Brigadier Gen. Carol Timmons deployed to direct mobility forces in Southwest Asia

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
  • 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Air Force Brig. Gen. Carol Timmons, the assistant adjutant general - air, Delaware National Guard, left Delaware Jan. 13 for the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia, where she is serving for six months as the director of mobility forces for U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

The position Gen. Timmons is filling is the senior liaison between Air Mobility Command and the theater's Combined Forces Air Component commander.

The job rotates between active, Guard and reserve officers. It involves coordinating incoming and outgoing transport flights, overseeing logistics, and tracking and determining the day-to-day mix of cargo aircraft and crews.

With Gen. Timmons' temporary deployment, Brig. Gen. David Deputy is assigned the position of assistant adjutant general - air, Delaware National Guard.

United States Air Forces Central Command is the air component of United States Central Command, a regional unified command. USAFCENT is responsible for air operations and developing contingency plans in support of national objectives for USCENTCOM's 20-nation area of responsibility in Southwest Asia. Additionally, USAFCENT manages an extensive supply and equipment prepositioning program at several AOR sites.

AFCENT has six air expeditionary wings, to include the 379th AEW, the largest expeditionary wing in the world. The 379th AEW supports a wide range of missions to include: bomber, airlift, refueling, aeromedical evacuation, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The 379th AEW is a large hub for humanitarian airlift activity in Iraq and Afghanistan while providing mission-essential combat power, aeromedical evacuation and intelligence support for multiple-theaters of operations.