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Lean Event Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations
Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing Co. representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event here, June 18. The Air Force-wide enterprise event brought together everyone affiliated with the C-17 missions and worked to minimize the time frame for the aircraft’s home station check process, which is a required scheduled inspection. All participants who attended worked to streamline and lean out productivity issues.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo U.S. Air Force to airlift Guatemalan children injured by volcanic eruption
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft will transport six Guatemalan children injured by the recent eruption of the Fuego Volcano to the United States June 6 to receive medical treatment.
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2018
U.S. Soldiers and an Interim Armored Vehicle Stryker exit a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Arctic Pegasus at Deadhorse, Alaska, March 13, 2018. The exercise tested the Air Force and Army’s ability to operate in cold weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Airmen, Soldiers conquer subzero temps during Arctic Pegasus
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Members from the 62nd Airlift Wing teamed up with Soldiers for to take part in Exercise Arctic Pegasus from March 11 to 14 in Alaska. During this four-day exercise, Airmen assigned to the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons braved bitter winds and freezing temperatures transporting approximately 30 Soldiers and Interim Armored Strykers using C-17 Globemaster IIIs.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Paul Sizemore, 317th Airlift Squadron loadmaster at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, guides the offloading of school buses from a C-17 aircraft in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 16, 2017. The buses are destined for a local school run by outreach organizations Those Angels Foundation and Sister Cities International, and were transported as part of the Denton program, which allows for space available on military aircraft to be used for humanitarian cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Justin Clark) 315th AW delivers buses to Haiti
A two-pronged mission over a weekend in December not only helped to keep 315th Airlift Wing aircrews current on all their certifications, but also delivered three badly-needed buses to schools in Haiti. Citizen Airmen of Joint Base Charleston’s 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from three additional Citizen Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, transported the school buses in a C-17 aircraft from Charleston to Port-au-Prince, where they were offloaded at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Dec.16, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Total Force medical team transports Sailor home
When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member. The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive device clearing operations. The severity of his injuries reduced his survival rate to two percent, requiring urgent transport from Syria to Texas.
0 12/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo 726th AMS, 60th APS come together to assist Airman
“On Monday morning, a little after 8 o’clock in the morning, I received notice from my first sergeant that a family member of one of our troops had been shot in an ongoing active shooter event in Las Vegas, Nevada.,” said Lt. Col. Shannon Caleb, 726th Air Mobility Squadron commander at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. “Immediately, I knew we had to get this Airman some help; with Spangdahlem AB just into our first hour of the duty day.”
0 10/13
2017
Royals are lifeline to hurricane survivors Dover Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors
Dover Air Force Base Airmen have a proud history of delivering help in dire situations all across the world. No matter the circumstance, these men and women can be on site in a short amount of time providing hope for those in need. The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
0 10/03
2017
Lt. Col. Thomas Clark, 437th Operations Group deputy chief of standards and evaluations, uses the new Electronic Flight Bag mount modification on the flightline in Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 29, 2017. Innovation saves AMC $2 million annually
The 437th Airlift Wing began modifying the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with new mounts for the Electronic Flight Bag Sept. 25, 2017. The new mounts will increase flight safety in C-17s and are estimated to save Air Mobility Command $2 million in repairs annually.
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2017
Senior Airman Kenny Phonsyry, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs preflight checks at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 23, 2017. The 14th Airlift Squadron, 437th Airlift Wing, flew a mobile air traffic control tower, food and water to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. JB Charleston crew provides Maria relief within hours
Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed a humanitarian mission in support of Hurricane Maria to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 23, 2017.
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2017
Department of Health and Human Services logistician throws a cargo net over a pallet on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 21, 2017. This cargo included items needed to build a hospital from scratch – everything from the tents required to house the temporary structure to the medical equipment used to treat patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts
The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as semitrucks were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sept. 21, 2017. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.
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2017
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