516th Aeronautical Systems Wing

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The 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing (AESW) is an inactive wing of the United States Air Force (USAF).wikipedia
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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It was last assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Center of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
516th Aeronautical Systems Wing

463d Airlift Group

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It was replaced by 463d Troop Carrier Wing in January 1953.
The group was first constituted as the 463d Troop Carrier Wing, Medium and activated at Memphis Airport, Tennessee, on 16 January 1953, when it assumed the mission, equipment and personnel of the 516th Troop Carrier Wing, a reserve unit called to active duty for the Korean War, which was simultaneously inactivated.

Aeronautical Systems Center

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It was last assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Center of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
516th Aeronautical Systems Wing

516th Aeronautical Systems Group

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516th Troop Carrier Group: 26 June 1949 – 16 January 1953 (consolidated with C-17 Systems Group on 23 June 2006)
It was last assigned to the 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

838th Air Division

838th Air Division, 9 November 1964
The 463d and 464th Wings were relieved from assignment to the division and the 313th Troop Carrier Wing at Forbes and the 516th Troop Carrier Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas were transferred to the 838th's command Until the division inactivated its wings frequently deployed aircraft and personnel to Europe, the Far East, and the Panama Canal Zone.

18th Air Refueling Squadron

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18th Troop Carrier Squadron (later 18th Tactical Airlift Training Squadron): 1 January – 1 June 1963; 15 October 1969 – 1 June 1972
516th Troop Carrier Wing, 1 January 1963

517th Airlift Squadron

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17th Troop Carrier Squadron: 1 January 1963 – 15 June 1964.
516th Troop Carrier Wing, 1 January 1963

834th Airlift Division

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834th Air Division, 15 March 1972 – 1 June 1972.
That day it was assigned the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing at Little Rock; the 313th Tactical Airlift Wing at Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas; and the 516th Tactical Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas When the drawdown of US forces in the Pacific continued, the 463d Tactical Airlift Wing in the Philippines shut down its operations and moved to replace the 516th Wing at Dyess in June.

839th Air Division

839th Air Division, 1 July 1963
516th Troop Carrier Wing: 1 July 1963 – 9 November 1964

Wing (military aviation unit)

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The 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing (AESW) is an inactive wing of the United States Air Force (USAF).

United States Air Force

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The 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing (AESW) is an inactive wing of the United States Air Force (USAF).

Air Mobility Command

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The 516th AESW was responsible for modernization, development, test, production, deployment and sustainment of new and existing aircraft systems to meet Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Air National Guard, and Special Operations Forces in global mobility mission areas.

Air Force Reserve Command

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The 516th AESW was responsible for modernization, development, test, production, deployment and sustainment of new and existing aircraft systems to meet Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Air National Guard, and Special Operations Forces in global mobility mission areas.

Air National Guard

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The 516th AESW was responsible for modernization, development, test, production, deployment and sustainment of new and existing aircraft systems to meet Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Air National Guard, and Special Operations Forces in global mobility mission areas.

Hobson Plan

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Assigned to the reserves in the 1949 conversion to the Wing Base reorganization as the 516th Troop Carrier Wing, the wing performed reserve troop carrier training under the supervision of the 2584th Air Force Reserve Training Center at Memphis Municipal Airport (MAP), Tennessee until April 1951.

Memphis Municipal Airport

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Assigned to the reserves in the 1949 conversion to the Wing Base reorganization as the 516th Troop Carrier Wing, the wing performed reserve troop carrier training under the supervision of the 2584th Air Force Reserve Training Center at Memphis Municipal Airport (MAP), Tennessee until April 1951.

Military exercise

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Upon entering active duty in place that month the wing assumed responsibility for operating and maintaining the USAF portion of Memphis MAP and participated in tactical exercises and worldwide airlift.

Airlift

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Upon entering active duty in place that month the wing assumed responsibility for operating and maintaining the USAF portion of Memphis MAP and participated in tactical exercises and worldwide airlift.

Curtiss C-46 Commando

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The wing converted from Curtiss C-46 Commando to Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar aircraft in 1952.

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

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The wing converted from Curtiss C-46 Commando to Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar aircraft in 1952.

64th Flying Training Wing

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The wing replaced the 64th Troop Carrier Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas in January 1963.

Dyess Air Force Base

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The wing replaced the 64th Troop Carrier Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas in January 1963.

De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

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It conducted de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou combat crew training in addition to other missions from August 1969 to May 1972 for USAF personnel and for three months in 1971 for South Vietnamese crews.