The 932nd Airlift Wing (AW) is an Air Force Reserve unit located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Designated the "Gateway Wing" because of its close, 30-minute drive to the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis, the 932nd AW is the only Air Force Reserve Command flying unit in Illinois.
Click this link to view the 932nd Airlift Wing history video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp7mvc9AnwQ
Unit Designation: 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Mission: The 932nd Airlift Wing is assigned as a tenant unit at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Its mission is to "Provide unrivaled, mission-ready citizen Airmen." This includes providing first-class, worldwide, safe and reliable airlift for distinguished visitors and their staffs. It also means equipping, training and organizing a ready force of citizen airmen to support and maintain all facets of air base operations involving infrastructure and security. In addition, the wing provides worldwide medical services to the warfighter from the front line to Continental United States fixed medical treatment facilities.
VISION: An innovative, professional and unrivaled force postured to meet the global challenges of tomorrow.
Parent Unit: 22nd Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
932nd AW Commander: Col. Glenn Collins
Subordinate Units: The wing headquarters has four groups assigned and various squadrons and flights assigned to them.
932nd Operations Group
73rd Airlift Squadron
932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
932nd Operations Support Flight
12th Operational Weather Flight
932nd Maintenance Group
932nd Maintenance Squadron
932nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
The vice commander, Col. Michael Cruff, became the interim wing commander on January 1, 2019. An Assumption of Command ceremony was held May 5, 2019, in which Col. Glenn Collins became the new wing commander.
Unit History Milestones:
1963 - Organized in the Reserve as the 932nd Troop Carrier Group.
1969 - Redesignated the 932nd Aeromedical Airlift Group (Associate).
1992 - Realigned under the 446th Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Washington.
1994 - Redesignated the 932nd Airlift Wing and realigned under 4th Air Force, McClellan AFB, California.
2003 - Became unit-equipped with the arrival of three C-9A aircraft and a mission change to Distinguished Visitor (DV) airlift.
2003 - Multiple members deployed to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2005 - Replaced aging C-9As with three veteran C-9C DV aircraft transferred from Andrews AFB, Maryland.
2007 - Received three C-40C aircraft off the Boeing assembly line, increasing the DV fleet to six aircraft.
2007 - The active duty 54th Airlift Squadron paired with the 932nd in a reverse associate relationship, providing pilots and flight attendants for DV missions aboard 932nd C-40C aircraft.
2011 - Retired three C-9C DV aircraft from the Air Force Reserve inventory. Upon retirement, one C-9C was transferred to the AMC Museum at Dover AFB, Md. The other two C-9Cs were turned over to the State Department. In November, a fourth C-40C was received from the Boeing Co.
A Special Note Regarding the 73rd Airlift Squadron History:
The 73rd Airlift Squadron, the single Reserve flying squadron under the 932nd, traces its lineage back to World War II, having flown troop carrier missions in the European Theater from Operation Overlord through V-E Day.
Other awards and Decorations: The wing has earned seven Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 20 Aug 1969-30 Jun 1971; 1 Jan 1972-31 Mar 1973; 24 Jul 1975-23 Jul 1977; 29 Sep 1980-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jul 1986-31 Jul 1988; 1 Jan 1993-1 Aug 1994; 1 Sep 2005-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2013. Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm: 1 Apr 1967-24 Jul 1969.
The wing has won numerous Air Mobility Command Flight Safety Awards for accident-free flying and earned the National Safety Council Award of Honor twice. In 2019, the Air Force Reserve Command's 2019 Airlift Tanker Association Young Leadership Award nominees included
Enlisted: Senior Airman Matthew S. Brummel, 932d Operations Support Flight, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Tech Sgt. Christopher Priddy was awarded the 2018 Air Force Reserve Command NCO of the Year.
(Current as of April 2019, courtesy of the 932nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs and Historian's Offices)