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  • NOAA, NHC visit 53rd WRS Hurricane Hunters

    On Nov. 13 and 14, the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters hosted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunters and representatives from the NHC, National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination All Hurricanes unit at Keesler AFB for an end-of-season meeting.
  • Herks clean up nicely for deployment

    DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Unlike having the luxury of driving through a typical car wash, aircraft must be hand scrubbed from nose to tail. Each nook and gap must be scrubbed throughout the entire aircraft, even on the inside to prolong the life.For the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, each C-130J Super Hercules aircraft takes 24 hours to
  • Pest management keeps Travis mission ready

    Once called upon, he springs into action. Pulling up his Tyvek protective coveralls, donning his gloves, tying his boots, and checking his gas mask filters, Senior Airman David De Alva, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management technician, is ready to rid a building from infestation.
  • Altus maintenance leads first KC-46 landing gear strut removal

    The KC-46A Pegasus will take off and land approximately 1,250 times a year during mobility training at the 97th Air Mobility Wing. In turn, this creates strain and wear on the aircraft parts, something the Altus maintenance team constantly keeps close eyes on. The 97th AMW Maintenance Group KC-46 ATeam accomplished a milestone task for the KC-46 program Oct. 8, 2019, when removing a KC-46 landing gear strut for the first time at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Air Mobility Command civic leaders visit Joint Base MDL

    Air Mobility Command civic leaders visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to meet Airmen and experience the mission set Nov. 5-7.This tour was the second stop of a three-part series to emerge the civic leaders into a mobility Airman’s world. The group started in March at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they witnessed nearly 800
  • Brig. Gen. Richard Gibbs shares innovation in new position

    Brig. Gen. Richard W. Gibbs, Air Mobility Command Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection director, visited multiple units at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.
  • MacDill broadens global strike

    When carrying out the nation’s top mission, there is no room for failure. The nation relies on the capabilities of its armed forces to ensure that freedoms endure. Strategic deterrence is the responsibility of Airmen from each of the Air Force’s major commands and Air Mobility Command’s role is to deliver rapid global mobility. Mobility Airmen step up every day to contribute to the high-end fight. Through precise training, the Airmen of the 6th and the 927th Air Refueling Wings, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, remain ready to deter near peer adversaries.
  • Fairchild hosts US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, addresses Airmen quality of life

    U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited Team Fairchild Nov. 5, to discuss quality of life for Fairchild Airmen and their families, to include housing shortages and civilian employee pay as Fairchild’s mission expands into 2020. Fairchild leaders met with McMorris Rodgers and her congressional staffers to tour a few base facilities and talk about major upcoming changes that impact the quality of life and service for Airmen.
  • Team Fairchild participates in Global Thunder 2019

    Team Fairchild Airmen practiced rapid response, mission readiness and enhancing total force operations during Exercise Global Thunder 20 from Oct. 21 to 24, here.
  • Innovation funds propel 92nd LRS, save AF money

    The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently awarded innovation funds to pursue a state-of-the-art oil analyzer to improve vehicle maintenance flight operations and save the Air Force approximately $35,000 per year. The idea was first presented at Team Fairchild’s Inland Spark Pitch competition June 2019, and although it wasn’t one of the winning ideas, the squadron still received funds due to the product’s features and potential savings.
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