Big US airlift drill starts Monday

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Big US airlift drill starts Monday

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Big US airlift drill starts Monday. Fresh Hamas demands for Gilad Shalit

The United States launches a large-scale exercise over the Middle East deploying 41 giant transports of the 22nds Airlift Squadron Monday Oct. 17, the day before the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is scheduled to be released by Hamas. The US Transportation Command and its Air Forces Transportation will be testing its ability to provide a rapid strategic airlift response to major crises and contingencies.

Source: http://www.debka.com/article/21389/
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One squadron does not own so many transporters, so maybe the news is a little out of proportion?

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One squadron not no....
The 60th AMW, does so. However i can't imagine they have so many transports available.
Perhaps a smaller scale ? Or a AMC-wide exercise ?
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amc wide: 23 amc and 18ang/afrc

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