NEWS

  • Little Rock Airmen test first C-130J with Block 8.1 upgrades

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Airmen conducted a training flight using the first C-130J with a Block 8.1 upgrade at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 3, 2017.  The Block 8.1 upgrade enhances GPS capabilities, communications systems, updated friend-or-foe identification and allows the

  • CMSAF visits AMC, speaks on modernization

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force discussed Air Mobility Command’s contributions to the Air Force mission and the need to modernize the fleet during a visit here Jan. 18. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody acknowledged AMC’s mission isn’t just

  • AMC enables first international F-35B deployment

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan, Jan. 18 2017.The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni,

  • Airmen deliver aid to refugees in northern Iraq

    Six pallets, more than 50,000 pounds, over a quarter of a million Kurdish refugees fed. Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq this weekend while also conducting a multifaceted training mission.

  • JB Charleston test new equipment, saves Air Force millions

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns,

  • USAF Total Force Band plays in Rose Parade

    The United States Air Force Total Force Band kicked off the Air Force’s 70th Birthday celebrations by playing at several venues in Southern California culminating in an appearance here in the 128th Rose Parade.