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917th Wing

The 917th Wing (917 WG) is an inactive wing of the United States Air Force. It was last based at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. It operated both the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the B-52 Stratofortress.

The units of this Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) wing was composed of the 45th and 47th Fighter Squadrons with their A-10s, and the 93d Bomb Squadron in the B-52H Formal Training Unit (FTU) mission and the 343d Bomb Squadron flying combat missions as an associate unit to the 2d Bomb Wing in the B-52H. The 917th's mission was to train pilots and crews to fly the A-10 and B-52H and perform strategic heavy bombardment and maritime operations with the B-52s. The Wing had approximately 1,600 Air Force Reserve personnel.

On 8 January 2011, Air Force Reserve Command inactivated the 917th Wing, transferring its B-52 units to the newly-activated 307th Bomb Wing. The wing's 917th Operations Group was redesignated as the 917th Fighter Group and continued the A-10 mission at Barksdale, though controlled by the 442d Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.[1]


Air Force Outstanding Unit Award


  1. Tech. Sgt. Jeff Walston, 917th heritage continues as fighter group, 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs, 1/13/2011
  2. 917th Wing earns Air Force Outstanding Unit award

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