Another Day, Another Task Force Inactivated

Air Mobility Command inactivated the 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force at Travis AFB, Calif., one day after standing down the 21st EMTF—a parallel organization at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Part of AMC’s streamlining of mobility forces, 18th Air Force is relinquishing the roles and units formerly assigned to the task forces to the Air Force Expeditionary Center at McGuire. Along with the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the 615th Contingency Response Wing at Travis formally transferred to AFEC control in a ceremony Tuesday at Travis. “The mission will continue no matter what we do to the wing,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay, 18th AF commander, addressing 615th CRW airmen at the ceremony, reported the Contra Costa Times. “When other nations have called on America in a time of need, we have always responded. . . . That will continue,” he added, noting that former 15th EMTF constituent units at Travis and Hickam will remain in place.