The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
105th Airlift Wing Mission
The mission of the 105th is to support our nation's objectives by providing the Department of Defense with the highly skilled people and operationally ready equipment necessary to meet our strategic airlift and expeditionary combat support commit-ments. We are leaders within our state and local communities in the use of advanced technologies, in response to our emer-gencies and protecting the environment. The 105th Airlift Wing is dedicated to initiating and sustaining enduring partner-ships, which enhance the quality of life and future potential of the people of our nation, state and communities.
Air National Guard State Mission
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.