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940 WING (AFRC)

Posted 9/21/2009 Printable Fact Sheet

Lineage. Established as 940 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, and activated in the Reserve, on 15 Jan 1963. Organized on 11 Feb 1963. Redesignated as: 940 Troop Carrier Group, Heavy on 1 Apr 1965; 940 Air Transport Group, Heavy on 1 Dec 1965; 940 Military Airlift Wing on 1 Jan 1966; 940 Tactical Airlift Group on 1 Apr 1972; 940 Air Refueling Group, Heavy on 1 Jan 1977; 940 Air Refueling Group on 1 Feb 1992; 940 Air Refueling Wing on 1 Oct 1994; 940 Wing on 1 Jul 2009.
 
Assignments. 349 Troop Carrier Wing, 11 Feb 1963; 452 Military Airlift (later, 452 Tactical Airlift; 452 Air Refueling) Wing, 26 Jan 1968; Fourth Air Force, 1 Oct 1994; Tenth Air Force, 1 Oct 2008-.
 
Operational Components. Groups. 940 Operations: 1 Aug 1992-. Squadrons. 314 Air Refueling: 11 Feb 1963-1 Aug 1992.
 
Stations. McClellan AFB, CA, 11 Feb 1963; Mather AFB, CA, 1 Jan 1977; McClellan AFB, CA, 1 Jul 1993; Beale AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1997-.

Commanders. Col Harry C. Mailey, 11 Feb 1963; Col Sidney S. Novaresi, 21 Mar 1967; Col Frederick W. Bly, 2 Aug 1969; Col Harry C. Mailey, 22 Mar 1971; Col John A. Forsythe, 14 Sep 1971; Col Alan G. Sharp, 26 Nov 1972; Col Hans J. Eriksen, 24 Sep 1976; Col Robert Q. Head, c. 15 Aug 1980; Col Peter T. Pomonis, 3 Aug 1986; Col Donald E. Schell, 22 Jul 1989; Lt Col Edward C. Whalen Jr., 7 Aug 1992; Col David A. Pasero, 1 Nov 1992; Lt Col Marvin D. Alexander, 4 Nov 1994; Col Randall W. Young, 8 Jan 1995; Col Betty L. Mullis, 5 May 1996; Col Thomas M. Gisler, Jr, 15 Apr 1998-.
 
Aircraft. C-119, 1963-1965; C-124, 1965-1972; C-130, 1972-1976; KC-135, 1976-2008; RQ-4, 2008-.
 
Operations. Activated in 1963, initially with Tactical Air Command as its gaining command. Flying C-119Gs, the group trained for and participated in air transport, airdrop, and airlanding operations in conjunction with Army airborne forces, and also provided air evacuation as needed. Converted to C-124C aircraft in 1965 and missions shifted to augmentation of worldwide Military Airlift Command operations. Converted to C-130 aircraft in 1972 and returned to a mission of air transportation of airborne forces, equipment and supplies with delivery by airdrop, extraction, and airlanding. In Dec 1976, the wing received its first KC-135 tanker in preparation for becoming an air refueling organization. Since Jan 1977, the 940th performed air refueling missions worldwide. Maintained an alert responsibility for Strategic Air Command to Sep 1991. Deployed personnel and aircraft to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and European locations to provide air refueling and other support for allied forces before and during the Gulf War, 1990-1991. Since 1994, periodically deployed personnel and aircraft in support of NATO operations in the Balkans. After terrorists attacked the US on 11 Sep 2001, participated in homeland defense and Global War on Terror.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 23 Dec 1964-22 Jan 1965; 1 Jan 1979-31 Dec 1980; 1 Mar 1982-29 Feb 1984; 31 Jul 1989-30 Sep 1990; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1997; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1999; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2001; 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-31 Mar 1972.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2009.
 
Commanders through 30 Sep 1998; Aircraft, and Operations through May 2008. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Jun 2000.
 
Emblem. Approved on 11 Dec 1968. Wing is authorized an update of the emblem to meet standards of AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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