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Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Luis Diaz assembles a dress uniform for use during mortuary affairs operations at the Charles C. Carson Center at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 24, 2017. The Charles C. Carson Center is home to the Port Mortuary, which is responsible for returning all Defense Department service members, civilians and contractors who perish during contingency operations overseas. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton Dover Port Mortuary Honors Fallen Warfighters
Service members from all branches of the military, in addition to DoD civilians and contractors, work tirelessly at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, to comfort the families of the fallen who’d died in contingency operations overseas. Their mission is to provide dignity, honor and respect to the fallen by preparing them to be returned home to their families.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AMOS continues round-the-clock support following hurricanes in the Caribbean
It’s been a busy few months for the Airmen from the 321st and 621st Air Mobility Operation Squadrons. A total of 41 AMOS Airmen have deployed to five locations supporting operations for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, providing crucial expertise for airlift, aerial refueling, and aeromedical evacuation relief operations.When Hurricane Harvey
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2017
AMC Commander speaks at A/TA symposium AMC commander thanks Mobility Airmen
Mobility Airmen always deliver, foundation of nation's freedoms
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2017
Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans
Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the fall, winter and holiday seasons that safety officials say result in preventable mishaps.“It’s as simple as taking the same safety practices and procedures we use on duty and applying them to our off-duty activities,” said Air Force Chief of
0 11/09
2017
Hurricane Maria Airman shares story of family, service in wake of natural disasters
Growing up in Puerto Rico five miles from Roosevelt Roads, one Airman from Travis Air Force Base, California knows all too well the dangers due to the location of the island. “Since I was a child, my family would always stock pile food and water in preparation for the hurricane season,” said Capt. Christian Ocasio, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron civil engineering officer. “There would always be a powerful storm heading straight toward us, but would change directions at the last minute.” That’s exactly what Hurricane Irma did after devastating the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Ocasio and his team were sent to the Virgin Islands to perform an airfield assessment of airports in St. Thomas and St. Croix.
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2017
Japanese Delegation of Miyagi Prefecture visit Dover AFB hosts Japanese delegates from friendship city
Leadership from the 436th Airlift Wing welcomed Japanese delegates from the Miyagi prefecture during a visit here Nov. 6, 2017. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of the sister state relationship between the state of Delaware and the Miyagi Prefecture and on this special occasion we are very happy to be here and I’m especially honored to be able
0 11/07
2017
An 815th Airlift Squadron aircrew lands a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,  Nov. 3, 2017. The flight marked the squadron's return to a full operational capability status meaning they are ready to deploy and conduct the combat airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Flying Jennies ready for combat airlift mission
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes. Many members of the 815th Airlift Squadron might be able to relate to this tale of renewal or resurrection, except their symbol isn’t a legendary bird, but a hard-working and practical pack mule—a Flying Jenny.In 2013, times were uncertain for the 815th AS, a
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2017
Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan speaks at the Airlift/Tanker Association and Air Mobility Command Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 26, 2017. This year’s conference theme, “Mobility Airmen: Agile, Innovative and Ready to Roll,” provides Air Force leadership, industry experts, and academia an opportunity to work together with current and former Mobility Airmen from around the world to discuss issues and challenges facing America and the Air Mobility community. A/TA provides leadership the opportunity to better understand the impact that more than 124,000 Total Force Mobility Airmen have on the global mobility mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez) Mobility Airmen ‘Re-Blue’ at A/TA Symposium
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The 2017 Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium hosted here Oct. 26-29 focused on readiness, joint operations, multi-domain tactics and innovation to further develop the 125,000 Mobility Airmen.The symposium featured multiple key note speakers from the Air Force and across the Department of Defense who focused on this year’s theme of
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2017
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, gves the closing address for the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 26, 2017. A/TA provides leadership the opportunity to better understand the impact that more than 124,000 Total Force Mobility Airmen have on the global mobility mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez) AMC commander hosts fireside chat with Airmen at A/TA symposium
ORLANDO, Fla.--Reminiscing on heritage, taking a mission tour around the world and ending with a personal fireside chat were a few of the ways Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, addressed Airmen during the closing remarks at the 2017 Airlift/Tanker Association SymposiumOct. 28, here.The A/TA Symposium spanned three days
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2017
22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs McConnell comm squadron earns best shop in DoD
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – The 22nd Communications Squadron earned the highest achievement possible by winning the 2016 Category I Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Information Systems Network Facility of the Year.  The 77 Airmen and eight civilians assigned to the squadron make up 13 different specialties. Together they bested all
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2017
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