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  • Train New, Work Smart

    Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is home to a variety of teams, all with different missions. One such team is the Infinity Spark Innovation Lab, a center for service members to explore ideas, gain resources and support to improve their work centers and career fields. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Devin Bable, 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron integrated communications navigation system craftsman, worked with the Innovation Lab to realize one of his concepts; to bring technology to the forefront of training, and to give Airmen more confidence operating mission essential systems.
  • AMC command team visits 317th AW; applauds innovation

    The command team visited several locations throughout the wing where they received several briefings and demonstrations of the many ways that the Airmen of the 317th AW are working to improve job efficiency and operational proficiency.
  • Little Rock Reserve maintainers assist Keesler with WC-130J repair

    Maintaining aircraft for 10 WC-130J Super Hercules is no easy task, especially when that job is to repair an aircraft after a destructive fire.
  • AMC approves operational use of the Centerline Drogue System as first KC-46A Interim Capability Release milestone

    Air Mobility Command commander Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost approved the Centerline Drogue System mission set as the KC-46A Pegasus’s first Interim Capability Release to the joint force on DATE. This ICR decision provides more daily “taskable” operational capabilities to the joint team, increasing operational capability to tanker fleet requirements and increased tanker capacity.
  • Phoenix Spark Launches $59 million contract to enhance DoD digital talent pool, Travis AFB

    Phoenix Spark, the Travis Air Force Base Spark Cell, recently launched a $59 million indefinite quantity contract to help create more digitally adept Airmen on June 16, 2021, at Travis AFB, California. The contract was built to enable the new “Travis Coders” team as part of the Tron Air Force & Airmen Coders software innovation network. Travis Coders will consist of both active and reserve service members aimed at building local software development, design, and management capabilities to enable Airmen-driven software education, projects, and experiments.
  • CMSAF visits BWI Patriot Express COVID-19 testing facility

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks with Airmen at the Patriot Express COVID-19 testing facility in the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, July 8, 2021. Over 22,000 rapid, on-site, COVID-19 tests were administered by Air Force medical professionals deployed to Air Mobility Command aerial
  • Tropical Storm Elsa brings aircraft evacuation from MacDill

    Tropical Storm Elsa gave McConnell extra guests on Independence Day, when MacDill Air Force Base evacuated KC-135s here.
  • 314th AW, Vance AFB FAIPs discuss changes to C-130 pilot pipeline

    The 314th Airlift Wing hosted three First Assignment Instructor Pilots (FAIPs) from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, at Little Rock Air Force Base June 22, to highlight and share a new way forward in the pilot training process, which ultimately bridges the gap between Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) and the Formal Training Unit (FTU) at the 314th AW.
  • 2nd ARS says goodbye to KC-10

    The 2nd Air Refueling Squadron said farewell to the KC-10 Extender during a final flight on June 30 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. The 2nd ARS has officially transitioned to being a KC-46 squadron on July 1, marking its 24th aircraft since 1915.
  • KC-135 takes important step toward ABMS

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- A KC-135 piloted by Airmen from the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves passed an important integration and modernization milestone during a recent flight here. During the flight, the total force crew tested for any electromagnetic spectrum interference between the aircraft’s navigation system and tactical