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AF Expeditionary Center wraps up wargame

by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wilson
Air Force Expeditionary Center Public Affairs

9/7/2012 - JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) -- Approximately 65 air mobility experts wrapped up participation in Air Mobility Command's Global Mobility Wargame 2012 at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center here.

Subject-matter experts throughout the Air Force, AMC and many other organizations involved in defense planning conduct GLOMO biannually at the EC.

"Hosting GLOMO gives us the opportunity to showcase the center's total-force mobility and logistics expertise and further develop many of AMC's future concepts," said Col. Andrew Jillions, Expeditionary Center GLOMO lead.

The exercise is AMC's premier wargame which validates the transportation and logistics feasibility plan for Unified Engagement, the chief of staff of the Air Force's major operational-level wargame GLOMO officials said.

The purposes of GLOMO and UE are to: enhance joint and combined war-fighting relationships and capabilities, prevent and/or mitigating operational surprise, explore capability and capacity shortfalls, build and nurture partnerships worldwide and develope military professionals for operational and strategic leadership.

"Participants are building plans now they will eventually execute in real-world operations," said Col. Michael Peet, Strategic Planning Division chief for AMC. "They effectively met Air Force level objectives for the exercise while also leveraging future AMC opportunities."

GLOMO objectives are to shape AMC's strategic and capability-based planning by evaluating air mobility and logistics concepts and capabilities approximately 12 years in the future. Furthermore, given the future global environment, participants identified opportunities to improve air mobility and logistics effectiveness in meeting warfighter requirements while reducing operating costs through efficiencies.

GLOMO participants examined the command-to-command relationships and specific applications of command and control, airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation support. Participants also explored the operational merits of future concepts such as a medium-size hybrid airship and a next-generation air-refueling tanker.

"The results of GLOMO add mobility realism into Unified Engagement and will also provide innovative solutions to meet future air-mobility capability gaps," said Brig. Gen. Jon Fago, GLOMO director of mobility forces.

The EC will again team with AMC to execute GLOMO 14 in the summer of 2014.

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