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  • McGuire youth fights her toughest battle

    She has spent more than 150 days in the hospital. Her parents don't understand what she has. The doctors can't diagnose it. This 13-year-old girl is suffering from a disease no one knows how to treat.Three years ago, Ada Bogle, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Kevin Bogle, 305th Aerial Port Squadron, contracted a rare neurological disease."It was strange at
  • AMC announces 2003 Security Forces unit award winners

    Air Mobility Command officials Feb. 12 announced the command's 2003 Outstanding Security Forces Unit award winners. The following units have been selected as the "best of the best:"Outstanding Security Forces Unit (large category): 60th Security Forces Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.Outstanding Security Forces Unit (medium category): 22nd Security
  • 18th Air Force commander visits Travis AFB

    The 60th Air Mobility Wing is doing outstanding work, according to Lt. Gen. William Welser III, 18th Air Force commander, who visited here Feb. 9 through 10.General Welser accepted command of the newly re-established 18th Air Force Dec. 1, and is in the process of visiting all 18th Air Force units.This is the general's second visit to Travis since
  • Tankers continue to evolve their AE duties

    When the KC-135 was designed for its role as an air refueling aircraft in the 1950s, designers probably did not take into consideration the plane would someday become an aeromedical evacuation platform. The evolution The decision to retire the C-9 Nightingale, the Air Force's aeromedical evacuation plane of choice for many years, forced yet
  • Stratotanker pilot builds AE tanker guide

    From August to October 2003, Maj. Eric Brumskill served as the director of operations for the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at an undisclosed deployed location.While there, the major -- who is the director of operations for the 912th Air Refueling Squadron here -- helped develop a "how to" for KC-135R Stratotanker aeromedical
  • Patriot Express missions diverted to support troop redeployment

    Air Mobility Command officials have temporarily cancelled several Patriot Express missions between the United States and Europe to use those aircraft to fill requirements for the massive Southwest Asia rotation of forces. AMC is supporting the movement of 250,000 troops in 60 days, a feat military leaders have called "historic."Patriot Express is
  • AMC director of logistics nominated for second star

    Brig. Loren Reno, director of logistics, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, was nominated recently by the President to the Senate for appointment to the grade of major general.As director of Logistics, General Reno provides policy and guidance to organize, train and equip aircraft maintenance, transportation, supply, contracting, and logistics
  • Transporters make it happen at Manas

    The drinks are cold, the chili is hot, and ... the C-5 is on the tarmac?For the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing's Ramp Services team, flexibility is paramount because last-minute changes to the daily flying schedule are common occurrences here.When the planes touch down, the ramp services team has to drop everything - including dinner - and spring
  • 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