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Airman First Class Bryn Franicevich, 618th Air Operations Center global mobility weather apprentice, monitors and compiles climatological data from five operational weather squadrons in support of the 618th AOC mission of commanding and controlling global air mobility operations. The 618th AOC/weather directorate has approximately 40 personnel that are dedicated to making this mission a success. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia) Air Operations Center weather Airmen help enable rapid global mobility
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- As one of the eight directorates in the 618th Air Operations Center, the Global Weather Operations Directorate at Scott helps enable the Air Operations Center to plan, task, execute and assess global air mobility operations, provide tailored weather information to help shape mission plans, mitigate unfavorable weather
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2017
Senior Airman Earl Shelton, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance technician, marshals a C-5M Super Galaxy into place at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 24, 2017. After it was in place, 721st AMXS Airmen chocked the wheels, plugged it into a generator, checked tire pressure, refilled oil, and refueled the aircraft. On average, the 721st AMXS inspects, services, and repairs 30 aircraft in a single day, as part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing at Ramstein.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) 521st AMOW Airmen enable Global Reach
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The United States’ ability to project air power and humanitarian relief throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa is made possible by the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing here.On any given day, U.S. warfighting forces arrive and depart various hot spots within Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Lifesaving relief
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2017
Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs superintendent, refuels an F-18 Hornet in the air over Missouri, Feb. 10, 2017. Bachleda developed an ergonomically correct support cushion and floor panel for KC-135 Stratotanker boom operators, which potentially saves Airmen from future medical problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes) From idea to innovation: encompassing a mindset
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.  -- Born in Poland, the young boy immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. Although he was far ahead of the math curriculum at his school, neither he nor his brother spoke English, until a librarian, Ms. Rousch, offered to help.“Within six months I was speaking English fluently,” said Master Sgt. Bartek
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Roxann Burns and retired Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Burns, 60th Operations Support Squadron, pose for a photo in their home Feb. 7, 2017, while holding a photograph of their two children, Matthew and Joshua Burns. Matthew joined the Air Force and is currently a staff sergeant assigned to the 79th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Joshua also joined the Air Force and served nearly nine years as a KC-10 Extender boom operator. (Courtesy Photo) McChord to Travis: Retired chief recalls son’s birth
Mothers and fathers look forward to the birth of a child, especially their first. Many military fathers miss the birth of a child because they are serving thousands of miles away supporting missions all over the world.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Christian Kinder, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, conducts an engine check on an airport rescue vehicle Feb. 1, 2017, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Each morning Fairchild firefighters conduct checks, both monthly and daily, to ensure trucks and equipment are safe and operational. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Fairchild firefighters train to maintain readiness
Being responsible for thousands of lives, more than 4,000 acres of land and approximately 35 aircraft, the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department knows the importance of keeping their Airmen “rescue ready.”
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Schwein, 19th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections journeyman, covers a wheel bolt for a C-130J in magnetic particle oil Jan. 31, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The magnetic particle oil sinks into the cracks of the bolt and illuminates them when placed under a black light. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Airmen conduct preventative maintenance on C-130J fleet
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Chemical tanks, conveyer belts and intricate machines linethe walls of the 19th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections shop here.The lights are turned off as one ultraviolet light shines anew spectrum of colors to an NDI technician. Shades of purple, blue and neon-green light up the dark as theAirman
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2017
Second Lt. Ashenafi Asega, 22nd Medical Support Squadron TRICARE operations and patient administration flight commander, center, visits his father and mother January 2013 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia after spending eight years in the United States. Asega’s father was a logistics officer in the Ethiopian Army and was a major inspiration behind Asega’s desire to join the military. (Courtesy photo) Dreams to Destiny: Ethiopian native becomes American Airman
As a young boy living in Ethiopia, his mother often asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, and his reply was always the same, that he wanted to be a Soldier. She responded with, “'No, you should say you want to be a doctor.'” His father, a logistics officer in the Ethiopian Army, jumped to his defense, “'Hey, leave him alone; He wants to
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2017
Master Sgt. Jeremy Clarkson, Aircraft Maintenance Inspector for Air Mobility Command Headquarters, reviews a hurricane evacuation plan checklist with Master Sgt. Julio Fuentes, 156th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance coordinator Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, April 30. Members of the AMC Inspector General team are on base to complete a mid-point review visit, to evaluate the 156th Wing Inspection Team process and their programs. The WIT conducts inspections on many wing activities within the four graded areas such as Executing the Mission, Improving the Unit, Leading People and Managing Resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Efraín Sánchez) Inspector General empowers commanders to evaluate mission readiness
This article communicates the importance the Inspector General and wing inspection teams play in executing the mission.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations control center NCOIC, lifts the Meyer’s Bar onto the hitch of the lowboy Jan. 19 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The “Meyers Bar,” nicknamed after its inventor, Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, is a 5-foot reinforced steel bar that has been constructed to support a lowboy trailer’s hydraulic gooseneck hitch to prevent it from bending. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Eikren) Airman invents hitch bar improving career field's safety
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- There’s an idea from a Scott Air Force Base Airman that could affect the entire trucking industry.The “Meyer’s Bar,” nicknamed after its inventor, Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, is a 5-foot reinforced steel bar that has been constructed to support a lowboy trailer’s hydraulic gooseneck hitch to prevent it from bending.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs NCO in-charge, installs an alert route sign on a base light pole, Nov. 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Allen and Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, 22nd ARW XP superintendent, designed and built the signs, potentially saving the Air Force millions of dollars. (Courtesy photo/Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda) Airmen create new alert system, enhance readiness
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Throughout the past year, an unlikely pair of McConnell Airmen, a plumber and a boom operator, poured their energy into innovating a cost-effective way to develop and deliver a new system to safely direct alert aircrews during fast-response actions on base.When Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen, 22nd Air Refueling Wing
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