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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) —
In accordance with the priorities set by the Chief of the Air Staff as well as General Mike Minihancommander of Air Mobility CommandAMC has begun its transition to the Air Force Next Generation Model to increase high-end readiness, improve predictability, and provide a more sustainable and consistent mobility force to meet force presentation requirements in future combat.
“Our nation’s next fight will have a combat environment that is more demanding, difficult and unstable than ever before,” Minihan said. “The Mobility AFFORGEN model will help us better integrate and present forces faster and smarter, while maintaining readiness and increasing deployment cycle predictability for our Airmen and their families.”
The previous generation model of the Air Expeditionary Force, in use for more than two decades, involved crowdsourcing Airmen and resources to meet readiness or deployment requirements to stay, which often meant deploying individual Airmen, separated from their teams on short notice. As a result, leaders had limited visibility into total force readiness, force generation capability, and the impacts of long- and short-term surge requirements.
In response to the findings of its 2018 Comprehensive Readiness Assessment, the Air Force announcement its new force generation strategy, Air Force Forces Generation or AFFORGEN, which consists of a preparation cycle in four two-year phases. Mobility Air Force Force Generation, or MAFFORGEN, is AMC’s unique version of this model, which reconstitutes AMC manpower, aircraft, and equipment into force elements that train, deploy, and recover as cohesive units throughout each phase of the cycle. MAFFORGEN consists of the following cycles:
Reset – Reintegrate and reconstitute; prioritize motion functions; and resource equipment and aircraft
To prepare – Begin training to identify, assess and improve personnel and equipment gaps
Ready – Build towards Combat Mission Ready status by continuing the training, validation and certification processes
Available – Force elements fully equipped, certified and ready to conduct combat operations
As force elements move from the reset phase to the available phase, Airmen can expect an increased tempo of operations and longer term tasks. Unlike other AFFORGEN models, AMC force elements will maintain a minimum level of manning during all cycle phases, including reset, to support mission critical mobility. Instead of redefining force elements in a particular phase, MAFFORGEN provides the flexibility to meet surge and emergency requirements while streamlining the readiness cycle and reducing uncertainty in command decision-making. .
In the coming weeks, AMC force elements will receive their phase assignments as the command works towards MAFFORGEN Interim Operational Capability at the end of fiscal year 2022.
“Our competitors have dangerous agendas and won’t wait for America to be ready,” Minihan said. “MAFFORGEN will lead to the preparation needed to win. Let’s go!”