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  • 62nd Airlift Wing makes it rain Soldiers in Predictable Iron

    Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing participated in a joint exercise with the 82nd Airborne Division to drop equipment and personnel at two drop zones during Exercise Predictable Iron from Aug. 20 to 24 at Army Pope Field, North Carolina.Airmen from the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons crewed two C-17 Globemaster IIIs to assist more than a thousand Army
  • JB Charleston civic leaders tour MacDill AFB

    Joint Base Charleston civic leaders, along with base leadership, toured MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 16-17, 2018. Seventeen local civic leaders, who serve as conduits for leadership and advocates for the Air Force, flew on a JB Charleston C-17 Globemaster III to MacDill’s 6th Air Mobility Wing in order to gain a broader understanding of the Air Mobility Command mission.
  • Advanced training prepares boom operators for future

    Within the past year, KC-10 Extender boom operators have been receiving cutting-edge three-dimensional simulator training and life-size cargo load training that are benefitting career field around the world. The training is a welcomed site since KC-10s, aircrews and maintainers have continuously deployed since Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
  • Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

    Renewing a paint job may not seem like an important task to some, but for aircraft it can be the difference between continuing to fly and being decommissioned. For the 60th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) from Travis Air Force Base, California, they are unable to spray paint to renew their C-17s’ paint and have to roll the paint onto the aircraft.
  • Tinker teachers experience MacDill military life

    For the first time ever, Tinker K-8 teachers, administrators and Hillsborough County School Board members participated in an immersion tour of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, August 7, 2018.
  • National robot rodeo at JB Charleston promotes STEM and safety

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.—Members of the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal coordinated and hosted the 2018 Eastern National Robot Rodeo Aug. 13-17, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The ENRR, which was hosted here for the first time, showcased revolutionary robotics technology in the arena of ordinance disposal. Hosting events such as this promotes the incorporation of science, technology, engineering and math into the U.S. military, which reinforces its role as a leader in innovation.
  • CRW Airmen expand operational capabilities during Northern Strike

    GRAYLING ARMY AIRFIELD, Mich. -- The distinctive sound of aircraft propellers echoed over the airfield as dozens of aircraft arrived to take part in the joint and multi-national exercise called Northern Strike 2018 from Aug. 4-18.The 821st Contingency Response Group from Travis Air Force Base, California, deployed two small teams in support of the
  • Antarctic airlift overcomes polar hurdles

    For the first time in the 63-year history of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), members of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew six daily missions in a row, making up for a troublesome weather situation.“We were challenged with quite a few delays caused by winter storms, which put us behind to start the season,” said Lt. Col. Trace Dotson, the
  • It takes a team: MacDill, HCSD win Pete Taylor partnership award

    Team MacDill won the 2018 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the community K-12 category for their outstanding collaboration with Hillsborough County School District.
  • MacDill Airmen protect 42,000 through augmentee program

    From the frontline gates to the streets within, security forces Airmen protect and defend a military installation.