At an unnamed forward location, airmen from several different specialties come together to ensure the arrival of new airmen goes smoothly, handling everything from prepositioned C bags and chemical warfare gear to beds and airlift passenger processing. During an Air and Space Expeditionary Force rotation, services airmen bedded down more than 1,400 over a five-day period when they normally would accommodate about 300, reports SrA. Clark Staehle. Over the same five days, air mobility airmen processed more than 5,000 passengers, compared to a typical 2,200.
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.