MacDill AFB, Florida BASH Reports Findings on
Vulture Tagging Project
Studying Vultures to Keep MacDill
By SRA ADAM R. SHANKS, 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
During the winter months, tens of thousands of people flock to Florida to escape frigid temperatures in their home states in the North ...
Mentorship in Aviation: Enhancing Squadron Culture through Real Stories
By MAJ JOSHUA MILLER, AMC Flight Safety
When was the last time you shared a flying story with your squadron mates? Hopefully, it was recently. Storytelling has become a lost art in flying squadrons. Years ago, Air Force aviators were much better at finding ...
What Does Big Data Say?
By MR. BILL KROUSE, Ops RAMS Staff
The most important feature of the software used in the Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) program is the capability to aggregately look at data for a fleet of aircraft; i.e., Big Data. MFOQA software is unbiased and nonjudgmental—it provides just the facts. MFOQA analysts use this software to sift through mountains of flight data ...
FROM THE TOP
18th AF Commander Maj Gen Barrett Talks Readiness and Squadron Vitality
By MAJ RYAN DECAMP, 18th Air Force Public Affairs
When Maj Gen Sam Barrett took the reins of 18th Air Force last summer, he outlined full-spectrum readiness and squadron vitality as two focus areas for the command
McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas Welcomes First KC-46A Pegasus
By A1C MICHAELA R. SLANCHIK, 22d ARW Public Affairs
Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to McConnell Air Force Base January 25 ...
Air Mobility Command Welcomes New Command Chief Master Sergeant
CMSgt Terrence A. Greene is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He is the principal adviser to AMC Commander Gen Maryanne Miller and her senior staff on matters ...
Survivors of Operation Babylift Reflect on Horror and Healing from the 1975 C-5A Crash in South Vietnam
By MS. KIM KNIGHT, Staff Writer
Long after the United States signed a cease-fire with Vietnam, the war between North and South Vietnam raged on. Da Nang fell after a North Vietnamese assault on March 30, 1975, which left thousands in ...
AMC’s Annual 2018 Safety Award Winners
SAFETY OFFICE OF THE YEAR:
436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force
Lt Col John Habbestad, 436th Airlift Wing (AW) Chief of Safety at Dover Air Force Base, DE, received a nice surprise recently. He was at a holiday party when he learned the 436 AW won AMC’s Safety Office of the Year award ...
Lightning Can Strike in a Flash!
By MS. ARYN KITCHELL, Staff Writer
I’m not scared of flying. The first time I got on a plane, I was only stressed about being 15 years old and going through security by myself. Although I’m sure if I had ever been on a plane while it was struck by lightning, I would start having second thoughts …
10 Tips for Navigating Ladders Successfully
By MS. RITA HESS, Staff Writer
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—otherwise known as OSHA—falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination, and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries ...
AMC’s Annual 2018 Individual Safety Award Winners
AMC Director of Safety
Aircrew of Distinction
436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, DE
September 13, 2018, was busy for the crew of MOOSE 63, flying a 12-hour day in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The mixed crew from three squadrons readied for their last offload ...
SUPER TYPHOON YUTU: The Worst Tropical Cyclone to Hit the United States Since 1935
By MS. RITA HESS, Staff Writer
Innovation and flexibility—two qualities in Mobility Airmen that pay big dividends during storm season. In October 2018, Lt Col Rusty Gohn, 734th Air Mobility Squadron Commander at Andersen AFB, Guam, was part of a team effort that depicted ...
“We keep ‘em movin’, we keep ‘em livin’”
By CAPT CHRISTINA HEWETT,
349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron
Here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, our En Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS) motto is “We keep ‘em movin’.” This we proudly chant at role calls and our wing command events back at Travis Air Force Base. However, upon boots to sand in April 2018 at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, our team of 16 from the 349th ...
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“Fire in the Cargo Compartment!”
By MR. LALO MAYNES,
HQ AMC Flight Safety
I recently attended the Fall 2018 Aviation Safety InfoShare. Not familiar? I encourage you to attend.
InfoShare draws representatives from nearly every aspect of the aviation industry ...
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Gen Maryanne Miller (center), AMC Commander, shakes hands with SrA Alexander Tapnio-Williams, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Preventative Maintenance Supervisor, November 6, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, DE. Miller spoke to and met with members ofthe 436th LRS fuels flight during her tour of the base ...