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  • Reserve Airmen help support the fallen

    According to the Air Force Personnel Center and diversity.defense.gov, there are approximately 258,000 enlisted Airmen serving on active duty and nearly 55,000 serving on reserve status.Reservists are sometimes referred as “Weekend Warriors,” an adage developed from their one weekend a month, two weeks a year duty schedule.For Staff Sgt. Sarah
  • Air Mobility Command wins Sadler Cup in first Defender Challenge in 14 years

    Air Mobility Command’s team earned first place for dismounted operations at the 2018 Defender Challenge, which commenced Sept. 11 with a ceremony to remember Sept. 11, 2001 here. For the first time since 2004, 14 Security Forces teams from each Air Force major commands, Air National Guard, Air Force District of Washington, and nations Great Britain
  • Nelson assumes command of Travis

    Col. Jeff Nelson assumed command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California during a ceremony Sept. 18 attended by leaders of the local community, 18th Air Force leadership and Travis Airmen.
  • Reserve Airmen help support the fallen

    According to the Air Force Personnel Center and diversity.defense.gov, there are approximately 258,000 enlisted Airmen serving on active duty and nearly 55,000 serving on reserve status.Reservists are sometimes referred as “Weekend Warriors,” an adage developed from their one weekend a month, two weeks a year duty schedule.For Staff Sgt. Sarah
  • 621st CRW, Army participate in airfield-opening exercise in Wisconsin

    Airmen, Soldiers and officials from the Defense Logistics Agency were sent to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 to 14 as part of Exercise Turbo Distribution 18-02, a Joint Task Force-Port Opening simulation designed to hone joint service interoperability in austere locations for the purpose of opening airfields and forwarding the mobility-centric goals of the Army and Air Force. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Soldiers assigned to the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and DLA officials were deployed to the fictitious country of Badgeristan for the exercise.
  • XPX team innovates solar power comm system

    With the help of 3-D printing and community partnerships, the Plans and Programs innovation team here at McConnell have created a portable, solar-powered communications system.
  • JB Charleston evacuates aircraft from hurricane zone, maintains airlift capabilities

    Joint Base Charleston personnel assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and 628th Air Base Wing began evacuation flights for 24 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Sept. 11, 2018, in anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall. The aircraft and supporting personnel planned and executed flights from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina to three designated safe locations within 48 hours of notification, a move designed to sustain the wing’s airlift capability.
  • US Air Force participates in Angel de los Andes Colombian led search and rescue exercise

    Two U.S. Air Force aircraft and more than 90 U.S. Airmen are participating in “Angel de los Andes,” a Colombian led international search and rescue training exercise Sept. 3-14. One C-17 Globemaster III from the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and one C-130 Hercules from the 133rd Airlift Squadron with the Minnesota Air National Guard are among the eight U.S. Air Force Active, Guard and Reserve components participating. The first week of the exercise is focused on responding to with natural disaster scenarios that include earthquake response, a forest fire and open water rescue, as well as, responding to an aircraft crash. The second week will focus closely on close air support and combat search and rescue techniques.
  • Scott AFB never forgets events surrounding 9/11

    Gathered around the installation’s flagpole, a small group of people watched as the American flag was raised and then lowered to half-staff during a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony today at 7 a.m.Flanked by formations of junior enlisted members from an Airman Leadership School class and Scott’s first responders, Col. Leslie Maher, 375th Air Mobility Wing
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