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Capt. Matt Davis, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in formation with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, March 14, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The training sortie marked the first air refueling mission with F-35s in the 909th ARS’s area of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Airmen voice suggestions, initiate AMC Aviation Retention Task Force stand up
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command commander stood up the AMC Aviation Retention Task Force May 3, 2017 after receiving more than 600 responses to a video published on social media mid-April to solicit ideas regarding Air Force aviation retention concerns. "We've received a tremendous outpouring of response to the aviation retention
0 6/06
2017
A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to depart Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 30, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, with four turbo fans and mounted under 35-degree wings, the KC-135 is capable of take-offs at gross weights of up to 322,5000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s
Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.
0 6/05
2017
Brig. Gen. Lee Payne, AMC surgeon general, speaks to more than 30 medical group commanders, aeromedical squadron commanders and superintendents from across Air Mobility Command May 22, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base Ill. The leaders are here to learn how to improve care within their military treatment facilities. AMC’s medical community collaborates to improve care
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Medical group commanders, aeromedical squadron commanders and superintendents from across Air Mobility Command gathered here May 22 to 23, 2017 to learn how to improve care within their military treatment facilities.“It is about a change in culture,” said Brig. Gen. Lee Payne, AMC surgeon general. “The Air Force
0 6/02
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Concepcion, a fire truck maintenance mechanic assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, renders a salute to the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 26, 2017. Personnel and members of the community were invited to attend and pay respect to fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon L. Fowler Jr.) MacDill holds Memorial Day ceremony in honor of fallen
A gaggle of Airmen solemnly stood watch as a detail of four marched to position themselves at the base of the flagpole. In silence, each member of the flag detail waited attentively for the sound of the National Anthem to signal they could lower the flag and begin rendering honors. Although this is the normal procedure for a routine Retreat ceremony, one important detail made this event different from the others – it was Memorial Day.
0 6/02
2017
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, passes the 18th Air Force guidon to Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, the new 18th Air Force commander, during a change of command ceremony at the Scott Event Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, June 1, 2017. Tuck comes to 18th Air Force from U.S. Transportation Command where he served as the Director of Operations and Plans. As 18th AF commander, Tuck is responsible for the command's worldwide operational mission of providing rapid global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher) 18th Air Force welcomes new commander
Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck assumed command of 18th Air Force during a ceremony at the Scott Event Center here today.
0 6/01
2017
A formation of C-17 Globemaster IIIs fly over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, S.C., during a Large Formation Exercise, May 25, 2017. The LFE tested the 437th and 315th AW’s abilities to complete a joint forcible entry airdrop with the 82nd Airborne Division from Pope Army Airfield, culminating Exercise Bonny Jack 2017, a three-part mobility exercise. Joint Base Charleston executes large formation exercise
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- The 437th Airlift Wing executed a large formation exercise with 21 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to complete a joint forcible entry airdrop with the 82nd Airborne Division at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, May 25, 2017.“On order of our commander in chief, we can deliver the 82nd anywhere in the world at
0 5/26
2017
A B-1 Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a KC-10 over Newfoundland, May 18, 2017. The 9th Air Refueling Squadron from Travis AFB, California, staged at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to support Exercise Eager Lion 17. Mobility Airmen refuel B-1 during Eager Lion
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.  --  As part of Exercise Eager Lion 17, two KC-10 Extender crews from Travis Air Force Base, California, used the airfield on the McGuire-side of the Joint Base as a staging area for refueling operations over Newfoundland, Canada, May 18, 2017.  The Travis Airmen flew in formation far to the north and
0 5/26
2017
Scott civic leaders pose with the flight crew from the 906th Air Refueling Squadron while at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., before heading home after and two-day tour of Tyndall and MacDill AFB, also located in Florida. The tour exposed 18 civic leaders to Air Mobility Command’s global mobility mission and how AMC fuels the fight for our nation and allies. Scott civic leaders tour MacDill, Tyndall
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Through close coordination with units from MacDill and Tyndall Air Force Bases in Florida, a group of southern Illinois community leaders traveled more than 1,000 miles to get a glimpse of the capabilities wielded by the world’s greatest Air Force May 18 to 19th, 2017.Leveraging the Total Force Association
0 5/24
2017
A 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman guides the forklift driver as he removes cargo from its pallet in southwest Asia. Airmen who volunteer for a 365-day deployment can choose between an advanced assignment or a two-year permanent change of station deferment, if eligible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz) Follow-on options available to Airmen who volunteer for extended deployment
Airmen, both officers and enlisted, who volunteer for an extended 365-day deployment can apply for one of two assignment options--either an advanced assignment or a two-year deferment from a permanent change of station, if eligible.   “If an Airman signs the notification stating their intent to accept the deployment, they can provide preferences
0 5/24
2017
Tech. Sgt. Brendan Proctor, 3d Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., ensure proper block placement prior to loading an HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopter onto a 3d AS C-17 Globemaster III May 15, 2017, at Moody AFB. Special care was taken to not damage either aircraft when loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Mobility, Combat Airmen hone search, rescue skills during exercise
The 3rd Airlift Squadron supported exercise Rapid Rescue May 15–18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
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