Air Mobility Command

July 11, 2017

Brig. Gen. William M. Knight, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

February 24, 2017
Maryann Lawlor
Complete electronic flight bags have been under development since 2010; however, U.S. Air Force personnel like Capt. Brett Pierson, USAF, have been using tablets as early as 2011 during preflight checks aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft bound for refueling missions in Afghanistan.

All Air Mobility Command wings are now approved to use electronic flight bags. The portable electronic devices consolidate nearly 120 pounds of paper products into a single tablet and will save the command nearly $3.8 million annually.

The tablet contains electronic flight information publications such as navigational charts and digital publications, including Air Force instructions and technical orders.

October 18, 2016

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr., USAF, has been assigned as commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

August 26, 2016

Maj. Gen. Christopher J. Bence, USAF, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

August 17, 2016

Brig. Gen. Lenny J. Richoux, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

June 23, 2016

Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Oliver Jr., USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Fort Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

October 19, 2015

Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  

September 30, 2015

Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

June 2, 2015

Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

June 1, 2015

Boeing Service Co., Richardson, Texas, was awarded a $15,008,500 sole-source, firm-fixed-price contract to provide airborne broadband satellite communications enterprise service for U.S. senior leaders conducting official travel on Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command aircraft fleets. Work will be performed primarily at Boeing and their subcontractor's facilities worldwide with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2015, with six one-year option periods. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funding is being obligated at award. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1013-15-C-0006).

 

September 9, 2014

Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Gibson, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

May 13, 2014

Lt. Gen. Darren W. McDew, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a contract to provide systems integration and avionics for the KC-10 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Cockpit Modernization Program. The contract, valued at more than $160 million over the life of the program, calls for Rockwell Collins to provide the flight management system, displays, data link communications and surveillance capabilities. The KC-10 aircraft is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces.

May 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, recently announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Fuel Efficiency Office (FEO) Technical and Developmental Program Support Contract valued at nearly $4 million. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will provide technical and developmental program services supporting information technology initiatives to enhance the fuel efficiency of AMC operations and related mission decisions. DRC will work to automate manpower intensive processes, convert mission information into useable and relevant information and support changes in information technology functional requirements.

October 8, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Scott P. Goodwin, USAF, assigned as commander, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.