Our key accomplishments: During the runway closure in 2021, the 43 AMS ensured that all Fort Bragg airlift requirements were supported by posturing personnel and equipment across five regional airfields to transport 3,800 tons of cargo and 6,500 passengers on 216 mishap-free missions. During this time, the unit was critical to the Immediate Response Force launch from Joint Base Charleston and helped to execute outload requirements, through deliberate planning and augmentation, to rescue 124,000 noncombatant evacuees from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan. Then, in early 2022, the squadron again launched a Brigade Combat Team, plus XVIII Airborne Corps leadership and support personnel, to deter Russian aggression against NATO partners.
The 43 AMS has been at the forefront of resource management; they developed a new Space-Available travel process and reorganized the Material Management process, both of which allowed the closure of two facilities and saved an estimated $100,000 annually (not to mention thousands of man-hours!).
All this occurred while the squadron has been undergoing a unit reorganization to place all 21 of Pope’s logistics functions into a single unit, under a single A4 commander... a first in the Air Force!