USAF Retaining Aircraft Ownership For Direct-Support, Army Owns Mission

/ June 11, 2010 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force is retaining ownership of its intratheater cargo-haulers in Afghanistan despite conducting Army-run missions with the aircraft, according to an air service official. The closely watched mission was among the major topics discussed during the June 2 Air Force-Army warfighter talks at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington. Top brass, including 40 general officers -- eight of which were Air Force four-stars -- attended the meetings. Under the new direct-support construct, aircraft -- primarily C-130 Hercules -- are being...

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