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  • The retiring KC-10 pilot who retired the first KC-10

    On Monday, July 13, the 514th Air Mobility Wing bid farewell to the first of three KC-10 Extenders from the Air Force’s backup-aircraft inventory to be retired during fiscal year 2020, holding a ceremony with the 305th AMW to honor the historic occasion. This same week, the 514th is also bidding a fond farewell to the pilot who delivered that KC-10 to the “Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
  • Boneyard Bound: First KC-10 set for retirement

    The 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings bid farewell to the first KC-10 Extender set for retirement during a ceremony July 13 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • AFCEC spearheads Little Rock AFB runway replacement

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading a $180 million project to replace the 64-year-old runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate is teaming with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 9, 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron and 19th Civil Engineering Squadron to replace the 12,000-foot-long primary runway, eliminate airfield obstructions and modify the lighting and navigation aid systems.
  • Aircraft airflow tested in Nebraska to reduce COVID-19 spread

    Active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard components from AMC, in coordination with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, worked April 4-11 at the 155th Air Refueling Wing examining airflow and particles to assess ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to aircrew.
  • Black History Month: A legacy of honor

    States, installations, and individuals all celebrate Black History Month in their own way which honors what it means to them.Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Airmen came together to celebrate and honor BHM by organizing a heritage air-refueling flight with Airmen from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware over the east coast, Feb. 13.The
  • Air Force graduates first all non-prior service basic flight engineer class

    Nine non-prior service students began career enlisted aviator basic flight engineers training Nov 8., becoming the first class in the history of the flight engineer three-level technical school course.
  • Aircrew, pararescueman reflect on life-saving mission

    After a long day of fishing in international waters approximately 1,300 miles southwest of San Diego, disaster struck.
  • 349th ARS secures Air Force-level award

    The Senior Master Sgt. Albert Evans Outstanding Air Refueling Section Award is presented every year to the top boom operator section in the Air Force. This is the first time the 349th ARS has won the award.
  • Advanced training prepares boom operators for future

    Within the past year, KC-10 Extender boom operators have been receiving cutting-edge three-dimensional simulator training and life-size cargo load training that are benefitting career field around the world. The training is a welcomed site since KC-10s, aircrews and maintainers have continuously deployed since Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
  • VCJCS returns to Travis, partakes in 75th anniversary celebrations

    The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, took a stroll down memory lane June 15, during a visit at Travis Air Force Base, California.