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  • C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

    The C-17 Globemaster III has proved again that it remains the world's premier airlifter after the total C-17 fleet celebrated the historical milestone of achieving 3 million flying hours on May 5.
  • Air Force provides additional support in Nepal

    The Air Force continues its support of the disaster relief operations in Nepal with the arrival of a second C-17 Globemaster III in response to an earthquake that rocked the country April 25.
  • Former Soldier earns Air Force wings

    First Lt. Kevin Summerbell attended ROTC and commissioned as an officer in the Air Force to be a C-17 Globemaster III pilot, the same aircraft he was flown back on from Iraq after being wounded in combat. He is now assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Two C-17 squadrons to be inactivated over next two years

    Air Mobility Command will inactivate two C-17 Globemaster III squadrons during the next two years - one at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, and one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington - based on the President's Defense Budget for fiscal year 2015.
  • A $2 solution to a $3,000 problem

    A brand new circuit board for a rescue fire truck can cost more than $3,000 to replace, regardless of why it has malfunctioned, but fire truck maintainers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington dug a little deeper into the issue and discovered a $2 solution. Recently, the shop was faced with replacing one of their own dashboard panels as a truck began displaying a compartment open light in error. Maintainers were able to trace the issue to the power distribution panel in the cab of the truck and discovered a transistor had failed.
  • Four generations of balloon flight: AF major keeps family tradition alive

    Maj. Kenny Weiner is a transportation planner at U.S. Transportation Command and a C-17 Globemaster III instructor pilot in his day job, but on weekends and much of the other time he’s not at work, you can find him planning the next hot-air balloon flight.
  • McChord aircrews put air power on display during exercise

    Aircrews from Joint Bases Lewis-McChord, Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and Elmendorf-Richardson departed from McChord Field, Washingotn, in five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Dec. 6, to participate in realistic and complex training the Air Force has to offer during a joint forcible entry exercise over the Keno drop zone, Nevada.
  • Dover tail flash flies around the ‘Monster Mile’

    The Dover tail flash is blue, yellow, black and white, has the head of an eagle, depicts the Liberty Bell, proudly displays the name "Dover," and normally is only found adorning the tail section of Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
  • Simulators train aircrew at fraction of cost

    Using simulators for the majority of pilot training is a huge advantage. They operate at about 5 percent of the cost of real jets. One hour of flying in a C-17 costs approximately $23,424 -- a substantial difference compared to the simulator.
  • US, India airdrop training mission a historic one

    Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska and the Indian air force achieved a historic milestone after completing a joint air transportability training sortie Sept 9.
  • Ramstein Airmen welcome international partners for NATO exercise

    The 86th Airlift Wing opened its flightline to Air National Guard C-130 Hercules from six states and U.S. Transportation Command C-17 Globemaster IIIs Aug. 31, to support an international, allied exercise.
  • Hickam C-17 dedicated in honor of late Sen. Daniel Inouye

    A C-17 Globemaster III from the 535th Airlift Squadron was dedicated "Spirit of Daniel Inouye," in memory of local and national hero Sen. Daniel Inouye, Aug. 20, during a ceremony here.
  • Joint effort validates ability to move Stryker vehicles via air

    Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline here, marking the Army's first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction.
  • Air Force, Army Aviation come together to complete vital mission in Egypt

    Weighing more than 17,000 pounds the a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter -- when not being carried by its own rotors -- is not the easiest piece of Army equipment to move from one point to another. So what happens when one of these military chariots becomes non-mission capable in the desert and needs advanced maintenance?
  • Deployed Airmen drop supplies into Iraq

    A C-17 Globemaster III and two C-130s from undisclosed locations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility dropped 72 bundles of supplies, including food and water, to thousands of Iraqis threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant near Sinjar, Iraq, Aug. 7.
  • U.S. joint capabilities support Thai partners

    The 3rd Wing validated its joint and combined capabilities this week when five C-17 Globemaster III left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for Thailand to airdrop paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, to the joint and combined exercise Cobra Gold 2014.
  • Airlift operations complete in Central African Republic

    A small U.S. Air Force support team and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft began airlift operations Dec. 12 in response to a French request for airlift support. The Airmen conducted 16 flights from Burundi to the Central African Republic, Warren said, transporting 857 Burundi troops, 73 pallets of equipment and 18 Burundian military vehicles.
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