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  • Air Force expands drug testing program to include abused prescription drugs

    The Air Force and other military services will expand their drug testing to include testing for commonly abused prescription drugs beginning May 1, 2012.On Jan. 31, 2012, the Secretary of Defense gave a 90-day advance notice of the drug testing expansion which aims to counter the nation's growing

  • Racquetball - good for your mind and your body

    Senior Master Sgt. Jerry Turley is the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) logistics readiness superintendent. On a day-to-day basis he is busy providing maintenance recovery support to all Air Mobility Command's tasked aircraft that require repairs while they are

  • Delivering hope to Turkey

    In the wake of the October 23 earthquake that left hundreds dead in Turkey, mobility Airmen of the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) here led planning efforts for an Oct. 31 flight bringing humanitarian assistance to the stricken nation.A C-17 Globemaster from the

  • C-5 fleet reaches historic milestone during 'surge'

    Aircraft from 12 separate total force bases went "full throttle" to move cargo and passengers across the globe during a historic surge of Air Mobility Command's C-5 Galaxy fleet from Oct. 17-21.On average each day, about 18 C-5s fly strategic airlift missions across the globe in support of combatant

  • Wounded Libyan fighters arrive in U.S.

    At the request of the Department of State and as directed by the Secretary of Defense, a C-17 Globemaster under the command and control of the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) carried nearly two dozen Libyan fighters to the United States for medical treatment.

  • Energy superstars set shining examples, get cash for future initiatives

    The red carpet unrolled as Air Mobility Command honored its energy efficiency superstars, wrapping up Energy Awareness Month with a celebration of innovation. Both the facility and aviation fuel efficiency offices recognized at total of six individuals and 42 units with awards and incentives for

  • AMC meets, exceeds Air Force ground energy goals

    Air Mobility Command has saved millions of dollars through energy-efficient projects across its 13 installations. With an annual energy bill of $100 million, it plans to save even more. As a leader in energy and water conservation efforts, AMC continues to aggressively pursue the federally mandated

  • Historic 'surge' exercises airlift crisis, contingency response

    An historic "surge" of the nation's largest military airlifters will more than double their normal day-to-day workload, exercising the ability of United States Transportation Command and its air component, Air Forces Transportation, to rapidly provide strategic airlift in response to large-scale