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  • War hero brought home, laid to rest after 40 years MIA

    As three rifle vollies rang throughout Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery July 27, the sounds meant a Vietnam War veteran who had been missing in action for more than 40 years was finally home to rest . Active-duty members, retirees and their families gathered at Chief Master Sgt. Quincy Adam's final resting place to pay their respects. Among them was
  • RODEO 2009: Doolittle Raiders land at competition

    Three veterans of the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942, met with participants and staff of Air Mobility RODEO 2009 here. Retired Lt. Cols. Richard E. Cole and Edward J. Saylor and retired Maj. Thomas C. Griffin, all veterans of the historic raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, are part of the RODEO atmosphere filled with heroes
  • Scott AFB couple receives 'gift of life'

    After years of waiting, a Scott AFB couple has finally received a much needed kidney. Mike Lehnen said he learned of his kidney problems 26 years ago after being denied admission to the Air Force because of protein in his kidney. "I was disappointed because I really wanted to be an avionics electrician," Mr. Lehnen said. "14 years ago was when I
  • 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center enables Air Mobility Command's global reach

    When U.S. military and coalition forces need airlift, air refueling or aeromedical evacuation assets anywhere on the globe, there's a good chance the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center is involved. The 618th TACC, a 700-person organization at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the Air Mobility Command's stateside hub for cargo and personnel airlift,
  • C-5M flies in on the wings of Dover AFB heritage

    The C-5M's wheels screeched to a halt on the Dover Air Force Base flightline and taxied in front of a Hangar 706 where a crowd eagerly awaited the arrival of the first Super Galaxy. Seated in that crowd were four Airmen who ushered in Dover's strategic airlift era with the delivery of the base's first C-5 almost 40 years ago. Tom Dennis, Les
  • Refueling warriors: 2nd ARS brings McGuire KC-10s to the fight

    At 181 feet in length, with a 165-foot wingspan and the ability to reach 619 mph, the KC-10 is one capable aircraft. From providing in-flight refueling to U.S. aircraft and coalition forces in Operations Desert Shield and Storm to moving thousands of tons of cargo and thousands of troops in support of the massive Persian Gulf buildup, the KC-10 has
  • Air Force Warriors: Military working dog team clicking; soon to wrap up successful deployment

    This is the third in a series of three stories following a military working dog team from training in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Warrior Training Course through a deployment.) BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Soon their adventures in Afghanistan will be over, but success is defined in how well they have bonded as a team and a
  • Expeditionary Center history: Family members recall the man behind the award -- Reynolds A. Kuntzman

    Fourteen years ago, Tech. Sgt. Reynolds A. Kuntzman came here to a brand new organization - the Air Mobility Warfare Center. He was among the 50 initial cadre of Airmen moving from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., who would make up the 421st Ground Combat Readiness Squadron. With nearly 16 years of security forces experience at the time, Sergeant
  • Expeditionary Center armory fires up training for Airmen

    Aided by having the largest store of foreign weapons in the service, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's armory and its staff help Airmen get more "bang for their buck" for pre-deployment training. "In any 30-day span, we'll have from 50 to more than 800 guns out at any given time," said Tech. Sgt. Sean Heraty, assistant NCO in charge at the
  • Phoenix Raven training highlights security forces capabilities

    Students in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Raven program here face many challenges in their quest to attain a coveted security forces Raven patch. The course, taught by the 421st Combat Training Squadron, originated in the late 1990s after a need was seen to better protect military aircraft in an expeditionary