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  • 621st CRW teams up with joint partners in 'Southeast Asia' for exercise

    Nearly 1.6 million people are still trying to get their bearing after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake ravaged Southeast Asia June 17. Collapsed buildings. Impassable bridges. Compromised water. Looting. Chaos hit the border of North and South Torbia. After a request for assistance from South Torbia, U.S. Transportation Command calls upon its premier response forces: 621st Contingency Response Wing, 689th Rapid Port Opening Element and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Rapid Deployment Team-Blue.
  • JBC's Reserve 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trains alongside Royal Air Force

    In order to maintain the strong relationship between Aeromedical Evacuation components of the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force, Reserve Citizen Airmen from Joint Base Charleston's 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron completed a training event alongside their RAF counterparts from the Royal Auxiliary Air Force No. 4626 (County of Wiltshire) Aeromedical Squadron July 12-14, 2019, at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Air Force’s largest aircraft ‘front and center’ at world’s largest airshow

    The C-5M Super Galaxy was a main attraction at the EAA AirVenture 2019 July 25 – 28. More than 500,000 people from 80 countries attended the airshow at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where they rekindled friendships and celebrated the past, present and future in the world of flight.
  • Bringing defense planning into the 21st century through modern software

    For much of the defense community, the ease and functionality of modern technology is not translated to military planning systems. While cumbersome acquisitions processes, funding issues, and security concerns are often valid causes, many Department of Defense processes (and any software associated with them) cannot compete with the technology many Americans use regularly. In one corner the U.S. Air Force flies the most advanced aircraft in the world, yet in the other corner, Airmen use clunky spreadsheets and paper documents to analyze operations and mission plan.
  • AFSOC leads Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise at MacDill

    AFSOC hosted the two-week Total Force Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise, July 15, 2019, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to ensure mission readiness and the capabilities of its Special Operations Communications Squadrons.
  • US, Botswana forces complete final training exercise

    Upward Minuteman 2019 was a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard's State Partnership Program on the African Continent.
  • Air Force participates in Safe + Sound Week

    The Air Force will be participating in Safe + Sound Week Aug. 12-18, 2019.  Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event designed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to highlight the value of safety and health programs in the workplace and to celebrate the institutions that implement them.The Air Force Safety Center is asking Airmen to
  • 41st AS: most outstanding Airlift Squadron in AMC

    The 41st Airlift Squadron was awarded the 2018 General Joseph Smith Trophy for being the most outstanding airlift squadron in Air Mobility Command last year.
  • MAF WEPTAC 2019: a forum for innovation

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – The 2019 Mobility Air Forces Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) is scheduled July 29 to Aug. 9 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  WEPTAC provides an opportunity for weapons officers and tacticians to anticipate and address the challenges of great power competition through a Tactics Review Board. In addition to the
  • Kentucky Air Guard home to DoD’s only search and rescue dog

    In response to scenarios like the Haitian earthquake, Parsons spearheaded a new approach, developing the squadron’s search and rescue K-9 program. The effort, launched in 2018, is designed to increase the capabilities of disaster response teams in locating and recovering personnel through the use of specially trained canines.
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