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  • Largest CENTCOM C-130 Squadron hosts coalition partners

    Members from the Italian and Canadian air forces, as well as members from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, received a tour of the Hercules from the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. The 779th EAS, the largest C-130 squadron in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, is responsible for delivering cargo and passengers to U.S. and coalition forces' bases, enabling a constant presence in the AOR.
  • AMC approves F-15, F-16 receivers as third KC-46 ICR milestone

    Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a third Interim Capability Release (ICR) mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus on Oct. 13, 2021.
  • Defueling twice the speed, with all the gas you need

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – The 22ndAir Refueling Wing Agile Combat Employment team (ACE) and the 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron achieved a first-ever dual defuel milestone Oct. 12-13, 2021, enabling the KC-46A Pegasus to further McConnell’s aerial refueling mission.
  • 60th APS hosts visit, KC-46 loading operations

    Members of King County International Airport-Boeing Field, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Materiel Command visited the 60th Aerial Port Squadron Oct. 7-9 at Travis AFB, California, to evaluate cargo operations on the KC-46A Pegasus.
  • Exercise tests Team Dover readiness

    Dover Air Force Base held a base-wide Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise (FPMARE) Oct. 6-7, 2021.This exercise tested the response capabilities of Airmen from units in the 436th Airlift Wing, as well as their reserve counterparts in the 512th Airlift Wing.“This week tested the resolve of our Total Force Airmen and leaders through
  • AMC welcomes new commander during ceremony

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Air Mobility Command welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Oct. 5.Air Force Gen. Michael A. Minihan took command from Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. officiated the ceremony.“The backbone to the most capable joint force in history is our
  • DAF expands civilian employee assistance program

    JOINT BASE SAN-ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Department of the Air Force expanded its Employee Assistance Program Oct. 1, following a recent contract award by the Air Force Installation and Contracting Center.The program, required by the Air Force Chief of Staff, provides a variety of services and support to DAF civilian employees and their
  • Scott AFB breaks ground on new Joint ops & mission planning center

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Scott Air Force Base is one step closer to its new joint operations and mission planning center following a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction Sept.30. Leaders from Scott’s 375th Air Mobility Wing, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District and
  • “The last levee”: Travis DTRA ensures New START compliance

    Col. William McNicol, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency department director for nuclear inspections related to the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, knows exactly how important his job is, but nevertheless upholds the mechanisms to keep him and his team sharp.
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