Facts About Air Mobility Command

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The Air Force Association has put together a three slide PDF with interesting facts about the Air Mobility Command or AMC, the US Air Force major command responsible for strategic airlift.

The first shows how much we, as a nation, have leaned on AMC to perform. [Note that the hours listed are those flown above the planned amount], the second show the age of the fleet, and the third … was most startling to me – the impact on AMC of rising fuel costs. The cost of fuel has increased for AMC over 250% in just 5 years – almost $200M in just this past quarter alone [as compared with the first quarter of 2007]. It is no wonder the Air Force leads DOD in devising ways to develop and use alternative fuels … and has announced an aggressive program to begin to make almost every base “green.”



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