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  • Names unveiled on AMC aircraft, first time in 20 years

    A change in policy marked the first time in approximately 20 years that the names of dedicated crew chiefs were unveiled on an Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III.
  • Thunder Over Dover 2019 celebrates Air Force heritage, future

    Approximately 40,000 people visited Dover AFB for the 2019 Thunder Over Dover Air Show and Open House Sept. 14-15, 2019.
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35s complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles). Operational energy, or aviation fuel, is critical to mission success – but getting fuel to the warfighter involves complex logistical and technical challenges, intricate planning, and more importantly, poses safety risks to the troops transporting it. As the battlefield becomes increasingly multifaceted, energy resilience is a top concern for the Air Force, and optimized operations are an essential component to maintaining it.
  • Snapshot: NASCAR driver takes on C-5M, C-17

    Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion car, flies in a C-5M simulator May 3, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Along with the C-5, Busch also flew a C-17 Globemaster III simulator later that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss)
  • Loadmaster Repeats History During All-Female Final Flight

    An all-female C-17 Globemaster III crew performed a local flight March 5, 2018, in honor of Senior Master Sgt. Lori Tascione’s final flight before retirement at Dover AFB.
  • Royals support Exercise RAPID RESCUE

    The 3d Airlift Squadron supported Exercise RAPID RESCUE May 15 – 18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
  • C-17 paves ground for joint training at Fort Riley

    A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 3rd Airlift Squadron conducted semi-prepared landing operations June 25, 2016, at Fort Riley, Kansas.