The Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School at Nellis AFB, Nev., recently graduated its 300th student since its opening in 2002. The student was a member of Class 12A, the 24th class to take the school’s 14-week course, according to a July 3 Nellis release. “AMMOS is an advanced combat support school that trains some of the best Air Force maintenance leaders in the execution of agile combat support by focusing on the integration of operational requirements, maintenance capabilities, and logistics processes,” said Lt. Col. William Maxwell, AMMOS commandant. He added, “The investment of the Air Force to send these students here …will benefit the Air Force for years to come.” Then-Gen. John Jumper, former Air Force Chief of Staff, approved the school in June 2001 when he was commander of Air Combat Command. The first class graduated two years later. Class 12A graduated on June 22. (Nellis report by Capt. Lucas Buckley)
Boeing’s receipt of the 10th lot contract award for the KC-46 Pegasus this week leaves just three lots left to complete the Air Force’s buy of the tanker, although a further buy of 75 additional aircraft as a “bridge” to the Next-Generation Aerial-refueling System (NGAS) seems increasingly likely.