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- Transforming American Airlift: Effects-Based Mobility, the C-17, and Global Maneuver. Chaudhary, Ravi I. // Air & Space Power Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p83
The ability to maneuver US military people and equipment remains a top defense priority for the nation. However, the author's review of air mobility doctrine since 1990 reveals that America's mobility capability has stagnated, despite the expenditure of considerable funding. The author proposes...
- Joint chiefs to push C-17, C-33 mix. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/2/1995, Vol. 143 Issue 14, p63
Reports on the recommendation to be made by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff to buy mix of C-17s and C-33As to cut expenses. Reasons for difference of opinion between the service chiefs and their deputies in the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and warfighting commanders; Opinion of defense...
- Defense Infrastructure: Realignment of Air Force Special Operations Command Units to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. // GAO Reports;1/21/2008, preceding p1
The article focuses on topics related to developments surrounding the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Units to Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) recommended the closure of the Cannon Air Force Base unless a new mission could...
- Untitled. Hanson, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Abraham T. // Christian Science Monitor;11/6/95, Vol. 87 Issue 239, p2
Informs about the C-17's ability that led to Pentagon's order of the $533-million planes built by McDonnell Douglass.
- Cost tradeoff makes military 747 a must. North, David M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/2/1995, Vol. 143 Issue 14, p70
Editorial. Discusses the likely recommendation of US purchasing a mix of C-17s and 747-400s. Reasons for same; Advantages of C-17s; Need for wide-body transports available through Civil Reserve Air Fleet, and 747-400s.
- Then & Now. Doherty, Dan // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Jun2000, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p14
Reports on the flight taken by former presidential pilot Bill Thomas aboard the United States Air Force's Globemaster III C-17 airlifter. Differences noted by Thomas in the design and interiors of airplanes used by the military; Planes flown by Thomas during his service.
- USAF maintains pace of C-17 training. Hughes, David // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/15/1996, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p50
Reports on the continuance of C-17 student training despite deployment of aircraft to Germany for use in the movement of supplies to Bosnia. Comments of Lt. Col. Tommy J. McClam, deputy operations group commander; Air Mobility Command's maintenance of high priority on C-17 training; Automated...
- Coast Guard Air Station Salem: Fate Unknown. Knife, Jaimie L. // Naval Aviation News;May/Jun2004, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p38
Explores the historical background of the Coast Guard Air Station Salem, a U.S. Coast Guard air base situated on Winter Island on the northern shore of Massachusetts. Missions of the air station; Number of medical evacuation missions performed by the air station during its first year; Physical...
- Major Active Duty Air Force Bases. // Airman;Jan2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p30
Presents a map depicting major active duty Air Force bases in the U.S.