Air Mobility Command (AMC), a major command headquartered at Scott AFB, IL, was created June 1, 1992. AMC provides Americas Global Reach. This rapid, flexible, and responsive air mobility promotes stability in regions by keeping America's capability and character highly visible.
AMCs mission is to provide global air mobility ... right effects, right place, right time. The command also plays a crucial role in providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. AMC Airmen--active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and civilians--provide airlift and aerial refueling for all of America's armed forces. Many special duty and operational support aircraft and stateside aeromedical evacuation missions are also assigned to AMC.
United States forces must be able to provide a rapid, tailored response with a capability to intervene against a well-equipped foe, hit hard, and terminate quickly. Rapid global mobility lies at the heart of US strategy in this environment--without the capability to project forces, there is no conventional deterrent. As US forces stationed overseas continue to decline, global interests remain, making the unique capabilities only AMC can provide even more in demand.
As US Transportation Command's air component, AMC is the single manager for air mobility.
AMCs mission encompasses nearly 136,000 active-duty and Air Reserve Component military and civilian personnel.
The command has one numbered air force, 18th Air Force, which is charged with tasking and executing all air mobility missions. Units reporting to 18th Air Force include all AMC wings and groups based in the continental United States, as well as two expeditionary mobility task forces--the 15th EMTF at Travis AFB, CA, and the 21st EMTF at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. The 15th and 21st EMTFs serve as lead agencies for conducting mobility operations worldwide. They are key to the execution phase of warfighting by providing worldwide expeditionary mobility support.
The 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center, located at Scott AFB, also reports to 18th Air Force and serves as the organization's air operations hub, planning and directing tanker and transport aircraft operations around the world.
AMC also has one major direct reporting unit, the USAF Expeditionary Center, located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ; it serves as the Air Force's premier organization for expeditionary innovation, education, training, and...