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88 AIR BASE WING (AFMC)

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Lineage. Designated as 4000 Army Air Forces Base Unit (Command), and organized, on 1 Apr 1944. Redesignated as: 4000 Army Air Forces Base Unit (Air Base) on 21 Feb 1945; 4000 Air Force Base Unit on 26 Sep 1947; 2750 Air Force Base on 28 Aug 1948; 2750 Air Base Wing on 5 Oct 1949; 645 Air Base Wing on 1 Oct 1992; 88 Air Base Wing on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments. Air Service Command, 1 Apr 1944; Army Air Forces Technical Service Command (later, Air Technical Service Command; Air Materiel Command; Air Force Logistics Command), 31 Aug 1944; Aeronautical Systems Center, 1 Jul 1992-.

Operational Component. Flight. 47 Airlift: 1 Oct 1994-1 Jul 1995.

Stations. Patterson Field, OH, 1 Apr 1944; Wright Field, OH, 18 Aug 1944; Wright- Patterson AFB, OH, 13 Jan 1948-.

Commanders. Unkn, 1 Apr 1944-24 Jul 1945; Brig Gen Joseph T. Morris, 25 Jul 1945; Brig Gen C. Pratt Brown, 29 Mar 1952; Brig Gen Paul L. Barton, 2 Oct 1953; Brig Gen Donald L. Hardy, 10 Aug 1957; Brig Gen John D. Howe, 1 Jul 1958; Col James C. Cochran, 20 May 1960; Col Elbert Helton, 10 Aug 1960; Col Glen J. McClernon, 3 Aug 1962; Col Arthur E. Exon, 1 Aug 1964; Col Jowell C. Wise, 21 Dec 1965; Col Colman O. Williams, 9 Jul 1968; Col Edmund A. Rafalko, 3 Sep 1970; Col Irby B. Jarvis, Jr., 15 Jun 1972; Col Robert W. Clement, 31 Jan 1975; Col Titus C. Hall, 23 Jan 1976; Col Rano E. Lueker, 14 Jan 1977; Col James H. Rigney Jr., 23 Apr 1979; Col Leonard R. Peterson, 26 Jun 1981; Col Charles E. Fox Jr., 29 Jun 1984; Col Stephen F. Kollar, 1 Mar 1987; Col Dennis P. Tewell, 26 Jul 1989; Col William B. Orellana, 24 Jul 1990; Col Garald K. Robinson, 24 Jan 1995; Col William J. Heitzig, 4 Jun 1996; Col Bobby L. Glisson, 10 Jul 1997; Col Richard C. Hughes, 22 Dec 1997; Col Michael A. Collings, 27 Feb 1998; Col Jeffrey R. Charles, 9 Feb 2000; Col Michael W. Hazen, 2 Jun 2000; Col Michael J. Belzil, 2 Jul 2002; Col Andrew K. Weaver, 14 May 2004; Col Colleen M. Ryan, 16 Jun 2006; Col Bradley D. Spacy, 14 Jul 2008-.

Aircraft. C-21, 1993-1997.

Operations. Organized by Air Service Command to provide custodial and support functions for Wright Field. Expanded mission of both the unit and the AAF Technical Base, gaining full support responsibility for Patterson Field by early 1946. Became host wing for Wright-Patterson AFB (WPAFB) in Oct 1949, exercising command jurisdiction over the base and providing services necessary to support Headquarters of Air Materiel Command (later, Air Force Logistics Command) and numerous tenant units. Frequently supported regional humanitarian missions, such as the Xenia, OH, tornado relief in Apr 1974. Provided logistical support and served as a port of embarkation during contingency situations, most notably, 1965-1973 and 1990-1991. Deployed support personnel to Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-May 1991. After 1 Jul 1992, provided logistic and administrative support for Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command and Aeronautical Systems Center, as well as on-base and off-base tenant units in a five-state area and managed base facilities and resources. Provided airfield operations, security, services, engineering, and logistical support to the Balkans Proximity Peace Talks conducted at WPAFB in late 1995. Hosted first Air Force Marathon, Sep 1997. Deployed personnel and munitions to Europe for Operation Allied Force, 1999. Supported Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle since 2001 and Iraqi Freedom since 2003.
Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Feb 1972-31 Jan 1974; 1 Jan 1983- 31 Dec 1984; 1 Jan 1987-31 Dec 1988; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1989; 1 Jan 1990- 31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2003.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, Commanders, Aircraft, Operations and Honors through Apr 2010.

Supersedes statement published on 1 Sep 2005.
 
Emblem. Approved on 18 Nov 1993; modified on 24 Mar 2004.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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