The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center (EC) began at Scott AFB, IL as the Airlift Operations School under Military Airlift Command on July 5, 1978. On June 1, 1992 the school became the USAF Air Mobility School under the newly formed Air Mobility Command.
In 1994, the school broadened its training mission and relocated to Ft. Dix, NJ and reopened as the Air Mobility Warfare Center. In March of 2007, it was officially renamed the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center and became the Air Force’s leader in expeditionary training.
The EC expanded in scope January 7, 2011, by taking on administrative control (ADCON) responsibilities for installation support mission sets unique to three joint bases, as well as two bases where missions changed as a result of Base Realignment and Closure decisions. The Center expanded again in the spring of 2012, adding the Air Force’s only Contingency Response Wing and two Air Mobility Operations Wings, in Europe and the Pacific, to its ADCON responsibilities. The EC continues to evolve from a stand-alone Center of Excellence for expeditionary combat skills training and education to an organization with vastly greater responsibilities in support of the AF’s expeditionary needs and Air Mobility Command’s global mission.