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Nineteenth Air Force (AETC)

Nineteenth Air Force

Nineteenth Air Force

Lineage.  Constituted as Nineteenth Air Force on 1 Jul 1955.  Activated on 8 Jul 1955.  Inactivated on 2 Jul 1973.  Activated on 1 Jul 1993.  Inactivated on 12 Jul 2012.  Activated on 1 Oct 2014.  

Assignments.  Tactical Air Command, 1 Jul 1955-2 Jul 1973.  Air Education and Training Command, 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012.  Air Education and Training Command, 1 Oct 2014.

Major Components.  Wings: 12 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1993-1 Jun 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  14 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  33 Fighter: 1 Oct 2009-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  47 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  49: 1 Oct 2018-.  56 Fighter: 1 Apr 1994-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  58 Fighter (later, 58 Special Operations): 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  64 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1993-30 Sep 1997.  71 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  80 Flying Training: 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  97 Air Mobility: 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  314 Airlift: 1 Apr 1997-12 Jul 2012; 1 Oct 2014-.  323 Flying Training: 1 Jul-30 Sep 1993.  325 Fighter: 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012.  542 Crew Training Wing: 1 Jul 1993-1 Apr 1994.  Groups: 82 Operations, 1 Jul-30 Sep 1993.  306 Flying Training: 4 Oct 2004-1 Jun 2012.  336 Crew Training (later, 336 Training): 1 Jul 1993-1 Jun 2012.  479 Flying Training: 31 Jul 2000-21 Jun 2007.  Center: Flying Training Operations: 17 Jul 2008-12 Jul 2012. 

Stations.  Foster AFB, TX, 1 Jul 1955; Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC, 1 Sep 1958-2 Jul 1973.  Randolph AFB (later, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph), TX, 1 Jul 1993-12 Jul 2012.  Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph,  TX, 1 Oct 2014-. 

Commanders.  Maj Gen Henry Viccellio, 8 Jul 1955; Maj Gen Maurice A. Preston, 1 Aug 1960; Lt Gen Henry Viccellio, 1 Jul 1963; Maj Gen Don O. Darrow, 15 Aug 1964; Maj Gen Robert W. Burns, 27 Mar 1967; Maj Gen Henry G. Thorne Jr., 29 Jul 1968; Maj Gen Joseph G. Wilson, 16 Feb 1970; Maj Gen William E. Bryan Jr., 10 Dec 1970; Maj Gen Woodard E. Davis Jr., c. Jul 1972-2 Jul 1973.  Maj Gen Everett H. Pratt, 1 Jul 1993; Maj Gen Nicholas B. Kehoe, 27 Oct 1994; Maj Gen W. Thomas West, 15 Nov 1995; Maj Gen Kurt B. Anderson, 21 Apr 1997; Maj Gen Steven R. Polk, 25 May 1999; Maj Gen James E. Sandstrom, 20 Jan 2002; Maj Gen Edward R. Ellis, 11 Jun 2004; Maj Gen Marc E. Rogers, 21 Oct 2005; Maj Gen Irving L. Halter Jr., 3 Oct 2006; Maj Gen Gregory A. Feest, 30 Jul 2008; Maj Gen Mark S. Solo, 30 Jul 2010-12 Jul 2012.  Maj Gen Michael A. Keltz, 1 Oct 2014; Brig Gen James B. Hecker, 23 Jun 2015; Maj Gen Patrick J. Doherty, 28 Mar 2017-. 

Operations. Served as the command and planning element for deploying tactical air forces and the operational headquarters for the composite strike force of units drawn from the Tactical Air Command between 1955 and 1973.  After its reactivation and assignment to the Air Education and Training Command in 1993, ensured the execution of Air Force initial qualification and follow-on combat crew flying programs whose graduates then reported to war-fighting commands.  Also conducted annual air crew standardization and evaluation visits to its units to assess the effectiveness of its training programs.  Inactive from 12 Jul 2012-1 Oct 2014, when it was activated again with the same mission it had previously performed. 

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2011. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, Commanders, Operations, and Honors through 30 Oct 2018. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 15 Sep 2015. 

Emblem.  Approved on 13 Jun 1957; modified on 24 Jul 1995. 

Prepared by Daniel Haulman