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911th Airlift Wing

The 911th Airlift Wing (911 AW) is an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained unit of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), based out of Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Pennsylvania. The 911th Airlift Wing's mission is to organize, recruit and train Air Force Reserve personnel to provide tactical airlift of airborne forces, their equipment and supplies and delivery of these forces and materials by airdrop, landing or cargo extraction systems.



The 911th has trained for and participated in air transport of airborne forces, equipment and supplies with delivery by airdrop, extraction, and airlanding, as well as air evacuation within a theater of operations since its inception in 1963. It provided airlift to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and for other contingency operations, such as the Dominican Republic crisis in 1965, as well as numerous humanitarian flights. Beginning in 1973, it periodically rotated flight crews and other personnel to Panama, and later Puerto Rico, to support United States Southern Command commitments. Since the early 1990s it has frequently deployed personnel in support of contingency operations in Southwest Asia and the Balkans.

A news story in the April 10, 2012 edition of the Air Force Times stated the 911th's base is being considered for closure by 2013.


Previous designations

  • 911th Troop Carrier Group (1962 1967)
  • 911th Military Airlift Group (1967 1972)
  • 911th Tactical Airlift Group (1972 1992)
  • 911th Airlift Group (1992 1994)
  • 911th Airlift Wing (1994 Present)


Major command

  • Air Force Reserve Command

Numbered Air Force

  • 10th Air Force (1994 1997)
  • 22nd Air Force (1997 Present)


Subordinate organizations

911th Operations Group (911 OG)

  • 758th Airlift Squadron (758 AS)
  • 911th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (911 AES)
  • 911th Operations Support Flight (911 OSF)

911th Maintenance Group (911 MXG)

  • 911th Maintenance Squadron (911 MXS)
  • 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (911 AMXS)
  • 911th Maintenance Operations Flight (911 MOF)

911th Mission Support Group (911 MSG)

  • 32d Aerial Port Squadron (32 APS)
  • 911th Civil Engineering Squadron (911 CES)
  • 911th Communications Squadron (911 CS)
  • 911th Mission Support Flight (911 MSF)
  • 911th Security Forces Squadron (911 SFS)
  • 911th Services Squadron (911 SVS)
  • 911th Logistics Readiness Squadron (911 LRS)
  • 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (911 ASTS)

Aircraft operated

  • C-119 Flying Boxcar (1963 1967)
  • C-124 Globemaster II (1966 1972)
  • C-123 Provider (1972 1980)
  • C-130 Hercules (1980 Present)

Unit shields

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