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AMC Mission Brief

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Rapid Global Mobility…Right Effects, Right Place, Right Time!

Air Mobility Command provides unrivaled airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, global air mobility support and Global Mobility Mission Command to project, connect, maneuver and sustain the Joint Force to achieve national objectives.

Commander’s Intent

Air Mobility Command will delivery victory for America through mobility forces able to communicate, navigate and maneuver at the tempo required to win inside the first island chain and anywhere else.

AMC will:

  • Develop Ready Airmen and Families

AMC will develop, manage and sustain Airmen with strong tactical and technical competency, warfighting spirit, a high level of discipline, innovative mindset and a driven bias toward action.

  • Advance Warfighting Capabilities

AMC will take full advantage of existing capability in mobility and Joint Forces while investing in cutting-edge warfighting capabilities that are integral to winning today and in the future.

  • Project and Connect the Joint Force

AMC projects, connects, maneuvers and sustains the Joint Force in and through increasingly contested environments and domains. To do this, AMC will identify, generate, employ and command and control MAF combat capabilities at the speed and scale required across all mission areas so the Joint Force can compete, deter and win.

  • Ensure Strategic Advantage

Rapid Global Mobility enables the United States to project, connect, maneuver and sustain combat power for strategic advantage. AMC stands ready to execute strategic deterrence, nuclear response, presidential and senior leader support missions, as directed.

Click here to read the AMC Strategy and Mobility Manifesto

Units and Aircraft

AMC has approximately 110,000 Total Force personnel. The command operates the C-5 Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, C-130J Super Hercules, KC-46 Pegasus, and KC-135 Stratotanker. Operational support aircraft are the VC-25 (Air Force One), C-20, C-21, C-32, C-37, and C-40. Read our aircraft fact sheets>>

AMC includes the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, one numbered air force and the 618th Air Operations Center. The command operates 10 installations and has two regional bands, the USAF Band of Mid-America and USAF Band of the Golden West. Learn more about our units>>


Air Mobility Command was activated June 1, 1992, with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is one of 11 major Air Force commands. On Oct. 1, 2016, AMC consolidated with Military Air Command making AMC the oldest major command in the Air Force tracing its history to the establishment of the Air Corps Ferrying Command on May 29, 1941. As the air component of the U.S. Transportation Command, AMC is comprised of a Total Force effort to execute Rapid Global Mobility and enable Global Reach –the ability to respond anywhere in the world in a matter of hours. This is accomplished through AMC’s four core mission areas – Airlift, Air Refueling, Air Mobility Support and Aeromedical Evacuation. AMC also provides support to the nuclear enterprise. Read more about our history>>

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