Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our Guys are Great! 

The Air Mobility Command (AMC) has just completed its 1,000,000th sortie (defined as a takeoff and landing) since September 11, 2001. About every 90 seconds, a mobility aircraft lifts off somewhere in the world.

What do these great fliers do?
1 - Move fuel to US and allied aircraft (nearly 1,200,000,000 gallons)
2 - Keep about 12,000 people and almost 5,000 trucks off Iraqi roads each month, helping defeat Al Qaeda's IED strategy
3 - Transport senior US leaders, including our president
4 - Currently are rushing about 12 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPs) vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan, every day. These are awesome machines, incredibly well designed to protect our soldiers against the IEDs. Yankee ingenuity at work, again. We adapt - one reason we can achieve what we do achieve.
5 - Provide aeromedical crews to wounded soldiers on a very timely basis.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin for finding this information.