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  • A different path to citizenship

    Being an American citizen may seem ordinary for most, but for some Airmen, the path to citizenship is anything but ordinary. Senior Airman Michael Mwelwa, a 60th Comptroller Squadron military pay technician, was awarded U.S. citizenship in May at the age of 23. Mwelwa was born in Zambia, a country in southern Africa. He lived there until was 5, when his parents decided to leave in hopes of a better life.
  • AMC showcases joint rapid global mobility mission to civic leaders

    Air Mobility Command hosted 25 civic leaders from around the command Nov. 15 -17 for an immersion into AMC’s mission at Pope Army Airfield and to provide insight into its prominent role enabling joint mission effects globally.
  • C-17 Weapons Instructor Course relocates to JB Lewis-McChord

    Air Mobility Command will save $12 million annually by moving a weapons squadron and weapons instructor course from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington beginning the summer of 2017, officials announced Nov. 18.
  • Around the Air Force: Nov. 4

    On this look around the Air Force Airmen help fight fires in Iraq; the 48th annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention took place in Nashville, Tennessee; Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, is inducted into the Order of the Sword; and a hospital on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, receives an upgrade.
  • AMC commander: Airmen, partnerships, technology key to mobility’s future

    The Air Mobility Command commander showcased the impact of mobility Airmen on current global operations while highlighting ways in which partnership and technology will shape the future, in a presentation during the 48th annual AMC and Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium here, Oct. 29.In a nod to the symposium’s theme, “Strengthening Our Bonds,”
  • James reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the 48th annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.
  • Boom operators help develop new KC-46 system

    Earlier this year in Everett, Washington, workers from Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, and Boeing teamed up to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46A Pegasus, which resulted in the Defense Department authorizing initial production in August.
  • Combat to cowboy boots: Airman uses horses to spread resiliency

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)Growing up, she recalled running around the woods of North Carolina trying to catch a wild horse. She had fallen in love with a flea bitten, little and gray Arabian horse, which nobody could manage to catch,
  • Airmen provide mobility expertise in Alaska

    Over the course of 12 days in October, with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier,” Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1.The 621st CRW Airmen worked three different locations throughout Alaska assuring paratroopers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team
  • Airman LEAPs into translator role

    She grew up in Russia and moved to the United States when she was 16. Her mother was an English teacher; her grandmother was a German teacher and her step-father was an American. She learned English at a young age and could speak it well, but she quickly realized there was a disconnect when talking to people. In the U.S., it was sometimes difficult to fit in during high school -- people made fun of the way she talked and her inability to understand American slang.
  • Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

    Military families are often asked to leave their homes, schools and friends to go where they are needed. The combination of goodbyes and making moving arrangements, it can be a very stressful time.Recently, a family of three was asked to do just that. In the middle of an already complicated process this family was faced with the birth of their
  • Little Rock AFB provides humanitarian support

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, dedicated three C-130J Super Hercules to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief response for Haiti on Oct. 7 after the Category 4 hurricane tore through the island.
  • JTF-Bravo deploys for disaster relief in Haiti

    Approximately 200 Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed this week with two CH-53E Super Stallions, three CH-47 Chinooks, two UH-60L Black Hawks, and two HH-60L Black Hawks to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to alleviate human suffering and bolster Haitian disaster response capabilities.
  • AMC consolidates with MAC

    The secretary of the Air Force announced recently that Headquarters Air Mobility Command will consolidate with Headquarters Military Airlift Command, effective Oct. 1, 2016. With this, AMC will add 51 years to its history, tracing its lineage back to May 29, 1941 and the Air Corps Ferry Command.
  • ‘Protect the Power’ and your pockets

    Though monthly observances and themes come and go, the practices promoted in October’s Energy Action Month are encouraged year-round.
  • AF releases Inspector General inquiry on Travis Retirement Ceremony

    The Air Force Inspector General completed the inquiry into the circumstances of the April 2016 Retirement Ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, California.
  • General gives KC-46A progress report at symposium

    Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, the Air Force program executive officer for tankers, delivered a comprehensive progress report on the KC-46A Pegasus Aug. 23 at the 11th annual Tinker and the Primes Requirements Symposium in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
  • Air Force celebrates 60 years of the KC-135

    The Air Force celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31. The first Stratotanker flew in August of 1956 and was later delivered to the Air Force in June 1957.
  • Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

    A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 30, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.
  • Joint exercise prepares Airmen, Soldiers for contingency ops

    Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 kicked off Aug. 18 with about 750 Army paratroopers jumping from several C-130J Super Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in the dead of night to seize and secure an assault zone. Among the largest rotational air mobility training events in the world, the exercise is a realistic scenario-based training opportunity for the Air Force to interact with ground force elements.
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