Approximately 20 members of the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron from Travis AFB, Calif., kicked off a month of partnership building with the Honduran air force at Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Along with airmen from JB San Antonio, Tex., Travis’ expeditionary air mobility air advisors will work together with their Honduran hosts, “sharing ideas and building friendships, all through the lens of our common quest for innovation and our shared passion for flight,” said Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander. The Travis airmen will help the Hondurans to develop skills in air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance, and safety. The month’s activities kicked off on Jan. 25. The 571st MSAS supports 12th AF’s outreach in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is one of two such squadrons within Air Mobility Command. (Tegucigalpa report by TSgt. Lesley Waters)
Air Force Global Strike Command has finished collecting a second round of test samples looking for hazardous chemicals at its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases and plans to expand testing to Vandenberg Space Force Base early next year, officials said Dec. 1.