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  • 908th Proves Readiness for Wing’s Largest Deployment during Exercise Auburn Tide

    For more than a year now the 908th Airlift Wing has been faced with the task of figuring out how to protect its members and their families from COVID-19 while still being able to answer the nation’s call when it comes. One of the first things the wing commander, Col. Craig Drescher, said in readjusting the wing’s priorities was that, “we have to find a way to lean forward and still accomplish and preserve as much of the mission as possible.” In the last year, the wing has taken the commander’s words to heart, as it knew it was facing the largest deployment in the history of the 908th AW this year. To help showcase the wing’s motto, “Readiness in Strength,” the 908th held a wing-wide exercise in conjunction with one of the many monthly tactical airlift training weeks it has had in the past year.
  • 908th Crew Chiefs Ensure Aircraft Readiness

    Crew chiefs from the 908th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 908th Maintenance Squadron played a key role in Auburn Tide, a week-long deployment readiness exercise that took place here in late March. Auburn Tide served to increase the 908th Airlift Wing’s mission readiness as its members prepare for the largest deployment in the wing’s history.
  • Patient Care at forefront as 908th ASTS Participates in Wing-Wide Exercise

    The 908th Aeromedical Staging Squadron took part in a simulated casualty care exercise here in late March. The exercise took place as part of the larger exercise Auburn Tide, a wing wide demonstration of pre-deployment readiness. The role of the ASTS is to establish and operate aeromedical staging facilities and develop critical care air transport teams. During this exercise, ASTS assessed, treated and transported “casualties” with various medical emergencies ranging from physical trauma to mental health crises.
  • 25th APS hones air drop capabilities during Auburn Tide

    The 25th Aerial Port Squadron took part in a series of tactical air drops here over the course of a tactical flying week in late March. These drops were part of the larger exercise named Auburn Tide, a wing-wide demonstration of pre-deployment readiness aimed at sharpening the skills of 908th Airmen in the months leading up to the largest deployment in the wing’s history.
  • Loadmasters Vital to Tactical Air Drop Mission

    Members of the 357th Airlift Squadron took part in a few tactical air drops as part of a monthly tactical flying week that happened to take place during a wing-wide exercise named Auburn Tide here in late March. The exercise is intended to demonstrate the 908th Airlift Wing’s pre-deployment readiness while sharpening the skills of 908th Airmen in the weeks leading up to the largest deployment in the wing’s history.
  • 908th’s new operations group commander makes history

    The commander of the 908th Airlift Wing, Col. Craig Drescher, transferred command of the 908th Operations Group to Lt. Col. Diane Patton during an Assumption of Command Ceremony August 2 at Maxwell Air Force Base.
  • 908th AW’s unique relationship with DoD’s only airborne school

    The fog was starting to dissipate on Maxwell’s flightline as the crew walked along the painted yellow line to the C-130 Hercules. Their shoulders weighed down by equipment that was readied for the long journey ahead. On March 11, 2020, the pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters and a navigator of the 908th Airlift Wing’s 357th Airlift Squadron were ready to take off for Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Georgia.
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