Four U.S. Air Force and one Royal Australian air force C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with more than 300 American and Canadian paratroopers took off July 13 from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, for Shoalwater Bay, Australia, for exercise Talisman Saber.
Located nearly 3,000 miles away from their wing headquarters and even farther from their major command, Airmen assigned to 715th Air Mobility Operations Group face many challenges due to the unit’s geographical separation and Alaska’s often-austere environment.
Following the successful return of the Scott Air Force Base Airshow & Open House in June, the 375th Air Mobility Wing is set to usher in the next chapter in its 100 year heritage as Col. Laura Lenderman, Scott AFB installation commander, relinquishes command on July 24.
For most members of Scott AFB, 4:30 p.m. signifies the end of the duty day at their unit. They pack up their things and make their way home, maybe to see their families, kick up their legs and put on their favorite show, or meet up with some friends for some local fun.
Fewer than 3,000 residents were still without power around noon Monday. Most will be repaired today. Across the state, Ameren had about 40,000 customers without power and about 30,000 of those were in the metro-east.
Ameren Illinois works to repair power outages after metro-east storms
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10-year-old Belleville boy is a natural on The Muny stage
Watch the 375th Air Mobility Wing change of command ceremony