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Maj. Jay Johnson, a KC-10 Extender pilot from the 571st Global Mobility Readiness Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., prepares a KC-10 for a flight back to California while stopped at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., on Aug. 4, 2009.  The KC-10 is one of Air Force's and Air Mobility Command's air refueling aircraft that helps provide global reach and the Air Force to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) AMC's Phoenix Mobility Program: Gaining 'new perspectives'
As a career KC-10 Extender pilot, Maj. Jay Johnson knows the required routine after completing a flying mission. The routine might usually end with a stop at one of his base's flying squadrons, but for him that stop would be at a different unit -- a contingency response unit. Why? Because Major Johnson's job isn't mainly to fly planes -- it's to
0 8/25
2009
(Center) Karina Sones, daughter of Colonel Dwight Sones, 436 Airlift Wing vice commander, sits with her family for a family portrait. (U.S. Air Force photo/courtesy photo) Bone marrow donation saves life of military family member
Here is a message from a girl who has experienced much in her nine years of life -- "Become a bone marrow donor, because it saved my life." Karina Sones, daughter of Col. Dwight Sones, 436th Airlift Wing vice commander, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in February 2005. She was 4 years old. The symptoms were only a slight fever and
0 8/19
2009
Master Sgt. Wesley Housel sifts through dirt while conducting a recent recovery mission in the Houaphan Province, Lao People's Democratic Republic. Sergeant Housel was a digger assigned to a 10-member recovery team on a 36-day deployment to Laos in an attempt to recover the remains of Americans lost during the Vietnam War. Sergeant Housel is with the 437th Operations Support Squadron and was assigned to the Joing POW/MIA Accounting Command. Recovery mission takes a wild turn for Charleston senior NCO
A member of Team Charleston recently returned from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command from an eventful recovery mission in Laos. Master Sgt. Wesley Housel, a member of the 437th Operations Support Squadron, volunteered to take part in one of these missions. According to Sergeant Housel this was a task he has always wanted to be a part of. "What
0 8/13
2009
Staff Sgt. Michael Tener, 9th Airlift Squadron, visits with his mother during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.  Sergeant Tener sent a text message to his mother reading ?did you see me wave? after the C-5M Super Galaxy landed at the event.  His mother was not aware he would be attending AirVenture.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Padgett) AirVenture Oshkosh: A family event
Every year Cathy and Roger Tener attend the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh, one of the nation's largest Air Shows. The Teners help out with the Warbirds exhibit, which supports the upkeep of antique military aircraft flying. This year they received an unexpected text message, "Did you see me wave?", as a Dover C-5M Super
0 8/11
2009
A KC-10 Extender from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., is being prepared for a flight back to California while stopped at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., on Aug. 3, 2009.  The KC-10 is one of Air Force's and Air Mobility Command's air refueling aircraft that helps provide global reach and the Air Force to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) Flight of the KC-10: Crew members talk about driving AMC's largest tanker
They were on the flightline here Aug. 4 going through their pre-flight checklists and movements like they always do. As a group of four, this aircrew for the KC-10 Extender knows what they have to do to get Air Mobility Command's largest tanker in the air. Combined, their flying hours -- which numbers in the tens of thousands -- surpasses the time
0 8/07
2009
Panel members of the "Tanker Living Legends" speaker series are introduced by retired Col. Gail "Wojo" Wojtowicz, Air Mobility Command director of staff, at the Global Reach Planning Center July 30, 2009, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  The "Living Legends" speaker series includes a panel of veterans of past conflicts highlighting their experiences in air refueling during those military operations.  This session included Air Mobility Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Rusty Findley; retired Maj. Gen. Timothy "T.C." Jones, former Director of Programs at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs at Air Force Headquarters; retired Brig. Gen. Thomas Stickford, former 18th Air Force vice commander; and Col. Roger Watkins, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The panel observed their experiences from Operation Allied Force - the Air War over Kosovo in 1999. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) Operation Allied Force comes alive through 'Tanker Living Legends' series
Four veterans of NATO's 78-day air war, Operation ALLIED FORCE, recalled their experiences through the "Tanker Living Legends" speaker series July 30 at the Global Reach Planning Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Among the "living legends" who spoke included Lt Gen Rusty Findley, Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command; retired Maj Gen Timothy
0 8/04
2009
Airmen from the Whiteman Air Force Base Honor guard fold a flag July 27 to honor Chief Master Sgt. Quincy Adam at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. Chief Adam is a Vietnam War veteran who was missing in action for more than 40 years. Chief Adam's remains were discovered in Southeast Asia, and he was finally brought home to be laid to rest, giving his family closure in their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston) War hero brought home, laid to rest after 40 years MIA
As three rifle vollies rang throughout Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery July 27, the sounds meant a Vietnam War veteran who had been missing in action for more than 40 years was finally home to rest . Active-duty members, retirees and their families gathered at Chief Master Sgt. Quincy Adam's final resting place to pay their respects. Among them was
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2009
Three veterans of the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, Japan, of April 18, 1942, visited Air Mobility RODEO 2009 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., July 22, 2009.  They include, from left, retired Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, retired Maj. Thomas C. Griffin, and retired Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) RODEO 2009: Doolittle Raiders land at competition
Three veterans of the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942, met with participants and staff of Air Mobility RODEO 2009 here. Retired Lt. Cols. Richard E. Cole and Edward J. Saylor and retired Maj. Thomas C. Griffin, all veterans of the historic raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, are part of the RODEO atmosphere filled with heroes
0 7/23
2009
Mike Lehnen and his wife, Lt. Col. Lorena Cook. Scott AFB couple receives 'gift of life'
After years of waiting, a Scott AFB couple has finally received a much needed kidney. Mike Lehnen said he learned of his kidney problems 26 years ago after being denied admission to the Air Force because of protein in his kidney. "I was disappointed because I really wanted to be an avionics electrician," Mr. Lehnen said. "14 years ago was when I
0 4/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center enables Air Mobility Command's global reach
When U.S. military and coalition forces need airlift, air refueling or aeromedical evacuation assets anywhere on the globe, there's a good chance the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center is involved. The 618th TACC, a 700-person organization at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the Air Mobility Command's stateside hub for cargo and personnel airlift,
0 3/04
2009
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