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Maintainer Mobility Guardian draws to an end
Crews flew approximately 1,200 hours in eight days, executing almost 650 sorties during Exercise Mobility Guardian, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017.
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Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer and Storage Co., hands off a bottle of 1945 Calvados brandy to Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, 62nd Airlift Wing chief of public affairs, March 5, 2017 at the O-Neill business office in Beaverton, Oregon. Boland, along with other members from the east coast to the west coast, assisted in transporting two separate bottles of this brandy in order to help two World War II veterans complete a pact to toast their fallen comrades. (Courtesy photo
From the east coast to the west coast: the journey of two bottles to reunite WWII members
It is approximately 2,800 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Seattle, Washington and can take more than four days of driving to make this trip. That is exactly what took place when two bottles of 1945 Calvados brandy were transported from Fredericksburg the week of March 22 and as one bottle arrived to Seattle the week of April 7,  the other
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Senior Airman Facundo Santamina (left), 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief and Staff Sgt. James Pomeroy, 62nd AMXS crew chief, review a technical order prior to performing maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft March 20, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. In order to inspect and diagnose aircraft maintenance issues, crew chiefs go through more than five months of technical training and months of on the job training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)      McChord crew chiefs - More than turning wrenches
C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on McChord Field cannot takeoff without the help of the 62nd Maintenance Group crew chiefs. A jack of all trades and a generalist in aircraft maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for maintaining all of the 48 C-17s assigned to McChord.“We are the first line of defense when it comes to maintenance,” said Senior
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sylvia Feigum, a combat oriented supply organization journeyman with the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, marshals in a Boeing 777-200 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 16, 2017. Feigum’s primary role as a COSO is to coordinate supply requests for C-17 Globemaster III aircraft maintenance, but because of her additional duties here she also has the opportunity to guide aircraft to their parking spot. This particular aircraft happened to be carrying her husband, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Feigum, a combat crew communications journeyman with the 816th Expeditionary Air Lift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) Deployed together: Married Airmen share unique experience
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— The sky tints with a grey haze, damp concrete calmly reflects ramp lights in the distance, and a light mist dampens the sage uniform worn by Senior Airman Sylvia Feigum as she illuminates the orange marshaling wands in her hands. After she crosses her arms above her head signaling the aircraft to stop, Feigum walks swiftly
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Staff Sgt. Bradley Chaplin, 1st Lt. Erin Howell and Capt. Katherine Harmon from the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron inspect a tool kit that is used for maintenance Sept. 29, 2016 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. They support the maintainers by ensuring that equipment and parts are available to get the mission accomplished.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Anika Jones/Released) Matrons of the maintenance world
Some may fear change, but it can encourage the impossible. In a career field typically dominated by males, these six women are breaking the mold and rising to the challenge.Capt. Katherine Harmon and 1st Lt. Erin Howell from the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Capt. Christine Harvey, Capt. Grace Miller and 1st Lt. Solveig Listerud from the
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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III pilot looks at his notes during a transport mission in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel in Southwest Asia Sept. 30, 2016. The C-17 is the newest most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis/Released) C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan
The imposing C-17 Globemaster III moved through the darkness during a longer trip than is typical at the Rock, the busiest aerial port in the area of responsibility. The flight was headed to Afghanistan – another example of the steady and enduring requirements of Operation Freedom Sentinel.“The main priority of this mission was the transport of
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Community College of the Air Force graduates stand while being pronounced graduates at their graduation ceremony June 3, 2016 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. More than 150 Team McChord Airmen earned CCAF Associate of Arts degrees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Congrats to Team McChord's CCAF grads
Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated from the Community College of the Air Force June 3, at McChord Field, Washington. More than 150 Team McChord Airmen graduated the CCAF with an Associate of Arts degree. The names of graduates are as follows:62nd Airlift Wing Tech. Sgt. Beth Slone62nd Comptroller SquadronTech. Sgt. Justin
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