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  • 618th AOC holds change of command ceremony

    The 618th Air Operations Center, Air Mobility Command's hub for worldwide airlift, air refueling and aeromedical evacuation, received new leadership as Brig. Gen. Kenneth Bibb relinquished command to Brig. Gen. John Lamontagne during a change of command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, 17 July 2017.
  • 618th Air Operations Center activates Air Communications Squadron

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Maj. Robert Gramling, assumed command of the 618th Air Communications Squadron (ACOMS), during an activation ceremony May 11, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.   Despite a long history of successful mission accomplishment, the 618th AOC strives to improve capabilities to match near to long-term future operating
  • CSAF Civic Leaders Visit Eielson

    A civic leader tour hosted by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force visited Eielson Air Force Base April 28, 2018;this was the final stop in a broad tour of the Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility that included visits to Guam, Hawaii, Korea and Japan. The twenty-four civic leaders, accompanied by Gen. Stephen Wilson, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and his wife Nancy Wilson, stopped at several locations around Eielson to gain a better understanding of the local missions and how they contribute to solidifying and forging alliances and partnerships around the world.
  • First JB Charleston C-17s receive nose art, embrace heritage

    A Nose Art Unveiling Ceremony was held April 27, 2018 for two of Team Charleston’s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft here during the Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo rehearsal. A total of eight C-17s are scheduled to receive nose art over the course of the next few months as a part of the Air Force-wide initiative of squadron revitalization.“We
  • USAF, Army, Navy participate in joint training

    Members of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other Air Force, Army and Navy units teamed up for a joint training scenario called GRIP III Breaking Barriers Jan. 5-7 here and at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Mississippi.
  • Delivering MRAPs safely downrange

    The process that the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron goes through to send MRAP vehicles throughout the area of responsibility is designed to ensure the vehicle makes its destination and operates properly when it gets there.
  • Total Force medical team transports Sailor home

    When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member. The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive device clearing operations. The severity of his injuries reduced his survival rate to two percent, requiring urgent transport from Syria to Texas.
  • Air Force provides aeromedical evacuation to dialysis patients trapped by hurricanes

    The hurricanes that battered dozens of islands in the Caribbean and the southeast U.S. in the last month left millions without power, food, safe drinking water and with no way to contact the outside world. The situation is devastating for everyone in the area, but for people undergoing dialysis, it is especially dangerous. Air Force medical assets provided aeromedical evacuation to more than 100 patients at dialysis clinics damaged or left without power from the storms.
  • Air National Guard Restores FAA Capabilities for Puerto Rico

    A week and a half post hurricane Maria, it is hard to tell the Federal Aviation Administration was at “ground zero” and in the dark with no power or communications capabilities. Now, the air traffic flow at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is back to normal thanks to the relationship between the Air National Guard stepped in to help the FAA and restore air operations for the island.
  • DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico

    The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.
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