The character of the EMTF resides in AMC's commitment to enrich its expeditionary culture and war-fighting focus) In October 2003, the command stood down its two numbered air forces and transferred non-war-fighting functions (organizing, training, and equipping) to the headquarters staff.
The EMTF commander--AMC's senior air-mobility expert to the combatant commands--has responsibility for leading air-mobility-response forces, executing that tasking in two ways.
Each EMTF controls the fixed component through an AMOG, a network of overseas locations that serves as the vanguard of the task force--one group at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and the other at Ramstein AB, Germany (fig.
In addition to the fixed and deployable components, the EMTF presents a specialized component comprised of Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) and Combat Camera (ComCam).
In summary, AMC strengthens the character of the EMTF by presenting forces uniquely tailored to the combatant commander.
Each component of the EMTF provides capabilities uniquely suited to supporting the projection and employment of expeditionary forces to achieve joint-force objectives.
As the vanguard of the EMTF, the AMOG accelerates air-mobility operations by exercising three essential functions, the first of which is C2.
In fiscal year 2004, more than 800,000 short tons of war-fighter cargo and two million passengers passed through the gateway of EMTF ports and terminals.
The EMTF relies upon AMOG maintainers, among the most experienced in AMC, to produce three synergistic results.