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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.
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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
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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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2017
Senior Airman Katie Cogbill, a 19th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, works at the Women’s Health Clinic on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Cogbill received the 19th Airlift Wing Airman of the Year Jan. 27, 2017. (U.S. photo illustration/Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Behind mother’s love: Enlisting for child’s chance
Hundreds of Airmen erupt into cheers and applause in a hangar after a name is announced. Among the crowd, a young Airman screams in disbelief. With tears of joy streaming down her face, she makes her way onto the stage to shake the commander’s hand.
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2017
A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus arrives at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., while a C-17 Globemaster III takes off, March 7, 2017. Travis was selected as a preferred location for the Air Force's newest refueling aircraft in January. This is the first time the aircraft has flown at an Air Mobility Command base and is scheduled to complete ground and flight testing during its time at Travis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese) Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing
A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Kyle Rollins, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, contains a wildfire March 7, 2016, in Reno County, Kan. Eighteen firefighters from McConnell Air Force Base responded to the fire to aid the local fire departments. (Courtesy photo) McConnell AFB firefighters help extinguish Kansas wildfires
Eighteen firefighters from McConnell Air Force Base’s 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department responded to an off-base wildfire in Reno County, Kansas, March 7 and 8, 2017.
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2017
Capt. Jamie LaRivee, a 21st Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, simulates aircraft procedures at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 14, 2017. LaRivee's mother was in the first class of female cadets at the Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sam Salopek) Female pilot follows in mother’s boot steps
With childlike wonder she watched as her mother pulled on a pair of combat boots. She witnessed her mother forge forward, knocking down walls that once stood to stall female progression. In the wake of that advancement, there was a maneuverable route the young girl could use to reach her own future goals. Capt. Jamie LaRivee, a 21st Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilot, saw her mother as a role model, and watched her excel in an Air Force career, making LaRivee certain she would follow in her mother’s boot steps.
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