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Civilian Leadership Development Program participants and members from the 126th Air Refueling Wing pose for a photo during the CLDP tour at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Air Mobility Command’s Civilian Leadership Development Program is a year-long program in which participants are provided leadership training and orientations to various directorates within Headquarters AMC, various associate units and commercial partners. (U.S. Air Force photo)  Leadership development program broadens perspectives, management skills
Air Mobility Command’s Civilian Leadership Development Program is one of the unique opportunities the command offers civilian personnel on the headquarters staff interested in enhancing their professional competencies. Open to civilians in the paygrades of GS-11, GS-12 and GS -13, AMC’s Manpower and Personnel Directorate created CLDP to broaden participants’ knowledge of the AMC mission, structure and business activities of key organizations.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, stares out the window of his work center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya attempted suicide twice after the death of both his parents. He now shares his story in an effort to help Airmen open up about struggles and bounce back from their challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression
Sook encouraged Airmen to look for a cause, and do what it takes to survive so they can continue to fight for it.
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Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., load a Navy gun mount casing bound for a forward-deployed Navy destroyer stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 27, 2017. Travis supports the Navy by delivering parts and supplies whenever requested. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Xander Gamble/Released) Airmen, Sailors enable Navy mission at Travis
Nestled in the rolling green hills of Northern California is Travis Air Force Base, located about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. While golden sun rays dance across the flightline, warming Air Force cargo planes, men and women from all services work tirelessly around the installation.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Allen Arceo, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy equipment craftsman, uses a lute tool to spread the asphalt evenly Jan. 7, 2017 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The lute tool corrects any imperfections left behind by the paver and helps form the edges on the pavement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron) Little Rock dirt boyz repair roads
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark.  -- Smoke rises from freshly placed asphalt on a newly pavedroad. A large construction vehicle cloaked in black soot sits at the end of theroad signifying the job is almost done. The air is dominated by the smell ofhot tar as Airmen from the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement andconstruction equipment shop work
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Master Sgt. Robert Self, 370th Flight Test Squadron, following his final flight Jan. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Higgins)

Love for flying kept last KC-135 flight engineer flying for decades
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- After a career that has spanned almost four decades, the last Air Force flight engineer for the KC-135 Stratotanker is set to retire at Edwards.Master Sgt. Robert Self joined the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1978 and will wrap up his military career next month as a full-time Air Force Reservist with the 370th
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A C-17 Globemaster III is covered in snow in Cologne, Germany, Feb 11, 2017. A 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintenance recovery team was sent from Ramstein Air Base to fix a number four main fuel tank leak on the aircraft. The leak dripped fuel behind the number four engine exhaust, preventing the crew from flying until it was fixed. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Ramstein mobility Airmen repair Dover C-17
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Maintenance recovery teams from the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing here can be sent out the door at any given moment to fix broken aircraft throughout Europe. Two Airmen, Staff Sgt. Kyle Brooks and Senior Airman Kody Hatch, both  721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems technicians, experienced
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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by: A1C Ryan Lackey) Fairchild Airman escapes prison of abuse
Fairchild NCO shares tale of surviving and overcoming an abusive childhood to succeed in the Air Force.
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2017
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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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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