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  • Security forces commanders swap jobs for a week

    When Lt. Col. David Foster arrived at MacDill, the security forces commander from McGuire AFB looked out over the waters of Tampa Bay and knew he was a long way from New Jersey. Likewise, Lt. Col. Steven Kauffmann, MacDill's security forces commander, probably was thinking the same thing when he arrived at McGuire the same week.The two colonels
  • AMC Airmen to be recognized during April 15 banquet

    The Air Mobility Command Outstanding Airmen and First Sergeant of the Year Banquet is April 15 at the Scott AFB Club.Attendees at this year's banquet will receive a special coin commemorating the event. The front of the coin contains enlisted ranks (chevrons) circling the Earth, signifying the theme of this year's banquet, "Global Reach Through
  • Air Force-wide housing study calls for fewer on-base homes

    According to Air Mobility Command officials, in the future, the Air Force will rely more on the local communities around its bases to adequately house military families.A service-wide Housing Requirements and Market Analysis study confirmed the Air Force could reduce the number of military family housing units. For Air Mobility Command, that means
  • Senior officer assignments announced

    Senior officer assignments announced SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AMCNS) - Air Mobility Command officials have announced the following senior officer assignments: Col. Randy G. Tillery, director of personnel, Headquarters AMC, Scott AFB, will become professor of aerospace studies, Air Force Reserve Officer
  • Deployed AMC officer supports war operations effort

    Working at the heart of air mobility operations for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Lt. Col. Bruce Hendrickson oversees a lot of movement, action and effort in the Global War on Terrorism.From his position as the Air Mobility Division night chief in the Combined Air Operations Center in
  • AMC team vital to getting BIAP hub restarted

    Tech. Sgt. Doug Starkweather wasn't sure what he was in for when he left here in April for his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. But he knew it was about freedom."The war, and the continued efforts in Iraq, are all about freedom," Sergeant Starkweather said. "We enjoy so much freedom in this country that we could never imagine what
  • Preliminary court proceedings slated for Travis airman

    The military judge appointed to preside over the court martial case involving Senior Airman Ahmad I. Al Halabi, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., has scheduled the next court martial session for March 24 at Travis. At this session, the military judge, Col. Barbara G. Brand of the Central Circuit Judiciary, Randolph AFB, Texas, is expected to hear
  • Stateside 'Space-A' travel test extended

    The one-year test to expand space-available travel privileges to family members of active-duty and retired personnel traveling within the Continental United States was extended, according to a Feb. 24 message released by Air Mobility Command's Air Transportation Division.In the message, Lt. Col. Darcy Lilley, Chief of the Air Transportation
  • COMSEC vital to mission accomplishment

    In 1985, John Walker and others were convicted of selling communications security, or COMSEC, cryptographic materials and equipment to the Soviet Union beginning in 1968. Their actions resulted in more than one million U.S. classified messages being deciphered by the Soviet Union.It is believed that many of those compromised messages were passed
  • AMC earns back-to-back flight safety award

    An exemplary flight safety record in fiscal year 2003 earned Air Mobility Command its first back-to-back Order of Daedalians' Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award.The Foulois Award is given annually to the Air Force major command that achieved the best flying safety record, and is determined by the Air Force chief of staff.Gen. John W.