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Col. Ryan T. Marshall assumed command of the 621st Contingency Response Wing during a change of command ceremony here June 21. Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Charles Henderson relinquished command of the 621 CRW to Marshall. Marshall assumes command of the CRW
Col. Ryan T. Marshall assumed command of the 621st Contingency Response Wing during a change of command ceremony here June 21. Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Charles Henderson relinquished command of the 621st CRW to Marshall.
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Lean Event Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations
Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing Co. representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event here, June 18. The Air Force-wide enterprise event brought together everyone affiliated with the C-17 missions and worked to minimize the time frame for the aircraft’s home station check process, which is a required scheduled inspection. All participants who attended worked to streamline and lean out productivity issues.
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U.S. Air Force Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Entner, a student of Detachment 643 at Cedarville University in Ohio, experiences what it feels like to be in the boom operator bod during a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling flight June 14, 2018 over the Eastern United States. MacDill flies classroom for ROTC, USAFA cadets
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and U.S. Air Force Academy cadets flew aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Operation Air Force as part of a flying classroom June 14, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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(Left to Right) Master Sgt. Nate Violette, superintendent of the 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), Master Sgt. Kevin McGrath, superintendent of the 927th AMXS, and Lt. Col. Dean Rancourt, aircraft commander and evaluator pilot assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron, pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 14, 2018. As the first leg of the mission, ground crews from the 6th AMW and aircrews from the 927th ARW collaborated to ensure the rapid refueling of a B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron during a WWI commemoration flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon L. Fowler Jr.) Refuel to remember: Team MacDill Total Force supports 100-year commemoration flight
Ground crews from the 6th Air Mobility Wing and aircrews from the 927th Air Refueling Wing collaborated to ensure success of a 100-year WWI commemorative training mission over France. They offloaded over 65,000 pounds of fuel to a 96th Bomb Squadron’s B-52 proving Total Force Integration is key to airpower.
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Master Sgt. Alejandro Medina, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron senior air advisor, advises the Costa Rican air vigilance service on the importance of deliberately following all procedures as outlined in the technical orders, during a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the SVA, May 16 through June 9, 2018. The mobility training team's mission was to train and advise the SVA in aircraft interdiction, aircraft maintenance, base defense and dog handling as they continue to counter illicit drug trafficking throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Noelle DeRuyter) Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica
The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, from May 16 through June 9, 2018.
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U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., and British Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Regiment Parachute Battalion C. Company, Colchester, England, board a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Air Field, N.C., during Exercise Swift Response 18 (SR18) June 8, 2018. SR18 is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multinational airborne forces in the world that demonstrates the ability of America's Global Response Force to work hand-in-hand with joint and total force partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Gracie I. Lee) Mobility Forces deliver U.S., UK paratroopers to Europe for Swift Response 18
U.S. paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., and British Paratroopers from the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Colchester, England, arrived in Latvia with the assistance of various mobility aircraft in support of Exercise Swift Response 2018 (SR18) June 9, 2018.
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On Oct 11, 2015, Col. Laurel Burkel was rescued from the mangled wreckage of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Burkel lived to tell her story, but Maj. Phyllis Pelky, Master Sgt. Greg Kuhse, and three NATO partners were lost.
Recently, she shared her story of resiliency during a Wounded Warrior Care Ambassador workshop event at the 53d Wing. Wounded Warrior finds purpose in sharing story
On Oct. 11, 2015, Col. Laurel Burkel was rescued from the mangled wreckage of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Burkel lived to tell her story, but Maj. Phyllis Pelky, Master Sgt. Greg Kuhse, and three NATO partners were lost. Recently, she shared her story of resiliency during a Wounded Warrior Care Ambassador workshop event at the 53d Wing.
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From left to right, Senior Airman Dylan Ricketts, Staff Sgt. Alexander Elder and Staff Sgt. Howard, all 628th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors, prepare to instruct an M-4 rifle qualifying course June 5, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. CATM instructors at Joint Base Charleston support all military branches and are responsible for qualifying service members and civilians on various weapons. CATM instructors support joint warfighter
Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors ensure Airmen are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to wield their weapons effectively. The 628th Security Forces Squadron CATM unit is responsible for providing support to local and regional military branches as well as local law enforcement.   CATM instructors here train a wide range
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Stan Gohl, 437th Airlift Wing historian, presents the idea of placing stone beneath the heritage aircraft at the air park here during the Squadron Innovation Fund panel meeting June 4, 2018. Charleston implements new squadron innovation funds
The 437th Airlift Wing received $450,000 to be divided amongst each of its squadrons as part of the Air Force Squadron Innovation Fund, an effort to revitalize squadrons. Wing commanders were authorized to use 20 percent of those funds on proposals they felt could positively impact multiple squadrons.To determine what would be done with their
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Default Air Force Logo U.S. Air Force to airlift Guatemalan children injured by volcanic eruption
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft will transport six Guatemalan children injured by the recent eruption of the Fuego Volcano to the United States June 6 to receive medical treatment.
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