Ready to serve at a moment’s notice

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Sean Evans
  • 514th Air Mobility Wing

Part of the 514th Air Mobility Wing’s vision is to Reserve Citizen Airmen who are ready to support air mobility missions at a moment’s notice.

Aligning with that vision, which is nested in Air Force Reserve Command’s idea of “Ready Now” Airmen, several of our career enlisted aviators with the 732nd Airlift Squadron were recently tasked to support air mobility operations at an undisclosed location on a short notice.

Senior Master Sgt. Michael Kent, Master Sgt. Wayne Groeblinghoff, and Tech. Sgt. David Mullins, all loadmasters with the 732nd AS, were each selected for the multi-national mission due to their extensive experience and expertise in outsized cargo handling and leveraging their instructional backgrounds.

“They seamlessly enhanced mission capabilities while bolstering operational effectiveness through collaborative efforts,” said Chief Master Sgt. Richard “Rick” Ferraro, 732nd AS senior enlisted leader.

Ferraro said the 514th AMW showcased their preparedness and dedication to an immediate and effective response to today’s challenging environment by stepping up to the plate.

“Through their exceptional readiness posture, our Airmen deployed seamlessly on short notice, contributing vital support to ongoing multi-lateral operations worldwide,” said Ferraro. “Having our personnel current on individual readiness and training ensures a swift and effective response to global demands placed upon us.”

Parallel to the efforts of these CEA`s, the 732nd AS is also providing support to its active duty counterpart, the 6th AS, strengthening the overall capabilities of global airlift operations.

“Our members actively participating in total force integration alongside our active duty counterparts to sustain mission capability reflects the dedication of our personnel to serve their country and meet the demands of current operational necessities,” said Ferraro.