【9月20日看軍聞學英語】

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原文:

The KC-10 is the first to retire of three serving in backup status, known as Backup Aircraft Inventory. The three aircraft were previously slated for retirement with congressional approvals in the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Airmen from the 305th and 514th‘enabled the strategic effects of combatant commanders, extended the powerful reach of the National Command Authorities (NCA)and enabled soldiers and Marines in enemy contact a safe haven as KC-10s refueled their air support and air cover overhead,’ said Col. Thomas Pemberton, commander of the 514th Air Mobility Wing.

The aircraft will now be used for spare parts while assigned to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

中譯:

這架KC-10是3架充作備用飛機存量的同型機中,最早除役的1架空中加油機。這3架飛機早在2020財年的國防授權法案中就獲國會同意預劃除役。

第514空中機動聯隊指揮官彭伯頓上校表示,第305及514空中機動聯隊的官兵,之所以能實現作戰指揮官所欲達到的戰略影響,達到國家指揮權限強大能力所及之範圍,並能讓接敵的官兵及陸戰隊員免於敵火攻擊,靠的就是KC-10在上頭為他們的空中支援及空中掩護機補充油料。

這架除役的飛機目前會被用作備用零件,並送往位於亞利桑那州戴維斯—蒙森空軍基地的第309航空維修暨改造中心。

-關鍵軍語-

※NCA:

The ultimate lawful source of military orders.

例句:

The NCA consists only of the President and the Secretary of Defense or their duly deputized alternates or successors.

國家指揮權限僅由總統及國防部長組成,或由其法定代理人、繼任者組成。