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  • 19th SFS Airmen host ADM course for AF defenders

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructors hosted the Advanced Designated Marksman course at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Dec. 3-14, 2018, advancing readiness of the defenders and supporting Air Force's top leaders' number one priority: readiness.“We must always take integrated and layered base defense to a new level by
  • Multi-domain career opportunity available for AF officers

    The first opportunity for officers to enter a new Air Force career field is commencing summer of 2019 during a training that will prepare officers to take on responsibilities at air operations centers across the globe.. The career field is described as command and control operational-level warfighting, where officers will have a variety of tasks,
  • Fairchild to commemorate air refueling crew, ESSO 77

    Almost 20 years to the day, Airmen from the 141st Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base will be returning to Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany to commemorate the fallen crew of ESSO 77 in a remembrance ceremony dedicated in their honor.
  • Air Force accepts KC-46A

    The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10. This is a major milestone for the next generation tanker and will allow Airmen to begin operational testing and flight training.The Air Force has identified, and Boeing has agreed to fix at its expense, deficiencies discovered in developmental testing of the
  • Joint, Coalition and Total Force Airmen expediting Rapid Global Mobility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

    The 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar enables rapid global mobility with a diverse group of Airmen and Soldiers from all walks of life.
  • Innovation enhancing mission for Air Force’s largest air mobility wing

    Airmen at Travis Air Force Base are implementing innovative strategies to reduce man hours and increase mission effectiveness.
  • Guam’s 734th Air Mobility Squadron helps ‘Santa’

    The 734th Air Mobility Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam was the center of “Santa’s” operations for two weeks in December during Operation Christmas Drop, which the world’s longest running airdrop mission.The trilateral training event, which includes the Japanese Air Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force, focused on low-cost,
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35s complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles). Operational energy, or aviation fuel, is critical to mission success – but getting fuel to the warfighter involves complex logistical and technical challenges, intricate planning, and more importantly, poses safety risks to the troops transporting it. As the battlefield becomes increasingly multifaceted, energy resilience is a top concern for the Air Force, and optimized operations are an essential component to maintaining it.
  • Super Galaxy: AE’s biggest ally

    During a cold, gloomy first week of December, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event. The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the universal qualification training program for AE forces. If successfully certified, the C-5M will have the capability to move three times the current capacity in one mission compared to other AE platforms.
  • Airlift Wing and AMOW pioneer C-5 maintenance training concept

    More than 30 Air Force Reserve maintainers assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing along with a 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft and crew traveled to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 23, 2018, to assist the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing with vital hands-on, airframe-specific training.
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