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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Riggs, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command air mobility liaison officer (AMLO), assists in loading cargo aboard a C-17 aircraft at MCAS Cherry Point. As MARSOC’s AMLO, Riggs provides a critical link of communication between the airlift and ground forces in the area of operations. He facilitated the mission from planning and coordination through hands-on facilitation by piloting the aircraft as it deployed and re-deployed two MARSOC units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador Moreno, released) Mobility liason officer streamlines MARSOC deployment process
U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Riggs, a 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron air mobility liaison officer (AMLO) assigned to MARSOC, recently enabled support to the U.S. Africa Command area of operations.
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The Abilene Trophy is presented to the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce during a presentation at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2017. The Abilene Trophy is awarded by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee to the AMC community that is most supportive of its local Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Lenhardt) Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce wins Abilene Trophy
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Abilene Trophy April 28, 2017 during Phoenix Rally — a week-long look at mobility air force priorities, roles, and missions— at the Global Reach Planning Center here.
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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., rests on Pegasus Ice Runway, Antarctica during Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), July 15, 2016. ODF is unlike any other U.S. military operation.  It is one of the military’s most difficult peacetime missions due to the harsh Antarctic environment.  The U.S. military is uniquely equipped and trained to operate in such an austere environment and has therefore provided support to the U.S. Antarctic Program since 1955. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn McCullough) Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science
Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.
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Thirty Air Mobility Command civic leaders learned how to impact the Rapid Global Mobility mission here during a tour April 10 to 12. During their trip they had breakfast with Airmen, a briefing about how AMC's four core capabilities are executed, a behind the scenes look at the 618th Air Operations Center, and aeromedical evacuation training demo by the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade) AMC civic leaders learn about global reach execution
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Headquarters Air Mobility Command hosted 30 civic leaders at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 10 to 12, to provide an interactive look into what it takes to execute the rapid global mobility mission every day.This is the first time in two years since HQ AMC has hosted civic leaders here. “My role as a civic leader
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