The quiet chatter of talking permeates the air as Airmen tread softly down a line, papers in hand as they wait patiently to hand over their carefully accumulated documents at the end.

This is the personnel deployment function line. Manned by members of the installation deployment readiness center, it is the beginning of simulated deployment process during exercises and is just one way that they enable rapid global mobility.


Airman 1st Class Kyle Lednicky, 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner, works on deployment system utilization at the installation deployment readiness center on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., April 2, 2021.  Deployment system utilization catalogs the movement of cargo and personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Moorehead)

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