The Team of the Year award recognizes a career field based on outstanding accomplishments, teamwork, skill, dedication, and devotion to duty.
the 2017 Team of the Year award recognizes the Air Transportation Career Field(2T2's) for their leadership, inspiration, and superior technical expertise. While maintaining an unprecedented level of combat readiness, air transporters accomplished numerous inter-governmental missions, joint operations, exercises, and humanitarian relief efforts, furthering combat capability and defense readiness for the United States and its Allies. The combined efforts of the more than 12,000 active duty and Air Reserve Component air transporters were directly responsible for the movement of over 1,800,000 passengers and 735,000 tons of cargo on 334,000 Department of Defense airlift missions supporting 113 peacetime and contingency locations. Additionally, in 2016, over 1,000 of America’s air transporters were deployed to 26 area of responsibility locations supporting the Global War on Terror, and at the forefront of nine separate disaster relief operations delivering key aide to 12 million civilians in dire need. The sun never sets on America’s air transporters, they are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from the North Pole to the South Pole and in almost every time zone, supporting ongoing deployments and preparing to respond to any peacetime or contingency operation around the globe.