932d Airlift Wing

Unit Designation: 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

Mission: Generate unrivaled, combat-ready Citizen Airmen 

Vision: Citizen Airmen trained and ready to meet global challenges in all environments

Motto: Vincere docta – “Trained to Win”

932d Fiscal Year 2022 Priorities:

Theme: PRIDE

  • Professional
  • Resilient
  • Innovating
  • Developing
  • Engaging

 

‚ÄčParent Unit: 22nd Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.

Host Unit: 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

Gaining Command: Air Mobility Command (AMC)

Commander:  Colonel Jeffrey Smith

Deputy Commander:  Colonel Rick Chadwick

Command Chief Master Sergeant:  Chief Master Sergeant Christian Biancur

Subordinate Units:

932d Wing Staff Agencies (932d WSA)

932d Operations Group (932d OG)

  • 73d Airlift Squadron (73rd AS)
  • 932d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (932d AES)
  • 932d Operations Support Flight (932d OSF)

 

932d Maintenance Group (932d MXG)

  • 932d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (932d AMXS)
  • 932d Maintenance Squadron (932d MXS)

 

932d Medical Group (932d MDG)

  • 932d Aerospace Medicine Squadron (932d AMDS)
  • 932d Aeromedical Staging Squadron (932d ASTS)
  • 932d Medical Squadron (932d MDS)

 

932d Mission Support Group (932d MSG)

  • 932d Civil Engineering Squadron (932d CES)
  • 932d Force Support Squadron (932d FSS)
  • 932d Logistics Readiness Flight (932d LRF)
  • 932d Security Forces Squadron (932d SFS)

 

Type of Aircraft Flown: C-40C Clipper

Local Medical Training:

The 932d Medical Group utilized a complex Training Affiliation Agreement (TAA) with Mercy Hospital in St. Louis; Mercy provides seasoning training and Annual Tour opportunities. The TAA was recently revamped and expanded training capabilities; we can send almost all Air Force specialties (except the physician staff due to credentialing requirements) to Mercy for training. We are also partnered with the 302d Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Base, Colorado to regular utilize the training opportunities under our TAA and local training.

Total Force Initiative:

The 73d Airlift Squadron, Reserve, is partnered with the 54th Airlift Squadron, Regular Air Force in a unique relationship. The C-40C aircraft are assigned to the 932d AW, but the aircrews and flying personnel are a mix of active duty and reserve personnel.

History:

In 1947, the 139th Air Force Base Unit (Reserve Training) begins its history at Scott Air Force Base

In the 1950s, the unit is redesignated the 2469th Air Force Reserve Training Center (AFRTC) and is renowned for its cryptographic section; the 419th Troop Carrier Wing, flying C-46s, is the operational flying unit attached

In the early 1960s, the 419th TCW added a new mission: Nose Cone Recovery (for the Space Capsule Recovery and Trapeze Training) using C-119 “J” models (“Beaver Tails”)

11 February 1963: The unit is organized in the Air Force Reserve as the 932d Troop Carrier Group (TCG)

July 1969: The unit is redesignated the 932d Aeromedical Airlift Group (AAG) (Associate) and took on its present mission

November 1972: Operation EGRESS RECAP (Project Homecoming – repatriation of Vietnam POWs) receives support from 73d Aeromedical Airlift Squadron (AAS) for aircrew and medical technicians to transport former POW to hometown

25 Oct 1983: Operation URGENT FURY (Grenada) receives support from the 932d AAG for 1 Flight Nurse and 1 medical technician on a C-9 mission

January 1991: Operation DESERT STORM triggers multiple units activated from the 932d; by the end, over 80% of the 932d AAG mobilized

June 1992: The 932d AAG realigns under the 446th Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Washington

October 1994: The 932 AAG became the 932 Airlift Wing and aligns directly under 4th Air Force, McClellan Air Force Base, California. We are designated “The Gateway Wing” because of the short drive from the base to the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis. The 932d Airlift Wing is the only Air Force Reserve Command flying unit in Illinois.

11 September 2001: 12 aircrews and 6 aircraft (C-9s) are activated and sent to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, for response to the 9-11 terrorist attacks

20 January 2003: 932d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) picked up 100% of AE missions for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

19 March 2003: 932d AES and 932 MDS mobilized for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, sending over 70 personnel for support

October 2003: Three C-9 Nightingales “retired” from active duty and gained by the 932d

15 December 2009: 932d Explosive Ordnance Disposal member TSgt Anthony C. Campbell, Jr., is killed in action in Afghanistan

Awards and Decorations:

2002: 15th Air Force Outstanding Air Crew Award 

1994 and 1995: National Safety Council Award of Honor for 1994 and 1995.  

1971: The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service in support of military operations. Subsequent awards were presented in 1973, 1977, 1982, 1988, and 1994.

Air Mobility Command presented the wing with 17 Flight Safety Awards for accident-free flying.


Number of Personnel: Approximately 1300

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  For a more detailed history, see the wing historian in the 932nd Airlift Wing History Office and to submit interesting history items there.  

 * Information current as of June 6, 2023