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924 FIGHTER GROUP (AFRC)

Posted 5/27/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Established as 924 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, activated, and allotted to the Reserve, on 28 Dec 1962. Organized on 17 Jan 1963. Redesignated as: 924 Tactical Airlift Group on 1 Jul 1967; 924 Tactical Fighter Group on 1 Jul 1981; 924 Fighter Group on 1 Feb 1992; 924 Fighter Wing on 1 Oct 1994. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1996. Redesignated as 924 Fighter Group on 8 Dec 2010. Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jan 2011.
 
Assignments. Continental Air Command, 28 Dec 1962; 446 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium (later, 446 Tactical Airlift Wing), 17 Jan 1963; 433 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1972; Tenth Air Force, 1 Apr 1981; 482 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1981; 301 Tactical Fighter (later, 301 Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1982; Tenth Air Force, 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1996. 442 Fighter Wing, 1 Jan 2011-.

Operational Components. Squadrons. 45 Fighter: 1 Jan 2011-. 704 Troop Carrier, Medium (later, 704 Tactical Airlift; 704 Tactical Fighter; 704 Fighter), 17 Jan 1963-1 Aug 1992. 705 Tactical Airlift Training: 1 Sep 1972-1 Apr 1976.
 
Stations. Ellington AFB, TX, 17 Jan 1963; Bergstrom AFB, TX, 17 Mar 1976-30 Sep 1996. Barksdale AFB, LA, 1 Jan 2011-.

Commanders. Col John R. Combs, 17 Jan 1963; Col Edwin F. Wenglar, by 25 Mar 1968; Col Arthur A. Gentry, by 30 Jun 1969; Col Edwin F. Wenglar, by 30 Jun 1971; Col Richard E. George, 1 Jul 1972; Col Victor H. Coale, by 31 Dec 1973; Lt Col Jack Rico't, 13 Sep 1975; Lt Col Jonathan Gardner, by 17 Jan 1976; Col Elmer C. Apel, by 30 Sep 1978; Col Forrest S. Winebarger, 1 Jul 1981; Lt Col Randolph S. Reynolds, 14 Oct 1984; Lt Col John A. Bradley, by 28 Jul 1985; Lt Col Richard J. Eustace, 6 Dec 1988-c. 31 Dec 1993; Unkn, c. 1994-Apr 1996; Col Lee Graves, May-30 Sep 1996.
 
Aircraft. C-119, 1958-1968; C-130, 1969-1981; F-4, 1981-1991; F-16, 1991-1996.
 
Operations. Group supported NASAs Manned Spacecraft Center, specifically air drop missions of Gemini spacecraft and Paraglider mockups, 1963-1970. Between 1963-1965, participated in humanitarian missions such as transporting an iron lung to a South American patient, transporting food and medicine to a famine-stricken village in Mexico, dropped hay to snowbound cattle in Texas and New Mexico during Operation Haylift, and airlifted supplies to New Orleans, LA following Hurricane Betsy. Became the first Reserve unit to convert to C-130 aircraft, 1968. Ferried aircraft to and from Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Throughout the 1970s, the group continued humanitarian missions including hurricane relief, search for survivors of an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, Honduras relief, fighting forest fires in California, and airlifting snow removal equipment to the northeast United States. Converted from transport to fighter aircraft in 1981 and afterwards participated in fighter competitions throughout the United States and overseas. Trained Reservists for worldwide deployment as they provided air-to-air and air-to-ground support, 1990-1996.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1967-10 Jan 1972; 1 Apr 1983-30 Mar 1985; 1 Jun 1986-31 May 1988.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Apr 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 1996.

Supersedes statement prepared on 25 Jun 1991.

Emblem. Approved on 27 Jul 1983.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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