Breaking Barriers: The Airlift Barrier
Rapidly moving military personnel, equipment, and supplies have played a huge role in the history of warfare. The U.S. Air Force has demonstrated for more than 70 years that it excels in rapid global mobility efforts. The Berlin Airlift, a herculean humanitarian airlift effort, broke the Soviet Union's blockade of West Berlin and shattered previous airlift records, breaking the airlift barrier.
The same hard work and determination by those Airmen continue today as Mobility Airmen are in 23 countries and 77 locations around the world. They continue to enable global access for our allies and joint operations though 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week operations with a mobility aircraft taking off every 2.8 minutes somewhere around the globe.
This video is part of a series of 10 videos for the Air Force's 70th Anniversary. The theme for the series is "Breaking Barriers Since 1947" with each video highlighting a significant milestone in Air Force History.