A joint logistics approach based on U.S. Air Force air-mobility assets, especially if enhanced by a medium-sized tanker/transport aircraft, can offer significant advantages in the flexibility, sustainability, and safety of Marine distributed short-takeoff–vertical-landing operations, particularly in the face of sophisticated antiaccess/area-denial capabilities.
Owen, Robert C.
"Distributed STOVL Operations and Air-Mobility Support: Addressing the Mismatch between Requirements and Capabilities,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 69
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol69/iss4/6