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  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) took part in an exercise called Operation Foremost Endeavor where injured individuals in a simulated disaster were airlifted to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 19.
  • C-17 Globemaster III: An aircraft as versatile as AE crews

    Larger, faster and flexible – a flying ICU. Since joining the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1993, the C-17 Globemaster III has significantly expanded aeromedical evacuation capabilities. In addition to its transport and other numerous mission sets, the C-17 converts to provide aeromedical evacuation to patients in a broad variety of conditions. The aircraft has played critical roles in various contingencies, bringing warfighters to higher levels of care, bringing patients home to the U.S., and aiding in humanitarian efforts to save the lives of those impacted by natural disasters.
  • Gunfighter Flag 18-3, Adaptive Basing

    Adaptive basing exercises require all levels of the squadron to deploy small teams of Airmen and aircraft for a short amount of time to hone their skills. Adaptive basing is the ability to rapidly refuel and re-arm F-15’s in an austere environment, a location we haven’t operated from before. It could have some support facilities or just a runway in the middle of nowhere. Every quarter, the 366th Fighter Wing holds “Gunfighter Flag”, an exercise where the fighter squadrons participate in air-to-air and air-to-ground training to maintain F-15E Strike Eagles during peace-time and war-time contingencies. The concept is still fairly new and has been improving.
  • Airmen conduct historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AFNS) -- Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 12, 2017.The mobile ATC tower was sent in response to Hurricane Irma to
  • Royals support Exercise Rapid Rescue

    The 3d Airlift Squadron supported Exercise Rapid Rescue May 15-18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
  • C-17 Weapons Instructor Course relocates to JB Lewis-McChord

    Air Mobility Command will save $12 million annually by moving a weapons squadron and weapons instructor course from New Jersey to Washington beginning the summer of 2017, officials announced Nov. 18.
  • The Ochos keep ‘em moving

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin Taylor, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Aircraft Maintenance Flight instruments and flight controls craftsman, and Staff Sgt. Josh Budinich, 8th EAMS MXA aero repair craftsman, conduct a preflight inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III June 30 here. 8th EAMS Airmen maintain the most technically advanced cargo airlift
  • U.S. Airmen support Chilean counterparts at week-long Air and Space trade show

    Two F-22 Raptors, from the F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB, Va., fly into Santiago, Chile, to participate in 2016 International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), on March 27, 2016. Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with
  • AFSOUTH heads to Chile for largest air and space fair in Western Hemisphere

    More than 65 Airmen from around the U.S. are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long air show that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean air force. “AFSOUTH has built relationships with our partner nations, like Chile, through the
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