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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ricardo Lopez, the 50th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) commander, reviews the aircraft documentation before taking off for the first 50th ARS’s training mission at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018. The 50th ARS brought with it eight new aircraft to MacDill, expanding Air Mobility Command’s global reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Nunez) 50th ARS completes first training flight
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Three months after being relocated and re-designated, the 50th Air Refueling Squadron completed its first refueling mission aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft here Jan. 16, 2018.“It takes a lot of effort to generate a flight because there are a lot of moving parts, but we finally got it done,” said Lt. Col.
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Default Air Force Logo 721st AMOG supports NASA study in Germany
The 721st Air Mobility Operations Group provided aircraft ground service support to the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Armstrong Flight Research Center and to the German Aerospace Agency as they performed a study on biofuels from Jan. 17th to the 19th at Ramstein Air Base.
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Staff Sgt. Issac McCauley, 436th Security Forces Squadron defender, hugs his son, Channing Hooser, after returning home from deployment to the Middle East Jan. 21, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. McCauley was welcomed home by his family after his six-month long deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss) Security Forces, families welcome wingmen home
Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron and their families gathered early in the morning Jan. 21, 2018, to welcome home 12 Airmen from a six-month deployment to the Middle East.
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Don, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, and his trainer, Staff Sgt. Kyle Tredway, 22nd SFS MWD handler, move toward a decoy during training Sept. 10, 2013, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Don and other dogs assigned to the 22nd SFS MWD section went through water based training at the base pool after it was closed for the season. This specialized training is essential for the working dogs because they do not typically have the chance to perform their duties in water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura L. Valentine) McConnell honors late military working dog
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- When picturing an Airman, most people don’t think of them as furry and four-legged, but military working dogs are critical to the mission and be the difference between life and death for human Airmen.On Jan. 19, Team McConnell came together to honor the memory of MWD Don, who passed away Dec. 8, after a battle with
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Default Air Force Logo AMC journeys through the Cloud
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command senior leaders gathered at the Scott Event Center Jan. 8, 2018, for an experiential activity simulating key events of an organization’s cloud migration.
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A logo Wing stands up innovation cell
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— In response to Secretary of the Air Force calls for innovation, the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs Office has begun recruiting Airmen for an new innovation team,  designated as XPX.“[The wing commander] wanted a place for ideas to go to be realized,” said Maj. John Williams, 22nd ARW XP chief. “We’re
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Reservists from the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other service members from various units prepare to load a CH-47 Chinook helicopter onto a C-5M Super Galaxy from the 709th Airlift Squadron at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Miss., Jan. 6, 2018. Reservists, guardsmen, civilians and active-duty members from the Air Force, Army and Navy worked side by side during this training event called Breaking Barriers GRIP III Jan. 5-7, highlighting the joint effort of this training opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) USAF, Army, Navy participate in joint training
Members of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other Air Force, Army and Navy units teamed up for a joint training scenario called GRIP III Breaking Barriers Jan. 5-7 here and at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Mississippi.
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The new capability to train and certify craftsman technicians will enable the government of Iraq to redirect funds away from contractor requirements to efforts of rebuilding infrastructure and cities and promoting stability and economic progression. Iraqi air force graduates first C-130 craftsman maintenance technicians
The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians in a ceremony, December 27, 2017.
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The process that the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron goes through to send MRAP vehicles throughout the area of responsibility is designed to ensure the vehicle makes its destination and operates properly when it gets there. Delivering MRAPs safely downrange
The process that the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron goes through to send MRAP vehicles throughout the area of responsibility is designed to ensure the vehicle makes its destination and operates properly when it gets there.
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McConnell Airman Air Force dual-military retention improves thanks to Airman’s idea
The day comes when that final project is due for class. The project is ready and prepped for presentation or thrown together within twenty-four hours. Either way it has to be ready without delay. Despite being an academic project, sometimes there are cases where it could be implemented in real life.
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