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Senior Master Sgt. Regina Rockwood, 157th Mission Support Group superintendent, left, and Airman 1st Class Philip Gray, 22nd Contracting Squadron contract administrator, review site visit details, Feb. 16, 2017, at Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire.  Contract Airmen solicit and award contracts, work with local contractors for construction projects and ensure the government is getting the best value possible. (Courtesy photo) Contracting Airman helps Guard base to welcome KC-46
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The arrival of the KC-46 Pegasus will be colossal for the Air Force, but the small contracting office at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, needed assistance to transition smoothly.Pease’s contracting office has less than one-third of McConnell’s manpower; yet the base has the most construction projects
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349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Citizen Airmen litter carry simulated tuberculosis patients during a scenario for exercise Patriot Wyvern at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 11, 2017. the 349th ASTS is responsible for the loading and unloading patients from aircraft and administering medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sam Salopek) Patriot Wyvern hones Reserve wing’s readiness skills
Airmen from the 349th Air Mobility Wing took part in a Patriot Wyvern exercise here Feb. 10 – 12. Patriot Wyvern, which takes place twice a year, brings together organizations across the unit for the common purpose of ensuring mission-ready Airmen for worldwide contingency operations. Over the course of the unit training assembly weekend, Airmen received training and were evaluated on both core Air Force specialty code skills and general readiness capabilities.
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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Commander, Air Mobility Command presented AMC's role in joint operations as a vital part of our national security in a presentation during AMC Headquarters staff Wingman Day activities Feb. 8, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. AMC commander: Mobility Airmen are the ultimate wingmen
Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander, highlighted AMC’s purpose in joint operations through five recent examples of headline-making global mobility missions.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kyle Gauthier, 61st Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot and flight commander, reviews a preflight checklist Feb. 3, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. His shoulder patch indicates the C-130J Block 8.1 system upgrade and expansion. Gauthier, along with a team of 19th Airlift Wing Airmen, conducted Air Mobility Command’s first C-130J flight with the upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Little Rock Airmen test first C-130J with Block 8.1 upgrades
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Airmen conducted a training flight using the first C-130J with a Block 8.1 upgrade at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 3, 2017.  The Block 8.1 upgrade enhances GPS capabilities, communications systems, updated friend-or-foe identification and allows the C-130J to comply with worldwide air traffic
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brittany Bean, a pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, goes through preflight checks before taking off at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 23, 2016. Bean pilots C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, which have the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential combat area. In 2016, the squadron flew more than 2,400 missions, moving nearly 102,000 tons of cargo and almost 120,000 passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson) 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron answers the call in the Middle East
The 816th EAS, based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is vital to the Air Force’s efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Those efforts range from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.
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A child reacts while having a virtual reality experience at the Air Force booth.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez) Scott Airmen inspire youth at Community Science Showcase
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Scott Air Force Base, an installation with a wide range of cyber capabilities and active duty computer and software programmers, recently collaborated with the St. Louis Science Center to help expose youth to the STEM-related career fields in the Air Force at the Community Science Showcase Jan. 16. “Many people in our community aren’t lucky enough to interact with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) professionals in their daily lives, so participating in outreach events like this is critical,” said Chief Master Sgt. Diane Slazinik, 375th Communications Group superintendent.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody discusses Air Mobility Command's contributions to the Air Force mission and the need to modernize the fleet during his visit to Scott Air Force Base, Ill, Jan. 18, 2017. The purpose of his visit was to address new chief master sergeants and chief master sergeant-selects during the annual AMC Chief's Leadership Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)
CMSAF visits AMC, speaks on modernization
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force discussed Air Mobility Command’s contributions to the Air Force mission and the need to modernize the fleet during a visit here Jan. 18. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody acknowledged AMC’s mission isn’t just important to the Air Force, but also to combatant
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A F-35B Lightning II aircraft, from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) receives fuel from a Travis Air Force Base, California, KC-10 Extender as the aircraft make the flight across the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 18, 2017. The transfer of VMFA -121 from MCAS Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan marks the first permanent international deployment of the joint strike fighter. (courtesy photo) AMC enables first international F-35B deployment
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan, Jan. 18 2017.The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international
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Default Air Force Logo JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Travis AFB named next KC-46A locations
Air Force officials selected Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey, and Travis Air Force Base, California, as the preferred locations for the next two active-duty-led KC-46A Pegasus bases.
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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
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