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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.
  • New roles, unexpected challenges for DAFB Battle Staff

    On March 12, 2020, Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, activated a battle staff composed of cross-functional experts from throughout the base to prepare for battle against the invisible enemy, COVID-19.As the coronavirus enveloped the world in a global pandemic, and much of our nation hunkered down to stay safe, the men and women of
  • President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • 621st CRW responds with seamless air mobility command and control operations

    For the first time, Airmen from the 321st, 514th and 621st Air Mobility Operations Squadrons provided temporary remote Command and Control functions for the Hurricane Michael relief effort. This total force team stood up an Air Mobility Division for the 601st Air Operations Center during its re-location from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., after Hurricane Michael destroyed their facilities.
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