515th AMOW contributes to DOD's lethality, mission success

Maintainers follow a checklist

Maintainers from the 735th Air Mobility Squadron follow a maintenance checklist at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 22, 2017. The 735th AMS is part of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing which oversees Air Mobility Command’s en route support structure at 26 locations and provides the global reach capability in the Pacific area of responsibility and across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Controller tracks aircraft

An airlift operations controller assigned to the 735th Air Mobility Squadron tracks aircraft flight information at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 22, 2017. The 735th AMS is part of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing which oversees Air Mobility Command’s en route support structure at 26 locations and provides the global reach capability in the Pacific area of responsibility and across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Airman weighing pallets

A 735th Air Mobility Squadron Airman weighs a pallet for transport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 22, 2017. The 735th AMS is part of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing which oversees Air Mobility Command’s en route support structure at 26 locations and provides the global reach capability in the Pacific area of responsibility and across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Maintainers move a stand for a C-5

Maintainers from the 735th Air Mobility Squadron move a stand to a C-5 Galaxy for maintenance at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 22, 2017. The 735th AMS is part of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing which oversees Air Mobility Command’s en route support structure at 26 locations and provides the global reach capability in the Pacific area of responsibility and across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Dooley, Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Kubo, and 1st Lt. Justin Rees, assigned to the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, brief Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, Air Mobility Command command chief, on infrastructure planning in Hanger 9 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 11, 2018. Everhart visited the Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Feb. 6-12 to better understand how the command can support enroute mobility operations and enable global reach for the joint warfighter. The 515th AMOW, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, oversees Air Mobility Commands enroute maintenance, command and control and aerial port support operations at 26 locations across 100 million square miles in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Dooley, Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Kubo, and 1st Lt. Justin Rees, assigned to the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, brief Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, Air Mobility Command command chief, on infrastructure planning in Hanger 9 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 11, 2018. Everhart visited the Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Feb. 6-12 to better understand how the command can support enroute mobility operations and enable global reach for the joint warfighter. The 515th AMOW, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, oversees Air Mobility Commands enroute maintenance, command and control and aerial port support operations at 26 locations across 100 million square miles in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Gen shakes Airman's hand

U.S. Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander of Air Mobility Command, greets U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sokjane Min, 734th Air Mobility Squadron passenger service supervisor, during a readiness tour Feb. 10, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Everhart visited the Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Feb. 6-12 to better understand how the command can support enroute mobility operations and enable global reach for the joint warfighter. The 515th AMOW, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, oversees Air Mobility Commands enroute maintenance, command and control and aerial port support operations at 26 locations across 100 million square miles in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Gen listening to Airman brief

U.S. Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, the command chief for AMC, receive a readiness briefing by U.S. Air Force Capt. Steven Milligan, 734th Air Mobility Squadron Aerial Port Operations Officer, Feb. 10, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Everhart visited the Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Feb. 6-12 to better understand how the command can support enroute mobility operations and enable global reach for the joint warfighter. The 515th AMOW, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, oversees Air Mobility Commands enroute maintenance, command and control and aerial port support operations at 26 locations across 100 million square miles in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Maj. Joshua Clifford, 735th Air Mobility Squadron director of operations, briefs Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, Air Mobility Command command chief, on the recent renovations to the Passenger Terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 11, 2018. Everhart visited the Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Feb. 6-12 to better understand how the command can enhance enroute mobility operations support and enable global reach for the joint warfighter. The 515th AMOW, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, oversees Air Mobility Commands enroute maintenance, command and control and aerial port support operations at 26 locations across 100 million square miles in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Maj. Joshua Clifford, 735th Air Mobility Squadron director of operations, briefs Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, Air Mobility Command command chief, on the recent renovations to the Passenger Terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 11, 2018. Everhart visited the Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Feb. 6-12 to better understand how the command can enhance enroute mobility operations support and enable global reach for the joint warfighter. The 515th AMOW, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, oversees Air Mobility Commands enroute maintenance, command and control and aerial port support operations at 26 locations across 100 million square miles in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- In today's environment, America's Air Force continues to focus on assuring the delivery of a combination of mission critical capabilities across the globe. Through Air Mobility Command's en route system, joint forces are able to maintain their competitive edge over potential adversaries no matter when or where they are called. 

The Airmen of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing provide reach in the Department of Defense's largest area of responsibility, the Indo-Asian-Pacific region. 

"Our military forces worldwide depend on Mobility Airmen to provide en route capability, and the 515th AMOW always delivers," Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, said after an operations overview visit earlier this month. "Global Mobility operations ensure America's Air Force is always there guaranteeing the Department of Defense's lethality, versatility, range, and mission success."

The 515th AMOW, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, operates two groups - one at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and one at Yokota Air Base, Japan, providing fixed and deployed maintenance, aerial port, and command and control support to AMC forces.

"The en route system is the backbone enabling AMC's global reach ," said Col. Scott Zippwald, 515th AMOW commander. "The innovative Airmen postured at our 26 locations across the Pacific guarantee mission execution and readiness across 52 percent of the Earth's surface."

During his visit, Everhart met with the Mobility Airmen at six 515th AMOW squadrons.  He gained insight into the units' commitment to readiness, ability to support the movement of cargo, and the ability to ensure logistics throughout the area of responsibility.

"Logistics enables success in times of peace, need, and wins our nation's wars," said Everhart. "The Airmen I visited embody the innovation, determination, and expertise to deliver uninterrupted and unrivaled mission capability to our joint force and mission partners."

Every unit in the AMOW is a tenant unit of a larger host wing at their installation.  This requires strong relationships with their host in order to ensure mission success.  Everhart met with host wing, numbered Air Force and Pacific Air Forces leadership to discuss operations.

"Mission success relies on strong partnerships and teamwork," said Everhart. "The 515th AMOW mission is critically important and is fundamental to ensure delivery of the right effects at the right time. I am convinced we have a mission ready and fully committed total force team across the Pacific that understands the importance of what they bring. Our mobility professionals deliver for our nation."