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  • New commander at Expeditionary Center

    Leadership of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center was officially passed to its newest commander, Maj. Gen. John R. Gordy II, here Aug. 9.General Gordy’s nearly 30-year career includes operational and staff assignments at the squadron, wing, major command, combatant command and joint staff levels. He has commanded at both the wing and squadron
  • Colorado reservists activated to support fire suppression efforts in California

    Air Force reservists and one Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to California today. The reservists join the Department of Defense MAFFS Air Expeditionary Group replacing one of the four currently activated DoD MAFFS-equipped C-130s and aircrews conducting fire suppression
  • KC-46 pilot selection board calls for nominations

    Pilots interested in becoming KC-46 tanker pilots to fill positions in the Air Force’s first two operational KC-46 squadrons at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have until Sept. 7, 2018, to submit their application packages. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kat Bailey)
  • Galaxy wraps upgrades to become C-5M Super Galaxy

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy Transport aircraft took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience which included President Lyndon Johnson. It’s now 50 years later, and the Super Galaxy is still going strong.Today, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin have finished upgrades in Marietta, Georgia, to the
  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Commander under investigation for alleged misconduct

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, relieved Col. Ethan Griffin of command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing Aug. 6.  Barrett lost trust and confidence in Griffin’s ability to continue serving as commander. Griffin is under investigation for alleged personal financial misconduct. The investigation is led by the Air Force Office of Special
  • Fairchild stages Washington National Guard Blackhawks to fight wildfires

    In the wake of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declaring a wildfire state of emergency last night, two Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters launched from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to Fairchild AFB today to fight the wildfire dubbed “The Sheep Creek Fire,” which has consumed more than 20-acres of land so far.
  • DoD, Air Force medical leaders visit JB Charleston

    fense Health Agency leadership visited Joint Base Charleston July 30, 2018, to better understand the unique mission sets of the base and the needs of beneficiaries served by the 628th Medical Group as it transitions to fall under DHA management.
  • Maj. Gen. Barrett takes command of 18th AF

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett took command of 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. GI Tuck during a ceremony here, July 31.
  • Pacific Northwest Economic Region tours Fairchild

    Members of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region toured Fairchild Air Force Base to learn more about the 92nd Air Refueling Wing’s mission and how it works in tandem with the 141st ARW and 336th Training Group and other tenant units, on, July 25th 2018.
  • Air Mobility Command announces next two KC-135 simulator relocations

    Today the commander of Air Mobility Command selected Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., as the relocation sites for the next two KC-135 Stratotanker pilot flight simulators.KC-135 pilot flight simulators, also known as Operations Flight Trainers or OFTs, provide pilots a high-fidelity, full-motion environment, which
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