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 Wing (air force unit) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States Air Force it is a unit that is normally subordinate to a Numbered Air Force.
Most USAF wings are structured to fulfill a mission from a specific base, and contain a headquarters and four groups: an operations group, a logistics group, a medical group and a mission support group.
Such a wing is referred to as an objective wing, which is comparable to a brigade in the US Army and is commanded by a brigadier general or colonel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wing_(air_force_unit)   (326 words)

 Encyclopedia: Royal Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wing Commander (rank) is a rank in the Royal Air Force, equivalent to a Lieutenant Colonel in most Armies, the Royal Marines and the United States Marine Corps.
Marshal of the RAF sleeve/shoulder insignia Marshal of the Royal Air Force was the highest rank in the Royal Air Force.
Air forces The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Royal-Air-Force   (10509 words)

 Wing (air force unit) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wing is a term used by different (The airborne branch of a country's armed forces) air forces for a unit of command.
It is comparable to a (Army unit smaller than a division) brigade in the (The army of the United States of America; organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare) US Army.
In the (An amphibious division of the United States Navy) United States Marine Corps it is an overall command consisting of at least two Marine Air Groups and their subordinate squadrons, and support units.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wi/wing_(air_force_unit).htm   (161 words)

 Seventh Air Force
By necessity, 7 AF was a precision-bombing unit.
On September 1986, the Air Force activated 7 AF again to assume the duties of maintaining the fragile armistice on the Korean peninsula that the 314 Air Division was responsible for.
On September 1986, the Air Force activated 7 AF to assume the duties of maintaining the fragile armistice on the Korean peninsula that the 314 Air Division was responsible for.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usaf/7af.htm   (1201 words)

 Units - Nellis AFB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The USAFWFC oversees operations of the 57th Wing, 98th Range Wing, and 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis AFB, NV, the UAV Battlelab at Creech AFB, NV, the 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the AFC2TIG at Hurlburt Field, FL and the AWB at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
The 57th Wing oversees the dynamic and challenging missions for all flying operations at Nellis, including the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, "Red Flag" and "Air Warrior" training, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron (Thunderbirds) and the USAF Warfare Center's test and evaluation activities.
In October 1995, the "99th Wing" deactivated and was reactivated at Nellis, as the 99th ABW and today it serves as the host wing for the base.
www.nellis.af.mil /units.htm   (3427 words)

 1st Fighter Wing - Langley Air Force Base, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As the host unit at Langley Air Force Base, Va., the 1st Fighter Wing operates and maintains one of the largest fighter bases in the Air Force's Air Combat Command.
The wing's primary mission is to work as a team to be ready to deploy, deter and win, setting the standard in air supremacy.
The 1st Fighter Wing was restructured from the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 1991, as part of the Air Force's reorganization of its aircraft assets.
www.langley.af.mil /staff/pa/1fw.shtml   (675 words)

 43 Wing Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Birth and Organisation of 43 Wing, AF After the formation of Southern Air Command at Trivandrum in 1984, a new wing was formed at Sulur, namely 43 Wing, Air Force, to fulfill the operational requirement of the Southern region.
The southern peninsula is the major area of operation of 43 Wing, Air Force.
In the same year a new building for the unit run Air Force School was completed in Oct and was inaugurated by Mrs Deoshi Chabra.
indianairforce.nic.in /sac/43wing.htm   (1747 words)

 116th Air Control Wing | History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The new wing was to be composed of active duty and ANG personnel, facilities and equipment of both the 116th BW and the co-located active-duty 93d Air Control Wing (ACW), which operated the E-8C Joint STARS battlefield surveillance aircraft.
Meanwhile, the 93d Air Refueling Squadron was activated on 1 March 1949, equipped with the KB-29P (a B-29 bomber modified with a refueling boom).
The Air Force underwent major restructuring after the war, during which the 93d lost its air refueling commitment, its KC-135 aircrew training missions, and was redesignated as the 93d Bomb Wing.
www.garobi.ang.af.mil /History/history.htm   (1896 words)

 1st Fighter Wing - Langley Air Force Base, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 74th provides joint forces and theater commanders an accurate and reliable air picture for command and control of offensive and defensive missions.
The 74th Air Control Squadron, constituted in 1969, led an intermittent existence until Oct. 1, 1985, when then-Tactical Air Command reactivated it as the 74th Tactical Control Flight to act as the showcase mobile radar unit for the entire command.
Air Combat Command's Inspector General Team evaluated the squadron’s ability to deploy and regenerate an operational capability during a joint-system training exercise in February 1998.
www.langley.af.mil /staff/ho/74acs.shtml   (437 words)

 K.I. Sawyer AFB - SAC - 410th Bomb Wing - B-52
The 56th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) was reactivated in 1961 at K.I. Sawyer AFB with an air defense mission.
The wing was also the first to employ the Advanced Cruise Missile, conduct its follow-on testing and build the Air Force's fleet of this stealthy smart weapon.
The inactivation of the wing facilitated a smooth transition from the wing to the Air Force Base Conversion Agency.
www.strategic-air-command.com /bases/K_I_Sawyer_AFB.htm   (753 words)

 Air Force Times - News - More News
FROM A FORWARD AIR BASE, Persian Gulf region — An Air Force fighter pilot ejected safely behind friendly lines on Tuesday after his A-10 Thunderbolt was brought down by ground fire while supporting ground troops fighting in Baghdad.
The downed pilot, whose name and unit have not been released pending notification of family, was hit over western Baghdad, said Col. Tom Jones, commander of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, the Air Force unit at this desert air base.
KC, assigned to the 23rd Fighter Group at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., was in a two-plane flight orbiting the city when ground troops called for assistance.
www.airforcetimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-1752664.php   (999 words)

 ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On Dec. 19, 1991, the 3rd Wing replaced the 21st as the host unit for Elmendorf when the 21st was inactivated and the 3rd moved to Elmendorf from Clark Air Base, the Philippines.
The fighter units are trained to actively engage and destroy enemy air forces in either an offensive or defensive capacity.
In the move, the 3rd was redesignated the 3rd Wing, an objective wing in which group commanders are responsible for specific functional missions.
www2.hickam.af.mil /pacaf/facts/elmendorf.htm   (1449 words)

 Malmstrom Air Force Base - 341st Space Wing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In January 1944, the base was reassigned to the Air Transport command to continue its mission of ferrying lend-lease aircraft to the Soviet Union.
Other events during 1944 were the deactivation of Station 5 and the assignment of its people to the 1455th Army Air Forces Base Unit that was organized at the base, and the beginning of modification of the 103 C-54s and 70 P-38L's for assignment to other units.
The 341st MW came under the Air Combat Command and reported directly to 20th Air Force located at F.E. Warren AFB, WY. The Space Wing moved under Air Force Space Command located at Peterson AFB, CO., in mid 1993 under a move that merged missile and space operations under one command.
www.malmstrom.af.mil /index.asp?group=wsa&sq=mu&page=history   (1636 words)

 5 Wing - Squadrons & Units - Royal Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Royal Air Force has been associated with Goose Bay since the airfield was built in the early 1940s.
The main purpose of the Unit is to provide support for Aircraft which come from bases in the UK and Germany to carry out low-level flying training over Labrador and eastern Quebec from April to October.
The RAF Unit is proud of its association with Goose Bay and a large number of personnel have completed tours "The Goose".
www.airforce.dnd.ca /5wing/squadron/raf_e.asp   (287 words)

 Purdue University Air Force ROTC - Detachment 220
Air Force ROTC was established at Purdue University in the fall of 1949, but its roots began with a branch of the Army ROTC program known as the Air ROTC program formed in 1946.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 220 has earned a reputation as one of the best officer training programs in the entire country.
Det 220 is one of the largest Air Force ROTC units in the North East region boasting approximately 200 cadets.
web.ics.purdue.edu /~afrotc   (638 words)

 Minnesota Wing Commemorative Air Force
The original members of the Minnesota Wing adopted the image of the Archaeopteryx as the official symbol and mascot.
The Minnesota Wing's purpose was to provide maintenance in the field for CAF aircraft and not possess or operate any aircraft.
Today, the Wing is embarking on even more and greater projects, expanding the efforts of preservation and education every day.
www.cafsmw.org /smw-info   (575 words)

 Welcome to the High Sky Wing - CAF
The High Sky Wing is the local unit/chapter of the Commemorative Air Force in Midland, Texas.
The Wing is located just across the street from CAF HQ and the Museum, at the Midland International Airport.
The High Sky Wing is a chartered unit of the Commemorative Air Force.
www.highskywing.org   (168 words)

 Group (air force unit)
Group is a term used by different airforces for a unit of command.
In the United States Air Force a group is made up of several squadrons, and itself forms part of a wing.
In the Royal Air Force and other British-derived air forces a group is made up of several wings or stations, and itself forms part of the a major command.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/group__air_force_unit_.html   (149 words)

 Federal Ribbon Awards - Air Force Unit Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Air Force Gallant Unit Citation was established by Secretary of the Air Force
The Air Force Gallant Unit Citation is awarded to Air Force active duty, Reserve, and Guard units for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.
The Air Force Gallant Unit Citation requires a lesser degree of gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps than that required for the Presidential Unit Citation.
foxfall.com /fra-afua-afguc.htm   (332 words)

 Wing earns Air Force Outstanding Unit Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
11th Wing Commander Col. Duane A. Jones attaches an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award streamer embroidered with "1 November 2001-31 October 2003" as 11th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Jonathan E. Hake dips the unit flag at commander's call May 25 in the Bolling Officers Club.
The surprise presentation of the 11th Wing's third Air Force Outstanding Unit Award took place during the wing commander's call at Bolling May 25 and earned an appreciative cheer and round of applause from the hundreds of Airmen and civilians assembled.
The wing's "full player" role in the Air Expeditionary Force rotation, and the U.S. Air Force Band's performances for forward-deployed troops were also noted.
www.dcmilitary.com /airforce/beam/9_21/local_news/29290-1.html   (438 words)

 Air Force Reserve Command Public Access Web Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Air Force Reserve Command F-16s, aircrews and support people are currently in Iraq.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GA.— The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, under the direction of Capt. Chad Steffey, will present a free holiday concert at the Warner Robins Civic Center on Dec. 8.
Active-duty Airmen from the 436th Airlift Wing and reservists from Air Force Reserve Command’s 512th AW left Dover AFB at 4:30 p.m.
www.afrc.af.mil   (1101 words)

 First Air Force Stryker unit deploys to Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 3rd ASOS, the first Air Force to receive the Stryker armored vehicles, deployed to Iraq on Aug. 14 with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from nearby Fort Wainwright.
The 3rd ASOS serves as the primary air liaison between the Army and Air Force during ground operations.
The squadron became the first Air Force unit to receive the Stryker in May at the Army’s Joint Training Center at Fort Polk, La., where training continued in preparation for the Iraq deployment.
www.af.mil /news/story.asp?storyID=123011336   (697 words)

 Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force) began searching for a B-29 for our collection of WWII aircraft, the war had been over for 21 years.
According to the Air Force, no B-29s remained in inventory ~ even at storage or disposal depots.
After much negotiation (the Air Force still owned the planes; the Navy had to agree to release one), much paperwork and a pain-staking process of elimination to find the best survivor, the CAF became the owner of B-29 SN44-62070.
www.cafb29b24.org /fifi.shtml   (686 words)

 deseretnews.com | Utah's military roles: Hill once again in forefront of battle | Deseret Morning News Web edition
As it was with Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm a dozen years ago, Hill Air Force Base again is deeply involved in warfare.
Approximately 50 of its F-16s flew against Iraqi forces when the United States began the drive to liberate Kuwait.
Today, said Maj. Shawn Mecham, public affairs director, "We have about 700 people already deployed from Hill Air Force Base supporting not only the Operation Enduring Freedom, which is the global war on terrorism, but also Operation Noble Eagle, which is the homeland security mission" in other areas.
deseretnews.com /dn/print/1,1442,465034226,00.html   (527 words)

 Ohio Wing Headquarters - Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary
Units will be released from suspension upon receipt of the 2005 Finance Reports at Ohio Wing Headquarters.
Unit Commanders and Vehicle Custoidians are instructed to download this file and place the insurance information in your vehicles.
All personnel are to monitor emails from Wing, Groups, and Squadrons, as well the the latest information posted on the Emergency Services page.
ohwg.cap.gov   (685 words)

 Commemorative Air Force - Dallas/Fort Worth Wing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is a requirement that CAF Wing or CAF Unit aircraft 'rotate' through the Commemorative Air Force's Airpower Museum at Headquarters in Midland, TX., for a three-month period, at a time specified by the CAF.
This is dependent on aircraft type (ie: trainer, bomber, fighter etc.), and the flying distance between the Wing or Unit, & CAF HQ.
The DFW Wing website is owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) DFW Wing.
www.dfwwing.com   (383 words)

 Mile High Wing CAF
The Mile High Wing is a local unit of the organization known as the Commemorative Air Force
The CAF is a worldwide, all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation in flying condition of the great warplanes that dominated the skies during World War II.
The brief summer air show season, aircraft tours, memorabilia sales, and on going financial support by the members themselves, are the only way our Wing maintains itself.
www.milehighcaf.org   (284 words)

 16th Special Operations Wing Units Link   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The wing is the largest Air Force unit assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command, a command responsible for conducting special operations worldwide.
At the direction of the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense, the 16 SOW goes into action with specially trained and equipped forces from each service working as a team to support national security objectives.
Through special operations, the United States is able to protect its interests in low-intensity conflicts throughout the world.
www.hurlburt.af.mil /16sow   (171 words)

 Bahrain Air Force Unit History
The 6th Fighter Squadron was formed in December 1985 to operate the F-5E/F Tiger II as an interceptor fighter.
The unit relinquished its fighter role to the newly arrived F-16s in 1990, and took on the attack as its main role.
The unit forms part of 1st Fighter Wing at Shaikh Isa Air Base.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /waf/aa-mideast/bahrain/6sqn.htm   (80 words)

 Welcome to the Delaware Wing: Delaware Wing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Civil Air Patrol is the official Civilian Auxiliary of the US Air Force, with a long history beginning in 1941.
Delaware is home to one of the original "Costal Patrol" units, based in Rehobeth Beach.
Today, the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has units from Claymont to Georgetown, and a unit just over the border in Elkton, MD. As a federally-chartered organization, CAP has 3 primary missions as instructed by congress.
dewg.cap.gov   (97 words)

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