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  • Expeditionary Center leadership team visits 43rd AMOG

    Maj. Gen. John R. Gordy II, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, USAF EC command chief, visited with Airmen assigned to the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Nov. 21-22.During the visit, the Expeditionary Center leaders were able to see firsthand how
  • 821st CRG hosts Cali Havoc, test ATAK

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group worked alongside Airmen from the 39th Airlift Squadron, from Dyess Air Force Base Texas, during exercise Cali Havoc Nov. 13-19.  Cali Havoc is a contingency response-centric exercise that provides CR forces the opportunity to rehearse potential real-world situations in
  • Building Resiliency: Muslim Airman strengthens spiritual life

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 821st Contingency Response Squadron, is among the first to be granted a religious accommodation for a shaving waiver based on his Muslim faith after the Air Force released new guidance in 2016 to accommodate individuals with religious requests. In 2011, while stationed in a remote
  • Airman leaves Dominican Republic to pursue the American dream

    Growing up in Consuelo, a small town in the Dominican Republic, an Airman from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron was torn between staying behind to help support his seven siblings or perusing the American dream.“I came from a modest family,” said Tech. Sgt. Rafael Escoto Roa, 571st MSAS air transportation specialist air advisor. “My
  • 621st CRW responds with seamless air mobility command and control operations

    For the first time, Airmen from the 321st, 514th and 621st Air Mobility Operations Squadrons provided temporary remote Command and Control functions for the Hurricane Michael relief effort. This total force team stood up an Air Mobility Division for the 601st Air Operations Center during its re-location from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., after Hurricane Michael destroyed their facilities.
  • 23rd STS hands off Hurricane Michael airfield operations to 821st CRG at Tyndall AFB

    When Hurricane Michael began devastating much of the Florida panhandle with upwards of 150 mph gusts and rain on Oct. 10, it left many with uncertainty of what their community would look like when they returned home. For a portion of that area, a ghosted and devastated Tyndall Air Force Base, it didn’t take long for support to start flowing in to aid. One day after Hurricane Michael hit the area, a Special Tactics troop with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron was flown in on two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron to assess, and if possible, open the airfield.
  • CRG provides hope to Tyndall after Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., -- On the afternoon of Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael, a category four hurricane, ripped through Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and the surrounding area leaving severe damage through its path. Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group, Travis Air Force Base, California, received the alert call the next day and
  • Air advisors begin new partnership with Paraguayan air force

    Asunción, Paraguay -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed a mobile training mission (MTT) with the Paraguayan air force (FAP) in Asuncion, Paraguay from Sept. 17-28, 2018. During the MTT, air advisors focused on rotary wing aircraft water survival and twin tension rope rescue techniques. “This mission was the first time we
  • Air advisors partner with Colombian air force during BPC mission

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted a Building Partnerships Capacity (BPC) mission in Bogota, Colombia. The 17-member mobile training team (MTT), including members of the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Colorado Air Force Reserves, executed a four-week joint training mission
  • 621st AMAG participates in multilateral exercise Angel de los Andes

     Travis Air Force Base, Calif. -- The 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group played a role in Angel de los Andes, a multilateral search and rescue exercise hosted by Colombia, from Sept. 3-14.The exercise gave the group an opportunity to work alongside 11 partner nations responding to realistic simulations on search and rescue, aeromedical evacuation,