The Mobility Forum Stories

ASAP: Lessons Learned at 500 Feet Above the Ground

By MS. ALLISON ELLIOT, STAFF WRITER

As a C-17 Instructor Pilot and the Pilot in Command (PIC), Maj Katherine Miller had an incredible responsibility to ensure the aircraft and everyone on board remained safe during a recent sortie.

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2020 Critical Days of Summer Wrap-Up

By MSGT THOMAS NORTHCUTT, HQ AMC OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

It is over. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which Air Mobility Command (AMC) recognizes as the Critical Days of Summer, has come to pass for 2020.

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AMC FY20 Mishap Statistics Summary

By STAFF WRITER

FY20 FLIGHT SAFETY NOTES

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Airmen assigned to the 732d Air Mobility Squadron deice an Alaska Air National Guard C-130H Hercules belonging to the 144th Airlift Squadron on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK. USAF photo by Alejandro Pena

Ice On The Ground Can Spell Trouble In The Sky

By MS. ALLISON ELLIOT, STAFF WRITER

The Air Force operates from one end of the globe to the other. On the coldest day in Alaska in December 2019, the temperature dropped to minus 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Learn from My Family and Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls

By MS. ALLISON ELLIOTT, STAFF WRITER

Picture it: a fairly mild winter day for the Washington, D.C. area, a few icy concrete stairs, and— bam! I was on my back before I knew it.

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Operation Allied Force: Kosovo 1999

By MR. TERENCE MULLIGAN, STAFF WRITER

Just over 20 years ago, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducted the first major military action against a sovereign country in the 50-year history of the alliance.

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Knowing ahead of time how to safely store chemicals is critical for keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Storing Chemicals the Right Way

By MS. LAUREN SCHATZ, STAFF WRITER

A pair of explosions on Aug. 4, 2020, severely damaged Beirut, Lebanon. Felt by cities more than 100 miles away, the blasts shook Beirut to its core.

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Photos of great innovators, Henry Ford, Patricia Bath, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla.

No Idea Left Behind

By MS. LAUREN SCHATZ, STAFF WRITER

The United States has a rich history of innovation. During the past 244 years, the nation has been a revolutionary powerhouse, fueled by the minds of great inventors—Edison, Einstein, Ford, Morse, and Tesla, to name a few!

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Mishap-Free Flying Hour Milestones

By Staff Writer

Mishap-Free Flying Hour Milestones

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If an Approach is Unsafe … Go Around!

By MR. STEVE PANGER, HQ AMC FLIGHT SAFETY

We aviators should know when an approach is not safe to continue. In response to a trend in landing mishaps and following the lead of the civilian airlines, Air Mobility Command established stabilized approach criteria for all Mobility Air Forces airframes several years ago to reduce the number of these mishaps.

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Capt Christian Brechbuhl, an Assistant Flight Commander assigned to the 16th Airlift Squadron, holds up a mobile device displaying an application he developed to help aircrews study for annual certifications at Joint Base Charleston, SC, Feb. 7, 2020. The application was developed cost-effectively by Airmen from multiple bases who volunteered their time to write the code. It centralizes necessary study material for aircrew annual certification and is currently being utilized by three airframes throughout Mobility Air Forces. USAF photo by SrA Joshua R. Maund

A DAY IN THE LIFE

By STAFF

Capt Christian Brechbuhl, an Assistant Flight Commander assigned to the 16th Airlift Squadron, holds up a mobile device displaying an application he developed to help aircrews study for annual certifications …

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