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Big Picture: Salute to Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). Air Transport has accomplished a great deal to solve the problems of our military forces attempting to be everywhere at once with everything. MATS--Military Air Transport Service--maintains a mobile aerial task force that can move huge numbers of men and vast amounts of supplies to distant frontiers rapidly and efficiently. This week's THE BIG PICTURE covers four current emergency airlifts to four parts of the globe and goes back in time to show in historical perspective some of the famous airlifts of the past.