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  • AETC, AMC team up on VR solutions for modern C-130 training

    Headquarters Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and Air Education and Training Command have been working on a virtual-reality platform for maintenance training through Mass Virtual, a contractor that scans real-world objects to create virtual environments.
  • Sikkink leads Flying Jennies

    Taking command of a squadron comes with challenges, but to come into a Reserve squadron as an active-duty service member has its own unique opportunity.Lt. Col. Matthew Sikkink, who assumed command of the 815th Airlift Squadron, Flying Jennies, on June 6, 2019, said that he was pleasantly surprised at what he walked into when he arrived at the
  • Operation Christmas Drop delivers critical supplies, holiday spirit

    Now in its 68th year, Operation Christmas Drop has not only served as the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 55 Micronesian islands like Woleia, but has also served as a coming together for elders and their communities on their respective islands across approximately 1.8 million square nautical miles throughout the Pacific.
  • Herk Heritage: C-130 Vietnam rescue linked to 19th AMXS Airman

    The Vietnam War neared its end when North Vietnamese forces destroyed nearly 100 aircraft on the flight line at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam, on April 29, 1975. Only one flyable aircraft remained: A C-130A Hercules with the tail number 56-0518.
  • Herks clean up nicely for deployment

    DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Unlike having the luxury of driving through a typical car wash, aircraft must be hand scrubbed from nose to tail. Each nook and gap must be scrubbed throughout the entire aircraft, even on the inside to prolong the life.For the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, each C-130J Super Hercules aircraft takes 24 hours to
  • 19 AW kicks off ROCKI 20-01, prepares Ready Warriors

    The 19th Airlift Wing kicked off their biannual wing-wide exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Nov. 4, 2019.
  • MG19 to Green Flag: 19th AMXS maintains readiness

    Members from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command's largest biennial full-spectrum readiness exercise, in order to help Airmen become joint-minded mobility leaders. Maintaining readiness is essential to upholding Rapid Global Mobility. Realistic training environments ensure Airmen are more mission-ready, capable and prepared.
  • Right Place, Right Time: TLR Airmen Provide First Aid Response

    When someone speaks about a hero, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a superhuman figure flying through the air. Although that is a typical view of a hero to many, one man’s heroes were two ordinary Airmen who were in the right place at the right time. U.S. Air Force Capt. Benjamin Pritchard, 19th Operations Support Squadron officer in charge of intelligence analysis, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victoria Simon, 19th OSS intelligence analyst were on a temporary duty assignment to Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, taking part in Exercise Mobility Guardian 2019 when they witnessed the accident.
  • OCTs train, assess mobility Airmen throughout MG19

    Air Mobility Command has dedicated the majority of September 2019 bringing together Airmen from across the globe for Exercise Mobility Guardian, the command’s largest mobility exercise.
  • JMATS Simulator: Gateway to C-130

    The C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System team teaches the next generation of loadmasters and pilots using simulations to teach the students to perform their job safely and effectively before going to the flight line.
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