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Senior Master Sgt. Todd Wadkins, 932nd Maintenance Group, welcomed his employer and other bosses at the 2018 Boss Day held October 13, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  Reservists are reminded there are two ways they can recognize a civilian supervisor or employer for his/her support of reservist's military service:

1) The Patriot Award – This award recognizes supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator.  It is all accomplished easily online at this site:

https://www.esgr.mil/Employer-Awards/Patriot-Award/Form

2) Another possible award is the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Each year, Guard and Reserve employees, or a family member acting on their behalf, have the opportunity to nominate their employer for the Employer Support Freedom Award. Nominate your employer during nomination season (October 1-December 31 each year) by logging on to www.FreedomAward.mil and clicking Nominate Employer at the top of the page.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Senior Master Sgt. Todd Wadkins, 932nd Maintenance Group, welcomed his employer and other bosses at the 2018 Boss Day held October 13, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Reservists are reminded there are two ways they can recognize a civilian supervisor or employer for his/her support of reservist's military service: 1) The Patriot Award – This award recognizes supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator. It is all accomplished easily online at this site: https://www.esgr.mil/Employer-Awards/Patriot-Award/Form 2) Another possible award is the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Each year, Guard and Reserve employees, or a family member acting on their behalf, have the opportunity to nominate their employer for the Employer Support Freedom Award. Nominate your employer during nomination season (October 1-December 31 each year) by logging on to www.FreedomAward.mil and clicking Nominate Employer at the top of the page. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

The newest additions to the 932nd Airlift Wing family attend the unit training assembly newcomers briefings Nov. 3, 2018, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Each Unit Training Assembly weekend, whether new to the Air Force or prior service coming from active duty, or time away from the Air Force Reserve Command, new Team Scott members gain valuable knowledge about the 932nd AW, Scott AFB, and the local and regional area.  They also get some general assistance to get them started off as a Citizen Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

The newest additions to the 932nd Airlift Wing family attend the unit training assembly newcomers briefings Nov. 3, 2018, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Each Unit Training Assembly weekend, whether new to the Air Force Reserve, or prior service coming from active duty, or perhaps after spending time away from the Air Force Reserve Command, these new Team Scott members gain valuable knowledge about the 932nd AW, Scott AFB, and the local and regional area. They also get some general assistance to get them started off as a Citizen Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

The Air Force Reserve was represented at a recent Indy car race.  As part of the pre-event backstage program, members of the 932nd Airlift Wing met some teams of Indy cars on "pit row" as they prepped engines and tires at the Gateway track.  At center in blue uniform, 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group commander, Col. Sharon Johnson, meets the crew of #18, the car driven by Sebastian Bourdais.  She was recognized on stage with all the Indy drivers at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race Aug. 25, 2018, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Johnson was an honored VIP to help kick off the second annual IndyCar race which was won by Will Power, who actually came in last place the year prior.  This year he won the 248-lap race around the four-turn, 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park paved track in Madison, Illinois, in his #12 Chevrolet car by 1.3117 seconds over second place finisher Alexander Rossi.  The 932nd Airlift Wing was represented by maintenance, medical, public affairs staff and operations personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien

The Air Force Reserve was represented at a recent Indy car race. As part of the pre-event backstage program, members of the 932nd Airlift Wing met some teams of Indy cars on "pit row" as they prepped engines and tires at the Gateway track. At center in blue uniform, 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group commander, Col. Sharon Johnson, was recognized on stage with the Indy drivers at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race Aug. 25, 2018, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Johnson was an honored VIP to help kick off the second annual IndyCar race which was won by Will Power, who actually came in last place the year prior. This year he won the 248-lap race around the four-turn, 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park paved track in Madison, Illinois, in his #12 Chevrolet car by 1.3117 seconds over second place finisher Alexander Rossi. The 932nd Airlift Wing was represented by maintenance, medical, public affairs staff and operations personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien

The 932nd Airlift Wing's, 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical members load up gear for an early morning flight, as shadows stretch across the runway.  Members make final arrangements to carry medical equipment up a ramp, as they work together with ground crew, preparing to fly with "simulated patients" during a training flight, July 21, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The AES trained alongside fellow nurses and medical technicians on a multi day flight aboard a C-130 aircraft visiting from the 910th Airlift Wing of Youngstown, Ohio. The 932nd Airlift Wing is a 22nd Air Force unit, under the Air Force Reserve Command, and is located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (U.S. Air Force photos by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

The 932nd Airlift Wing's, 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical members load up gear for an early morning flight, as shadows stretch across the runway. Members make final arrangements to carry medical equipment up a ramp, as they work together with ground crew, preparing to fly with "simulated patients" during a training flight, July 21, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The AES trained alongside fellow nurses and medical technicians on a multi day flight aboard a C-130 aircraft visiting from the 910th Airlift Wing of Youngstown, Ohio. The 932nd Airlift Wing is a 22nd Air Force unit, under the Air Force Reserve Command, and is located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (U.S. Air Force photos by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

The new 932nd Airlift Wing's 932nd Security Forces Flight, First Sergeant was named recently, and that Airman is Master Sgt. Kimberly Hurt.  Hurt, spent time prior as both a 932nd Maintenance Group member and 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron member.  She took time out to visit the headquarter building July 8, 2018, at the Illinois-based Air Force Reserve Command unit, located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  As a First Sergeant, Hurt serves as the commander's link for all matters concerning enlisted members. First Sergeants in the wing are highly organized to deal with many personnel issues and are responsible for detailed paperwork, administration, and providing sound advice to the commander on a wide range of topics, including the health, discipline, mentoring, well being, career progression, recognition and professional development of all 932nd Airlift Wing assigned enlisted members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

The new 932nd Airlift Wing's 932nd Security Forces Flight, First Sergeant was named recently, and that Airman is Master Sgt. Kimberly Hurt. Hurt, spent time prior as both a 932nd Maintenance Group member and 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron member. She took time out to visit the headquarter building July 8, 2018, at the Illinois-based Air Force Reserve Command unit, located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. As a First Sergeant, Hurt serves as the commander's link for all matters concerning enlisted members. First Sergeants in the wing are highly organized to deal with many personnel issues and are responsible for detailed paperwork, administration, and providing sound advice to the commander on a wide range of topics, including the health, discipline, mentoring, well being, career progression, recognition and professional development of all 932nd Airlift Wing assigned enlisted members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Vice commander of the 932nd Airlift Wing, Col. Esteban Ramirez, at center fourth from left, welcomes new Airmen as he spoke about the reserve wing's mission to newcomers on August 4, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He talked about his role as a leader and pilot, flying the C-40 aircraft, operated by the 932nd Operations Group. He noted that reservists like him come from 38 states to be part of Unit Training Assembly each month in southern Illinois. The 932nd Airlift Wing is a 22nd Air Force unit under the Air Force Reserve Command.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Vice commander of the 932nd Airlift Wing, Col. Esteban Ramirez, at center fourth from left, welcomes new Airmen as he spoke about the reserve wing's mission to newcomers on August 4, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He talked about his role as a leader and pilot, flying the C-40 aircraft, operated by the 932nd Operations Group. He noted that reservists like him come from 38 states to be part of Unit Training Assembly each month in southern Illinois. The 932nd Airlift Wing is a 22nd Air Force unit under the Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

A pilot speaks to 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical members as they make final arrangements to carry medical equipment up a C-130 ramp.  They worked together with ground crew, preparing to fly with "simulated patients" during a training flight, July 21, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The AES trained alongside fellow nurses and medical technicians on a multi day flight aboard a C-130 aircraft visiting from the 910th Airlift Wing of Youngstown, Ohio. The 932nd Airlift Wing is a 22nd Air Force unit, under the Air Force Reserve Command, and is located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (U.S. Air Force photos by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

A pilot speaks to 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical members as they make final arrangements to carry medical equipment up a C-130 ramp. They worked together with ground crew, preparing to fly with "simulated patients" during a training flight, July 21, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The AES trained alongside fellow nurses and medical technicians on a multi day flight aboard a C-130 aircraft visiting from the 910th Airlift Wing of Youngstown, Ohio. The 932nd Airlift Wing is a 22nd Air Force unit, under the Air Force Reserve Command, and is located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (U.S. Air Force photos by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

At far right, public affairs specialist and historian, Master Sgt. Gerald Sonnenberg, returned from retirement to help unfurl the American flag before the national anthem at Gateway Motorsports Park Aug. 25, 2018.  As part of the event, the 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group commander, Col. Sharon Johnson, was recognized on stage with the Indy drivers at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race, held on a hot Saturday evening at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Johnson was an honored VIP to help kick off the IndyCar race which was won by Will Power.  He won the 248-lap race around the 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park oval paved track in his #12 Chevrolet by 1.3117 seconds over second place finisher Alexander Rossi.  The 932nd Airlift Wing helped recruiting awareness and was represented by maintenance, medical, public affairs staff, retirees and operations personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

At far right, public affairs specialist and historian, Master Sgt. Gerald Sonnenberg, returned from retirement to help unfurl the American flag before the national anthem at Gateway Motorsports Park Aug. 25, 2018. As part of the event, the 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group commander, Col. Sharon Johnson, was recognized on stage with the Indy drivers at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race, held on a hot Saturday evening at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Johnson was an honored VIP to help kick off the IndyCar race which was won by Will Power. He won the 248-lap race around the 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park oval paved track in his #12 Chevrolet by 1.3117 seconds over second place finisher Alexander Rossi. The 932nd Airlift Wing helped recruiting awareness and was represented by maintenance, medical, public affairs staff, retirees and operations personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Master Sgt. Gerald Sonnenberg and Master Sgt. Karen Ridge unroll the American flag for the national anthem at Gateway track recently.  As part of the event, 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group commander, Col. Sharon Johnson, was recognized to the crowd on stage with the Indy drivers at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Aug. 25, 2018, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Johnson was an honored VIP to help kick off the 2nd annual IndyCar race which was won by Will Power, taking the trophy by winning the 248-lap race around the four-turn, 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park oval-paved track in Madison, Illinois.  Power accomplished the win in his #12 Chevrolet by 1.3117 seconds over second place finisher Alexander Rossi.  The 932nd Airlift Wing was represented by maintenance, medical, public affairs staff and operations personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien

Master Sgt. Gerald Sonnenberg and Master Sgt. Karen Ridge unroll the American flag for the national anthem at Gateway track recently. As part of the event, 932nd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group commander, Col. Sharon Johnson, was recognized to the crowd on stage with the Indy drivers at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Aug. 25, 2018, Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois. Johnson was an honored VIP to help kick off the 2nd annual IndyCar race which was won by Will Power, taking the trophy by winning the 248-lap race around the four-turn, 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park oval-paved track in Madison, Illinois. Power accomplished the win in his #12 Chevrolet by 1.3117 seconds over second place finisher Alexander Rossi. The 932nd Airlift Wing was represented by maintenance, medical, public affairs staff and operations personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien

Master Sgt. David Pinkham answers questions about the training requirements of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists and various tools they use, like the remote-controlled robot at center.  The visit took place during the annual Boss Day tour at the 932nd Airlift Wing, October 13, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Pinkham is an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist assigned to the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron. Boss Day helps civilian employers better understand the Air Force Reserve mission and strengthens the employer-reservist relationship. The 932nd AW is made up of four core groups including the 932nd Maintenance Group, Medical Group, Mission Support Group, and Operations Group.  The Illinois unit is the only Air Force Reserve Command wing, attached to 22nd Air Force, that flies the C-40C. 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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Master Sgt. David Pinkham answers questions about the training requirements of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists and various tools they use, like the remote-controlled robot at center. The visit took place during the annual Boss Day tour at the 932nd Airlift Wing, October 13, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Pinkham is an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist assigned to the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron. Boss Day helps civilian employers better understand the Air Force Reserve mission and strengthens the employer-reservist relationship. The 932nd AW is made up of four core groups including the 932nd Maintenance Group, Medical Group, Mission Support Group, and Operations Group. The Illinois unit is the only Air Force Reserve Command wing, attached to 22nd Air Force, that flies the C-40C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

932nd Airlift Wing firefighters trained on core special skills particular to their jobs on May 21, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.   Airman Rachel Robert sprays water from the nozzle of he water hose connected to a fire truck  behind her, in preparation for her fellow firefighters to enter a smoke-filled building while searching for a simulated patient.  She ran this check on the system to ensure proper water pressure and availability of the resource in case it was needed to help put out a fire.   In the background, other 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron members suit up to take their turns and get the hot, dark, challenging experience. The 932nd Airlift Wing is part of 22nd Air Force, an Air Force Reserve Command unit located near Belleville, Illinois, and citizen airmen come to participate from 37 states.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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932nd Airlift Wing firefighters trained on core special skills particular to their jobs on May 21, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Airman Rachel Robert sprays water from the nozzle of he water hose connected to a fire truck behind her, in preparation for her fellow firefighters to enter a smoke-filled building while searching for a simulated patient. She ran this check on the system to ensure proper water pressure and availability of the resource in case it was needed to help put out a fire. In the background, other 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron members suit up to take their turns and get the hot, dark, challenging experience. The 932nd Airlift Wing is part of 22nd Air Force, an Air Force Reserve Command unit located near Belleville, Illinois, and citizen airmen come to participate from 37 states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

932nd Airlift WingThe 932nd Airlift Wing, the only Air Force Reserve Command flying wing in Illinois, received its third C-40C distinguished visitor aircraft, as it arrived directly from the factory in Seattle. 

When the country's top military and civilian leaders fly on missions around America and the world, Air Force Reservists at Scott Air Force Base are ready to make sure the leaders receive the best care in the air. 

The Air Force Reservists are part of a select group of military flight attendants who are members of the 73rd Airlift Squadron, within the 932nd Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 

The wing currently flies VIP airlift missions on both the C-9C aircraft and the newer C-40C. 

In addition to the maintainers on the ground and the pilots who fly the aircraft, it takes a special person to make in flight service for high-level passengers -- to include the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of State, secretary of the Interior, the CIA director and the speaker of the House, just to name a few -- the top priority at 28,000 feet while also juggling many other duties. Tech Sgt. Tom Otten is one of those special flight attendants. 

"I love being a flight attendant because it gives me the opportunity to truly live the motto of service before self," Sergeant Otten said. "Our entire job revolves around putting others first and caring for their needs above our own. The amount of planning, flexibility and hard work that it takes to fly a mission is something that I find very challenging and very rewarding."
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932nd Airlift WingThe 932nd Airlift Wing, the only Air Force Reserve Command flying wing in Illinois, received its third C-40C distinguished visitor aircraft, as it arrived directly from the factory in Seattle. When the country's top military and civilian leaders fly on missions around America and the world, Air Force Reservists at Scott Air Force Base are ready to make sure the leaders receive the best care in the air. The Air Force Reservists are part of a select group of military flight attendants who are members of the 73rd Airlift Squadron, within the 932nd Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The wing currently flies VIP airlift missions on both the C-9C aircraft and the newer C-40C. In addition to the maintainers on the ground and the pilots who fly the aircraft, it takes a special person to make in flight service for high-level passengers -- to include the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of State, secretary of the Interior, the CIA director and the speaker of the House, just to name a few -- the top priority at 28,000 feet while also juggling many other duties. Tech Sgt. Tom Otten is one of those special flight attendants. "I love being a flight attendant because it gives me the opportunity to truly live the motto of service before self," Sergeant Otten said. "Our entire job revolves around putting others first and caring for their needs above our own. The amount of planning, flexibility and hard work that it takes to fly a mission is something that I find very challenging and very rewarding."

Vice commander of the 932nd Airlift Wing, Col. Esteban Ramirez, congratulates newly promoted Senior Master Sgt. Tonya Hupp, and her new role with the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on May 7, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  She will now be the operations superintendent of the squadron, which falls under the 932nd Operations Group.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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Vice commander of the 932nd Airlift Wing, Col. Esteban Ramirez, congratulates newly promoted Senior Master Sgt. Tonya Hupp, and her new role with the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on May 7, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. She will now be the operations superintendent of the squadron, which falls under the 932nd Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

932nd Airlift Wing firefighters trained on intense core special skills particular to their unique jobs on May 21, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.   In preparation, several firefighters lit pallets on fire (in background) to heat up the room, while others began searching for a simulated patient.  These 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron members had already checked the hose system to ensure proper water pressure and availability of the resource in case it was needed to help put out a fire.  Approximately 32 members of the 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron suited up with oxygen tanks to take their turns and get the hot, dark, challenging experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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932nd Airlift Wing firefighters trained on intense core special skills particular to their unique jobs on May 21, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In preparation, several firefighters lit pallets on fire (in background) to heat up the room, while others began searching for a simulated patient. These 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron members had already checked the hose system to ensure proper water pressure and availability of the resource in case it was needed to help put out a fire. Approximately 32 members of the 932nd Civil Engineering Squadron suited up with oxygen tanks to take their turns and get the hot, dark, challenging experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Rosalie Philebaum squirts water at her son, Jonathan Philebaum, commander, 932nd Airlift Wing, during his fini flight May 31, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. JoAnn Philebaum and their son both look on with delight as Philebaum is shocked by his mother's water blasts.  
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)
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Rosalie Philebaum squirts water at her son, Jonathan Philebaum, commander, 932nd Airlift Wing, during his fini flight May 31, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. JoAnn Philebaum and their son both look on with delight as Philebaum is shocked by his mother's water blasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

Airman 1st Class Zachary Keeven, 932nd Airlift Wing crew chief, assists Lauren Lauer with hand signals as she marshals in Maj. Jonathan Lauer on his fini flight May 22, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  Lauer, former executive officer for the 932nd Airlift Wing commander, took a new senior executive position with Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)
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Airman 1st Class Zachary Keeven, 932nd Airlift Wing crew chief, assists Lauren Lauer with hand signals as she marshals in Maj. Jonathan Lauer on his fini flight May 22, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Lauer, former executive officer for the 932nd Airlift Wing commander, took a new senior executive position with Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

932nd Airlift Wing First Sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Brian Rohlman, congratulates his commander, Col. Jonathan Philebaum, as he retires on June 3, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  Friends and family from around the nation came to the 932nd Airlift Wing "Gateway Wing", to see the retiring commander's last day, and to thank him for more than 31 years of faithful service to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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932nd Airlift Wing First Sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Brian Rohlman, congratulates his commander, Col. Jonathan Philebaum, as he retires on June 3, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Friends and family from around the nation came to the 932nd Airlift Wing "Gateway Wing", to see the retiring commander's last day, and to thank him for more than 31 years of faithful service to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Nathaniel Syrcle, center,  stands with Lt. Col. Stan Paregien, left, and Tech. Sgt. Sara Seibel after having  recited the oath of enlistment, given by Paregien, May 31, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Syrcle will fulfill his dream to become a firefighter with the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron.  For more information on how you can join the Air Force Reserve Command, contact Seibel, an Air Force Reserve recruiter with the 932nd Airlift Wing, at 618-781-1185.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)
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Nathaniel Syrcle, center, stands with Lt. Col. Stan Paregien, left, and Tech. Sgt. Sara Seibel after having recited the oath of enlistment, given by Paregien, May 31, 2017, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Syrcle will fulfill his dream to become a firefighter with the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron. For more information on how you can join the Air Force Reserve Command, contact Seibel, an Air Force Reserve recruiter with the 932nd Airlift Wing, at 618-781-1185. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

Tuskegee Airman, retired Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) J. Friend, poses with attendees to the 932nd Airlift Wing professional development seminar May 8, 2017 at the Global Reach Planning Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Friend is one of the few surviving Red Tail pilots from WWII.  He shared his experience with becoming a pilot and overcoming racial barriers as he transitioned from the Army Air Corps to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)
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Tuskegee Airman, retired Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) J. Friend, poses with attendees to the 932nd Airlift Wing professional development seminar May 8, 2017 at the Global Reach Planning Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Friend is one of the few surviving Red Tail pilots from WWII. He shared his experience with becoming a pilot and overcoming racial barriers as he transitioned from the Army Air Corps to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

Members of the 932nd Airlift Wing Honor Guard pay respect to the flag during a flag folding ceremony for retired Lt. Col. Ralph "Louie" DePalma, May 6, 2017, Hangar 1, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The tradition of folding a United States flag gives honor to the flag and to the retired service member.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Parr)
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Members of the 932nd Airlift Wing Honor Guard pay respect to the flag during a flag folding ceremony for retired Lt. Col. Ralph "Louie" DePalma, May 6, 2017, Hangar 1, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The tradition of folding a United States flag gives honor to the flag and to the retired service member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Parr)

Commander of the 932nd Operations Group at the 932nd Airlift Wing, Lt. Col. Ray Smith, presents Lt. Col. Stephanie Boehning with a special coin recognizing her military years of service to the unit and the nation.  She enjoyed the surprise retirement party put on by her fellow wing staff members on May 18, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  Boehning served with honor during Desert Storm overseas, and a variety of jobs with the 932nd Airlift Wing.  She will now will continue working as the wing's civilian process improvement manager and certified Covey facilitator.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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Commander of the 932nd Operations Group at the 932nd Airlift Wing, Lt. Col. Ray Smith, presents Lt. Col. Stephanie Boehning with a special coin recognizing her military years of service to the unit and the nation. She enjoyed the surprise retirement party put on by her fellow wing staff members on May 18, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Boehning served with honor during Desert Storm overseas, and a variety of jobs with the 932nd Airlift Wing. She will now will continue working as the wing's civilian process improvement manager and certified Covey facilitator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

Tech. Sgt. Phillip Robbins, is a flight attendant for the 932nd Airlift Wing, flying the blue, white and gold C-40C aircraft at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.. He helps distinguished visitors with loading their heavy luggage ahead of the trip, and spends many hours ahead of each trip to plan each leg of the journey.  He additionally prepares meals during the flights.  The airplane which is constantly on the go, will be available for a limited time to see during the upcoming Scott Air Force Base Air Show on June 10-11, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)
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Tech. Sgt. Phillip Robbins, is a flight attendant for the 932nd Airlift Wing, flying the blue, white and gold C-40C aircraft at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.. He helps distinguished visitors with loading their heavy luggage ahead of the trip, and spends many hours ahead of each trip to plan each leg of the journey. He additionally prepares meals during the flights. The airplane which is constantly on the go, will be available for a limited time to see during the upcoming Scott Air Force Base Air Show on June 10-11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

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

Mission: Providing unrivaled, mission-ready citizen Airmen

Parent Unit: 22nd Air Force, Dobins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Commander:  Col. Michael Cruff

Command Chief Master Sergeant:  CMSgt. Barbara Gilmore


Subordinate Units: The wing headquarters has four groups assigned. The groups are the 932nd Operations Group, Medical Group, Maintenance Group, and the Mission Support Group. The subordinate units assigned to the Operations Group are the 73rd Airlift Squadron, the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 12th Operations Weather Flight. Subordinate units under the Medical Group include the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Flight, the 932nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and the 932nd Medical Squadron. The assigned unit to the Maintenance Group is the 932nd Maintenance Squadron and the Maintenance Operations Flight. The Mission Support Group subordinate units include the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, and the 932nd Mission Support Flight.

Gaining Command: Air Mobility Command

Type of Aircraft Flown: C-40C

Major Operations and Exercises: 

In 2010 several Operational Readiness events took place throughout the year during Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) University sessions.  The wing flew away to both an Operational Readiness Exercise and an Operational Readiness Inspection.

In 2007, the wing took delivery of three new C-40C distinguished visitor aircraft from the assembly line. 

In 2005, the 932nd Airlift Wing received three C-9C aircraft to perform distinguished visitor airlift. Two crews from the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron helped in the recovery efforts surrounding Hurricane Katrina. Wing pilots flew supplies where they were needed. 

In October 2003, the 932nd Airlift Wing became unit equipped when, by direction of Congress, three C-9A's were retired from active duty and turned over to the wing .

During 2001-present, a variety of job specialties were utilized for the war on terrorism, including all the wing's security forces members and the majority of the medical specialities. Reservists were sent throughout the world to work side by side with active duty and relieve a high operations tempo for Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

In September 2001, six C-9 Nightingale aircraft with twelve crews made up of Reserve and active duty personnel provided an aeromedical evacuation option for personnel wounded in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon building. Half of the C-9s were flown by Air Force Reserve pilots from the 73rd Airlift Squadron.

In June 1999, a C-9 Nightingale crew made up of Reserve and active duty people took a last minute flight to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to pick up and transport injured military personnel after a traffic accident.

932nd Airlift Wing personnel deployed to Europe in April 1999 during the Kosovo Crisis in support of NATO's OPERATION ALLIED FORCE.

In January 1999, EOD personnel from the 932nd CES were deployed to St. Louis in anticipation of the visit by Pope John Paul II, and in April 1999, two more EOD people deployed to Washington DC for NATO's 50th anniversary summit.

In November 1998, one med-evac crew from the 932nd was tasked for indirect support of victims of Hurricane Georges.

Five squadrons from the wing participated in AFRC exercise PATRIOT MEDSTAR, in June 1997. The exercise was to test the aeromedical evacuation system.

Twenty-five medical reservists from the 932nd deployed to Honduras in September 1996. This marked the fourth time in three years the unit deployed to Honduras to perform physicals and minor medical treatments to Hondurans.

Reservists from the 932nd AES and 73rd AS volunteered to fly to Eglin AFB, Fla., where they picked up wounded Air Force personnel from the June 1996 bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that killed 19 servicemen and wounded several hundred others.

Significant Unit History:
FEBRUARY 1963 - Organized in the Reserve as the 932nd Troop Carrier Group.

JULY 1969 - The unit was redesignated the 932nd Aeromedical Airlift Group (Associate) and took on its present mission.

JUNE 1992 - The 932nd AAG was realigned under the 446th Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Washington.

OCTOBER 1994 - The 932nd Aeromedical Airlift Group became the 932nd Airlift Wing and was aligned directly under 4th Air Force, McClellan AFB, California.

Awards and Decorations : Presented the 15th Air Force Outstanding Air Crew Award for 2002; The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award was presented in 1971 for exceptionally meritorious service in support of military operations. Subsequent awards were presented in 1973, 1977, 1982, 1988, and 1994.

Air Mobility Command has presented the wing with 17 Flight Safety Awards for accident-free flying. Presented the National Safety Council Award of Honor for 1994 and 1995.  

Number of Personnel Assigned: approximately 1001

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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 Jan. 3, 2019.