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    Global Mobility is “providing national leaders the ability to project hard and soft power at any time, to any location on the globe” upheld by the Air Mobility Operations doctrine. Hence, air-to-air refueling provides a gas station in the sky (KC-135 and KC-10) to pump fuel into another aircraft to extend its time airborne, enhancing range of aircraft and loiter time. Therefore, air-to-air refueling necessity was instituted to the C-5 during Operation Nickel Grass in the early 1970’s. The need to

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    USTRANSCOM and some knowledge about what they do. It is extremely interesting to see how my fellow brothers and sisters in arms help those of us that are not only down range in our designated area of responsibility but as well as at home. Unfortunately the 10 to 15 minute segment was too short to really show all that USTRANSCOM does (its mission), all the different types of equipment they use to complete their missions and the vast array of three subcommands capabilities.

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    BACKGROUND As the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security system, Boeing puts a lot of efforts and innovations in its products and services. These include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Due to customers’ needs and requests, Boeing has expanded its product line and services. The long tradition

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