The Mobility Forum Stories

KC-135R Stratotanker flies off the wing of another during a “two ship” training mission.

Flight Safety: Combined Experience and Training Allowed KC-135 Crew to Work Through In-Flight Issues and Land Safely

By MAJ TAYLOR ZAHM, 22D EXPEDITIONARY AIR REFUELING SQUADRON

On March 4, 2020, my crew and I arrived at our KC-135R, an aerial refueling tanker, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. As the aircraft commander I was on my seventh deployment and was an instructor/evaluator, the copilot was on his third deployment, and the boom operator was on his first.

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Safety Culture: Ready for the Unexpected

By MS. KIM KNIGHT, STAFF WRITER

It is 6:00 in the morning, and I am in the shower, getting ready for the day ahead when my daughter suddenly and frantically bangs on the bathroom door and starts yelling.

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Health and Fitness: Training for the Big Race

By MS. GAYLE SMEAD, STAFF WRITER

With the fall season fast approaching, many people enjoy outdoor activities as the weather starts to cool. Two upcoming Air Force outdoor events will be held in September 2020 that can be enjoyed by both spectators and participants.

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Motorcycle Culture: THE FREEDOM OF MOTORCYCLES

By MS. KATHY ALWARD, STAFF WRITER

Everyone has life-changing moments. Sometimes changes are only temporary, but sometimes changes are forever. My family was shocked that a motorcycle, which was supposed to provide such a feeling of freedom while riding, would cause a forever change.

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Safety Culture: A Wingman’s Philosophy Can Save the Day

By MS. KATHY ALWARD, STAFF WRITER

It can be hard to see how our actions may affect others, as well as ourselves, especially when we are in celebration mode. What starts as a good time with friends can turn into a disaster, especially if someone gets behind the wheel of a car or motorcycle after reaching the legal limit of blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent.

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MISHAP-FREE FLYING HOUR MILESTONES

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8,500 HOURS 109 AS, St. Paul, MN MSgt Richard Krivanek 6,500 HOURS 109 AS, St. Paul, MN MSgt Aran Stromberg 5,000 HOURS 92 ARS, Fairchild…

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QUICKSTOPPERS: Hazardous Attitudes Impact on Safety

By LT COL LANCE Q. HOLLAWAY, AMC FLIGHT SAFETY

Good judgment is paramount to the safe operation of aircraft, weapons, engineering, heavy machinery, vehicles, and other equipment. Anytime an operation presents hazards that contain the potential for loss of life, serious injury, or enormous financial losses, we run the risk of not correctly identifying and mitigating the hazards.

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Three medical Airmen exit a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

A Day in the Life

By Staff

Three medical Airmen exit a C 17 Globemaster III aircraft following the first-ever operational use of the Transport Isolation System (TIS) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2020.

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