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  • Air Mobility Command takes home Sadler Cup

    Purple haze blocked the team’s view charging toward the white arch that hung over the finish line. Five miles of challenging dismounted operations obstacles had the team covered in mud and dripping sweat. Struggling to focus on putting one foot in front of the other, the Air Mobility Command team held onto each other as they took their last strides
  • RED FLAG ALASKA 18-3 keeps Fairchild mission-ready

    The sky roared with engines as military aircraft from all over the world formed a mass convoy to accomplish one mission: international security. Amongst the aircraft buzzed a stagnant controller plane, monitoring flight patterns and operations, to ultimately ensure every coalition aircraft abided by the pre-determined rules of engagement. The slightest navigational error in execution could result in mission failure. Suddenly, the controller spotted a stray aircraft violating the approved flight path. Immediately the controller contacted the aircraft and dismissed them from the on-going operation for that day. There was no room for carelessness.
  • Determined MacDill mom, dad earn commissions

    1st Lt. Brandon Cruz, 6th Medical Operations Squadron medical service corps officer, and wife Chelsea, earned USAF officer commisions.
  • Finding potential mishaps before they happen: NDI Airmen

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — A nondestructive inspection Airman searches for cracks capable of taking down an aircraft by analyzing the suspect piece with eyes specially trained for the job.Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Squadron NDI shop perform aircraft integrity checks, at set intervals and upon request, using liquids and a variety of other methods to assist them in seeing cracks and additional imperfections in aircraft parts.
  • AMC bands build bridges with STEM

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE — Air Mobility Command bands are serving a leading role in education outreach efforts for the Air Force. Leveraging the 33rd annual Music in Our Schools Month, Air Mobility Command bands, assigned to Scott AFB, Ill. and Travis AFB, Calif., will perform in 47 different schools across six states in the month of March.
  • Flying classrooms: teaching future leaders in the air

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than 20 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets with Detachment 640 from Miami University, Ohio, travelled from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to receive an in-flight leadership course, March 19, 2018 and attend STEAM Day hosted at MacDill, March 21, 2018.
  • 521st AMOW is ready to fight anytime, anywhere

    When some people think of warfighting, they often think about the battle itself. But as the saying goes, “getting there is half the battle.”This is why leaders of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing take their mission of providing air mobility to combat zones very seriously.“We continue to play a critical role in moving munitions, troops, and
  • POL Airmen keep tankers flying

    Fairchild is renowned for its aerial refueling capabilities for the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 Stratotanker has been called a “flying fuel depot,” but what many overlook is the Airmen who supply the gas it needs to accomplish its global reach mission.Airmen from the 92nd Logistics
  • Medical expert enhances partnerships through global health engagements

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Before leading in a command position at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Lamothe, was working side-by-side with the Philippine air force and helping combat malaria in the Honduras.Lamothe’s career features numerous partnerships with other countries during global health engagements. He
  • Fairchild Airman supports effort in Puerto Rico

    The wind raged between 110 and 155 miles per hour Sept. 20 as Hurricane Maria hit the United States territory of Puerto Rico. Power was knocked out across the island, infrastructure collapsed, plants were uprooted from the ground and water flooded across large areas.
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