Feb 25 2013
Discussed Kansas Air Force Bases and KC-46A Tanker Basing Selection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement in regard to hosting General Paul Selva, Commander of the Air Mobility Command (AMC):
“Today, I had the pleasure of getting to know General Paul Selva who took Command of AMC in November, succeeding General Raymond Johns. The AMC leads global mobility operations for our Armed Serves including the vital aerial refueling mission that Kansas-based Forbes Airfield and McConnell Air Force Base carry out on a daily basis. As the Air Force continues to evaluate base finalists for the new KC-46A tankers, I wanted General Selva to know the imperative and strategic role Kansas plays to execute global mobility with the airmen at McConnell and Forbes. Both have been selected as finalists for the Formal Training Unit, Main Operation Base #1 and Main Operation Base #2, and currently provide their aerial refueling mission with KC-135 tankers. I was also pleased to learn that General Selva has completed a number of flying hours in the KC-135 and understands the importance of refueling missions at home and overseas. We discussed the KC-46A basing selection process, and it was valuable to hear his perspective and outlook as the AMC Commander.
“Additionally, with his experience as the Director of Operations for U.S. Transportation Command, General Selva is very familiar with the need for rapid global reach and strategic positioning — factors often used to describe Kansas air mobility and refueling capabilities. As we move forward on the KC-46A tanker basing selection process, I am confident General Selva will be an effective leader for the AMC and a first-rate advisor to Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh.”