July 01, 2018

Mobility Boom

Brian W. Everstine

The Air Force’s airlift enterprise was pushed hard in 2017 as it responded to multiple domestic natural catastrophes, while continuing to fuel and supply the fight overseas. These demands stretched the command thin—delaying some deployments—and lent great urgency to measures underway to increase Air Mobility Command’s readiness. All this happened as the command also attempts to better posture itself for possible future large-scale combat. 

“The world continued to test our ability to respond and deliver airpower, relief, and hope to those in need,” AMC chief Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II said recently.