The Mobility Forum Stories

CARGO CITY Delivers on Capabilities

By MR. MATTHEW LIPTAK, Staff Writer

“Cargo City is AFCENT’s [U.S. Air Forces Central Command] busiest aerial port of debarkation and is critical to supporting cargo movement throughout the AOR [area…

Read Now

Enterprise Learning Office

By MS. BRITTANY OLSON, Staff Writer

The mission and vision of Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) Enterprise Learning Office (ELO) is to “transform the way we approach learning in the command.” A…

Read Now

Full Spectrum Readiness: Airlift

By MS. BETTY NYLUND BARR, Staff Writer

Airlift began during World War I, when a handful of soldiers were flown from one airfield to another in Illinois. It has grown into not…

Read Now

Five Fast Facts on Icing and Deicing

By MR. MATTHEW LIPTAK, Staff Writer

“I was saying to one of the new guys who was in the bucket with me earlier, it’s kind of like playing a video game,”…

Read Now

Global Patient Movement: Moving America’s Ill and Injured Warfighters Safely, Securely, and Soundly

By MR. MICHAEL P. KLEIMAN, U.S. Transportation Command

Every day, the U.S. military conducts an average of 35 aeromedical evacuations, transporting sick and wounded active duty service members, as well as other patients…

Read Now

To Sleep or Not To Sleep—That Is the Safety Question

By MR. DON MILLER, Staff Writer

Occurrences of fatigue among non-flight crew Airmen go back at least to 2005, when an Air Force Research Laboratory Shift Work Fatigue Survey concluded that…

Read Now

2019 Critical Days of Summer Wrap-Up

By MR. JOE HUGHES, Chief, HQ AMC Occupational Safety

With the passing of Labor Day, Air Mobility Command (AMC) concluded its Critical Days of Summer awareness campaign, which highlighted the increased risk to which…

Read Now

Mishap-Free Flying Hour Milestones

By

8,500 Hours 9 AS, Dover AFB, DE Lt Col Kevin M. Woods MSgt Johnny Crump 121 ARW, Rickenbacker IAP, OH SMSgt Paul Emler 7,500 Hours…

Read Now

Quickstoppers – Wear Your “Sunglasses” at Night

By MAJ JONATHAN R.N.K. WEAVER, HQ AMC Flight Safety

Aircrew Laser Eye Protection (ALEP) glasses are almost universally hated by pilots. Many complain that the ALEPs make it hard to see cockpit instrumentation and…

Read Now

A Day in the Life

By

SrA Connor O’Connell-Keleghan, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker Boom Operator, conducts pre-flight operations before an air refueling sortie during Exercise MOBILITY GUARDIAN 2019 at…

Read Now