934 Airlift Wing (AFRC)


Lineage.  Established as 934 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, and activated, on 15 Jan 1963.  Organized in the Reserve on 11 Feb 1963.  Redesignated as: 934 Tactical Airlift Group on 1 Jul 1967; 934 Airlift Group on 1 Feb 1992; 934 Airlift Wing on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments.  Continental Air Command, 15 Jan 1963; 440 Troop Carrier (later, 440 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 11 Feb 1963; 442 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Apr 1978; 433 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Oct 1981; 302 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Apr 1985; 403 Tactical Airlift (later, 403 Airlift) Wing, 31 Dec 1987; 302 Airlift Wing, 1 Aug 1992; Tenth Air Force, 1 Oct 1994; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Apr 1997-.


Components.    Group.  934 Operations: 1 Aug 1992-.  Squadron.  96 Troop Carrier (later, 96 Tactical Airlift; 96 Airlift): 11 Feb 1963-1 Aug 1992.


Stations.  Minneapolis-St Paul Intl Aprt (later, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP-Air Reserve Station), MN, 11 Feb 1963-.


Commanders.  Lt Col Dodson B. Graybeal, 11 Feb 1963; Lt Col Robert D. Hanson, 12 Jul 1965; Col William J. Johnson Jr., 15 Nov 1965; Lt Col Donald M. Price, 18 Aug 1969; Col Alvin J. Moser, 7 Aug 1970; Col Donald M. Price, c. Aug 1971; Col Charles E. Corcilius, 4 Oct 1971; Lt Col Elmer C. Apel, 11 Nov 1972; Lt Col Joseph G. Rollins, 5 Feb 1974; Col  Ralph T. Carlson, 23 Jun 1974; Col  Howard E. Mangin, 12 Jan 1979; Col Jerry D. Boone, 2 Sep 1984; Lt Col Peter T. Bentley, May 1988; Lt Col William R. Tefteller, 4 Aug 1991; Lt Col Dermod F. Norton, 16 Jan 1992;  Col Michael F. Gjede, 1 Nov 1992; Col Richard R. Moss, 11 Mar 1998; Col Dean L. Despinoy, 24 Oct 1999; Col James J. Muscatell Jr., 7 Sep 2003; Col Timothy E. Tarchick, 31 Mar 2006; Col Darrell G. Young, 9 May 2010-.


Aircraft.  C-119, 1963-1970; C-130, 1970-.


Operations.  Provided worldwide airlift and airdrops of passengers and materiel, 1963-.  Periodically deployed to Panama, and later Puerto Rico, to fly cargo and personnel throughout Central and South America, 1979-.  Deployed personnel and aircraft to participate in allied operations in the Gulf area and the Balkans, 1990 and later.  Participated in numerous joint airborne training exercises and humanitarian airlifts.   Supported Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn, 2008-.


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  Panama, 1989-1990.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1981-30 Sep 1983; 1 Oct 1988-30 Sep 1990; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 30 Sep 1998-1 Oct 2000; 1 Sep 2002-31 Aug 2004; 1 Sep 2005-31 Aug 2007.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 14 Feb-11 Mar 1968.


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2013.


Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Dec 2011.


Supersedes statement prepared 18 Sep 2001.


Emblem.  Approved on 23 Oct 1964; newest rendition approved on 3 Aug 1995.


Prepared by Patsy Robertson.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.