724th Air Mobility Squadron

MISSION

‚ÄčThe 724th Air Mobility Squadron enables rapid and decisive en route global air mobility in a joint and combined operating environment.

MOTTO

Any Challenge - Always Ready

VISION

To build the best Airmen in the world today and into the future through unrivaled air mobility performance... always!

PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES

The 724th AMS is comprised of approximately 61 active-duty and Italian local-national personnel providing passenger, cargo, and special handling support to 20 missions monthly. The squadron operates on a $1.2 million budget, maintains $12 million in facilities, and is responsible for $6 million in vehicles.

ORGANIZATION

The 724th AMS consists of a Combat Readiness Flight, a Passenger Services Section, an Aircraft Services Section, and an Air Terminal Operation Center. The unit is located at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and falls under the 721st Air Mobility Operations Group and 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, both located at Ramstein AB, Germany.

HISTORY

There has been a documented Mobility Air Forces presence at Aviano AB since 1955. The 724th Air Mobility Squadron originated in the 1970's as Detachment 1, 435th Tactical Airlift Group, followed in the 1980s by Det. 5, 332d Airlift Division, 625th Airlift Support Group. In the 1990's, Air Mobility Command, created Det. 3, 621st Air Mobility Support Group, and in 2001, the 621st Air Mobility Support Group became the 721st Air Mobility Operations Group. Det. 3 was deactivated on March 1, 2005 and on this date, the 724th Air Mobility Squadron was activated.

UNIT AWARDS

1996 - Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement, Category V
2003 - Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement, Category V
2004 - U.S. Air Force Small Terminal of the Year
Oct. 1, 2004 - Sep. 30, 2005: U.S. Force Outstanding Unit Award
Oct. 1, 2005 - Sep. 30, 2006: U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
2006 - U.S. Air Force Small Terminal of the Year
Oct. 1, 2006 - Sep. 30, 2007: U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Oct. 1, 2008 - Sep. 30, 2009: U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
2005 - President Citation Perfect Ground Safety Mishap Prevention
2008 - Meritorious Achievement for Ground Safety Mishap Prevention
2008 - Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement, Category V
2008 - HQ Air Mobility Command Distinguished Ground Safety Award (Geographically Separated Unit)
Oct. 1, 2009 - Sep. 30, 2010: U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 
2010 - Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement, Category V
2010 - Meritorious Achievement for Ground Safety Mishap Prevention
2010 - U.S. Air Force Small Terminal of the Year
Oct. 1, 2010 - Sep. 30, 2011: U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
2011 - Air Force Chief of Safety Ground Safety Plaque
2011 - Combined Federal Campaign Bronze Award
Oct. 1, 2011 - Sep. 30, 2012: U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
2012 - U.S. Air Force Small Terminal of the Year 
Oct. 1, 2012 - Sep. 30, 2013: U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
2013 - Combined Federal Campaign Gold Award 
Oct. 1, 2013 - Sep. 30, 2014: U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
2014 - U.S. Air Force Small Terminal of the Year 
Oct. 1, 2014 - Sep. 30, 2015: U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Oct. 1, 2015 - Sep. 30, 2016: U.S. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

2016 - U.S. Air Force Small Terminal of the Year 
2016 - National Safety Council Perfect Record Award
2016 - National Safety Council Lift Truck Operator Award

OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
2003 - Executed First Combat C-17 Airdrop
2006 - Operation Enduring Freedom Bailey Bridge Movement Support
2010 - Operation Enduring Freedom - Supported Largest Fighter Sq Deployment in Air Force History
2010 - Executed First Canadian C-17 Operations at Aviano
2010 - Supported First NATO Brigade Size Airborne Operation Since 2003
2010-2011 - Operation Odyssey Dawn
2011-2012 - Operation Unified Protector
2012 - Operation Enduring Freedom Redeploy
2013 - AFRIST ’13 POTUS and First Lady Support
2014 - Operation Persistent Presence Ukraine Crisis Support
2015 - Operation Inherent Resolve
2015 - Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
2016 - Operation Oaken Steel