The Mobility Forum Stories

Lt Gen Brian Robinson, Air Mobility Command Deputy Commander, speaks during a preflight brief at Dover Air Force Base, DE, March 23, 2021. Robinson visited Dover AFB to engage with base leaders and fulfill training requirements on the C-17 Globemaster III. USAF photo by SrA Christopher Quail

AMC Deputy Commander, Lt Gen Brian Robinson: How MAF Projects the Power of the Joint Force Forward

By Ms. Allison Elliot, Staff Writer

With 85 percent of the joint force assigned to the continental United States, the Mobility Air Forces (MAF) has had to evolve its warfighting capabilities to project the power of the joint force forward.

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Air Mobility Command Receives Two Prestigious Safety Awards

By BY MAJ CAROLYN SPARKS, AMC PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Air Mobility Command (AMC) recently received two awards recognizing the accomplishments of their 2020 safety program.

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A KC-46A Pegasus prepares to land on the flightline June 28, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, KS. USAF photo by SrA Skyler Combs

What Do You Do Here?

By BY MAJ JONATHAN R.N.K. WEAVER

Safety, as a discipline, is arguably one of the easiest concepts to voice and one of the most misunderstood facets of our daily lives in the Air Force.

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Fighting the Virus From the Air: The 618th Air Operations Center in Action

By 618th AIR OPERATIONS CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MS. ALLISON ELLIOT, STAFF WRITER

In late 2019, the world began to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and follow measures to mitigate its effects. When the virus began to spread, the 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) sprang into action.

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Why the TAWS/GPWS Nuisance Event Worksheet Is So Important

By MR. JAMES JOYCE, C-17 MFOQA FLIGHT DATA ANALYST

The Operations Risk Assessment and Management System (Ops RAMS) branch in Air Mobility Command (AMC)/ A3 wants all crew members to have confidence in their warning systems, responding to system alerts in a timely and appropriate manner …

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Robert Clapp: Distinguished Civilian Service Award Nomination

By Staff Writer

Robert D. Clapp, Deputy Chief of Safety and Occupational Safety Manager, 22d Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Safety Office at McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), KS, has been nominated for the 66th Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

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Students line up as they begin the Basic Rider Course 2 at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, July 17, 2020. USAF photo by SSgt Enrique Barcelo

What Makes You Tick?

By MR. ANTHONY MCKEE, AMC Occupational Safety

Every year, Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the start of Air Mobility Command (AMC)’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs through Labor Day weekend. During this period, we typically see an increase …

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A passenger terminal by the flightline on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. USAF photo by A1C Joshua Magbanua

721st Aerial Port Squadron, Ramstein, Germany: Casa de Pax

By DR. ANDREW WACKERFUSS, 521 AMOW HISTORIAN

The COVID-19 crisis entered a new phase in early March 2020, inconveniencing travelers around the world as one country after another closed its borders …

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BASH: Keeping Aviators Alive

By MR. DEAN J. JOHNSON, CHIEF OF SAFETY, 109th AIRLIFT WING

A recent incident at Albany International Airport, NY, highlights how important it is to be aware that we share the flying environment with many wildlife species.

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A Safe Unit Is a Ready Unit

By MS. JESSIE PERKINS, AIR FORCE SAFETY CENTER

How does your organization measure up? Are violations of operating instructions in the unit common? Is the organization genuinely concerned about safety?

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SrA Max Brunwasser, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Combat Navigation Journeyman, poses for a photo Oct. 6, 2020, in the 660 AMXS building at Travis Air Force Base, CA. USAF photo by SrA Christian Conrad

Airman From Travis AFB Saves Life of Local Motorist

By SRA CHRISTIAN CONRAD, 60TH AIR MOBILITY WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

SrA Max Brunwasser, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Combat Navigation Journeyman, was on his way to work in the early hours of September 8, 2020, straddling the dark, winding narrows of Highway 113 in his Subaru Legacy.

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A Look at the New “Flying White House” and Its Crew

By MS. ALLISON ELLIOT, STAFF WRITER

On February 15, 2021, National Geographic released a behind­-the-scenes look at the new Air Force One jets that will replace the current jets in 2024. The documentary, The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress, goes into the details …

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