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    The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II. The men who planned and maneuvered for an independent postwar Air Force during World War II didn't place much faith in the reserves, especially the state-dominated National Guard. On the contrary, they were determined to build the largest and most modern standing force possible.
  • 105th Airlift Wing

     Who We AreThe 105th Airlift Wing has more than 1,268 assigned personnel in over 90 career fields. The base is assigned 9 C-17 Globemaster III airlifter aircraft. We are a component of the Air National Guard and have dual missions, one federal and one state. When federally activated we respond to the nation's needs as a fully trained reserve for
  • History of the 105th Airlift Wing

    In 1948, the 137th Fighter Squadron of the N.Y. Air National Guard received federal recognition and began operations at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. The unit was initially equipped with F-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. In September 1952, the unit was redesignated to the 137th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and received the F-51
  • C-17 Globemaster III

    MissionThe C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 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 aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport
  • Air Mobility Command

    (Current as of October 20, 2016)Air Mobility Command was activated June 1, 1992, with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is one of 10 major Air Force commands. On Oct. 1, 2016, AMC consolidated with Military Air Command making AMC the oldest major command in the Air Force tracing its history to the establishment of the Air Corps