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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.
  • Dover supports TRANSCOM in safely projecting joint force

    On November 1, 2020, U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command implemented mandatory rapid, on-site testing for military and civilian passengers traveling aboard Patriot Express flights departing from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as well as Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington. Additionally, all Patriot Express travelers must complete a COVID-19 screening pre-travel questionnaire and complete an on-site temperature check. Based on destination requirements and the number of passengers who already have a valid COVID-19 test, nearly 40-90% of passengers are tested prior to departure.
  • U.S. Transportation Command considers next steps for potential space logistics

    Transporting cargo in the cosmos may seem unimaginable now, but the innovative capability could become a reality in the not too distant future.
  • USTRANSCOM moves patient from Pacific island

    For a U.S. Army active-duty member, hospitalized on Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and requiring expeditious movement to a higher level of care this past April, his medical emergency had impeccable timing and the creative support of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and U.S. Air Force teams.
  • TRANSCOM announces next frontier for logistics – space

    While speaking at the National Defense Transportation Association's Fall Meeting on Oct. 7, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), announced USTRANSCOM is looking to space to quickly move critical logistics during time-sensitive contingencies or to deliver humanitarian assistance, helping to project and sustain the Joint Force in support of national objectives.
  • Military, government, industry leaders to speak at NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting 2020

    During the eighth annual, first-ever virtual, National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, the Honorable W. Jordan Gillis, is the conference’s initial keynoter Oct. 6.
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