The Mobility Forum Stories

From the Top – AMC Welcomes New Commander

By Staff

Recently, in a joint effort with Commander’s Action Group, The Mobility Forum asked new Commander Gen Jacqueline D. Van Ovost for her thoughts about Air Mobility Command (AMC) and her vision for the future.

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From the Top: 618th Air Operations Center Welcomes New Commander

By 618TH AIR OPERATIONS CENTER

Brig Gen Daniel A. DeVoe took command of the 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) from Brig Gen Jimmy R. Canlas during a change of command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base on June 12, 2020.

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KC-135R Stratotanker.

AMC Heritage: 60 Years of Service and Going Strong!

By Ms. Jeanie Hood, HQ AMC Flight Safety

Ask any fighter pilot how they feel about the KC-135 when they are halfway across the Atlantic Ocean (the pond) and running low on fuel. I have flown dozens of missions across the pond with fighters in loose trail formation and always knew when they were running low on fuel.

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MSgt Diana Tamayo

Flight Safety: AOC Seeing More Than One Side of the Air Force

By Ms. Jennifer Yates, 618 AOC Chief of Safety

The 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, and carrying out those responsibilities are personnel from an even broader range of career fields.

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Risk Management: ASAPs – Why We Want Your Identity (But We Will Protect It)

By MSGT DAN FALUCHO AND MSGT JAKE RENNELS, OPS RAMS ASAP STAFF

When hazards arise that need action or attention, or you experience a situation from which others can learn, the Aviation/Airman Safety Action Program (ASAP) provides a means to identify issues for resolution or to raise awareness in the Mobility Air Force (MAF) community.

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Enroute Patient Staging personnel transfer a COVID-19 patient.

AMC News: Negatively Pressurized Conex: A Fast-Track Development for Transporting COVID-19 Patients

By MR. TERENCE MULLIGAN, STAFF WRITER

In late March of this year, the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus challenged the entire world to mitigate what had become a deadly global pandemic.

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C-17 Globemaster IIIs prepare to take off.

AMC News: AMC Modernizes Battle Concepts to Move at the Speed of War

By Ms. Kim Knight, Staff Writer

History tells us that few great civilizations have had the capability to maintain lasting peace. Over time, we have seen the mightiest empires challenged, and when all negotiating and reasoning have been exhausted, there comes a time to protect and defend in battle.

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Personnel from the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group at Pope Army Airfield.

AMC News: Transport Isolation System Contributes to Save the Day During COVID-19 Pandemic

By BY MS. KATHY ALWARD, STAFF WRITER

The Air Force once again proved that it is ready, willing, and able by utilizing their training when the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced. Air Mobility Command helped save the day by making the Transport Isolation System (TIS) available and ready to transport COVID-19 patients in response to official requests for support.

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F-111F Aardvark prepares to launch.

Mobility Operations: Global Reach and Operation El Dorado Canyon— The 1986 Strike on Libya

By MR. TERENCE MULLIGAN, STAFF WRITER

We are all familiar with Global Reach as one of three core precepts of the modern U.S. Air Force (USAF), in tandem with Global Vigilance and Global Power. We have seen some remarkable examples of our Global Reach capabilities in recent decades.

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Health and Fitness: The Ups and Downs of Barodontalgia

By LT COL KARL WOODMANSEY, TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Imagine that as your aircraft begins to descend, you experience a severe, sharp pain localized in one of your teeth. Such intense pain may distract your focus from the critical details of your flight and may impair your ability to accomplish your mission safely.

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Titan II ICBM in an underground complex.

AMC Heritage: Titan II Missile Complex 374-7

By MS. KIM KNIGHT, STAFF WRITER

Cold War tensions sparked in 1947 between Stalin’s Soviet Union and the United States following the end of WWII. By 1980, fear of nuclear war gripped the nation as the global superpowers tensely vied for supremacy. In great haste, the adversaries stockpiled nuclear weapons and braced for the worst.

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F-16 receives fuel from a KC-46 Pegasus.

Mobility Operations: Full Spectrum Readiness – Aerial Refueling

By MS. BETTY NYLUND BARR, STAFF WRITER

Full Spectrum Readiness is integral to the continuing objectives of the Air Force. It is woven through the training and preparation of Airmen who fly the humanitarian and Total Force contingency missions of the Air Mobility Command (AMC).

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