from Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
6/1/2015 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Today, Air Mobility Command celebrates 23 year of unrivaled Global Reach, with a rich heritage dating back decades.
A new era in air power history began when AMC was born at Scott Air
Force Base, Ill. June 1, 1992, after the Military Airlift Command and
the Strategic Air Command were inactivated. Elements of those two
organizations, MAC's worldwide airlift system and SAC's KC-10 and KC-135
tanker force, combined to form AMC. The new command was assigned
approximately 155,035 military and civilian personnel, including 85,765
active duty, 46,561 Air Force reservists, and 22,709 Air National Guard
men and women.
Today, more than 118,000 active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force
Reserve Command and Department of Defense civilians make AMC's unrivaled
global mobility operations possible.
For 23 years, AMC Airmen have played a key role in the nation's most
notable warfighting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq; peacekeeping
missions and operational efforts in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda and East
Timor and Libya; and humanitarian response in Turkey, Honduras,
Afghanistan, Haiti, and most recently, Nepal.
Mobility Airmen have become the heart of rapid global mobility - putting
the "global" in Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power for
(Kathy Gunn, Air Mobility Wing History Office, contributed to this article.)