Antarctic Program since 1955. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn McCullough) Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science
Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.
0 4/18
2017
Thirty Air Mobility Command civic leaders learned how to impact the Rapid Global Mobility mission at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., during a tour from April 10-12, 2017. During their trip they had breakfast with Airmen, a briefing about how AMC's four core capabilities are executed, a behind the scenes look at the 618th Air Operations Center, and aeromedical evacuation training demo by the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade) AMC civic leaders learn about global reach execution
Headquarters Air Mobility Command hosted 30 civic leaders at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, from April 10-12, 2017, to provide an interactive look into what it takes to execute the rapid global mobility mission every day.
0 4/17
2017
CAE USA the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. This means the KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will be connected to other mobility Air Force platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases. (Courtesy Photo Hunter Register) 
AMC, industry partner to enhance virtual training
Canadian Aviation Electronics USA, the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will now be connected to other Air Force mobility platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases.
0 4/06
2017
A C-130J Super Hercules taxis on the flightline as part of an 11-ship C-130J formation Oct. 24, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Little Rock AFB is home to the largest C-130 fleet in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Grace Nichols) Mobility Airmen support Peru relief mission
At the request of the government of Peru, two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flew to Lima, Peru, April 4, 2017, to support ongoing U.S. disaster assistance to communities devastated by floods resulting from torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region.The aircraft will support the transport
0 4/05
2017
Maj. Denial Cox, the Office of the Command Surgeon medical director for en route care, briefs congressional staff members on flight surgical capabilities during the 2017 Rapid Global Mobility Airpower Orientation at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott) AMC provides airpower orientation to Congressional staff members
Nearly 45 congressional staff members representing legislators from across the United States attended the 2017 Rapid Global Mobility Airpower Orientation hosted by Air Mobility Command here March 31, 2017.
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