Nineteenth Air Force (AETC)

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. Constituted as Nineteenth Air Force on 1 Jul 1955. Activated on 8 Jul 1955. Inactivated on 2 Jul 1973. Activated on 1 Jul 1993.
 
Assignments. Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1955-2 Jul 1973. Air Education and Training Command, 1 Jul 1993-.
 
Major Components.
Wings: 12 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 14 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 47 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 56 Fighter Wing, 1 Apr 1994-. 58 Fighter (later 58 Special Operations) Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 71 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 80 Flying Training Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 97 Air Mobility Wing, 1 Jul 1993-. 314 Airlift Wing, 1 Apr 1997-. 325 Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1993-.
Groups: 306 Training Group, 4 Oct 2004-. 336 Crew Training (336 Training) Group, 1 Jan 1993-. 479 Flying Training Group, 31 Jul 2000-21 Jun 2007.
Centers: Flying Operations Center, 17 Jul 2008-.
 
Stations. Foster AFB, TX, 1 Jul 1955; Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC, 1 Sep 1958-2 Jul 1973. Randolph AFB, TX, 1 Jul 1993-.
 
Commanders. Maj Gen Henry Vicellio, 8 Jul 1955; Maj Gen Maurice A. Preston, 1 Aug 1960; Lt Gen Henry Vicellio, 1 Jul 1963; Maj Gen Don O. Darrow, 15 Aug 1964; Maj Gen Robert W. Burns, 27 Mar 1967; Maj Gen Henry G. Thorne, Jr., 29 Jul 1968; Maj Gen Joseph G. Wilson, 16 Feb 1970; Maj Gen William E. Bryan, Jr., 10 Dec 1970; Maj Gen Woodard E. Davis, Jr. c. Jul 1972-2 Jul 1973. Maj Gen Everett H. Pratt, 1 Jul 1993; Maj Gen Nicholas B. Kehoe, 27 Oct 1994; Maj Gen W. Thomas West, 15 Nov 1995; Maj Gen Kurt B. Anderson, 21 Apr 1997; Maj Gen Steven R. Polk, 25 May 1999; Maj Gen James E. Sandstrom, 20 Jan 2002; Maj Gen Edward R. Ellis, 11 Jun 2004; Maj Gen Marc E. Rogers, 21 Oct 2005; Maj Gen Irving L. Halter, Jr., 3 Oct 2006; Maj Gen Gregory A. Feest, 30 Jul 2008-.
 
Operations. Served as the command and planning element for deploying tactical air forces and the operational headquarters for the composite strike force of units drawn from the Tactical Air Command. After its reactivation and assignment to the Air Education and Training Command, ensures the execution of Air Force initial qualification and follow-on combat crew flying programs whose graduates then report to war-fighting commands and conducts annual air crew standardization and evaluation visits to its units to assess the effectiveness of its training programs.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2007.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Operations, Commanders and Honors through 26 Jun 2009.
 
Emblem. Approved on 13 Jun 1957, modified on 24 Jul 1995.
 
Prepared by Robert B. Kane.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.