Edward Markey

From the office of:

Edward Markey

From: The Honorable John Garamendi
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Date: 11/3/2014

Attend the Mobility Air Forces Caucus Breakfast

November 14, 8:00am—9:00am, RHOB Room B-318

Featuring General Darren McDew, Commander, Air Mobility Command

Dear Colleague,

Please join the Mobility Air Forces Caucus Chairmen Mike Pompeo and John Garamendi for a light breakfast, sponsored by the Air Force Association, featuring Gen. Darren McDew, Commander, Air Mobility Command (AMC).  Gen. McDew is responsible for providing airlift, aerial refueling, special air mission and aeromedical evacuation for our armed forces and humanitarian missions around the world.

This discussion will be a great opportunity to hear from Gen. McDew and gain greater insight into his vision for our Mobility Air Forces.  Members and staff are encouraged to attend. 

To RSVP for this event and/or learn more about the Mobility Air Forces Caucus, please contact either Mike Netherton in Representative Pompeo’s office (x56216) or Randy Heusser in Representative Garamendi’s office at (x51880).


Mike Pompeo                                                  John Garamendi

Member of Congress                                       Member of Congress

About the Mobility Air Forces Caucus

The ability of the United States to respond rapidly to any location on the earth is only possible because of our superior air mobility capabilities.  Our nation’s C-20, C-21, C-32, C-37, C-5, C-17, C-40, C-130, KC-135, KC-10, and soon KC-46A aircraft spread across Active, Guard and Reserve forces—which together make up the Mobility Air Force—provide the foundation for fulfilling the Air Force’s core functions of global vigilance, global power, and global reach.

Specifically, the Mobility Air Caucus:

  • Raises awareness of the critical roles that air refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuation play in our national security.  Air mobility plays a supporting role in America’s overall strategic defense.  It is crucial that Members of Congress, the media and the public are aware of the vital functions that air mobility provides.
  • Establishes a forum for the exchange of information among Members who are committed to promoting air mobility.  Many Members of Congress represent districts with bases that conduct air mobility missions or with industries that supply air mobility platforms.  It is important that Members are able to collaborate in order to address issues related to air mobility as they emerge in Congress.
  • Ensures Members’ access to the most accurate and up-to-date information about developments in air mobility.  For Members of Congress to serve as effective advocates for air mobility, it is critical that they are informed about progressive on-the-ground challenges as well as new Mobility Air Force and industry developments.

Gen McDew’s Bio:

Gen. Darren W. McDew is Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Air Mobility Command’s mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces. The command also plays a crucial role in providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. The men and women of AMC – active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilians – provide airlift, aerial refueling, special air mission and aeromedical evacuation.

General McDew was commissioned in 1982 following his graduation from Virginia Military Institute. He began his flying career at Loring Air Force Base, Maine. His staff assignments include serving as a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Operations Group, Air Force aide to the President, and Chief of the U.S. Air Force Senate Liaison Division, Washington, D.C. and the Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. As part of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, General McDew also served as Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy. He has served as the Vice Commander of the18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Illinois, and has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels as well as an Air Force direct reporting unit. He has deployed in support of ongoing operations in Central and Southwest Asia as an air expeditionary group commander and later as the Director of Mobility Forces. Prior to his current assignment, General McDew was the Commander of the 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Illinois.