Hawaii is the hub of humanitarian relief and national defense. The US Pacific Command and the Pacific Air Force are based on Oahu. Seeking to send out a planeload of bloggers-podcasters-journalists to see the operations, I requested support of our US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The Air Force responded most enthusiastically.
Currently the plan is for two bloggers’ emarks. One will originate at Travis Air Force, California, home of the 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW). This embark involves our group of bloggers-podcasters-journalists flying roundtrip to Hickam AFB, Hawaii probably using an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport seen above. The group would tour and be briefed at US Pacific Command, Pacific Air Force, and Air Mobility Wing operations in Hawaii. The second embark involves bloggers-podcasters-journalists converging on Scott Air Force Base, IL. There the group would meet leadership and support staff of the US Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, 618th Tanker/Airlift Control Center and tour the headquarters and operations centers at Scott AFB. These operations are key in the logistical operations of the Haiti relief and our military operations throughout the globe. The KC-10 Extender air-refueling tanker is shown below.
More information, links, and pictures to soon follow.