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  • AMC Celebrates its First GMAO-Cyber Course Graduates

    October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this year’s emphasis is on personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. In line with this effort, the 618th Air Operations Center recently graduated its first class of cyber warriors from the newly minted Global Mobility Air Operations – Cyber Course (GMAO-Cyber) hosted at the Expeditionary Center - Det 2 at Scott AFB.
  • Humanitarian Repatriation Missions

    On December 6, 2018 six Marines perished in a crash after a KC-130J and an F/A 18 collided, while refueling midair, off the coast of Japan. Six months after the crash, on June 7, 2019 the search was concluded after locating items from the crash and recovering human remains. Aiding human repatriations is a critical mission set mobility air forces
  • Professional Loadmaster Association (PLA) 2018 Loadmaster of the Year Award

    Tech Sgt. Wayne P. Smith from the 618th AOC Current Operations directorate at Scott AFB, Ill was named the 2018 Loadmaster of the Year by the Professional Loadmaster Association (PLA). The award is named after Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) William Cannon who was a Loadmaster for 30 years, instrumental in the design of the C-17 and the founder of our
  • Remembering the Fallen Air Advisors

    Service members, civilians, and family members from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst gathered at the Air Advisor memorial, April 27, to honor the memories of the 11 Air Advisors who have fallen in the line of duty.
  • The 618th ACOMS Spartans Take a Quantum Leap into Cyber Security

    The 618th Air Communications Squadron (ACOMS) facilitated an experimental exercise in support of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and 24th Air Force (AF) from December 2018-March 2019. This proof of concept, known as Exercise Quantum evaluated 24th AF’s ability to establish a scalable task force that integrates local and enterprise cyber forces to address cyber threats.
  • Scott honors fallen soldier

    Team Scott honored U.S. Army Sgt. Holli Bolinski, who was killed on March 5, 2019 while deployed to Kuwait, with a dignified transfer, March 18, 2019. After her family had a moment to say goodbye, members of the Patriot Guard Riders escorted Bolinski's motorcade across the base and to her final resting place in Pinckeyville, Ill. Hundreds of service members and civilians lined the street to pay their respects as the procession made its way down Heritage Drive.
  • Dover, Ramstein set standard for AMOW C-5 maintenance training

    More than 30 U.S. Air Force Reserve aircraft maintainers assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing along with a 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft and crew traveled to Ramstein AB Nov. 23, 2018, to assist the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing with vital hands-on, airframe-specific training.
  • JB Charleston serves as Hurricane Florence staging area

    Joint Base Charleston joined the relief efforts to help victims of Hurricane Florence by becoming a staging location for various rescue and relief units as of Sept. 14, 2018. The teams standing by for the efforts consisted of the 334th Air Expeditionary Group, the South Carolina and Pennsylvania Army National Guard Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Teams as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Making Global Reach a Reality, One Channel at a Time

    SCOTT AFB, ILL- While aerial refueling and airlift are often the most well-known Rapid Global Mobility avenues, another lesser-known option is the use of pre-stablished en-route locations. Air Mobility Command sustains 42 en-route locations around the globe through the use of a complex system of channels. These channels enable transport of