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  • Air Operations Center’s routing initiative could save millions

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Miranda Balentine, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, is excited about Airman-powered innovation and believes one significant way forward in reducing the Air Force’s aviation energy demands is through the ingenuity of Airmen.  “Airmen are shifting focus, changing the inertia
  • AMC remains committed to U.S. Army’s airborne mission

    Air Mobility Command aircrews participated in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Battalion Mass Tactical Week at Fort Bragg, North Carolina July 11-15, 2016.
  • First USAF F-35A takes overseas flight to England

    The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down June 30 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England.
  • 618 AOC, USAF respond to Atlantic rescue

     SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 618th Air Operations Center coordinated a short-notice air refueling mission to aid in lifesaving operations after a Taiwanese fishing vessel caught fire approximately 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, June 22, 2016. Crew members of the Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel K. Coral rescued 19 Taiwanese fishermen aboard
  • Mobility Airmen Provide Inter-Intra Theater Airlift in Swift Response 16

     U.S. Air Force C-17s and C-130Js participated in a mass drop of approximately 1,400 paratroopers from the US Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, British 16 Air Assault Brigade and the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade near Tolun, Poland, June 7, 2016.   The large air drop marked the beginning of Swift Response 16, an annual large
  • McChord: Delivering Rapid Global Air Mobility, One Drop at a Time

    Three McChord C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and crews journeyedto Pope Army Air Field North Carolina June 4 to team up with four C-17’s fromJoint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to conduct a personnel air drop beforethey made their way to Europe to participate in a large scale exercise known asSwift Response.More than 600 Soldiers from the 82nd
  • Nearly 650 family members reach U.S. within 74 hours

    On March 29, 2016, the State Department and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter approved the ordered departure of Department of Defense dependents and civilian personnel assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base and other locations throughout Turkey.Within a matter of minutes, Mobility Airmen around the world sprang into action, preparing
  • 618 AOC Assist with Identifying WWII Heroes

    The 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) plans, tasks, executes, and assesses airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response missions throughout the world.One of the recurring missions the unit performs is repatriation, or the process of bringing the remains of fallen heroes back to the continental
  • Reserve Airmen assist, rescue helicopter crash victims

    When a tourist helicopter suddenly fell from the sky into Pearl Harbor and submerged the occupants on board when it flipped over in the water, two of Scott Air Force Base's highly trained medical aircrew members rendered immediate assistance.Capt. Bradley Stone and Senior Airman Samantha Strom, both assigned to the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation
  • 618 AOC volunteers spread holiday cheer

    11 Airmen from the 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) volunteered their time Wednesday to bring holiday cheer to the Fontebella Maternity Home.Located in O'Fallon, Illinois, Fontebella offers shelter for expectant mothers who have no other support in the local community. The organization offers these women food and a
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