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  • McChord reservists recognized for extraordinary achievement

    Two Air Force reservists here were presented medals for extraordinary achievement Jan. 11 for their heroic acts that resulted in saving lives and two $200 million aircraft.Tech. Sgt. Eric Olson, a loadmaster with the 313th Airlift Squadron here, was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in safely landing a C-17 after it
  • AMC officials announce senior officer assignments

    Air Mobility Command officials announced the following senior officer assignments:Col. Scott E. Wuesthoff, chief, Global Mobility Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., will become deputy director, Plans and Programs, Hq. AMC, Scott AFB, effective in March. He will replace
  • Deployed C-130Js exceeding expectations

    When the C-130J -- the newest variant of the versatile C-130 Hercules -- deployed for the first time nearly a month ago, Air Mobility Command officials said they were confident the aircraft would perform to their expectations.According to the C-130J deployed mission commander, during the first few weeks of the aircraft's deployment, the J model has
  • AMC aircraft, people support tsunami relief operations

    In the days following the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in South and Southeast Asia, Air Mobility Command aircraft and people delivered tons of relief equipment and hundreds of essential military personnel into the affected region.As of Jan. 5, AMC aircraft and aircrews had delivered more than 1.6 million pounds of cargo and 748 passengers in support
  • McConnell crew members receive Distinguished Flying Cross

    The 15 hours a McConnell KC-135 aircrew spent giving and receiving gas yielded great benefits for its receivers during one of the first airborne assaults of Operation Enduring Freedom.Their professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty were recognized not only by their fellow comrades, but also by the 18th Air Force commander, Lt. Gen.
  • Communicators train to face enemies on digital battlefield

    In millions of real-world attacks each year, hackers from every corner of the Earth try to crack through computer network defenses.But in the Air Force Communications Agencys simulator training exercises here, the attacks come from hackers a mere 30 feet away.The defenders are Airmen from network operations and security centers and network control
  • U.S. Air Force deploys C-130Js for first time

    The U.S. Air Force's C-130J Hercules -- the newest variant of the versatile C-130 aircraft -- deployed for the first time this month.According to Lt. Col. Chris Hair, chief of Air Mobility Command's Operations Modernization Division, the deployment of the C-130J has been a total team effort of active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard
  • Air Force chaplains gather to discuss shortage of Catholic priests

    Air Force chaplains gathered here last week for the Chief of Chaplains Catholic Chaplain Utilization Conference. During the conference, chaplains discussed possible solutions to the continually decreasing number of active duty Catholic chaplains in the Air Force.Currently, there are 96 active duty Catholic priests - down from 142 priests 10 years
  • AMC to focus on OPSEC, COMPUSEC during awareness day

    To emphasize the importance that mission success relies heavily on sound operational and computer security practices, Air Mobility Command leaders have requested each wing commander dedicate a three-hour period during the first two weeks of December to focus on OPSEC and COMPUSEC awareness.The wing awareness day came about from a security