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The Five Levels of Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance Analysis Acceptance

By MR. BILL KROUSE, AMC OPS RAMS

Most adults have heard of the “five stages of grief.” In 1969, Dr. Kübler-Ross, a renowned psychiatrist, postulated a theory that an individual experiencing the death of a loved one goes through five distinct stages of grief before being able ...

AMC’s Annual 2017 Safety Award Winners

Safety Office

of the Year

305th Air Mobility Wing

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

The 305th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) received the prestigious Safety Office of the Year award for fiscal year 2017 in recognition of outstanding achievements in flight safety. During this period, the 305 AMW synergized 18 joint and total-force partners ...

SPRING 2018

 

AMC Command Chief Shelina Frey Shares Thoughts on Full Spectrum Readiness

By MS. KIM KNIGHT, Staff Writer

Total Force Full Spectrum Readiness. You may have heard the phrase and may even recognize some of its parts and pieces—but what does it mean when you see the words strung together? ...

Brig Gen Lamberth Expounds on Embracing the Red: An Update on Air Force Inspection System Implementation

 

By MS. KIM KNIGHT, Staff Writer

In 2014, The Mobility Forum published an article about changes to the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) and new Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI) process. It pointed out the ...

How We Rationalize Shortcuts

 

By MR. STEVE PANGER,
HQ AMC Flight Safety

AMC has been working hard for a few years now on proactive safety. You’ve probably heard about common programs like LOSA, ASAP, and MFOQA. They identified underlying concepts that are important and deserve future study, such as intentional non-compliance, normalization of deviance, and groupthink. All are interrelated and I’ll define ...

THE MAGAZINE OF AIR MOBILITY COMMAND

Individual Safety Awards

On February 3, 2017, the crew of TORQE 61, supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, was assisting a Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component by airlifting troops and equipment that were performing unconventional coalition operations. On the night of the mission, a blizzard moved through Bagram Airbase, producing high winds, large amounts of snow, and low visibility that forced delayed operations ...

So That’s What I Signed Up For?

By MS. JANET PURDY, Staff Writer

A few years back, my family was looking for a Saturday activity that was close, fun, and touristy. As we searched, we came across a nearby state park with sand dunes. We didn’t have our own all-terrain vehicle (ATV)but found a recreational shop that would give a guided dune buggy ride. We were PUMPED! It looked like so much fun! In all of the excitement, I neglected ...

Bronze Star Recipient Reflects on Dirt Strip Operations in Syria

 

By MS. KIM KNIGHT, Staff Writer

Lt Col Robert Rayner, Commander 921st Contingency Response Squadron, Travis AFB, CA, part of the the 621st Contingency Response Wing at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, recently received a Bronze Star for his efforts in Syria that helped coalition forces ...

Feeding the
Hungry with Humanitarian Aid

 

By 1 LT JUSTIN CLARK,
315 AW Public Affairs

Over 130,000 pounds of humanitarian aid was airlifted to relief organizations in Central American and Caribbean nations by the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, Feb. 5, 2017 during a training mission that carried cargo as part of the Denton humanitarian program ...

AMC’s Aerial Port LOSA Proof of Concept 2016-2017

By CAPT TIA M. AHLF, HQ AMC, Standardization and Resources Branch, Scott AFB, IL

The Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) is an observation program developed to gather safety-related data on environmental conditions, operational complexity, and human factor issues during everyday operations. LOSA contributes to proactive safety ...

The Strategic Airlift Capability in Pápa, Hungary: A Dozen Nations, a Single Mission

By MS. KIM KNIGHT, Staff Writer

In its efforts to help protect countless locations around the world, the U.S. Air Force sometimes sets up shop outside the continental United States. Thus, working with other countries ...

A Short Ride with a Lifelong Lesson

By MR. BILL FLEGLER, as told to
MS. ARYN KITCHELL, Staff Writer

When I talk with people who ride or are going to ride, I want them to understand that they’re going to go down eventually; it’s just a matter of when and how bad. If you’re not willing to accept that, you probably shouldn’t ride. My worst wreck was my fault. A good friend wanted a new motorcycle, and my ride group went to ...

3 Steps to Tornado Safety

By MS. JANET PURDY, Staff Writer

Approximately 1,200 tornadoes per year strike the United States, and they can occur anywhere at any time. There are areas with a higher prevalence, but just because you have never seen or experienced one doesn’t mean you won’t.  A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground and is typically visible ...

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FLYING HOUR

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QUICKSTOPPERS

The Quest For Zero: Achieved!

By MAJ JOSH MILLER, HQ AMC Flight Safety

As of Thanksgiving 2017, Air Mobility Command had ZERO Class A or Class B open safety investigation boards for the first time in over 15 years ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE

 

Portrait of SrA Selina N. Okyere, a crew chief with the 514th Maintenance Squadron, 514 AMW, Air Force Reserve Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Okyere created Global Life Savers Inc., a 501(c) nonprofit organization to teach basic first aid skills to the citizens ...