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U.S. Army Spc. Derek J. Karbowski, with the 640th Transportation Detachment Tampa, Fla., inspects equipment as it arrives at an initial staging area here Oct. 21 as part of sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Joint, interagency partners establish ISB for hurricane relief efforts
Joint Base Charleston has been established as the central hub for sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
0 10/26
2017
774th EAS conducts first combat airdrop in two-and-a-half years 774th EAS conducts first combat airdrop in two and a half years
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Months of planning and weeks of preparing culminates to an airdrop lasting a few seconds. While the time and effort that goes into planning a combat airdrop may seem long for something that lasts less than a minute, for the ground troops, the equipment they received will have a lasting impact. The 774th Expeditionary
0 8/29
2017
A U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment Interim Armored Vehicle Stryker drives out of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Plovidv Airport, Bulgaria, July 14, 2017. U.S. Air Forces in Europe airlift will also deliver Stryker vehicles in support of upcoming exercises Swift Response 17-1 and Saber Guardian 17.  These U.S. led multinational exercises ensure high readiness forces can respond to any threat or crisis in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) USAF demonstrates capabilities in European theater
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The U.S. Air Force airlift provides the capability to deploy armed forces and assets anywhere in the world within hours.
0 7/20
2017
Established April 1, 1992, the 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) celebrates 25 years of enabling aerial and ground operations worldwide through the command and control of airlift and aerial refueling assets. 

The picture on the left was taken in 1998 and next to it is today's 618th AOC (TACC). A lot has changed in the past quarter-century, but the unwavering support AMC’s “crown jewel” has provided to global operations has remained the same.   618th AOC celebrates 25 years of command and control
Established April 1, 1992, the 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) celebrates 25 years of enabling aerial and ground operations worldwide through the command and control of airlift and aerial refueling assets. A quarter-century ago Air Force leadership sought to simplify the execution of mobility missions. They created a highly efficient organization to centralize command and control operations previously located within numbered air forces and airlift divisions.
0 4/01
2017
Two C-17 Globemaster III's sit on a runway for an aeromedical evacuation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 22, 2017. The two Globemaster III’s, one from March Air Force Base, California and the other from Travis Air Force Base, Arizona, were requested to transport  two critical patients to separate locations, Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, Hawaii and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase) Joint AE mission enables patients to receive critical care
Airmen, Soldiers and U.S. and Japanese civilian personnel from six different locations around the world teamed up to provide the largest aeromedical evacuation ever at Misawa Air Base, Japan, for two critical patients March 22.The Air Force AE system is a unique and significant part of the nation’s mobility resources. Its mission is to provide time
0 3/28
2017
Canteens, boots and binders rest on the mat of the 19th Security Forces Squadron’s version of the “House of Pain,” Feb. 15, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The “House of Pain” is a nickname of the Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Raven Qualification Course at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Little Rock AFB Ravens prepared and trained three other 19th Security Forces Squadron Airmen to prepare for the physically intensive three-week, 12-hour-a-day course that covers subjects such as cross-cultural awareness, airfield survey techniques, explosive ordnance awareness, aircraft searches and self-defense techniques. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Ravens secure C-130s worldwide
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Air Mobility Command currently operates a fleet of more than 1,100 aircraft, yet only a small number of elite security forces Airmen are responsible for defending and protecting those aircraft and aircrews in locations across the globe. The Airmen are known as Phoenix Ravens, and Little Rock Air Force Base is
0 2/24
2017
Members from the 54th Airlift Squadron and the 73d AS are responsible for flying executive airlift for the United States’ key leadership and providing them with safe, comfortable and reliable transportation.  Both squadrons have integrated into one team, consisting of active duty, Air Reserve technicians, and traditional Reserve personnel. In 2016, the team traveled to 85 countries, including Israel, China and Russia.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria Castle) Airlift squadrons provide safe, reliable transportation to nation’s senior leaders
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- When members of the Presidential Cabinet and Congress, foreign heads of state, and other dignitaries executing global missions vital to U.S. national security need to travel, members from the 54th Airlift Squadron and 73rd AS step up to provide them with safe, reliable transportation.“Our primary mission is to fly
0 2/22
2017
315th Airlift Wing loadmasters coordinate loading of humanitarian cargo onto a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 13, 2017 at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.  The 315th AW hauled more than 50,000 pounds in donated meals to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The cargo will be later delivered to refugees in northern Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Airmen deliver aid to refugees in northern Iraq
Six pallets, more than 50,000 pounds, over a quarter of a million Kurdish refugees fed. Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq this weekend while also conducting a multifaceted training mission.
0 1/17
2017
A High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle was tied down with both the existing tiedowns and new synthetic tiedowns to conduct a side by side demonstration during an operational evaluation on Joint Base Charleston, Nov. 28 and 29. The evaluation was a culmination of an Air Force Research Labs, Advanced Power Technology Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, initiative to reduce aircraft weight by almost 1,000 pounds for better fuel efficiency. JB Charleston test new equipment, saves Air Force millions
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns, securing the load.These prototypes were designed
0 1/04
2017
Airmen from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron, part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, move cargo at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 25, 2016. The 721st APS set an airlift record July 27 for the heaviest cargo loaded onto a commercial aircraft in support of a channel mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales) Aerial porters set airlift record
The 721st Aerial Port Squadron, which is part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, set a record July 27 for the heaviest cargo loaded onto a commercial aircraft in support of a channel mission. The aerial porters planned and packed 120 tons construction material onto 31 single pallets and five two-pallet trains, and then loaded the pallets onto a 747 cargo plane bound for Afghanistan.
0 9/01
2016
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