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349th Air Mobility Wing

The 349th Air Mobility Wing (349 AMW) is the largest associate reserve wing in the United States Air Force. In partnership with its active duty host wing, the 60th Air Mobility Wing (60 AMW) the 349 AMW flies, maintains and supports the C-5 Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, C-17 Globemaster III. Both wings are located at Travis Air Force Base, California, the only Air Force Base to house these three major air mobility airframes.

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Mission

The 349th Air Mobility Wing (Reserve), located at Travis Air Force Base, California, is the largest associate wing in the United States Air Force Reserve. 349th AMW personnel fly the C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-10 Extender. The missions of the wing's aircrews include airlifting personnel and material worldwide as well as aerial refueling a wide variety of aircraft.

The 349th AMW is also home to the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, responsible for treating patients during medical airlift; the 349th Airlift Control Flight, tasked to enter austere locations and prepare for USAF aircraft arrival; and the 349th Medical Squadron, capable of providing hospital services worldwide, in a contingency environment. The mission of the 349th AMW is to "provide combat ready Airmen and expeditionary support to the war fighter." This makes the wing responsible for training almost 3,500 Reservists who, in turn, work side-by-side their active duty counterparts in the 60th AMW, also stationed at Travis.

The 349 AMW main mission is to provide combat ready Airmen and expeditionary support to the war fighter.

Commanders

Wing Unit Commander
349th AMW/CC Wing Brig. Gen. John (Jay) C. Flournoy, Jr.[1]
349th AMW/CV Vice Wing Colonel John Williams [2]
349th OG/CC Operations Group Colonel Matthew J. Burger
349th MXG/CC Maintenance Group Colonel Melvin J. Giddings, Jr.
349th MSG/CC Mission Support Group Colonel Nancy Brooks
349th MDG/CC Medical Group Colonel Kurt P. Lambert

Units

349th Wing Staff

  • Financial Management
  • Military Equal Opportunity
  • Judge Advocate
  • Safety
  • Public Affairs
  • History
  • Chaplain
  • Performance Planner

349th Operations Group (349 OG)

  • 70th Air Refueling Squadron (70 ARS)
  • 79th Air Refueling Squadron (79 ARS)
  • 301st Airlift Squadron (301 AS)
  • 312th Airlift Squadron (312 AS)
  • 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (349 AES)
  • 349th Operations Support Flight (349 OSF)
  • 349th Air Mobility Operations Flight (349 AMOF)

349th Maintenance Group (349 MXG)

  • 349th Maintenance Squadron (349 MXS)
  • 349th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (349 AMXS)
  • 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (749 AMXS)
  • 349th Maintenance Operations Flight (349 MOF)
  • 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (945 AMXS)

349th Mission Support Group (349 MSG)

  • 45th Aerial Port Squadron (45 APS)
  • 55th Aerial Port Squadron (55 APS)
  • 82d Aerial Port Squadron (82 APS)
  • 349th Civil Engineering Squadron (349 CES)
  • 349th Memorial Affairs Squadron (349 MAS)
  • 349th Force Support Squadron (349 FSS)
  • 349th Security Forces Squadron (349 SFS)
  • 349th Logistics Readiness Squadron (349 LRS)
  • 23rd Combat Communications Squadron (23 CBCS) (Gained by USAF Space Command)

349th Medical Group (349 MDG)

  • 349th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (349 AMDS)
  • 349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (349 ASTS)
  • 349th Medical Squadron (349 MDS)

History

See the 349th Operations Group for additional history and lineage

349th AMW HISTORY

November 1943 - 349th Troop Carrier Group activated at Sedalia Army Air Field, Missouri. The 349th TCG had five troop carrier squadrons assigned, including what is now the 312th Airlift Squadron, which is still assigned to the 349th.

March 1944 - 349th sent to European Theater to fly combat cargo missions in the C-46 Commandos. The 349th closed out its active duty in 1946 by training Chinese troops at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas.

June 27, 1949 - 349th activated at Hamilton Air Force Base, California, and assigned to Fourth Air Force. The "Golden Gate Wing" didn't serve during the Korean conflict as a unit - rather its members and equipment supplemented other wings that weren't up to combat strength.

May 26, 1952 - 349th reorganized as a fighter-bomber wing, and remained as such until 1957, when it was converted to a troop carrier wing.

April 1, 1958 - Daily administration of the 349th shifted from the active duty Air Force to the Air Reserve Technician Program.

October 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis -- Golden Gate Wing called to active duty and served for one month to airlift men and supplies to and from the Florida area. Only four hours after the first call to report for duty was made, 95% of the wing's flying personnel had checked in and were ready to move. This, more than any other single incident, proved the value of the Air Force Reserve "Ready Now" concept and the wing's motto, "In Omnia Paratus," "In all things prepared."

June 1, 1966 - Gaining command name was change to Military Airlift Command and conversion to the C-124 "Globemaster" was started.

Jan. 26, 1968 - 349th recalled to active duty for the Vietnam War, and many hundreds of tons of cargo were carried across the Pacific. Upon deactivation in 1969, the 349th moved to Travis Air Force Base, California, and became the second "associate" Wing in MAC.

1990 - 1991 - During the Persian Gulf War, more than 1,750 people from selected units were activated for service.

Feb. 1, 1992 - 349th re-designated the 349th Airlift Wing.

September 1994 - The KC-10 "Extender" tanker mission was added to the 349th and the wing became an "Air Mobility Wing."

December 1997 - The C-141 "Starlifter" was inactivated at Travis. The 349th AMW now flies the C-5 and KC-10.

October 2002 - The wing is reorganized with the 349th Support Group name change to 349th Mission Support Group in addition to the 349th Logistics Readiness Squadron being constituted and assigned to the renamed group. The 349th also has the redefinition of the 349th Logistics Group to 349th Maintenance Group; 349th Logistics Support Squadron to 349th Maintenance Operations Flight; 349th Aircraft Generation Squadron to 349th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; 749th Aircraft Generation Squadron to 749th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and the 349th Component Repair Squadron to the 349th Component Maintenance Squadron.

January 2004 - Then wing was rewarded for its efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle by having earned its ninth Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. It was awarded with "Valor" for the period Aug. 1, 2002 through Aug. 15, 2003.

May 2006 - The 301st Airlift Squadron converted from the C-5 to the C-17 and on June 25, 2006, the 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was activated to support the Globemaster III.

August 2006 - The C-17 "Globemaster III" arrives at Travis. The wing and its host will be the only units in the country to fly three major weapons systems. On May 25, 2006, the 301st Airlift Squadron converted from the C-5 to the C-17 and on June 25, 2006, the 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was activated to support the Globemaster III.

June 25, 2006 - the 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was activated to support the Globemaster III.

February 2009 - the 349th Component Maintenance Squadron and the 349th Equipment Maintenance Squadron convert into one and are redesignated to the 349th Maintenance Squadron.

September 2009 - the 349th earned the 2009 Airlift Tanker Association Gen. James E. Sherrard III award (newly created) for best AFRC unit.

October 2009 - the 349th Communications Squadron is inactivated.

January 2010 - the 349th earns 15th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

January 8, 2011 - 349th Mission Support Squadron is redesignated to the 349th Force Support Squadron.

Current - Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom other worldwide operations with strategic airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and ground support personnel. At any given time, about 10 percent of the wing's 3,100 members are serving worldwide on active duty.

Lineage

  • Established as 349th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 10 May 1949
Activated in the Reserve on 27 June 1949
Ordered to active service on 1 April 1951
Inactivated on 2 April 1951
  • Redesignated 349th Fighter-Bomber Wing on 26 May 1952.
Activated in the Reserve on 13 June 1952
Redesignated 349th Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 1 September 1957
Ordered to active service on 28 October 1962
Relieved from active duty on 28 November 1962
Redesignated 349th Military Airlift Wing on 1 June 1966
Ordered to active service on 26 January 1968
Relieved from active duty on 1 June 1969
Redesignated: 349th Military Airlift Wing (Associate) on 25 July 1969
Redesignated: 349th Airlift Wing (Associate) on 1 February 1992
Redesignated: '349th Air Mobility Wing (Associate) on 1 July 1994
Redesignated: 349th Air Mobility Wing on 1 October 1994.

Assignments

  • Fourth Air Force, 27 June 1949-2 April 1951
  • Fourth Air Reserve District, 13 June 1952
  • Fourth Air Force, 1 December 1952
  • Sixth Air Force Reserve Region, 1 September 1960
  • Twelfth Air Force, 28 October 1962

  • Sixth Air Force Reserve Region, 28 November 1962
  • Twenty-Second Air Force, 26 January 1968
  • Sixth Air Force Reserve Region, 2 June 1969
  • Western Air Force Reserve Region, 31 December 1969
  • Fourth Air Force, 8 October 1976 present

Components

Groups

  • 349th Troop Carrier (later, Fighter-Bomber; Troop Carrier; Operations) Group: 27 June 1949-2 April 1951; 13 June 1952-14 April 1959; 1 August 1992 present
  • 921st Military Airlift Group: 26 January 1968-2 June 1969 (not operational, 1 August 1968-1 June 1969)
  • 938th Military Airlift Group: 11 February 1963-1 July 1973 (not operational, 29 March 1968-1 June 1969; detached 25 July-14 December 1969)
  • 939th Troop Carrier (later, Tactical Airlift; Military Airlift) Group: 11 February 1963-26 January 1968; 15 June 1969-1 July 1973 (detached 25 July-14 December 1969)
  • 940th Troop Carrier (later, 940 Air Transport; 940 Military Airlift) Group: 11 February 1963-26 January 1968
  • 941st Troop Carrier (later, 941 Air Transport; 941 Military Airlift) Group: 11 February 1963-25 July 1969 (not operational, 1 August 1968-21 May 1969)
  • 944th Military Airlift Group: 25 July 1969-1 July 1973 (detached 25 July-14 December 1969)

Squadrons

  • 67th Military Airlift Squadron: attached 1 August 1968-1 June 1969
  • 97th Troop Carrier Squadron: 14 April 1959-11 February 1963; attached 1 August 1968-21 May 1969
  • 301st Military Airlift Squadron: 1 July 1973-1 August 1992
  • 312th Military Airlift Squadron: 14 April 1959-11 February 1963; attached 29 March 1968-1 June 1969; assigned 1 July 1973-1 August 1992
  • 313th Troop Carrier Squadron: 14 April 1959-11 February 1963
  • 314th Troop Carrier Squadron: 14 April 1959-11 February 1963
  • 708th Airlift Squadron: 1 July 1973-1 August 1992
  • 710th Military Airlift Squadron: 1 July 1973-1 August 1992
  • 733d Troop Carrier Squadron: 28 October-28 November 1962
  • 8649th Replacement Training Squadron: attached (and further attached to 349 Fighter-Bomber Group), 20 August 1954-6 February 1956.

Stations

  • Hamilton AFB, California, 27 June 1949-2 April 1951; 13 June 1952
  • Travis AFB, California, 25 July 1969 present

Aircraft

  • C-46 Commando, 1949 1951; 1952 1958
  • F-51 Mustang, 1953 1954
  • F-80 Shooting Star, 1953 1956
  • F-84 Thunderjet, 1956 1957
  • C-119 Flying Boxcar, 1958 1968

  • C-124 Globemaster II, 1965 1969
  • C-141 Starlifter, 1969 1998
  • C-5 Galaxy, 1972 present
  • KC-10 Extender, 1994 present
  • C-17 Globemaster III, 2007 present

Expeditions

  • Vietnam War
  • Operation Just Cause
  • Operation Allied Force
  • Operation Desert Fox
  • Operation Joint Endeavor
  • Operation Keiko Lift
  • Operation Peace Shield
  • Operation Phoenix Banner
  • Operation Phoenix Dagger
  • Operation Phoenix Onyx
  • Operation Phoenix Perch

  • Operation Phoenix Sapphire
  • Operation Phoenix Scorpion
  • Operation Southern Watch
  • Operation Uphold Democracy
  • Operation Vigilant Warrior
  • Operation Desert Shield
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Operation Noble Eagle
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Unified Assistance
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Joint Task Force Katrina
  • Operation Pacific Passage

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