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This is a list of Wings in the United States Air Force, focusing on AFCON wings. Air Force active duty and civilian personnel strength now must be at 1,000 or more for wings.

AFCON versus MAJCOM WingsEdit

This page currently focuses on one of the two historical categories of USAF wings -'AFCON' (Headquarters (US) Air Force CONtrolled) units or 'permanent' units, which during the Cold War period were readily distinguished by having one, two or three digit designations, such as the 1st Fighter Wing, 60th Military Airlift Wing, 355th Fighter Wing, and could go through a series of inactivations and activations and still retain their lineage.

There were also MAJCOM (major air command controlled) wings, such as the Strategic Wings of the 50s and 60s, which, under the USAF organization and lineage system, are four-digit units, for example, the 4137th Strategic Wing, and whose lineage (histories, awards, and battle honors) ended with their discontinuance and could never be revived. MAJCOM wings are fundamentally 'temporary', though many stayed in existence for a very long time, and then were revived with a different name but the same number. But under the USAF lineage system they cannot carry on the histories of the previous unit.

When the B-52 dispersal began in the fifties, the new Strategic Air Command units created to support this program were MAJCOM wings and given four-digit designations. Headquarters SAC was well aware of the historical significance of records and accomplishments of the strategic wings and the need to perpetuate this lineage as well as the lineage of many illustrious units that were no longer active.

In order to retain the lineage of the combat units and to perpetuate the lineage of many currently inactive units with illustrious World War II records, Headquarters SAC received authority from Headquarters USAF to discontinue its strategic wings that were equipped with combat aircraft and to activated AFCON units, most of which were inactive at the time.

The reorganization process, which took place from January to September 1963, was applied to 22 B-52 strategic wings, three air-refueling wings, and the 4321st Strategic Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. "These units were discontinued and two and three-digit AFCON units were activated. In most cases, the bombardment squadron that had been assigned to the strategic wings were inactivated and bombardment squadrons that had previously been assigned to the newly-activated wings were activated. While these actions were almost tantamount to redesignation, they were not official redesignation. Therefore, the records, awards and achievements of the strategic wing could not be inherited by the bomb wings."[1]

During the Gulf War of 1990–91 MAJCOM wings, such as the 7440th Composite Wing (Prov) at Incirlik AB, Turkey, served alongside Provisional Wings such as the 801st Bomb Wing (Provisional) at Morón Air Base, Spain, and other AFCON wings.

In the 1990s MAJCOM wings were mostly inactivated and replaced with AFCON wings. Perhaps the most well known example was the 4404th Wing in Saudi Arabia which was replaced by a three-digit AFCON wing, the 363d Air Expeditionary Wing. It is not clear whether any MAJCOM wings still exist, or whether the system is still in use.

Active USAF WingsEdit

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1st Fighter Wing (FW)
1st Fighter Wing
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia ACC F-22A
1st Special Operations Wing (SOW)
1st Special Operations Wing
Hurlburt Field, Florida AFSOC MH-53, AC-130, MC-130
2d Bomb Wing (BW)
2d Bomb Wing
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana AFGSC B-52
3d Wing (WG)
3d Wing
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska PACAF F-22A C-17 E-3
4th Fighter Wing (FW)
4th Fighter Wing
Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina ACC F-15E
5th Bomb Wing
5th Bomb Wing
Minot AFB, North Dakota AFGSC B-52
6th Air Mobility Wing (AMW)
6th Air Mobility Wing
MacDill AFB, Florida AMC KC-135
7th Bomb Wing
7th Bomb Wing
Dyess AFB, Texas ACC B-1
8th Fighter Wing
8th Fighter Wing
Kunsan Air Base, Korea PACAF F-16
9th Reconnaissance Wing
9th Reconnaissance Wing
Beale AFB, California ACC U-2 Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MC-12 Liberty, T-38 Talon
10th Air Base Wing (ABW)
10th Air Base Wing
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado USAFA
11th Wing
11th Wing
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland AFDW UH-1N USAF Honor Guard
12th Flying Training Wing
12th Flying Training Wing
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AETC T-6A Texan II, T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon
14th Flying Training Wing
14th Flying Training Wing
Columbus AFB, Mississippi AETC T-6, T-37, T-38
15th Wing <center>
15th Wing
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii PACAF C-130, C-17, F-22
17th Training Wing (TRW) <center>
17th Training Wing
Goodfellow AFB, Texas AETC
18th Wing <center>
USAF - 18th Wing
Kadena Air Base, Japan PACAF F-15C, KC-135, E-3
19th Airlift Wing <center>
USAF - 19th Airlift Wing
Little Rock AFB, Arkansas AMC C-130
20th Fighter Wing
20th Fighter Wing
Shaw AFB, South Carolina ACC F-16CJ
21st Space Wing (SW)
21st Space Wing
Peterson AFB, Colorado AFSPC Satellites
22d Air Refueling Wing (AMW)
22d Air Refueling Wing
McConnell AFB, Kansas AMC KC-135
23d Wing
23d Wing
Moody AFB, Georgia ACC A-10 HH-60 Pave Hawk MC-130
24th Special Operations Wing
USAF - 24th Wing
Hurlburt Field, Florida AFSOC Special Tactics
27th Special Operations Wing
27th Special Operations Wing
Cannon AFB, New Mexico AFSOC MC-130W, MQ-1B, RQ-9, PC-12
28th Bomb Wing
28th Bomb Wing
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota ACC B-1
30th Space Wing
30th Space Wing
Vandenberg AFB, California AFSPC
31st Fighter Wing
31st Fighter Wing
Aviano Air Base, Italy USAFE F-16
33d Fighter Wing
33d Fighter Wing
Eglin AFB, Florida AETC F-35
35th Fighter Wing
35th Fighter Wing
Misawa Air Base, Japan PACAF F-16
36th Wing
36th Wing
Andersen AFB, Guam PACAF
37th Training Wing <center>
37th Training Wing
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AETC Enlisted Training
39th Air Base Wing
39th Air Base Wing
Incirlik AB, Turkey USAFE
42d Air Base Wing
42d Air Base Wing
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama AETC
45th Space Wing
45th Space Wing
Patrick AFB, Florida AFSPC
46th Test Wing
46th Test Wing
Eglin AFB, Florida AFMC F-15C F-15E F-16 A-10 AC-130 MH-53 UH-1
47th Flying Training Wing
47th Flying Training Wing
Laughlin AFB, Texas AETC T-6, T-38
48th Fighter Wing
48th Fighter Wing
RAF Lakenheath, England USAFE F-15C F-15E
49th Wing
49th Fighter Wing
Holloman AFB, New Mexico ACC F-22 MQ-1 RQ-9
50th Space Wing
50th Space Wing
Schriever AFB, Colorado AFSPC DSCS, DMSP, GPS, MILSTAR
51st Fighter Wing
51st Fighter Wing
Osan Air Base, Korea PACAF F-16 A-10 C-12J
52d Fighter Wing
52d Fighter Wing
Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany USAFE A-10 F-16
53d Wing
53d Wing
Eglin AFB, Florida ACC F-15C F-15E F-16 A-10 F-22A QF-4 RQ-1
55th Wing
55th Wing
Offutt AFB, Nebraska ACC RC-135 EC-130 E-4
56th Fighter Wing
56th Fighter Wing
Luke AFB, Arizona AETC F-16
57th Wing
57th Wing
Nellis AFB, Nevada ACC F-15C F-15E F-16 A-10 HH-60
58th Special Operations Wing
58th Special Operations Wing
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico AETC MH-53 MC-130 CV-22 UH-1N HH-60G Pave Hawk
59th Medical Wing
59th Medical Wing
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AETC
60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW)
60th Air Mobility Wing
Travis AFB, California AMC C-5 KC-10 C-17
62d Airlift Wing (AW)
62d Airlift Wing
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington AMC C-17
65th Air Base Wing
65th Air Base Wing
Lajes Field, Azores USAFE Enroute transient aircraft support
67th Network Warfare Wing
67th Network Warfare Wing
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AFSPC
70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing
70th Intelligence Wing
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland AFISRA
71st Flying Training Wing
71st Flying Training Wing
Vance AFB, Oklahoma AETC
72d Air Base Wing
72d Air Base Wing
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma AFMC
75th Air Base Wing
75th Air Base Wing
Hill AFB, Utah AFMC
76th Maintenance Wing
76th Maintenance Wing
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma AFMC
78th Air Base Wing
78 ABW
Robins AFB, Georgia AFMC
79th Medical Wing
79th Medical Wing
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland AFDW
80th Flying Training Wing <center>
80th Flying Training Wing
Sheppard AFB, Texas AETC T-6, T-38
81st Training Wing
81st Training Wing
Keesler AFB, Mississippi AETC Technical Training
82d Training Wing
82d Training Wing
Sheppard AFB, Texas AETC Technical Training
86th Airlift Wing
86th Airlift Wing
Ramstein Air Base, Germany USAFE C-21 C-130
87th Air Base Wing <center>
87th Air Base Wing - Emblem
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey AMC
88th Air Base Wing
88th Air Base Wing
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio AFMC
89th Airlift Wing
89th Airlift Wing
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland AMC C-32 C-37 C-40
90th Missile Wing
90th Space Wing
Francis E. Warren AFB, Wyoming AFGSC Minuteman III, UH-1
91st Missile Wing
91st Space Wing
Minot AFB, North Dakota AFGSC Minuteman III, UH-1
92d Air Refueling Wing
92d Air Refueling Wing
Fairchild AFB, Washington AMC KC-135
93d Air Ground Operations Wing
93d Air Ground Operations Wing - Emblem
Moody AFB GeorgiaACC
94th Airlift Wing
94th Airlift Wing
Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia AFRC C-130
95th Air Base Wing
95 ABW
Edwards AFB, California AFMC
96th Air Base Wing
96th Air Base Wing
Eglin AFB, Florida AFMC
97th Air Mobility Wing
97th Air Mobility Wing
Altus AFB, Oklahoma AETC C-5 C-17 KC-135
99th Air Base Wing
99th Air Base Wing
Nellis AFB, Nevada ACC
100th Air Refueling Wing
100th Air Refueling Wing
RAF Mildenhall, England USAFE KC-135 Stratotanker
301st Fighter Wing <center>
USAF - 301st Fighter Wing
NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas AFRC F-16C
302d Airlift Wing
302d Airlift Wing
Peterson AFB, Colorado AFRC C-130
305th Air Mobility Wing
305th Air Mobility Wing
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey AMC KC-10 C-17
307th Bomb Wing <center>307th Bomb Wing patch 2011 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana AFRC B-52
308th Armament Systems Wing
308th Armament Systems Wing
Eglin AFB AFMC Redesignated Air Armament Center's Armament Directorate[2][3]
309th Maintenance Wing
309th Maintenance Wing
Hill AFB, Utah AFMC
310th Space Wing 310th Space Wing Schriever AFB, Colorado AFRC
314th Airlift Wing
314th Airlift Wing
Little Rock AFB. Arkansas AETC C-130
315th Airlift Wing
315th Airlift Wing
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina AFRC C-17
316th Wing
316th Wing
Inactive AFDW UH-1
319th Air Base Wing
319th Air Refueling WIng
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota AMC
325th Fighter Wing
325th Fighter Wing
Tyndall AFB, Florida AETC F-22A
341st Missile Wing
341st Space Wing
Malmstrom AFB, Montana AFGSC Minuteman III, UH-1
349th Air Mobility Wing
349 Air Mobility Wing
Travis AFB, California AFRC KC-10 C-5 C-17
354th Fighter Wing
354th Fighter Wing
Eielson AFB, Alaska PACAF A-10 F-16
355th Fighter Wing Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona ACC A-10
366th Fighter Wing
366th Fighter Wing
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho ACC F-15C F-15E Strike Eagle
374th Airlift Wing
374th Airlift Wing
Yokota Air Base, Japan PACAF C-21 C-130
375th Air Mobility Wing
375 AW
Scott AFB, Illinois AMC C-21
377th Air Base Wing
377th Air Base Wing
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico AFGSC
388th Fighter Wing
388th Fighter Wing
Hill AFB, Utah ACC F-16C
402d Maintenance Wing
402d Maintenance Wing
Robins AFB, Georgia AFMC
403d Wing
403d Wing
Keesler AFB, Mississippi AFRC WC-130
412th Test Wing
412th Test Wing
Edwards AFB, California AFMC
419th Fighter Wing
419th Fighter Wing
Hill AFB, Utah AFRC F-16
433d Airlift Wing
433 AW
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AFRC C-5
434th Air Refueling Wing
434 ARW
Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana AFRC KC-135
435th Air Ground Operations Wing
435th Air Base Wing
Ramstein Air Base, Germany USAFE
436th Airlift Wing
436th Airlift Wing
Dover AFB, Delaware AMC C-5 C-17
437th Airlift Wing
437th Airlift Wing
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina AMC C-17
439th Airlift Wing
439th Airlift Wing
Westover Air Reserve Base. Chicopee, MA AFRC C-5
440th Airlift Wing
440th Airlift Wing
Pope Field, North Carolina AFRC C-130
442d Fighter Wing
442d Fighter Wing
Whiteman AFB, Missouri AFRC A-10
445th Airlift Wing
445th Airlift Wing
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio AFRC C-5
446th Airlift Wing
446th Airlift Wing
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington AFRC C-17
448th Supply Chain Management Wing
448 CSW
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma AFMC
452d Air Mobility Wing
452d Air Mobility Wing
March Air Reserve Base, California AFRC KC-135 C-17
459th Air Refueling Wing
459th Air Refueling Wing
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland AFRC KC-135
460th Space Wing
460th Space Wing
Buckley AFB, Colorado AFSPC
461st Air Control Wing 461st Bombardment Wing Robins AFB, Georgia ACC
478th Aeronautical Systems Wing <center>478thasw-emblem Inactive AFMC
480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing
480th Intelligence Wing
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia AFISRA
482d Fighter Wing
482d Fighter Wing
Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida AFRC F-16
501st Combat Support Wing
501st Combat Support Wing
RAF Alconbury, England USAFE GSU advocacy and support
502d Air Base Wing
USAF - 502d Air Base Wing
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AETC Joint Basing Host Wing
505th Command and Control Wing
505th Command and Control Wing
Hurlburt Field, Florida ACC Operational-level C2
507th Air Refueling Wing
507 ARW
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma AFRC KC-135
509th Bomb Wing
509th Bomb Wing
Whiteman AFB, Missouri AFGSC B-2
512th Airlift Wing
512th Airlift Wing
Dover AFB, Delaware AFRC C-5
514th Air Mobility Wing
514 AMW
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey AFRC KC-10 C-17
515th Air Mobility Operations Wing <center>
USAF - 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii AMC
516th Aeronautical Systems Wing <center>
USAF - Aeronautical Systems Center
Inactive AFMC Aeronautical Systems Center, (ASC)
521st Air Mobility Operations Wing <center>
521st Air Mobility Operations Wing
Ramstein AB, Germany AMC
552d Air Control Wing
552d Air Control Wing
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma ACC E-3 AWACS
615th Contingency Response Wing
615th Contingency Response Wing
Travis AFB, California AMC
621st Contingency Response Wing <center>USAF - 621st Contigency Response Wing Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey AMC
628th Air Base Wing
628th Air Base Wing - Emblem
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina AMC Joint Basing Host Wing
633d Air Base Wing
633d Air Base Wing
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia ACC Joint Basing Host Wing
635th Supply Chain Operations Wing <center>
USAF - 635th Supply Chain Management Wing Emblem
Scott AFB, Illinois AFMC Global Logistics Support Center
673d Air Base Wing <center>
673d Air Base Wing
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska PACAF Joint Basing Host Wing
688th Information Operations Wing <center>
USAF - 688th Information Operations Wing
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas AFSPC
689th Combat Communications Wing <center>
USAF - 689 Combat Communications Wing
Robins AFB, Georgia AFSPC
711th Human Performance Wing
711th Human Performance Wing
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio AFMC
908th Airlift Wing <center>
USAF - 908th Airlift Wing
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama AFRC C-130
910th Airlift Wing
910th Airlift Wing
Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio AFRC C-130
911th Airlift Wing
911 AW
Pittsburgh Joint Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania AFRC C-130
914th Airlift Wing
914 AW
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York AFRC C-130
916th Air Refueling Wing
916th Air Refueling Wing
Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina AFRC KC-135
919th Special Operations Wing
919th Special Operations Wing
Duke Field, Florida AFRC MC-130
920th Rescue Wing
920th Rescue Wing
Patrick AFB, Florida AFRC HC-130 HH-60
927th Air Refueling Wing
927th Air Refueling Wing
MacDill Air Force Base, Florida AFRC KC-135
932d Airlift Wing
932d Airlift Wing
Scott AFB, Illinois AFRC C-9 Nightingale C-40 Clipper
934th Airlift Wing
934th Airlift Wing
Minneapolis-St Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minnesota AFRC C-130
939th Air Refueling Wing <center>
USAF - 939th Air Refueling Wing
Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon AFRC KC-135
940th Wing
940th Air Refueling Wing
Beale AFB, California AFRC RQ-4
944th Fighter Wing
944th Fighter Wing
Luke AFB, Arizona AFRC F-16
Space Development and Test Wing
Space Development and Test Wing
Inactive AFSPC Operationally Responsive Space systems [1]

Active Air National Guard WingsEdit

Air Expeditionary WingsEdit

Inactive USAF WingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Office of the Historian, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, NE. The Development of the Strategic Air Command 1946–1986, Pages 117–118.
  2. 308th Armament Systems Wing becomes directorate, Team Eglin Public Affairs, 2 August 2010
  3. Fact Sheet: Armament Directorate


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