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  • Air Force, Army planners find ways to see greater jump in airdrops

    An arriving C-130 Hercules taxies to a large hangar where about 60 Army paratroopers wait to board. Lugging about 100 pounds of gear, the Soldiers quickly line up and load into the aircraft as its four idling engines blow hot gusts over the tarmac. Minutes later, the plane is flying at 150 mph and the paratroopers jump, being whisked away in a rush of fresh air during the routine training mission -- one of hundreds held each year at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. While short lived, these airdrops are meticulously prepared months ahead by dozens of Air Force and Army planners. Their goal: to get Airmen and Soldiers primed to rapidly respond to urgent combat or humanitarian efforts.
  • Newly activated unit guides transient aircraft on joint missions

    Any aircraft that flies into Pope Army Airfield, Col. Kelly Holbert will know about it. But Holbert’s unit, the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group, has no aircraft of its own. As the only en route operations group in the continental U.S., the unit manages transient aircraft and the joint missions they fly on with Fort Bragg paratroopers.
  • Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

    A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one Airman is acquiring his sea legs.
  • Phoenix Stripe provides future AMC leaders with success tools

    Air Mobility Command welcomed 147 of the Air Force’s top NCOs and civilians to Phoenix Stripe, which focused on offering essential leadership tools to Airmen who have a direct impact on the AMC mission here Aug. 3-5.
  • McConnell EOD team assists local sherriff’s department

    When a backpack containing a potentially dangerous explosive device was handed over to authorities, the Marion County Sheriff's Department knew exactly who to call.
  • Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

    Mobility Airmen play a vital role in deterrence and stand ready to operate in support of global operations at a moment’s notice. Air Mobility Command Airmen, 15 KC-135 Stratotankers and 10 KC-10 Extenders enabled Air Force Global Strike Command B-52 Stratofortresses and B-2 Spirits to sustain air operations for more than 20 hours during ‪Polar Roar July 31.‬‬
  • Canadian officer gains experience through exchange program

    Royal Canadian Air Force Capt. Damien Miller arrived at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in July 2015 to begin his assignment with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
  • Flat Stanleys deploy from McConnell

    It was early in the morning when they got the call to deploy. Once aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker, they began their 8,000-mile expedition. It was 110 degrees when they landed in the hot and dusty country, and their journey had only just begun, the aircrew said. The paper dolls, also known as Flat Stanleys, were crafted by a class of second-graders from Columbus Elementary School in McMinnville, Oregon, and sent out to deploy with KC-135 crews from the 384th, 350th and 349th Air Refueling Squadrons.
  • Airmen gain voice through violence intervention training

    A new Air Force training program prepares Airmen to recognize barriers and find ways to comfortably address them in an effort to reduce power-based personal violence within the communities they belong to.
  • AF researching advanced manufacturing techniques for replacement parts

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $10 million research project for refining the efficiency of Air Force aircraft part replacements to the America Makes - National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, Ohio.
  • AF maintenance squadron prepares C-130 for US Forest Service

    What started out as an aircraft used by the Coast Guard and later maintained by Airmen will soon end up in the hands of the U.S. Forest Service. A C-130H Hercules that has been revamped by the 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is in its final stages of programmed depot maintenance at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, having just wrapped up functional test procedures. The aircraft’s final visit will be to corrosion control where it will receive a new paint job before it leaves.
  • Unique C-5 completes major inspection

    During the past two months, a C-5M Space Cargo Modified (SCM) Super Galaxy underwent a major isochronal inspection inside an ISO dock at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. This C-5M SCM, originally a C-5A model assigned to Travis AFB, California, was modified into a C-5C model, one of only two such models ever made.
  • Teens learn to BOUNCE back in first AF teen resiliency course

    Twenty-four teenagers participated in the Air Force's first resiliency teen camp, named BOUNCE, from July 11-15 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. BOUNCE, which stands for Be optimistic, Observe thoughts, Use strengths, Never give up, Communicate effectively and Embrace you, is a weeklong camp designed to teach teens the necessary skills to overcome daily stressors associated to military families.
  • Mobility Airmen remain committed to Army’s airborne mission

    Air Mobility Command aircrews participated in the 82nd Airborne Division’s battalion mass tactical week at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from July 11-15.
  • New mobile system boosts network capabilities at Fairchild

    Technicians at the 92nd Communications Squadron here have developed an innovative way to rapidly introduce network capabilities to customers who need network access quickly.
  • Quality assurance Airmen ensure cargo aircraft are mission ready

    Aircraft maintainers hold themselves to a high standard when performing their daily duties because they know one mistake could lead to devastating consequences. Kadena Air Base, Japan, is home to six different airframes and a partner unit that hosts two additional airframes for cargo functions, the C-17 Globemaster III and the C-5 Galaxy, making quality assurance Airmen vital to flightline operations.
  • Saber Strike turns to medevac mission for C-17 aircrew

    After a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 21st Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, took off June 10 for exercise Saber Strike 16, they ended up on a real-world emergency medical mission to help a fellow Airman.
  • Detachment standardizes aeromedical qualification training for total force

    Airmen assigned to 31 aeromedical evacuation squadrons across the Air Force must complete vigorous training to provide lifesaving in-transit care on fixed-wing aircraft. The 375th Air Mobility Wing’s newest formal training unit, Detachment 4, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the only hub for this distinctive training.
  • Little Rock Airman saves woman from drowning

    It was June 25, a normal Saturday of kayaking at the Ouachita River Whitewater Park in Malvern, Arkansas, for Senior Airman Colton Lien and his friends when they witnessed a woman fall out her inner tube into the middle of the river.
  • Legislative liaisons enhance mobility relationships, future

    During an election year, many service members are extra cautious about any political affiliations. While this is important, Airmen have the right to reach out to their congressional representatives. Some Airmen even work directly with the politicians.
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