The Mobility Forum Stories

AMC Commander Gen Maryanne Miller: Investing in the Future, Reflecting on Our Progress

By AMC Commander Gen Maryanne Miller

Mobility Airmen, Thank you for the sacrifices you make every day to serve this great nation. You and your families have always been there for America, and it is an honor and privilege to serve with you!

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Brig Gen John Klein, Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL), NJ

Brig Gen John Klein: Developing Airmen at the USAF Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

By By Ms. Allison Elliot, Staff Writer

“The U.S. Air Force [USAF] does an excellent job at not only developing leaders with expertise in their skillsets, but broadening them as well,” said Brig Gen John Klein, Vice Commander of the USAF Expeditionary Center (EC), Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL), NJ.

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Learning From Our Maintenance Mishaps

By By Mr. Lalo Maynes, HQ AMC Flight Safety

Recently within maintenance safety we’ve seen investigations that fall into the area of human factors or behavior-based failures. In safety, we categorize and group these behavior-based failures for the purpose of mishap prevention. This article will explore three examples

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A C-17 Globemaster III with the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, SC, flies over southeastern United States, August 10, 2018. USANG photo by A1C Tiffany A. Emery

How Slow Will You Go?

By Mr. Bill Krouse, AMC/A3TO

We have all heard the adage, “The three most useless things to a pilot are altitude above you, runway behind you, and gas still in the fuel truck back home.” Forty years of flying, instructing, and studying aviation mishaps inspires me to add a fourth—“The airspeed you don’t have,”

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Answering the Call

By Ms. Jennifer Yates, 618 AOC Chief of Safety

When an aircrew calls the 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois for assistance, it is usually the Execution Floor personnel who answer the call.

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Hindsight in 2020

By Ms. Allie Brown, HQ AMC Occupational Safety

Did you ever look back and think your last decision might have been a mistake? Maybe it was the time you decided to do something and the hairs on the back of your neck stood up

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AIR MOBILITY COMMAND WELL DONE AWARD Presented to MSgt TERRY J. WALL, JR. and SSgt JAMES M. ZORN

By Staff

The Air Mobility Command Well Done Award is presented to MSgt Terry J. Wall, Jr. and SSgt James M. Zorn of the 317th Maintenance Squadron, 317th Maintenance Group, 317th Airlift Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, TX, for their actions on August 28, 2019.

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Airmen at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, NC, prepare to load a C-17 bound for the U.S. Central Command area of operations on January 4, 2020.

43d Air Mobility Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, NC: Willing, Able, Ready

By Ms. Kathy Alward, Staff Writer

The 43d Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG) at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, NC, was recently recognized by Gen Maryanne Miller, Commander of the Air Mobility Command, for its work with the recent United States Immediate Response Force (IRF) deployment to the Middle East

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Mitch Oswald, USDA Wildlife Biologist for the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, takes wing leaders Col Rod Simpson and CMSgt Jason Colón, 386th AEW Commander and Command Chief, along for a survey of wildlife at the base, Sept. 6, 2019.USAF photo by SrA Lane T. Plummer

Risk to Military Aircraft Decreases as BASH Plans to Increase Overseas Locations

By Ms. Kathy Alward, Staff Writer

The U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) continues to progressively move forward to decrease the risk to military aircraft by managing wildlife on airfields through the Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Program

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Barb Borowiec and Corporal Roland Scarinci, a local WWll Veteran. Photo courtesy of Barb Borowiec

An Honorary Commander Fosters Community Relationships at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

By Ms. Betty Nylund Barr, Staff Writer

Without a doubt, Barb Borowiec understands the importance of motorcycle riders attending safety classes. At her Harley-Davidson, Inc. dealership near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL)

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COVID-19 Coronavirus and United States Air Force Precautions

By Ms. Kathy Alward, Staff Writer

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the United States Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Space Force (USSF) responded to the National Emergency Declaration based on the recent outbreak of coronavirus.

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Airmen from the 43d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment 1 and 60th Medical Group Critical Care Air Transport Team treat simulated patients Dec. 18, 2019, on a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis AFB, CA. The 43d AES and the 60th CCATT practiced their AE capabilities during their first integrated mission. USAF photo by SrA Jonathon Carnell

Full Spectrum Readiness: Aeromedical Evacuation

By Ms. Betty Nylund Barr, Staff Writer

In a previous issue of The Mobility Forum, we examined Full Spectrum Readiness as it applies to airlift operations. In this issue, we will delve into Full Spectrum Readiness as it affects aeromedical evacuation (AE).

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