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The mission of the 19th Airlift Wing is to execute, generate and support unrivaled Combat Airlift … Anywhere, Anytime!

The 19th Airlift Wing (Air Mobility Command) is the host wing and provides the Department of Defense mission-ready Airmen and supports the largest C-130 fleet in the world. As part of AMC’s Global Reach capability, the wing’s responsibilities range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas as well as supporting base partners as the host unit.

19th Operations Group

The 19th Operations Group plans, trains and executes air and space power for operational levels of war.

19th Maintenance Group

19th Maintenance Group performs all maintenance on assigned C-130 aircraft.

19th Mission Support Group

The 19th Mission Support Group support and logistics functions, which include contracting, civil engineer, communications, security forces, force support and logistic readiness squadrons.

19th Medical Group

The 19th Medical Group provides responsive care and services to the base population and ensures a fit and medically ready active-duty force.

19th Staff Agencies

The 19th Airlift Wing staff includes a variety of agencies that directly support the wing commander, group commander and the base population.


The 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, is the nation’s tactical airlift “Center of Excellence” and trains C-130 aircrew members from the Department of Defense, Coast Guard and 47 partner nations. The 314th Airlift Wing is aligned under Air Education and Training Command, reporting to 19th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The wing flies 6,115 aircraft hours and 35,000 simulator hours annually. It uses two local drop zones and assault landing zones, 10 regional airfields and 50 flight simulators/training devices. Annually, the wing trains more than 1,200 students, including more than 150 international students, making it DOD’s largest international flight training program.

314th Operations Group

The 314th Operations Group operates and maintains the personnel and training fleet of 13 C-130J aircraft.

314th Maintenance Group

The 314th Maintenance Group maintains the personnel and tools necessary to provide routine maintenance on the C-130Js assigned to the wing.

714th Training Squadron

The 714th Training Squadron manages the $1.3 billion C-130 Aircrew Training System and C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System contracts, overseeing the largest C-130 simulator complex in the world while managing 46 training syllabi, covering 72 specialized graduate-level flying training courses.


The Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing provides elite C-130H aircrew training and worldwide airlift capability and provides effective and prompt support to Arkansans whenever the governor calls. The mission of the 189th AW is to train C-130 aircrew instructor candidates to become instructors in their respective crew positions, so that they may return to their units and help keep their unit members combat ready. In addition, the wing operates the Air National Guard Enlisted Aircrew Academic School, which trains all the Air Force’s C-130 entry-level loadmasters before they are sent across base to the 314th Airlift Wing for initial and mission qualification training. Additionally, the academic school is one of two flight engineer schools to provide entry-level flight engineer training for Air Force flight engineers. The 189th AW averages 10 training sorties a day throughout the work week. The 154th Training Squadron graduates an average of 700 students per year.

The unit provides an annual economic impact of about $49 million and is manned by approximately 1,000 trained and skilled Airmen.


The 913th Airlift Group, Air Force Reserve, was activated in 2014. The group is part of 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command and provides combat-ready tactical airlift and support resources worldwide.

Approximately 35 percent of the 913th Airlift Group workforce is composed of full-time personnel. These full-time personnel are either U.S. civil service civilians or Air Reserve Technicians. ARTs maintain dual status as traditional reservists and civil service employees. The majority of the group’s personnel are TRs. These members are vital to the mission and at a minimum perform duty one weekend each month and two weeks during the year.


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