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Maj. Gen. Corey Martin Remembers 9-11

Release #: 20210910-1 Friday, September 10, 2021 SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Sept. 10, 2021) – The United States is just that; it’s united. On July 4, 1776, the original 13 colonies declared themselves independent and thus free from British rule. A few months later, on Sept. 9, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared the name of our new nation to be the “United States of America.” In that 225-year span, the …

USTRANSCOM supports evacuation of 124K people in historic airlift

Release #: 20210902-1 Thursday, September 02, 2021 SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Sept. 2, 2021) – The final weeks of operations in Afghanistan were marked by an airlift operation the commander of U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, characterized as “herculean.” The final hours were no less herculean. Under the cover of darkness, the last C-17 carried the acting U.S. Ambassador to …

‘Baby on board’ – Aircrew deliver Afghan baby on evacuation flight

Release #: 20210831-1 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 MIDDLE EAST, UNDISCLOSED LOCATION  -- A 315 th  Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina helped to deliver a baby aboard a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III carrying vulnerable Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan, Aug. 23, moments before landing at a Middle East staging area with a jet filled with evacuees. While in a holding pattern waiting to land, Capt. Dennis …

Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Press Briefing (transcript)

Release #: 20210825-1 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Transcript JOHN KIRBY:  Good afternoon. As you know, we have a special guest briefer today, General Steve Lyons, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and I'm going to turn it over to the General in just a minute to update you on the incredible effort that Transportation Command, and all their subordinate commands and air crews, are expending on trying to get as many people out of …

Fast-Paced Airport Ground Ops Keeps Evacuees Moving

Release #: 20210824-1 Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Department of Defense Activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet to Assist With Afghanistan Efforts

Release #: 20210901-1 Sunday, August 22, 2021

Milestone marks U.S. Transportation Command joint reserve unit change of command

Release #: 20210712-1 Monday, July 12, 2021

Statement on completion of Mobility Capability Requirements Study 2020

Release #: 20210630-1 Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Multifaceted team strives to modernize air refueling management

Release #: 20210629-1 Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Command and Control Capability Demonstrated on KC-135

Release #: 20210625-1 Friday, June 25, 2021

Reserve unit commander for U.S. Transportation Command promoted to major general

Release #: 20210614-1 Monday, June 14, 2021

Rocket cargo delivery gets big boost

Release #: 20210607-1 Monday, June 07, 2021

Lyons witnesses KC-135 -hot-pit refueling – “significant innovation for warfighting readiness”

Release #: 20210524-1 Monday, May 24, 2021

Lyons recognizes Duckworth, Courtney and Wittman among the first to receive the inaugural Pegasus Award

Release #: 20210521-1 Friday, May 21, 2021

USTRANSCOM conducts critical ship-to-shore exercise in Balkans during Defender-Europe 21

Release #: 20210514-1 Friday, May 14, 2021

A lot of heart: four purple ones, to be exact; Sgt. 1st Class Clark reflects upon retirement

Release #: 20210507-1 Friday, May 07, 2021

USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams and global patient movement

Release #: 20210429-1 Thursday, April 29, 2021

C-5M Super Galaxy departs Travis with U.S. government assistance to India

Release #: 20210428-1 Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘Meet the Fleet,’ USTRANSCOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader wants to meet you

Release #: 20210423-1 Friday, April 23, 2021

TRANSCOM Commander visits Expeditionary Center Headquarters

Release #: 20210408-1 Thursday, April 08, 2021

USTRANSCOM SEL hangs up the Air Force uniform, begins next chapter—retirement

Release #: 20210401-1 Thursday, April 01, 2021

USTRANSCOM welcomes its first-ever U.S. Navy senior enlisted leader

Release #: 20210330-1 Tuesday, March 30, 2021

J2 airmen excel in consecutive Airman Leadership School classes

Release #: 20210330-2 Tuesday, March 30, 2021

USTRANSCOM airlift acquisition expert recognized for inspiring excellence

Release #: 20210329-1 Monday, March 29, 2021

U.S. Transportation Command recognizes Annual Award winners

Release #: 20210319-1 Friday, March 19, 2021

USTRANSCOM Commander and top business execs discuss logistics’ role in National Security

Release #: 20210318-1 Thursday, March 18, 2021

USTRANSCOM’s J6 talks data, digital modernization and diversity at cyber symposium

Release #: 20210312-1 Friday, March 12, 2021

USTRANSCOM chief of staff shares career journey, advice for women during podcast

Release #: 20210304-1 Thursday, March 04, 2021

Defense Personal Property Program director shares customer focused perspective at NDTA GovTravels conference

Release #: 20210226-1 Friday, February 26, 2021

‘Semper Supra / Always Above’ -- USTRANSCOM airmen become Space Force Guardians

Release #: 20210222-1 Monday, February 22, 2021

Congratulations USTRANSCOM 2020 4th Quarter Awards Program winners

Release #: 20210222-1 Monday, February 22, 2021

“A fight to get to the fight”: Admiral instructs sealift officers on strategic importance of operational logistics

Release #: 20210219-1 Friday, February 19, 2021

Tabletop exercise refines Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement activation process

Release #: 20210216-1 Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Organizational fitness through critical thinking

Release #: 20210212-1 Friday, February 12, 2021

Husband, wife complete master’s degrees together using Chapter 33 from VA

Release #: 20210208-1 Monday, February 08, 2021

Navy League honors USTRANSCOM Sailor for leadership, mentoring during pandemic

Release #: 20210126-1 Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Commemorating 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

Release #: 20210115-1 Friday, January 15, 2021

Transporter receives Executive MBA with honors, applies it to logistics career

Release #: 20210114-1 Thursday, January 14, 2021

Harnessing the power of data for the Joint Force: USTRANSCOM establishes an enterprise data and analytics environment

Release #: 20210113-1 Wednesday, January 13, 2021

USTRANSCOM leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

Release #: 20210110-1 Sunday, January 10, 2021
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