The Mobility Forum Stories

TSgt Adrian Saetern, the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Regional Training Course Instructor, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, trains maintainers from throughout the Pacific on maintenance procedures on a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, July 15, 2021.

AIR MOBILITY COMMAND WELL DONE AWARD Presented to TSGT ADRIAN SAETERN

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TSgt Adrian Saetern, the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Regional Training Course Instructor, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, trains maintainers from throughout the Pacific on maintenance procedures on a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, July 15, 2021.

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Honor the Wonder of the Fourth: Prevent Firework Mishaps

By MS. TIFFANY L. TOLBERT, STAFF WRITER

Anyone who has been lucky enough to experience the uniquely American phenomenon of the Fourth of July knows what the holiday entails: red, white, and blue decorations; feasts; parades; loved ones; and, of course, fireworks.

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Air Mobility Command’s Command Chief Master Sergeant, CMSgt Brian Kruzelnick, uses virtual reality goggles during a 317th Maintenance Group capabilities briefing at Dyess Air Force Base, TX, July 8, 2021. USAF photo by SrA Colin Hollowell

How Virtual Reality is Helping Airmen Prepare for the Future Fight

By MS. LAUREN SCHATZ, STAFF WRITER

CMSgt Brian Kruzelnick receives instruction on the use of the 19th Maintenance Group Virtual Reality demo by SSgt Jonathan Allen, 19th Maintenance Group Maintenance Qualification Training Instructor, at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR, Oct. 19, 2020.
USAF photo by 1 Lt Jessica Cicchetto

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Diagram shows the direction of a rip tide and potential routes of escape.

Swept Up by the Current-Would you Know What to DO?

By MS. LAUREN SCHATZ, STAFF WRITER

Nothing is better than wading into the cool, refreshing water of the ocean on a hot summer day. The sand squishes between your toes as you move farther and farther away from the shore.

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Man drinking a bottle of water against a deep blue sky.

Staying Hydrated— Why It Is Important

By MS. KATHY ALWARD, STAFF WRITER

Staying hydrated is crucial for good health. Some experts suggest drinking 64 ounces of water throughout the day. Others suggest the rule of thumb of drinking one-third of your body weight in fluid ounces of water each day.

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Woman repairs a motorcycle.

ARE YOU RALLY READY?

By MS. PAULA COLLINS, STAFF WRITER

Polish the chrome, gather your gear, and grab your maps … summer is here!

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Brightly colored tent sets next to a swiftly flowing body of water lined with bright green trees.

Camping Checklists to Keep in Your Back Pocket

By MS. SOFIA SCHATZ, STAFF WRITER

A camping trip is a recurring plot in movies for a reason. Many things can go wrong— both onscreen and in real life. Realistically, it is smart to prepare for mishaps before camping, especially for the worst-case scenarios.

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MISHAP-FREE FLYING HOUR MILESTONES

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Airmen walk and look for debris during a foreign object damage prevention walk at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th Airlift Wing Foreign Object Damage Prevention Program helps to ensure the safety of vehicles, personnel, and aircraft, and is essential to the everyday operations of the flightline.

Proactive Safety Begins with Addressing Safety Culture

By MAJ STEVE BOSTWICK, AMC FLIGHT SAFETY

The primary objective of Air Force safety is simple: mishap prevention. The service has implemented many tools and practices throughout the years to support this altruistic endeavor.

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SSgt Rafael DeGuzman-Paniagua, 305th Aerial Port Squadron Special Handling Representative, secures a pallet of equipment on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, March 24, 2022. The 305th Air Mobility Wing is sending equipment to Europe as part of the United States security assistance to Ukraine. USAF photo by SrA Joseph Morales

A DAY IN THE LIFE

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SSgt Rafael DeGuzman-Paniagua, 305th Aerial Port Squadron Special Handling Representative, secures a pallet of equipment on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, March 24, 2022. The 305th Air Mobility Wing is sending equipment to Europe as part of the United States security assistance to Ukraine.

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