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  • 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.
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35s complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles). Operational energy, or aviation fuel, is critical to mission success – but getting fuel to the warfighter involves complex logistical and technical challenges, intricate planning, and more importantly, poses safety risks to the troops transporting it. As the battlefield becomes increasingly multifaceted, energy resilience is a top concern for the Air Force, and optimized operations are an essential component to maintaining it.
  • Fort Eustis Soldiers to manage port ops in Puerto Rico

    The first two of four U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft loaded with Army troops and equipment from Fort Eustis’ 832nd Transportation Battalion broke ground before daylight, Oct. 18, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis en route to the hurricane-battered Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • USAFWS Class 16-B executes JFEX

    Joint forcible entry is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield.
  • 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.
  • Soldiers, Airmen return from Haiti relief mission

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Dover Air Force Base, Deleware, transported about 20 membersof the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element from Haiti to Joint Base Langley-Eustis Oct. 20, 2016. The Soldiers spent about two weeks supporting disaster relief and humanitarian assistance efforts as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
  • C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3

    Since its maiden flight in 1991, the C-17 Globemaster III has served as the most reliable and maintainable cargo aircraft in the United States Air Force arsenal with the ability of rapid and strategic cargo and troop delivery.
  • 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
  • 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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