Travis AFB hosts AMC Treaty Workshop

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  • By Heide Couch
  • 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The International Treaty Compliance Office hosted the Air Mobility Command Annual Treaty Compliance Workshop, May 10-13, here.

The four-day workshop covers a variety of topics where subject matter experts from Headquarters Air Force and AMC come together to provide education and training for wing-level personnel. Their duties involve arms control responsibilities through orientation materials and relevant briefings.

“Execution of treaty activities are critical missions since treaties have the status of Federal Law with the added impact of politics,” said Salvatore Pampinella, 60th Air Mobility Wing Treaty Compliance officer. “The provided training and exercises ensure that we are fully-prepared to support short-notice treaty team visits by foreign diplomats”

The annual training has been reoccurring since 1994.

“Without this training we run the risk of causing an international incident in the form of a diplomatic challenge or treaty violation,” said Pampinella.

The International Treaty Compliance Office ensures the requirements for implementing and complying with international arms control and non-proliferation agreements.