air mobility element


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air mobility element

The air mobility element provides air mobility integration and coordination of US Transportation Command-assigned air mobility forces. The air mobility element receives directionfrom the director of mobility forces and is the primary team for providing coordination with the tanker airlift control center. Direct delivery intertheater air mobility missions, if required, will be coordinated through the air mobility division and tasked by the Air Mobility Command tanker airlift control center. The tanker airlift control center commander maintains operational control of direct delivery missions during execution. The air mobility element ensures the integration of intertheater air mobility missions with theater air and space operations planning. Also called AME. See also Air Force air and space operations center; air mobility division; director of mobility forces; Tanker Airlift Control Center.
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Quite often, the Air Mobility Element will fly back-to-back KC-30A missions, returning to our main air operating base in the Middle East to change crew and refuel before launching again.
While the air mobility element resides within the air mobility division, the DM4 has only a coordination relationship with the air mobility element because it works directly for TACC (Figure 3).
By using a hybrid approach, he integrated AMC's air mobility element or air mobility division staff with USAFE's AMOCC staff to combine airlift operations as much as possible.

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