375 Air Mobility Wing (AMC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.


 Lineage.   Established as 375 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, on 10 May 1949.  Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949.  Ordered to active service on 15 Oct 1950.  Inactivated on 14 Jul 1952.  Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jul 1952.  Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957. Redesignated as 375 Aeromedical Airlift Wing, and activated, on 27 Dec 1965.  Organized on 12 Jan 1966.  Redesignated as: 375 Military Airlift Wing on 30 Mar 1990; 375 Airlift Wing on 1 Dec 1991; 375 Air Mobility Wing on 1 Oct 2009.

Assignments.  Ninth Air Force, 27 Jun 1949; First Air Force, 1 Aug 1950; Tactical Air Command, 16 Oct 1950; Eighteenth Air Force, 1 Jun 1951–14 Jul 1952.  1 Air Reserve District, 14 Jul 1952; First Air Force, 14 Jan 1954–16 Nov 1957.  Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 27 Dec 1965; Twenty-Third Air Force, 1 Jan 1984; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Feb 1990; Fifteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993; Eighteenth Air Force (later, Eighteenth Air Force [Air Forces Transportation]), 1 Oct 2003-.


Operational Components.   Groups171 Aeromedical Airlift: 13 May–12 Dec 1968.  375 Troop Carrier (later, 375 Operations): 27 Jun 1949–14 Jul 1952; 14 Jul 1952–16 Nov 1957; 1 Dec 1991–.  Squadrons10 Aeromedical Airlift: 12 Jan 1966–8 Mar 1969.  11 Aeromedical Airlift: 12 Jan 1966–1 Dec 1991.  12 Aeromedical Airlift: 12 Jan 1966–8 Jun 1969.  13 Aeromedical Airlift: 12 Jan 1966–8 Dec 1968.  1375 Flying Training: 1 May 1984–1 Dec 1991.  1400 Military Airlift: 15 Mar 1978–1 Dec 1991.  1401 Military Airlift: 15 Mar 1978– 1 Dec 1991.  1402 Military Airlift: 15 Mar 1978–1 Dec 1991.  1467 Facility Checking: 1 Oct 1987–1 Oct 1991.


Stations.   Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, PA, 27 Jun 1949; Greenville (later, Donaldson) AFB, SC, 16 Oct 1950–14 Jul 1952.  Pittsburgh, PA, 14 Jul 1952–16 Nov 1957.  Scott AFB, IL, 12 Jan 1966–.


Commanders.     Brig Gen Emil H. Molthan, 27 Jun 1949; Col William S. Johnston, 14 Sep 1949; Lt Col Stanley V. Fowler, c. Aug 1950; Col Lance Call, Sep 1950; Col Glynne M. Jones, 3 Mar 1952; Brig Gen Franklin Rose, 22 May–14 Jul 1952.  Col Arthur R. Anderson, 14 Jul 1952; Col Jack R. Adams, Mar 1953; Col Albert B. Starr, 1 Sep 1955–16 Nov 1957.  None (not manned), 27 Dec 1965–11 Jan 1966; Col William E. Nix, 12 Jan 1966; Col Felix G. Brenner, 3 Aug 1966; Col Harry L. Waesche, 6 Sep 1966; Col Robert L. Moeller, 1 Oct 1968; Col John W. Self, 1 Nov 1969; Col Muller L. Jones, 13 May 1971; Col Frank W. Contestable, 24 May 1971; Col Charles C. Irions, 31 May 1974; Col Paul A. Bergerot, 30 Jun 1975; Col Hubert S. Diamond, 29 Jan 1976; Col John A. Doglione, 9 Jun 1978; Col Bruce M. Purvine, 22 May 1981; Col John E. Massingale, 10 Jun 1982; Col Louis V. Pelini, 25 May 1984; Col Richard B. Fowler II, 22 Oct 1986; Col Bobbie L. Mitchell, 31 May 1988; Col Walter S. Hogle, Jr., 11 Oct 1989; Col Robert J. Boots, 8 Jun 1990; Brig Gen Dwight M. Kealoha, 30 Oct 1991; Brig Gen Charles H. Coolidge, 16 Jun 1993; Brig Gen John D. Hopper Jr., 30 Dec 1993; Brig Gen David R. Love, 2 Nov 1994; Col Michael W. Wooley, 21 Nov 1995; Col Thomas P. Kane, 20 May 1997; Col Thomas E. Stickford, 29 Jun 2000; Col Darren W. McDew, 31 Jan 2002; Col Barbara J. Faulkenberry, 14 Jul 2003;  Col Raymond J. Rottman, 7 Jan 2005; Col Alan L. Hunt Jr., 22 May 2006;  Col Gary P. Goldstone, 18 Aug 2008; Col Michael J. Hornitschek, 25 Jun 2010; Col David L. Almand, 18 May 2012; Col Kyle J. Kremer, 14 Jun 2013; Col Laura L. Lenderman, 3 Aug 2015-.


Aircraft.  T–6, 1949–1950; T–7, 1949–1951; T–11, 1949–1951; C–46, 1949–1950; C–82, 1950–1952; C–45, 1951.  C–46, 1952–1955; C–119, 1954–1957.  C–118, 1966–1969; C–131, 1966–1969; C–121, 1968; C–9, 1968–2003; CT–39, 1978–1985; C–12, 1984–1994; C–21, 1984–; C–140, 1987–1990; C–29, 1990–1991.


Operations.   Reserve flying training, Jun 1949–Oct 1950.  On active duty, wing participated in troop carrier/airlift operations, paratroop drops, and other exercises, Oct 1950–Jul 1952.  Reserve training, Jul 1952–Nov 1957.  Conducted domestic aeromedical airlift and evacuation operations in the United States, Alaska, and off-shore areas of the North Atlantic and the Caribbean from Jan 1966 for the Air Force, other Department of Defense agencies, the US Public Health Service, and the Veterans Administration (VA), augmented by aircraft of ANG (1968) and other MAC units.  Trained personnel of ANG and Reserve in aeromedical evacuation.  Between Jan 1966 and Apr 1975 wing maintained and scheduled support aircraft at Scott AFB, IL, and from Aug 1966 to Apr 1975, wing used mostly aircrews from other Scott-based units to provide scheduled air shuttle/courier service to the east and west coasts.  From Jan 1966 to Sep 1968 and since Jun 1973, wing operated and maintained Scott AFB.  Airlifted more than 700 VA hospital patients from Biloxi and Gulfport, MS, to safety during Hurricane Camille in Aug 1969; during Project Homecoming in early 1973 the wing flew 119 sorties to airlift some 350 US Prisoners of War (POWs) to 26 hospitals in the United States.  In Oct 1973, served as an aeromedical evacuation center established under wing control at Scott AFB, IL, assumed the functions previously handled by smaller centers at Scott, McGuire AFB, NJ, and Travis AFB, CA.  In Apr 1975, when the aeromedical evacuation support units in Germany and the Far East came under wing control, the wing became the single-point manager for worldwide DOD aeromedical evacuation services. Evacuated wounded during the invasion of Grenada, 24 Oct–9 Nov 1983.  Transported 350 wounded Afghan citizens to hospitals in the United States, May–Dec 1987.  Controlled a Facility Checking Squadron, Oct 1987–Sep 1991, which inspected DOD navigation aids and radar facilities worldwide.  Operated and maintained an aeromedical evacuation system on a rotational basis in Southwest Asia, Sep 1990–Apr 1991.  Deployed an aeromedical evacuation element to support Operation ALLIED FORCE in 1999.    Provided aeromedical airlift system within the continental United States, 2000-.


Service Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-S.    


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  Grenada, 1983.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [12]–31 Jan 1966; 19–20 Aug 1969; 20 Aug 1969–30 Jun 1971; 24 Jul 1975–23 Jul 1977; 1 Jul 1981–30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1986–31 Jul 1988; 1 Jun 1998–31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2003–31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2008; 1 Sep 2009-31 Aug 2011; 1 Sep 2011-31 Aug 2013; 1 Sep 2014-31 Aug 2016.


Bestowed Honors.  Authorized to display honors earned by the 375 Troop Carrier Group prior to 27 Jun 1949.  Service Streamers.  None.  Campaign


Streamers. World War II: New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; Ryukyus. 


Decorations.  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 24 May 2017.


Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 24 May 2017.


Supersedes statement prepared on 16 Nov 2009.


Emblem.   Approved on 31 Jan 1966; latest rendition approved, 29 Jul 2015


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.