operational support airlift


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operational support airlift

Operational support airlift (OSA) missions are movements of high-priority passengers and cargo with time, place, or mission-sensitive requirements. OSA aircraft are those fixed-wing aircraft acquired and/or retained exclusively for OSA missions, as well as any other Department of Defense-owned or controlled aircraft, fixed- or rotary-wing, used for OSA purposes. Also called OSA. See also aircraft.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The aircraft will also be used for training, test and operational support airlift missions.
During 2015, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (HQHQRON), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), provided full administrative and training support to MCAS Futenma while flying four Operational Support Airlift (OSA) aircraft in support of III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and MCIPAC.
Additionally, he has been pilot-in-command in the C-131 and C-130 operational support airlift aircraft.
The aircraft was one of four UC-35 As used by the Army's Operational Support Airlift Agency (OSAA) and of a total of thirty-five scattered throughout the Army.
She was an original employee of the Pentagon; she was secretary to the head of the Operational Support Airlift Agency and the federal snow survey.
"It is truly an integrated operational approach to operational support airlift and our distinguished visitor mission."

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