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  • PD&E aims to get C-130J into the fight

    By Senior Airman Jason Neal 314th Airlift Wing Public AffairsLITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (AMCNS) - Procedures development and evaluation mean the world to the C-130J. The C-130J PD&E is one of the last steps before the bird is in the fight.Seven C-130Js and their crews, and a team of evaluators, are here through the end of February to
  • Air Mobility Command museum accepts Pope herk

    A Pope C-130 Hercules retired from active duty Feb. 2, flying its final flight to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Del.Lt. Colonel Jeff Brown, 2nd Airlift Squadron director of operations, flew aircraft tail number 6580 on its final mission as the aircraft commander. Col. Frank Laras, 43rd Airlift Wing vice commander, was the mission
  • Last of deployed Reserve aerial port airmen return

    Nineteen airmen, the last of 48 aerial porters originally activated in February 2003 in support Operation Iraqi Freedom, returned to McChord Feb. 3.Aerial port workers from the 36th Aerial Port Squadron of the 446th Airlift Wing (Reserve) were activated for one year and originally deployed to Charleston AFB, S.C., to process cargo and passengers
  • Medical care at 15,000 feet

    On the ground and in the air, airmen in this part of the world can rest assured that medical care is always close by.If a person is injured, medical personnel on the ground stabilize and treat the injured individual. But if that person needs to be transported by air for specialized care, a team of medical professionals from the 379th Aeromedical
  • AMC orientation enlightens, informs command's newest chiefs

    Eighty-two new and future Air Mobility Command chief master sergeants visited Scott AFB recently to participate in the command's annual Chief Master Sergeant Orientation.The conference gives AMC's newest chiefs an overview of the command's mission and discuss command and Air Force issues affecting today's top enlisted grade.The three-day
  • Grand Forks AFB faces near record-breaking winter

    From Jan. 24 to 30, this base has seen weather that is among the coldest and snowiest on record, according to officials at the 319th Operations Support Squadron weather flight here.From Jan. 24 to 26, the base received 21 inches of snow. By Jan. 28, temperatures dipped to a new winter low of minus 32 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill that hit
  • Team returns after 'doctoring' C-5 in Iraq

    A 13-member aircraft battle damage repair team arrived back home Jan. 21 on the patched and Band-Aided C-5 Galaxy they flew to Baghdad, Iraq, to repair. The team, from the 653rd Combat Logistics Support Squadron here, deployed to Baghdad Jan. 10 and replaced the C-5's engine and engine pylon, readying it for a one-time
  • Command names Azores squadron tops for 2003

    The lone mobility unit in the Atlantic serving passengers, handling cargo and helping get iron to the fight for the Defense Department is the Air Mobility Command's best for 2003.The command awarded the 729th Air Mobility Squadron with its Small Terminal Unit of the Year honor Jan. 26. Staffed by 65 airmen and civilians, the aerial port flight
  • AMC officials announce command's 2003 Public Affairs award winners

    Air Mobility Command officials have announced the winners of the 2003 AMC Public Affairs awards.The winners are:Public Affairs Director's Excellence Award - Large Wing: McGuire AFB, N.J.Public Affairs Director's Excellence Award - Small Wing: Dover AFB, Del.Public Affairs Director's Excellence Award - Community Relations: McChord AFB, Wash.Public
  • Command names 2003 Public Affairs Media Contest winners

    Air Mobility Command officials announced Jan. 30 the winners of the command's 2003 Public Affairs Media Contest. The winners are:Best Newspaper (forwarded to the Air Force-level contest): Tabloid Format: Northwest Airlifter, McChord AFB, Wash.Metro Format: Carolina Flyer, Pope AFB, S.C.Large Newspaper (more than 24 pages):First place -- Northwest