Current as of May 17, 2022

The 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing is assigned to United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, Air Mobility Command, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  

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The 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing consists of over 1,500 personnel divided into two groups and 9 squadrons, in 19 locations, 13 countries, supporting four combatant commands in three areas of responsibility. Of the 19 location includes six detachments and six air terminal contracts. The wing provides command and control, en route aircraft maintenance, and air transportation services for theater and strategic air mobility missions in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. The 521st AMOW also uniquely provides expeditionary aircrew support and intertheater aeromedical evacuation.

Command and control teams execute global command and control for Air Mobility Command transient aircraft and flight following for U.S. Transportation Command taskings. In partnership with functional experts from air transportation operations centers (ATOC) and maintenance operations centers (MOC), command and control Airmen coordinate ground support requirements and aircrew support.

Specialized maintenance personnel provide en route maintenance support through MOC, aircraft maintenance units, quality assurance, regional training center, fuel cell, aerospace ground equipment, forward supply location, and maintenance recovery teams.

Air transportation professionals operate air terminal operations centers, provide passenger and fleet services, cargo processing, special handling, ramp services, load planning and data records.  

The 521st AMOW has roughly 1,250 permanent party authorized and supports a deployed contingent of about 300 Total Force members, augmenting two expeditionary air mobility squadrons and the 721st Mobility Support Squadron which provides aeromedical evacuation and expeditionary aircrew support through stage, intel, tactics, aircrew flight equipment, flying crew chiefs and Ravens.  

Achievements and Honors
The honors of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion are bestowed on the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing. This includes the service streamer for World War II: American Theater, as well as World War II campaign streamers for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe and Rhineland. In addition to these bestowed honors, the wing earned 10 Air Force Meritorious Unit Awards for the periods of 1 October 2010-30 September 2011, 1 October 2011-30 September 2012, 1 October 2012-30 September 2013, 1 October 2013-30 September 2014, 1 October 2014-30 September 2015, 1 October 2015-30 September 2016, 1 October 2016-30 September 2017, 1 Oct 2017-30 Sep 2018; 1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2019; 1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020. The wing received two Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards for the periods of 1 October 2008-30 September 2009 and 1 October 2009-30 Sep 2010. The emblem for the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing received approval on 3 December 2008.

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