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  • 817th EAS keeps crews flying

    A "C-17 one-stop combat ops shop" accurately depicts the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany.Members deployed from the 17th Airlift Squadron here provide every service needed for C-17 aircrews from Charleston AFB and McChord AFB, Wash., as well as C-141 and C-5 aircrews flying through Germany."We are the C-17 combat
  • AMC sergeant serves in war against terrorism

    It takes millions of people and parts to accomplish a successful Air Force mission. One Air Mobility Command sergeant manages $161 million in aircraft parts to keep B-1 Lancer pilots flying in the war against terrorism.Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Shanahan kissed his family goodbye for the holidays when he deployed here to a Southwest Asia location in
  • AMC commander thanks staff for success, looks to future

    The commander of U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command brought a message of thanks and a glimpse of the future to his AMC staff at a recent special town hall meeting.Gen. John W. Handy led off by thanking his team for "making mobility happen" in support of the Global War on Terrorism.He talked about his pride in the men and women of
  • Deployed Travis sergeant dies from accident injuries

    A senior official here expressed condolences on behalf of the base to the family of Master Sgt. Jude Mariano who died Feb. 10, five days after sustaining serious injuries in a two-car collision while deployed to a military base in Qatar."Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Master Sgt. Jude Mariano," said Col. Jim Rennie,
  • Davis Center named in honor of Air Force general

    In a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony Feb. 9, the Mission Planning Center on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Fla., was officially named the Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Conference Center.James G. Roche, secretary of the Air Force; Gen. John P. Jumper, Air Force chief of staff; and Gen. John W. Handy, commander, U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility
  • 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