AMC, as the air component of the U.S. Transportation Command, provides military forces the ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy in support of national objectives. To manage, coordinate and control that air mobility mission, AMC established a global command and control (C2) network of fixed and deployable elements. One of the key deployable elements is the TALCE. The TALCE is a composite organization consisting of command and control by a TALCE cadre and essential mission support elements. The organizational structure of a deployed TALCE mirrors that of a typical air wing, with the TALCE cadre providing command and operations functions and deployed maintenance and aerial port personnel providing maintenance and cargo and passenger handling duties. This compact force deploys to locations where a fixed AMC C2 and support structure is limited or nonexistent. The TALCE is part of the AMC Mission Support Force. The TALCE cadre are those individuals assigned to active duty Airlift Control Squadrons and to Air Reserve Component Airlift Control Flights.AMCís Mission Support Forces are managed by the C2 Mobile Operations Branch at Headquarters AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The operational planning, tasking, and control of TALCEs are done by the Tanker Airlift Control Centerís Mission Support Planning Office which operates a 24-hour a day mission support cell within the TACC. The TACC maintains a worldwide communications network to exchange mission data directly with every deployed TALCE.