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  • Mobility Airmen ingenuity quickly reopens Rota airfield

    Airmen assigned to the 725th Air Mobility Squadron quickly and safely responded to a C-5 Galaxy landing incident May 23 at Naval Station Rota, Spain, assuring minimal disruption to the airfield’s operations in support of Rapid Global Mobility.
  • Dobbins flies with more than 100 aircraft in joint forcible entry exercise

    DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – As the sun slowly rose over the eastern horizon, 19 C-130 aircraft, both Hercules and Super Hercules models, made their way across the Nevada landscape. While the aircraft progressed towards their target, the gorges and canyons below seemed like nothing more than a web of cracks across the countryside. A 94th Airlift
  • KC-135s refuel international partners during Red Flag-Alaska

    Four McConnell KC-135 Stratotankers began enabling Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 12.The exercise puts two forces against one another; blue, the allies, versus red, the aggressors. The goal of the training is to prepare aircrews for difficult situations and build a stronger coalition with foreign allies while learning
  • MSAS builds partnerships, capacity in Zambia

    Approximately 10 Airmen assigned to the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently returned from a building partner capacity mission to Lusaka, Zambia, May 29 to June 9. The MSAS conducted training for the Zambian Air Force in preparation for the nation’s first humanitarian mission in support of the U.N. to South Sudan This event marks the
  • AMC continues to pursue fuel efficiency initiatives

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- From electronic flight bags to flight management system modifications, Air Mobility Command Airmen are contributing innovative and cost-saving ways to enhance the command’s fuel efficiency. According to Lt. Col. Vince Zabala, AMC’s fuel efficiency program manager, energy costs for the Air Force total nearly $8
  • Airmen voice suggestions, initiate AMC Aviation Retention Task Force stand up

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command commander stood up the AMC Aviation Retention Task Force May 3, 2017 after receiving more than 600 responses to a video published on social media mid-April to solicit ideas regarding Air Force aviation retention concerns. "We've received a tremendous outpouring of response to the aviation retention
  • Tuck takes charge of 18th Air Force

    Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck assumed command of 18th Air Force during a ceremony at the Scott Event Center here today.
  • Mobility Airmen support Peru relief mission

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- At the request of the Government of Peru, two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flew to Lima, Peru, April 4, to support ongoing U.S. disaster assistance to communities devastated by floods resulting from torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region.The
  • Celebrating 25 years of command and control

    Established April 1, 1992, the 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) celebrates 25 years of enabling aerial and ground operations worldwide through the command and control of airlift and aerial refueling assets. A quarter-century ago Air Force leadership sought to simplify the execution of mobility missions. They created a
  • Empowering NATO: 618th Air Operations Center enables Operation Atlantic Resolve

    The Worldwide Contingency Missions Office, more commonly known as “XOPCE,” is responsible for planning every airlift mission outside of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. This four-person team must look at every aspect of the mission to make certain the flight crews can safely fly to the location, offload and take off again.