Wright Patterson AFB Community
445th Airlift Wing
Phone……………………………… (937) 257-5784
The 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB is under the Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. If mobilized, the wing becomes part of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The 445th Airlift Wing is composed of an Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Aeromedical Staging Squadron and three attached groups: the 445th Maintenance Group, which consists of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Maintenance Squadron and Maintenance Operations Flight; the 445th Operations Group, which consists of the 89th Airlift Squadron, Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and Operations Support Squadron; and the 445th Mission Support Group, which consists of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron, Civil Engineer Squadron, Communications Flight, Logistics Readiness Squadron, Force Support Squadron and Security Forces.
The wing’s mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; provide aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals.
The 445th Airlift Wing currently has nine C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The C-17 is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. It is built by the Boeing Company. This airframe is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The C-17 Globemaster III provides a major portion of the Air Force’s strategic airlift capability.