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Aerial porters from the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster July 23, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. More than 100 Team Little Rock members will lead, coordinate and execute maintenance operations during Mobility Guardian 2017. The exercise will test each of Air Mobility Command’s core competencies including airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Harry Brexel) Combat Airlifters prepare for Mobility Guardian '17
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark.  -- The Air Mobility Command’s largest exercise is set to kick off July 28, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Team Little Rock Airmen from a variety of career fields are set to participate and maintainers from the 19th Maintenance Group here will lead the charge from the ground to ensure aircrews take
0 7/25
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
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A U.S. Army airborne jumpmaster from the 4th Brigade 25th Infantry division signals "one minute" to drop while he looks out of the open troop door on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 12, 2017 waiting to airdrop in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The purpose of TS17 is to improve U.S.-Australian combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. TS17 also demonstrates U.S. commitment to its key ally and the overarching security framework in the Indo Asian Pacific region. U.S. and coalition partners demonstrate global defense capabilities during Talisman Saber
Four U.S. Air Force and one Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with 306 American and Canadian paratroopers tookoff from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska to Shoalwater Bay, Australia for biennial training exercise, Talisman Saber July 13, 2017.
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Capt. Matt Davis, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in formation with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, March 14, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The training sortie marked the first air refueling mission with F-35s in the 909th ARS’s area of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Airmen voice suggestions, initiate AMC Aviation Retention Task Force stand up
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command commander stood up the AMC Aviation Retention Task Force May 3, 2017 after receiving more than 600 responses to a video published on social media mid-April to solicit ideas regarding Air Force aviation retention concerns. "We've received a tremendous outpouring of response to the aviation retention
0 6/06
2017
A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to depart Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 30, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, with four turbo fans and mounted under 35-degree wings, the KC-135 is capable of take-offs at gross weights of up to 322,5000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s
Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.
0 6/05
2017
A B-1 Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a KC-10 over Newfoundland, May 18, 2017. The 9th Air Refueling Squadron from Travis AFB, California, staged at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to support Exercise Eager Lion 17. Mobility Airmen refuel B-1 during Eager Lion
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.  --  As part of Exercise Eager Lion 17, two KC-10 Extender crews from Travis Air Force Base, California, used the airfield on the McGuire-side of the Joint Base as a staging area for refueling operations over Newfoundland, Canada, May 18, 2017.  The Travis Airmen flew in formation far to the north and
0 5/26
2017
Tech. Sgt. Brendan Proctor, 3d Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Sean O’Neill, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., ensure proper block placement prior to loading an HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopter onto a 3d AS C-17 Globemaster III May 15, 2017, at Moody AFB. Special care was taken to not damage either aircraft when loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne) Mobility, Combat Airmen hone search, rescue skills during exercise
The 3rd Airlift Squadron supported exercise Rapid Rescue May 15–18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
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Staff Sgt. Katherine Stanton, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, completes one-on-one hypoxia training in the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer. For the training, Airmen fly a C-17 flight task simulation as the ROBD precisely mixes nitrogen and reduced oxygen to equivalent oxygen concentrations at higher altitudes. This allows Airmen to see how hypoxia affects their motor skills and to experience their symptoms in a low risk environment. Aircrew training device saves AMC time, money
Members of Joint Base Charleston celebrated the standup of the Total Force Aerospace and Operational Physiology Team along with the unveiling of the reduced oxygen breathing device (ROBD) and hypoxia familiarization trainer during a ceremony here May 2, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
Qatari air force representatives look on as U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nino Lucena, Air Freight Superintendent assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, reviews pallet loading training orders on a lap top computer. The group is taking part in the first of many collaborative training exercises between U.S. Air Force and Qatari air force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bradly A. Schneider) US, Qatari air force hone logistics, safety skills
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—The recent completion of a Qatar Emiri Air Force staging facility on Al Udeid Air Base, has provided the perfect occasion for building partnership opportunities between the U.S. Air Force and Qatari air forces.
0 5/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Ian Mazerski, 321st Contingency Response Squadron maintenance flight commander, talks with African Partnership Flight participants during a table top workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, April 20, 2017. The intent of APF is to build strong transparent partnerships that enhance regional stability and security through formal alliances, partnerships and simple exchanges of information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Air advisors promote HA/DR skills at African Partnership Flight
In late April, more than 20 Airmen joined 60 counterparts from Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, and Niger to discuss maintenance and logistics principles when planning support for HA/DR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) operations.
0 5/04
2017
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