302 Airlift Wing (AFRC)

Lineage.  Established as 302 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium, on 16 May 1949.  Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949.  Redesignated as 302 Troop Carrier Wing, Heavy on 28 Jan 1950.  Ordered to active service on 1 Jun 1951.  Inactivated on 8 Jun 1951.  Redesignated as 302 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 26 May 1952.  Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952.  Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962.  Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962.  Redesignated as: 302 Tactical Airlift Wing on 1 Jul 1967; 302 Special Operations Wing on 1 Jul 1970; 302 Tactical Airlift Wing on 2 Aug 1971.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1981.  Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 1985.  Redesignated as 302 Airlift Wing on 1 Feb 1992.    

Assignments.  Fourth Air Force, 27 Jun 1949 (attached to: 62 Troop Carrier Wing, 27 Jun 1949-5 May 1950; 325 Fighter-All Weather Wing, 6 May 1950-); Western Air Defense Force, 1 Aug 1950-8 Jun 1951 (remained attached to 325 Fighter-All Weather [later, 325 Fighter-Interceptor] Wing to 8 Jun 1951).  First Air Force, 14 Jun 1952; Fourteenth Air Force, 25 Mar 1958; Second Air Force Reserve Region, 15 Aug 1960; Ninth Air Force, 28 Oct 1962; Second Air Force Reserve Region, 28 Nov 1962; First Air Force Reserve Region, 24 Jan 1966; Eastern Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969; Fourteenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1976-1 Apr 1981.  Fourth Air Force, 1 Apr 1985; Tenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1994; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Apr 1997-.  

Operational Components.  Groups302 Troop Carrier (later, 302 Operations): 27 Jun 1949-8 Jun 1951; 14 Jun 1952-14 Apr 1959; 1 Aug 1992-.  901 Military (later, 901 Tactical) Airlift: 1 Jul 1972-1 Apr 1974.  906 Troop Carrier (later, 906 Tactical Airlift): 11 Feb 1963-1 Sep 1975.  907 Troop Carrier (later, 907 Tactical Airlift): 11 Feb 1963-1 Sep 1975.  908 Troop Carrier (later, 908 Tactical Airlift): 11 Feb-18 Mar 1963; attached 1-24 Oct 1971, assigned 25 Oct 1971-1 Jul 1972.  910 Troop Carrier (later, 910 Tactical Airlift; 910 Tactical Air Support): 1 Jul 1966-15 Feb 1970.  911 Military (later, Tactical) Airlift: 25 Feb 1972-1 Oct 1980.  912 Troop Carrier: 8 Jan 1965-1 Jul 1966.  913 Troop Carrier (later, 913 Tactical Airlift): 8 Jan 1965-1 Jul 1966; attached 30 Jun-16 Sep 1970, assigned 17 Sep 1970-21 Apr 1971 (detached 1-21 Apr 1971).  914 Troop Carrier (later, 914 Tactical Airlift): 1 Jul 1966-1 Sep 1969.  930 Special Operations: 31 Dec 1969-1 Jun 1970.  934 Tactical Airlift (later, 934 Airlift): 1 Apr 1985-31 Dec 1987; 1 Aug 1992-1 Oct 1994.  943 Tactical Airlift: 1 Apr 1985-1 Feb 1992.  Squadrons1 Combat Crew (later, 1 Tactical Airlift) Training: 1 Jul 1968-25 Mar 1973.  7 Space Operations: 1 Jan-1 May 1993.  302 Combat Crew Training Squadron, Provisional: attached 1 Apr-1 Aug 1968 (not operational, 1 Jul-1 Aug 1968).  355 Troop Carrier (later, 355 Tactical Airlift): 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963; 1 Sep 1975-1 Apr 1981.  356 Troop Carrier (later, 356 Tactical Airlift): 14 Apr 1959-11 Feb 1963; 1 Sep 1975-1 Apr 1981.  357 Troop Carrier: 8 May 1961-11 Feb 1963.  731 Tactical Airlift (later, 731 Airlift): 1 Apr 1985-1 Aug 1992.   

Stations.  McChord AFB, WA, 27 Jun 1949-8 Jun 1951.  Clinton County AFB, OH, 14 Jun 1952; Lockbourne (later Rickenbacker) AFB, OH, 2 Aug 1971-1 Apr 1981.  Peterson AFB (later, Peterson Space Force Base), CO, 1 Apr 1985-.     

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan-31 Dec 1970; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan 1998-31 Aug 1999; 1 Jan 2001-31 Aug 2002; 1 Sep 2004-31 Aug 2006; 1 Sep 2006-2 Sep 2008; 1 Sep 2009-31 Aug 2011; 1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2017.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 14 Feb 1968-28 Jan 1973.  

Bestowed Honors.  Authorized to display honors earned by the 302 Operations Group prior to 15 Aug 1947.  Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.  Campaign Streamers.  None.  Decorations.  None. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 3 Oct 2022.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Jul 2010.

Emblem.  Approved on 23 Apr 1954.  

Prepared by Melissa Lahue.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.