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  • 618th AOC (TACC) supports USAF Weapons School exercise

    Mobility Airmen of the 618th Air Operations (Tanker Airlift Control Center) tested their wartime command and control capabilities June 20 from Scott Air Force Base during a United State Air Force Weapons School exercise.The Joint Forcible Entry Exercise took place at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

  • 618 Air Operations Center (TACC) welcomes new commander

    Brig. Gen. Brian Robinson succeeded Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis as commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), in a change of command ceremony held here today.Robinson ascends to command after serving as the vice commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift

  • Letter to Airmen - Accomplishing the Mission Safely and Responsibly

    In my last letter to you, I asked you to call "time out" and re-evaluate how we can safely accomplish our local and global mission. Since then, our wings have held safety down days and the feedback I have received from your leadership has been very positive.We are off to a good start, now I

  • AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

    The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force's recommendations in a report to Congress March 4.Of the Commission's 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or

  • 618 AOC commander honors Pope Airmen and families

    The Commander of the 618th Air Operations Center, (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, praised service members, and their families at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, February 21 for their professionalism, commitment and support.Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis,

  • 375th LRS Airmen recognized for quick thinking, money saving actions

    When thousands of dollars are at stake and there's a huge time crunch, Scott Airmen go above and beyond to save the Air Force money, labor and time.Such was the case Jan. 27 when Airmen from the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron received a short-notice mission to support the Vice President of the

  • Taps sounds the final farewell

    During an 80-degree fall day, Jefferson Barracks was silent save for those mourning their losses and a three-volley rifle salute followed by Taps amid perfectly-lined tombstones.Since 2000, Congress has authorized a recording of Taps to be played because of a military bugler shortage.  The family of

  • 5 mobility school courses held at once

    With the right combination of people and places, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center Mobility Operations School, Detachment 2, here, held five courses at the same time simultaneously.The schoolhouse offers 17 different curriculums to support the Air Mobility Command mission, but they had never

  • Texas Air Force Reserve Wing help soldiers complete multi-modal move

    Airmen here recently finished conducting the air leg of a multi-modal move for an equipment swap out between the 1st and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigades.Nearly four months of planning paid off as C-5A Galaxys and C-5M Super Galaxys transported more than 120 helicopters between Kandahar and western