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  • AMC medical center captures Tricare award

    The 92nd Medical Group at Fairchild AFB, Wash., was one of two Air Force medical facilities to receive honors Jan. 26 when the Defense Department's Tricare Management Activity presented its annual customer satisfaction awards.According to Tricare officials, the awards recognize customer service excellence provided to servicemembers and their
  • Patriot Express restructures

    Fiscal realities and limited use have led U.S. Transportation Command to restructure Patriot Express. Patriot Express is the military's chartered commercial air service for transporting servicemembers on permanent change of station orders and their families to and from overseas locations. Air Mobility Command, the air component of USTRANSCOM,
  • Travis C-5 crew recounts enemy attack

    C-5 missions to Baghdad International Airport are typical, but never routine. On Jan. 8, the treacherous nature of flying into the airport was clearly demonstrated when hostile action from the ground destroyed the No. 4 engine of a Travis C-5 shortly after takeoff. Because of key training and preparedness, all 11 crewmembers, 52 passengers and the
  • Teamwork, innovation eliminate Travis C-5 'cannibalization' jet

    For the past 30 years C-5 maintainers at Travis AFB, Calif., have borrowed parts from what they called a "canned bird" while ones they've ordered made their way through the Air Force supply system. That practice, known as cannibalization, is now a thing of the past at Travis thanks to members of Air Force Materiel
  • 18th Air Force commander visits Charleston

    In a round of base visits, the 18th Air Force commander returned to the base of his first flying assignment."It is good to be back at Charleston AFB," Lt Gen. William Welser said, as he spent a day touring the base and meeting the troops. General Welser was on base Jan. 14 and 15.General Welser started his career as a maintenance officer, went to
  • Air Force's top chief visits Scott AFB

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray came to Scott AFB Jan. 22. The CMSAF spent four days at Scott, taking the opportunity to see different areas on the base and visit with the people assigned here."Scott AFB has wonderful people; the airmen, the spouses, the civilians -- everyone is very professional," said Chief Murray. "That's
  • Dover Team builds ultimate vehicle for solemn purpose

    Airmen from the 436th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s fabrication flight here finished remodeling a mortuary transfer vehicle Jan. 16, raising its capacity from two transfer cases to six. When servicemembers die on foreign soil their remains are transported to the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs here