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Title: Lead Mobility Wing
Action: Screen begins with a C-17 flying over clouds in the background. The following header and first bullet are shown high center screen. The rest of the bullets are shown in support of the narration:
Voice: One of the force management tools in the AEF concept is the lead mobility wing or LMW, which copes with crises that are mobility-centric in nature. There are two LMWs, which are located at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey and Travis Air Force Base, California. A lead mobility wing provides a cadre of leaders for small-scale contingency operations, such as civic actions, humanitarian relief, and civil catastrophe response. These wings provide “on call” mobility leadership for a rapid response to any mobility-centric operation. The LMW commander has no command authority. Instead, the commander is the single point of contact and provides management oversight of the selected CONUS unit sourcing, training, readiness, and deployment/redeployment actions. LMWs can also provide the expertise needed to assess the status of mobility requirements, such as reception airfield capabilities and follow-on force requirements.
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