LOSING TIME: Improving Air Mobility
|“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Improving Air Mobility
The US Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations Command fly some of the most demanding missions with an increasingly aging fleet of special use C-130 Hercules aircraft. Whether refueling helicopters at low altitudes over the deserts of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan or training stateside, this battle worn fleet needs to be replaced. Similarly, the Air Force’s aging KC-135 and KC-10 refueling fleets provide critical support to a wide range of fighter, cargo and bomber aircraft spanning the globe.