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  • Rapidly deployed digital tool advances energy in wargaming effort

    In a shortened timeline of 12 weeks, engineers from OSD's Cost Assessment and Evaluation Program (CAPE) augmented the modeling and simulation tool SWIFT (Standard Wargame Integration Facilitation Toolkit) to play the first joint wargame focused solely on energy and fuel logistics, the Joint Forces Energy Wargame (JFEW). The tool enabled deeper analysis and after-action reporting, which helped to identify critical energy challenges for the Air Force and Joint Operations.
  • NPC, NPC-L ready to save lives

    On June 24 the first Negatively Pressurized Conex ready for operational use touched down at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, with 16 experts from Joint Base Charleston and three members of the program office team to stand on alert status and train additional Airmen on the NPC.
  • 818th MSAS facilitates Women, Peace and Security talks in Chad

    A variety of factors make up and support a successful military. These areas include armaments, force size, training and intelligence to name a few. However, one that is often overlooked and is vital to the success of military operations is diversity. To help bridge these gaps in diversity, a team from the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron is traveling to Chad in support of the Women, Peace and Security initiative aimed at addressing the concerns of women in the military.
  • Beyond 'No Drone Zone' warnings: AMC enabling bases to defend against drones

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – As personal-use drones become ubiquitous, Air Mobility Command is taking steps to protect Airmen and installations from unauthorized drone use.As at all Department of Defense installations, drone use at AMC bases is prohibited by law and violators may be subject to arrest and legal action. Military installations are “no
  • 19th SFS opens new MWD facility

    The 19th Security Forces Squadron held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new military working dog facility, June 22. The culmination of four years of planning and 11 months of construction, the $2.3 million facility includes larger in- and outdoor-runs, a dog house in each run, new obstacles, a HVAC system with humidity and air pressure adjustments and a stand-alone medical treatment station.
  • Little Rock aircrew delivers supplies to outpost in Kenya

    A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules deployed from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas and assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, waits for passengers to board during loading and unloading operations in Kenya, June 15, 2020. The 75th EAS provides strategic airlift capabilities across the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa area of responsibility.
  • CSAF visits Team McChord for COVID-19 update

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visited the 62nd Airlift Wing here to see firsthand how operations within Team McChord have been continuing to provide airlift support during the COVID-19 pandemic.“This has been an interesting journey for all of us,” said Goldfein during his June 18 visit. “I could not be more proud of the
  • NCO achieves commissioning dream with mentor help; returns to CRW to mentor others

    According to Air Force Manual 36-2643, mentorship is “a relationship in which a person with greater experience and wisdom guides another person to develop both personally and professionally. This relationship will help achieve mission success and motivate Airmen to achieve their career objectives." For Capt. Jeff Jordan, 321st Air Mobility Operations Squadron training flight commander, his mentor did just that.
  • Assistant Secretary visit pushes optimism for MacDill housing future

    In an ongoing effort to analyze and evaluate progress towards remedying issues in base housing on MacDill Air Force Base, the 6th Air Refueling Wing hosted Hon. John Henderson, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Installations and Energy, as well as U.S. Air Force Gen. Arnold Bunch, Air Force Materiel Command commander.
  • Team Pope welcomes new 43rd AMOG commander

    The 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group officially welcomed new commander, Col. Joseph “Jacko” M. Vanoni to Team Pope on June 15 during a virtual change of command ceremony.Maj. Gen. John R. Gordy, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., presided over the ceremony. Due to COVID 19 precautions,