The 75th anniversary of Air Transport Command (ATC) is upon us. It all started with Air Corps Ferrying Command in 1941, ferrying aircraft from the USA to obroad, and was soon renamed Air Transport Command in 1942. It took on the mission of now delivering supplies and equipment to overseas combat theaters and also ferrying aircraft from manufacturing plants to training facilities or for immediate operational use. By 1948, Air Transport Command became the Military Air Transport Service, which was redesignated Military Airlift Command in 1966, and by 1992 became Air Mobility Command.
Today, Air Mobility Command takes on the legacy of ATC but on the grander scale of providing rapid support for the U.S. military with global air mobility, and humanitarian support at home and overseas.
Below is a few words from the Air Transport Command Association (ATCA):