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  • Fit for flight: 6th AMXS maintains KC-135

    For more than 60 years, the KC-135 Stratotanker has executed rapid global mobility by providing unmatched air refueling and airlift support worldwide.
  • AFAF supports battle against cancer

    2nd Lt. Roger Zehr, 6th Operations Support Squadron officer in charge of operations intelligence, spent years honing his skills, overcoming obstacles, and learning to thrive in any situation; however, nothing prepared him for a diagnosis his son received during his time stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California in 2014.
  • Scott software app developers bring efficiencies to AMC

     SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Since 2003, software application developers at Scott Air Force Base have developed 18 applications that improved the speed of decision making for Air Mobility Command customers while transporting personnel and cargo to their destination more rapidly. “If there’s a problem someone is having, we can make a software
  • MacDill Airmen help rescue 5 in Tampa Bay

    It was Saturday, April 7, 2018 and for the 6th Security Forces Squadron marine patrol unit, it was like any other day. They were routinely conducting patrols around the 7.2 mile coastline of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Every weekend, boaters make their way onto the water to enjoy the mid-70 degree weather. But on this day, water conditions were rough, swells reached heights of six to seven feet tall and winds were around 30 knots. At approximately 2:08 p.m., Airman 1st Class Christian Britton and Senior Airman Michael Roper, both 6th SFS marine patrolmen, received a “PAN-PAN” alert from U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.
  • Financial Peace: Travis families reduce debt by nearly $84,000, enhance readiness

    “Think about how great life would be if you were debt free,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Kemuel Bellows, 349th Air Mobility Wing chaplain. “What kind of choices would you make if your home was paid off? If your children’s college was paid for and your bills are paid, what would your future or your retirement look like? What would you do?”
  • DGMC brace shop designs first tibial fracture orthosis in eight years

    A 12-year-old boy raced toward the ball. He was determined to kick it into the back of the net to win the game. Another child challenged the would-be goal scorer and their legs slammed into one another in a violent collision.
  • RAPCON Airman saves aircraft, crew

    Flying from Saratoga Springs, New York to West Palm Beach, Florida should’ve been a simple flight for the seasoned pilot. Strong head winds called for lower altitudes during the trip, but in 22 years of incident-free flying, he was about to experience a first.
  • Togo native proud to be an American Airman

    Airman 1st Class Kofi Combey Douhadji and his family arrived in El Paso, Texas on September 27, 2016. After only being in the U.S. for six months, Douhadji was inspired to enlist in the United States Air Force in March 2017.
  • Fairchild Airman goes back to his Haitian roots

    As a child, if Iram Edmond had a crystal ball to see his future, he’d know one day he’d get to ride in one of the planes he’d watch fly over his neighborhood in Haiti. As a young boy, he didn’t understand that the world was much bigger than what he observed outside his front door.
  • From gang member to Airman

    The moment Khennan Richards knew he needed to turn his life around came when he learned his younger brother was trying to join his gang. Richards, an Airman 1st Class with the 375th Force Support Squadron, said he didn’t want that type of lifestyle for his brother. Seeing his brother starting to head down the same dangerous path made him realize he needed to set a better example for his younger siblings.
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