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  • New system 'sheds light' on short-field, combat landings

    Thanks to a new runway lighting system, McChord C-17 Globemaster III aircrews soon will have another place to practice combat, short-field and night landings.There is only one assault landing field in the northwest, and thats Moses Lake, said Capt. Mark Anderson, 62nd Operations Support Squadron airfield operations commander.All of that is about to
  • Starlifters retire from active duty service

    The last two active-duty C-141B Starlifter transport aircraft will be retired Sept. 16 at McGuire AFB, N.J.During the past 40 years, the C-141 has proven a versatile platform for troop and cargo transport, humanitarian and disaster relief operations and aeromedical evacuation. As such, the Starlifter has secured an important place in history
  • Active-duty C-141s retired; chapter in global air mobility closes

    In his 1961 State of the Union Address, President John F. Kennedy set as the top immediate defense priority prompt attention to increase Americas airlift capability. He said, Obtaining additional air transport mobility -- and obtaining it now -- will better assure the ability of our conventional forces to respond, with discrimination and speed, to
  • McGuire AFB busy preparing aircrews for C-17 arrival

    The first C-17 Globemaster III will arrive here Sept. 24, and the base has been busy preparing its aircrew members for the arrival of the Air Forces newest airlifter.While a majority of the C-141 aircrews here are either retiring or PCSing, some have decided to transition to the C-17. In fact, nine loadmasters and three pilots have attended, or are
  • ATWIND 2004 ends on high note: Officials look to freshen program in 2005

    Around The World In Ninety Days -- Air Mobility Command and Air Force Space Commands summer promotion ended Aug. 30.An interactive, Web-based program, ATWIND was designed to help increase awareness and participation in Air Force programs, services and activities.According to command ATWIND officials, the program achieved its goal and more.ATWIND
  • Frances causes little damage at MacDill

    Charley struck out while Frances was a base hit, but disaster readiness officials here said they are hoping Ivan is an opponent they will not have to face.Following the second hurricane scare within one month, and Hurricane Ivan drawing a bead on Florida, emergency preparedness experts here said they are hoping bad things do not come in threes.
  • Dover officers awarded Bronze Star Medals

    Two Dover AFB officers were recently awarded Bronze Star Medals in recognition of their support to the Global War on Terrorism.Lt. Col. Mark DeLuca, 436th Airlift Wing Safety Office, and Lt. Col. Richard Pues, 9th Airlift Squadron, received their decorations Aug. 18 and Aug. 12 respectively.Colonel DeLuca was deployed on a short notice remote to
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