ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – The 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron of the Air Force Reserve Command will reactivate at Altus AFB June 13, 2012 in a formal ceremony here.
The 730th AMTS operates C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, training students from active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Air National Guard and more than 15 foreign countries from around the world through more than 20 courses. The squadron’s mission is to leverage strengths, efficiencies, and operational effectiveness to deliver a sustainable, ready, available and accessible force to provide the best trained mobility forces.
The 730th AMTS was first activated June 1, 1943, and has had a long, decorated history of flying both combat and humanitarian missions with more than different 10 aircraft and from more than a dozen bases around the world, including Japan and South Korea. Before being deactivated in March 2005, the squadron flew the C-141 Starlifter at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The unit officially stood up at Altus on June 1, 2012.
Along with the reactivation of the squadron at the ceremony, Lt. Col. Jonathan M. Philebaum will assume command of the 730th AMTS, which is overseen by the 452nd AMW at March ARB.
For more information, contact the Public Affairs office at (580) 481-7700 or visit www.altus.af.mil.