Ninth Air Force, 1 September 1957. 838th Air Division, 25 September 1957. 839th Air Division, 15 January 1959. 838th Air Division, 1 October 1963. 840th Air Division, 9 November 1964. 315th Air Division (Combat Cargo), 23 November 1965. 6th Air Division, 1 November 1968. Thirteenth Air Force, 15 December 1969 – 31 December 1971. 834th Air Division, 1 June 1972. Twenty-Second Air Force, 31 December 1974. Fifteenth Air Force, 1 July – 1 October 1993. Twenty-First Air Force, 1 April 1997.
463d Troop Carrier Wing463d Tactical Airlift Wing463rd Troop Carrier Wing
64th Troop Carrier Wing64th Troop Carrier Group64th Tactical Airlift Wing
Troop Carrier Squadron (later 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron): 1 July 1966 – 31 May 1971 (detached 5 May – 14 August 1967; 28 March – 29 June 1968; 28 May – 7 July 1970, 12 October – 19 December 1970). 62d Troop Carrier Squadron (later 62d Tactical Airlift Squadron): 1 July 1966 – 31 May 1971 (detached 13 December 1967 – c. 28 March 1968; 1 July – 2 October 1968; 5 November 1969 – 17 January 1970; 2 July – 31 August 1970; 2 April – 31 May 1971).
TACAir Defense, Tactical Air CommandAir Defense – Tactical Air Command (ADTAC)
Forbes AFB (Troop Carrier Wings). 839th Air Division (1957–1974). Sewart AFB (Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wings). 840th Air Division (1964–1969). Lockbourne AFB (Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wings). Fighters / Attack / Reconnaissance. Douglas A-1 Skyraider. Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II. Fairchild-Republic A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II. Cessna A-37 Dragonfly. McDonnell Douglas F-4/RF-4 Phantom II. Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle. General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. North American P-51/F-51 Mustang. Lockheed P-80/F-80/RF-80 Shooting Star. Republic P-47/F-47 Thunderbolt. Republic Aviation F-84/RF-84 Thunderjet.
513th Tactical Airlift Wing513th Troop Carrier Wing3d Combat Cargo Group
Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 8 November 1955 – 1 December 1958. Évreux-Fauville Air Base, France, 15 April 1966. RAF Mildenhall, England, 1 July 1966 – 1 February 1992. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 15 March 1996–present. Objective, Burma!. Operation Silk Purse - United States Air Forces in Europe's airborne command and control mission.
314th Troop Carrier Wing314th Tactical Airlift Wing314th Troop Carrier Group
Ninth Air Force, 1 September 1957. 839th Air Division, 8 October 1957 (attached to 315th Air Division after 22 January 1966). 315th Air Division, 27 January 1966. 327th Air Division, 1 November 1968. Twelfth Air Force, 31 May 1971. 834th Air Division, 15 March 1972. Twenty-Second Air Force, 31 December 1974. Fifteenth Air Force, 1 July 1993. Eighth Air Force, 1 October 1993. Nineteenth Air Force, 1 April 1997. Air Education and Training Command, 12 July 2012. Nineteenth Air Force, 1 October 2014 – present.
The first batch of C-130A production aircraft were delivered beginning in 1956 to the 463d Troop Carrier Wing at Ardmore AFB, Oklahoma and the 314th Troop Carrier Wing at Sewart AFB, Tennessee. Six additional squadrons were assigned to the 322d Air Division in Europe and the 315th Air Division in the Far East. Additional aircraft were modified for electronics intelligence work and assigned to Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany while modified RC-130As were assigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) photo-mapping division. The C-130A entered service with the U.S. Air Force in December 1956.
Kung Kuan Air BaseCCK Air Force Base
Tactical Air Command reassigned the 314th Troop Carrier Wing, with Fairchild C-123 Providers and Lockheed C-130 Hercules to CCK on 22 January 1966 from Sewart AFB, Tennessee. Known squadrons were: These aircraft remained deployed to the base to provide passenger and cargo airlift throughout the Far East and combat airlift in Southeast Asia. The 314th TAW returned to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas in 1971. The 314th was replaced by the Pacific Air Forces 374th Tactical Airlift Wing on 31 May 1971, being reassigned from Naha AB, Okinawa with CCK becoming a major depot support facility in Asia for theater-based tactical airlift aircraft.
Vietnamwar in Vietnamwar
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, with U.S. involvement ending in 1973. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam.
12th Air ForceTwelfthTwelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH)
Redesignated: Air Forces Panama, 15 February 1991 – 11 February 1992. 831st Air Division, 1 January 1958 – 20 April 1971; 1 December 1980 – 31 March 1991. 832d Air Division, 1 January 1958 – 20 April 1971; 1 December 1980 – 31 March 1991. 833d Air Division, 1 December 1980 – 15 November 1991. 834th Air Division, 1 January 1958 – 1 April 1959; 31 January 1972 – 1 December 1974. 835th Air Division, 23 July 1964 – 30 June 1971. 836th Air Division, 1 January 1981 – 1 May 1992. 838th Air Division, 1 July 1963 – 24 December 1969. 839th Air Division, 1 July 1963 – 9 November 1964. Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., 20–28 August 1942. England, 12 September – 22 October 1942. Algeria, 9 November 1942.
62d Troop Carrier Squadron62nd Squadron62d Tactical Airlift Squadron
Smyrna Air Force Base (later Sewart Air Force Base), Tennessee, 17 October 1949 – 27 August 1950. Ashiya Air Base, Japan, 4 September 1950 – 15 November 1954. Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, 15 November 1954 (deployed to Évreux-Fauville Air Base, France, 6 June-August 1961; Clark Air Base, Philippines, 19 May-29 Jul 1962, 5 August-October 1964, March-May 1965; RAF Mildenhall, England, 15 December 1967-c. 28 March 1968, 1 July-2 Oct 1968, and 16 November 1969 – 11 January 1970). Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, 9 March 1970 – present (deployed to RAF Mildenhall, England, 3 July-30 August 1970; Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, 2 April-31 May 1971. Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1943–1946).
Air ForceU.S. Air ForceUSAF
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world.
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators.
Little Rock AFBAdams FieldAdams Field (later Little Rock AFB)
The 19th Operations Group is composed of three flying squadrons—the 41st, 53rd, and 61st Airlift Squadrons. The 41st is the Air Force's first active-duty combat-ready C-130J squadron. These squadrons are operational and deploy throughout the world. 19th Mission Support Group. The 19th Mission Support Group encompasses the support and logistic functions for the base. The group includes contracting, civil engineer, communications, security forces, force support and the logistic readiness squadrons. 19th Maintenance Group. Deploys and trains C-130 maintainers and aircraft.
C-123C-123 ProviderFairchild C-123K Provider
The Fairchild C-123 Provider is an American military transport aircraft designed by Chase Aircraft and then built by Fairchild Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. In addition to its USAF service, which included later service with the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard, it also went on to serve most notably with the U.S. Coast Guard and various air forces in Southeast Asia. During the War in Vietnam, the C-123 was used to deliver supplies, to evacuate the wounded, and also used to spray Agent Orange.
AFOUAAFOUA w/ V DeviceAir Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is one of the unit awards of the United States Air Force. It was established in 1954 and was the first independent Air Force decoration created (to this point, Air Force personnel were routinely awarded Army decorations). The Air Force Longevity Service Award would follow in 1957 with most of the standard Air Force awards (including the Air Force Good Conduct Medal) established in the early to mid 1960s.
ADMArdmore AFBArdmore AFB, Oklahoma
Ardmore Municipal Airport is in Carter County, Oklahoma, 12 miles northeast of the city of Ardmore, which owns it. It is near Gene Autry, Oklahoma. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation airport.
missile crisisCuban Quarantine1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962 (Crisis de Octubre), the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.
The Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee is an American helicopter, the fourth of a line of tandem rotor helicopters designed and built by Piasecki Helicopter (later Boeing Vertol). Commonly called "the flying banana", it was a multi-mission helicopter, utilizing wheels, skis, or floats.
Langley FieldLangley AFBLangley
Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. It was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917.
strategic airlifttactical airliftstrategic airlifter
An airlift is the organized delivery of supplies or personnel primarily via military transport aircraft.
The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia air force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It, along with each state's, district's, commonwealth's or territory's Army National Guard component, makes up the National Guard of each state and the districts, commonwealths and territories as applicable.
C-82C-82 PacketFairchild C-82A-FA Packet
The C-82 Packet is a twin-engined, twin-boom cargo aircraft designed and built by Fairchild Aircraft. It was used briefly by the United States Army Air Forces and the successor United States Air Force following World War II. The aircraft was named as a tribute to the packet boats that hauled mail, passengers and freight in Europe and its colonies, including North American rivers and canals, for most of the 18th and 19th centuries.
C-119Fairchild C-119G Flying BoxcarC-119 Flying Boxcar
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Navy and Marine Corps designation R4Q) is an American military transport aircraft developed from the World War II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute. The first C-119 made its initial flight in November 1947, and by the time production ceased in 1955, more than 1,100 C-119s had been built. Its cargo-hauling ability and unusual twin-boom design earned it the nickname "Flying Boxcar".
Clark FieldClarkClark AB
Clark Air Base is a Philippine Air Force base on Luzon Island in the Philippines, located 3 mi west of Angeles, about 40 mi northwest of Metro Manila. Clark Air Base was previously a United States military facility, operated by the U.S. Air Force under the aegis of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and their predecessor organizations from 1903 to 1991. The base covered 14.3 sqmi with a military reservation extending north that covered another 230 sqmi.
Air Transport CommandAir Transport Command (later I Troop Carrier Command)
In 1959, the mission was moved to Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee, and in 1971 to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, where it remains today under Air Education and Training Command (AETC). In the Pacific, the FEAF Combat Cargo Command was organized to control Far East Air Forces Troop Carrier Groups operating primarily in Occupied Japan. During the Korean War it was re-designated as the 315th Air Division when the number of units was expanded to support the United Nations forces in Korea. In the subsequent Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) expanded its Troop Carrier units to include units in the Philippines, Okinawa and Taiwan.