Air Mobility Command

Air Mobility Command (AMC) is the successor organization to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) Military Airlift Command. This entry reviews the development of AMC and describes types of missions and aircraft.

Following the demise of the Soviet Union, the USAF conducted a wholesale restructuring of its various commands and organizations. During the Cold War, much of the USAF’s warfighting potential rested in the Strategic Air Command, the Tactical Air Command, and Military Airlift Command. In 1992, the USAF reorganized these three commands into two: AMC and Air Combat Command. In this move, AMC received the majority of tanker and transport aircraft, while Air Combat Command received most of the fighters and bombers.

According to the May 2010 edition of Air Force Magazine, AMC’s mission is to “provide ...

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