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A C-17 from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., releases flares over the Atlantic Ocean. The June 2 Travis event will give members an opportunity to see a sample of the C-17’s capability.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rusell Cooley)
The C-17s are coming!
The C-17s are coming, and the 60th Air Mobility Wing leadership wants to keep Team Travis informed about the upcoming changes. One such way is the “C-17s Are Coming” event scheduled to begin 9 a.m. June 2 at the red carpet area on the flightline side of base operations. “This is an opportunity to educate the base and local community on the
0 5/30
2006
A member of the 615th Contingency Response Group drives a government vehicle towing a water tank off a C-5 Galaxy as part of exercise Lightning Fury, a staged airfield seizure held at Amedee Field, Herlong, Calif., May 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James  Harper Jr.)
Operational Lightning Fury
In its first real test as a full contingency response group, the 570th CRG deployed for Lightning Fury, a base standup field training exercise, from May 15 to Wednesday. This 10-day exercise was designed to develop the contingency response group’s “Open the Airbase” ability in an environment similar to Southwest Asia. More than 115 people, with job
0 5/30
2006
The remains of 1st Lt. Alvin Crane Jr. were laid to rest at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Saturday nearly 55 years after being shot down during a reconnaissance mission outside Uijonbu, Korea. Lieutenant Crane’s remains were repatriated from Korea more than 15 years ago.  His remains stayed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, before being positively identified by DNA testing. Although his remains have been identified, the circumstances of his death remain a mystery. Other members of his squadron saw Lieutenant Crane parachute safely to the ground and run into the nearby woods. His remains showed no signs of foul play. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre Mansour) Laid to rest

0 5/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Summer energy conservation tips
The summer months are quickly approaching; now is a great time to go over some ways to keep your energy usage down both in your home and the work place. Following these tips can lead to a significant reduction in energy consumption: Home and office -- Close drapes, shades and blinds during the day to keep sun from passively heating your home or
0 5/19
2006
Tech. Sgt. Ricky Griswold unpacks and repacks deployment bags for the Office of Special Investigations. He was named the Air Force OSI Support Person of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jennifer Brugman) OSI sergeant earns AF-level recognition
An Airman with the 303rd Office of Special Investigations Detachment here received the Air Force OSI Support Person of the Year award. Tech. Sgt. Ricky Griswold earned the recognition for his work as an acquisitions support person for OSI. “He’s a shining example of everything good about our NCO corps,” said Lt. Col. Stanley Robinson, Detachment
0 5/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Prevent, control high blood pressure
Knowing to call 911 in an emergency can save your life. So can knowing your blood pressure numbers. Hopefully, they are less than 120/80 mmHg, which is normal. If not, for National High Blood Pressure Education Month, join the mission to “prevent and control high blood pressure.” Ask your doctor what your blood pressure numbers are, what they mean
0 5/19
2006
Staff Sgt. Romona Phillips, 60th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, discusses airfield operations with Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, Air Mobility Command commander, during his tour of the tower May 11. The general was also given a bird’s eye view of the base from the tower’s catwalk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nan Wylie) AMC commander tours Travis
The Air Mobility Command commander concluded his two-day visit of Travis May 12. Gen. Duncan J. McNabb and his wife, Linda, accompanied by the new AMC command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron, arrived May 11 and visited various facilities on base, including David Grant USAF Medical Center, radar approach control, 60th Aerial Port Squadron and
0 5/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Regulations govern funding of unit activities, events
Before organizing a golf tournament or similar function, Air Force legal officials urge units to ensure they follow proper protocol when funding these events. Most notably, legal officials are reminding all Air Force people it is illegal and outside the bounds of established regulations to ask for or receive donations from commercial entities to
0 5/12
2006
Master Sgt. Abraham Redoble, 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, unfurls their squadron flag as Col. Keith Frede, 60th Maintenance Group commander, and Maj. Paul Brown, 860th AMXS commander, look on. The 860th AMXS officially activated in an assumption-of-command ceremony Wednesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nan Wylie) Unfurling of a new squadron

0 5/12
2006
Default Air Force Logo Cancer survivor celebrates his ‘second’ birthday
An Airman with the 60th Maintenance Operations Squadron is alive because of a bone marrow donation. Staff Sgt. Larry Tudor was diagnosed with acute myelogeneous leukemia in October 2003 after months of weakness. “[It was like] he was walking with weights on his legs,” said Sergeant Tudor’s wife, Renee. “He had no energy.” After a battery of tests,
0 5/12
2006
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