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  • Remodeled KC-10 returns home

    After several attempts to repair a replica of a KC-10 Extender, Nov. 4, residents of the Reserve KC-10 squadron building here were finally able to hang the new and improved model. A wing, broken by accident, damaged the original 6-foot model that graced the entryway of Building 1829 more than five years ago. Since the incident, three attempts were
  • C-17 Globemaster III takes desert airstrip in stride

    Visibility was clear and bright as the McGuire AFB C-17 Globemaster III recently lowered its landing gear and descended towards an unprepared desert airfield near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The landing and subsequent take-off in the harsh desert environment would be different this time for Reservist Maj. Bob Hagstrom, of the 732nd Airlift Squadron, as
  • Family reunion goes sky high

    Family reunions are common events but rarely do they occur thousands of feet in the air like the reunion the Harston family recently experienced. Capt. Michael Harston of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, his father, retired Chief Master Sergeant Jon Harston and older brother, Master Sgt. Jon Harston Jr., a KC-135 boom operator met in the sky during
  • US flag is returned five years post 9/11

    In 2003, Maj. Eric Szillus, then captain, hung an American flag flown at Ground Zero in a fitness center-turned medical staging area at the 86th Airlift Wing in Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Major Szillus, a Reserve clinical nurse at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., was a New York City firefighter and first responder at the World Trade Center on Sept.
  • Aerial port sends final group to Bagram

    For some it would be their first time out while others are two-time, plus veterans. All had the same concerns about separation and safety, but pushed those concerns aside to savor their last hours with family and friends. Jan. 23, more than 14 aerial port members assigned to the 35th and 88th Aerial Port Squadrons here departed for a 120-day
  • Reserve maintenance group passes AMC inspection

    Every 514th Air Mobility Wing maintenance member here, owes themselves a pat on the back having successfully shown the Air Mobility Command Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program team they know and can perform their jobs.Feb. 5-13, the LSEP team focused their attention on how well the 514th Maintenance Group members complied with
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