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14 FLYING TRAINING WING (AETC)

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14 Flying Training Wing Emblem
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Lineage. Established as 14 Fighter Wing on 29 Jul 1947. Organized on 15 Aug 1947. Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949. Redesignated 14 Air Commando Wing, and activated, on 28 Feb 1966. Organized on 8 Mar 1966. Redesignated 14 Special Operations Wing on 1 Aug 1968. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1971. Redesignated 14 Flying Training Wing on 22 Mar 1972. Activated on 1 Jun 1972.
 
Assignments. First Air Force, 15 Aug 1947-2 Oct 1949. Pacific Air Forces, 28 Feb 1966; 2 Air Division, 8 Mar 1966; Seventh Air Force, 1 Apr 1966-30 Sep 1971. Air Training (later, Air Education and Training) Command, 1 Jun 1972; Nineteenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1993-. 

Operational Components. Group. 14 Fighter (later, 14 Operations): 15 Aug 1947-2 Oct 1949; 15 Dec 1991-. 
Squadrons. 1 Air Commando: 8 Mar 1966-20 Dec 1967. 3 Air Commando (later, 3 Special Operations): 1 May 1968-15 Sep 1969. 4 Air Commando (later, 4 Special Operations): 8 Mar 1966-15 Dec 1969. 5 Air Commando (later, 5 Special Operations): 8 Mar 1966-15 Oct 1969. 6 Air Commando: 29 Feb-15 Jul 1968. 9 Air Commando (later, 9 Special Operations): 25 Jan 1967-30 Sep 1971. 14 Air Commando: 25 Oct 1967-1 May 1968. 15 Air Commando (later, 15 Special Operations): 15 Mar 1968-31 Oct 1970. 17 Special Operations: 1 Jun 1969-30 Sep 1971. 18 Special Operations: 1 Oct 1969-25 Aug 1971. 20 Air Commando (later, 20 Special Operations): 8 Mar 1966-1 Sep 1971. 37 Flying Training: 1 Jun 1972-15 Dec 1991. 42 Flying Training: 25 Jun 1990-15 Dec 1991. 43 Flying Training: 25 Jun 1990-15 Dec 1991. 49 Flying Training: 25 Jun 1990-15 Dec 1991. 50 Flying Training: 1 Jun 1972-15 Dec 1991. 71 Special Operations: 20 Dec 1968-10 Jun 1969. 90 Special Operations: 31 Oct 1970-1 Sep 1971. 602 Air Commando: 8 Mar 1966-8 Apr 1967. 604 Air Commando (later, 604 Special Operations): 15 Nov 1967- 1 Mar 1970 (detached). 3588 Flying Training: 1 Oct 1990-18 Oct 1991.
 
Stations. Dow Field (later, AFB), ME, 15 Aug 1947-2 Oct 1949. Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam, 8 Mar 1966; Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, 15 Oct 1969-30 Sep 1971. Columbus AFB, MS, 1 Jun 1972-. 

Commanders. Col Loring F. Stetson Jr., 1947; Col George A. McHenry, c. 7 Jan 1948; Col Arvid E. Olson Jr., c. 30 Sep-2 Oct 1949. None (not manned), 28 Feb-7 Mar 1966; Col Robert J. Jones, 8 Mar 1966; Col Gordon F. Bradburn, 17 Apr 1966; Col Forrest L. Rauscher, 10 Apr 1967; Col John M. Patton, 21 Nov 1967; Col Conrad S. Allman, 3 Jun 1968; Col William K. Bush, 5 Mar 1969; Col Clyde S. Cherry, 2 Sep 1969; Col William H. Fairbrother, 3 Apr 1970; Col Alfred F. Eaton, 13 Sep 1970; Col Mark W. Magnan, 14 Mar 1971; Col Malcolm L. Nurnburg, 13-30 Sep 1971. Col William A. Boutwell, 1 Jun 1972; Col Robert B. Tanguy, 9 Jun 1972; Col James S. Creedon, c. 18 Jul 1973; Col Horace W. Miller, 8 Mar 1976; Col Winfield S. Harpe, 10 Jul 1978; Col Richard A. Pierson, 4 Jun 1980; Col Alexander Zakrzeski Jr., 4 Jun 1981; Col Chester W. Griffin Jr., 5 Nov 1982; Col James P. Ulm, 9 Aug 1984; Col Charles R. Edwards, 8 Jan 1987; Col James L. Higham, 6 Jan 1989; Col Nick P. Ardillo Jr., 12 Sep 1991; Col Robert H. Foglesong, 5 Apr 1993; Col Gary R. Trexler, 8 Dec 1993; Col Michael G. Lee, 18 Aug 1995; Col John J. Catton Jr., 21 Jul 1997; Col Teresa M. Peterson, 10 Jul 1998; Col Thomas J. Quelly, 19 Jun 2000; Col Stephen D. Schmidt, 9 Aug 2002; Col Stephen W. Wilson, 24 Mar 2004; Col David K. Gerber, 9 Jun 2006-. 

Aircraft. P (later, F)-47, 1947-1949; P (later, F)-84, 1947-1949. A-1, 1966-1967, 1968; AC-47, 1966-1969; C-47, 1966-1971; HC-47, 1966-1969; U-10, 1966-1969; CH-3, 1966-1969; O-2, 1967-1971; UH-1, 1967-1971; C-130, 1968-1971; C-123, 1968-1971; AC-130, 1968; AC-119, 1968-1971. T-41, 1972-1973; T-37, 1972-; T-38, 1972-; AT-38, 1993-2000; T-1, 1996-; T-6, 2006-. 

Operations. Provided air defense for the northeastern United States, 1947-1949. Performed combat operations in Southeast Asia, Mar 1966-Sep 1971, operating from numerous locations in South Vietnam and Thailand. Operations included close and direct air support, interdiction, combat airlift, aerial resupply, visual and photographic reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, counterinsurgency operations, psychological warfare (including leaflet dropping and aerial broadcasting), forward air control (FAC) operations and escort, search and rescue, escort for convoy and defoliation operations, flare drops, civic actions, and humanitarian actions. The wing also operated Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam, Mar 1966-Oct 1969, and provided maintenance support for a number of tenants. Trained South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) personnel in AC-119 operations and maintenance, Feb-Aug 1971, and transferred some of its AC-119s to the VNAF, Aug-Sep 1971 as part of a phase-down for inactivation. Replaced, and absorbed resources of, the 3650 Pilot Training Wing in Jun 1972 at Columbus AFB, MS, and assumed an undergraduate pilot training program, plus base operations and maintenance. From 1993 to 2004, the wing also trained pilots in fighter fundamentals. On 27 Jan 1995, 2 Lt. Kelly Flinn graduated from pilot training with the 14 Flying Training Wing on her way to becoming the first woman to enter B-52 combat crew training. Transitioned to additional specialized undergraduate pilot training. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations: Southeast Asia, 8 Mar 1966-7 Mar 1967; Southeast Asia, 21 Jun 1968-30 Jun 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 16 Jun 1967-20 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1970- 30 Jun 1971. Meritorious Unit Commendation: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1974; 1 Apr 1985-31 Mar 1987; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-30 Sep 1971; 1 Jan-30 Aug 1968.
 
Bestowed Honors. Authorized to display honors earned by the 14 Fighter Group prior to 15 Aug 1947. Service Streamers. None. Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Decoration. Distinguished Unit Citation: Austria, 2 Apr 1944.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 12 Jun 2007. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 19 Jun 2007.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 16 Nov 2004.
 
Emblem. Approved on 19 Jun 1967; updated 11 Dec 2007.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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