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728th AMS projects global reach

Staff Sgt. Jeff Jordan, 728th Air Mobility Squadron Maintenance Section crew chief, communicates with the pilot prior to aircraft takeoff March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. When the maintenance section gives an all clear, Jordan communicates to the pilot they are cleared to start engines. The Aircraft Maintenance Flight projects Air Mobility Command’s global air mobility mission by executing flight line operations to generate, launch, recover, service and repair C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy, and other commercial cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Staff Sgt. Jeff Jordan, 728th Air Mobility Squadron Maintenance Section crew chief, communicates with the pilot prior to aircraft takeoff March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. When the maintenance section gives an all clear, Jordan communicates to the pilot they are cleared to start engines. The Aircraft Maintenance Flight projects Air Mobility Command’s global air mobility mission by executing flight line operations to generate, launch, recover, service and repair C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy, and other commercial cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Staff Sgt. Alexander Trexler, 728th Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection April 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Crew chiefs perform maintenance as well as help guide and direct aircraft on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Staff Sgt. Alexander Trexler, 728th Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection April 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Crew chiefs perform maintenance as well as help guide and direct aircraft on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Senior Airman Cameron Manson, 728 Air Mobility Squadron passenger service representative, checks in an Airmen April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Manson is responsible for ensuring all passengers and luggage are loaded safely and efficiently on to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Senior Airman Cameron Manson, 728 Air Mobility Squadron passenger service representative, checks in an Airmen April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Manson is responsible for ensuring all passengers and luggage are loaded safely and efficiently on to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Senior Airman Trevor Bickett, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services journeyman discusses an operational requirement April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 728th AMS maintains all transient and assigned aircraft while serving as the gateway to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Senior Airman Trevor Bickett, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services journeyman discusses an operational requirement April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 728th AMS maintains all transient and assigned aircraft while serving as the gateway to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron secure a pallet April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron falls under the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, headquartered at Naval Station Rota, Spain and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron secure a pallet April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron falls under the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, headquartered at Naval Station Rota, Spain and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron conduct a meeting April 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The unit provides expertise in three core competencies: aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance and command and control to support operations in Eastern Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron conduct a meeting April 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The unit provides expertise in three core competencies: aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance and command and control to support operations in Eastern Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Senior Airman Paul Withrow, 728th Air Mobility Squadron information controller, radios for a flight update April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The air terminal operations center is responsible for all coordination between the terminal, Airmen in the freight and the aircraft itself to keep all sections updated and synchronized. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Senior Airman Paul Withrow, 728th Air Mobility Squadron information controller, radios for a flight update April 16, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The air terminal operations center is responsible for all coordination between the terminal, Airmen in the freight and the aircraft itself to keep all sections updated and synchronized. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

Staff Sgt. Jeff Jordan, 728th Air Mobility Squadron Maintenance Section crew chief checks the bottom of an aircraft prior to takeoff March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Unique to the 728th AMS, maintenance airmen are assigned to the unit to maintain transit aircraft when needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Staff Sgt. Jeff Jordan, 728th Air Mobility Squadron Maintenance Section crew chief checks the bottom of an aircraft prior to takeoff March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Unique to the 728th AMS, maintenance airmen are assigned to the unit to maintain transit aircraft when needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Senior Airman Waite Rowland, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft service journeyman, marshals a forklift carrying luggage containers March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 728th AMS consists of three flights: Aerial Port, Aircraft Maintenance and Combat Readiness and Resources. Together, they ensure safe and effective en route support for missions transiting Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia and support five combatant commanders with aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance, and command and control 24/7/365. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Senior Airman Waite Rowland, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft service journeyman, marshals a forklift carrying luggage containers March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 728th AMS consists of three flights: Aerial Port, Aircraft Maintenance and Combat Readiness and Resources. Together, they ensure safe and effective en route support for missions transiting Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia and support five combatant commanders with aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance, and command and control 24/7/365. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron transport luggage containers March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 728th AMS Aircraft Services Flight consists of four sections: ramp services, special handling, clean and dirty fleet and cargo processing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)
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Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron transport luggage containers March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 728th AMS Aircraft Services Flight consists of four sections: ramp services, special handling, clean and dirty fleet and cargo processing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Airman Dylan Albright, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft service journeyman pulls a luggage container March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron falls under the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, headquartered at Naval Station Rota, Spain, and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)
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Airman Dylan Albright, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft service journeyman pulls a luggage container March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron falls under the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, headquartered at Naval Station Rota, Spain, and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron load luggage March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron serves as the 39th Air Base Wing’s aerial port and supports transient Department of Defense and allied aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)
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Airmen from the 728th Air Mobility Squadron load luggage March 19, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron serves as the 39th Air Base Wing’s aerial port and supports transient Department of Defense and allied aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

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The 728th Air Mobility Squadron maintains all transient and assigned aircraft while serving as the gateway to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. The squadron falls under the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, headquartered at Naval Station Rota, Spain and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

The unit provides expertise in three core competencies: aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance and command and control. Together, they ensure safe and effective en route support for missions transiting Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia and support five combatant commanders with aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance, and command and control.

The aerial port operations section works around-the-clock to ensure the necessary cargo gets to the right places in a safe and timely manner. The aircraft maintenance flight projects Air Mobility Command’s global air mobility mission by executing flight line operations to generate, launch, recover, service and repair C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy, and other commercial cargo aircraft. The air terminal operations center is responsible for all coordination between the terminal, Airmen in the freight and the aircraft itself to keep all sections updated and synchronized.