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General Kross’ Hall of Fame Bust Unveiled at A/TA’s Walk of Fame

USAF Gen. (retired) Walter Kross addresses the audience after his induction into the Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame, June 14 during a ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. All photos by Bob Fehringer.

The Airlift/Tanker Association honored retired Gen. Walter Kross, former Air Mobility Command and United States Transportation Command commander, during an unveiling ceremony June 14 at its Walk of Fame at Scott AFB, IL.

General Kross served as Director of Operations and Logistics for all defense transportation requirements during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  As the director, he orchestrated the largest transportation operation since World War II, shipping 3.5 million short tons of cargo, 6.1 million tons of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL), and over 503,000 personnel.  General Kross later served as the Director of the Joint Staff and Commander of Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation Command.  He has more than 5,700 flight hours in fighter and airlift aircraft. General Kross retired in 1998 after 34 years of service.

General Kross served as Chairman of the Airlift/Tanker Association from November 2008 to November 2013.

Below: Air Mobility Command Commander Gen. Maryanne Miller addresses those in attendance for the Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Gen. (retired) Walter Kross and USAF Gen. (retired) Duncan J. McNabb, A/TA chairman, reflects on the career of Gen. (retired) Walter Kross.

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