List of ANG wings assigned to Strategic Air Command

Main article Strategic Air Command

The United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command was assigned a large number of Air National Guard wings of various types for augmentation purposes during its forty-six year history.

101st Air Refueling Wing (Maine Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: Dow AFB (later renamed Bangor International Airport), Maine.
*Equipment: KC-135s
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992

106th Bomb Wing (New York Air National Guard)

*Ordered to active duty on: 1 March 1951.
*At: March AFB, CA.
*Transferred to Strategic Air Command on;1 March 1951
*Assigned to: Fifteenth Air Force.
*Equipment: B-29s.
*Redesignated as: 320th Bomb Wing on 16 June 1952.

Shortly after the Air Force was formed in November 1947, the New York National Guard 106th Bombardment Group and its units,102nd Bombardment Squadron (Light) and the 114th BS(L) were relocated to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. Peacetime operations continued from Brooklyn until 1 March 1951 when another call to active duty came. Assigned to Strategic Air Command, the squadron relocated to March AFB, California, and was subsequently redesignated the 106th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 1 May 1951. Conversion to the new Boeing B-29A Superfortress began, and 16 June 1951 saw the 106th BG(L) redesignated the 106th Bomb Wing (Medium) under the Strategic Air Command (SAC). The 106th continued operations under SAC until it was redesignated the 320th Bomb Wing (BW) Medium (M) on 16 June 1952.

108th Air Refueling Wing (New Jersey Air National Guard)

*Activated on: 19 Oct 1991.
*At: McGuire AFB, NJ.
*Equipment: KC135Es.
*Reassigned on: 31 May 1992.

The 108th received its first KC-135E Stratotanker on September 27, 1991. Yet, a scant 69 days later, on December 6, it flew its first refueling mission. Forty one days later, on January 16, 1992, it flew its first operational mission - a night, air refueling of an E-3B "Sentry" bound for the Persian Gulf. The 108th Air Refueling Wing did not have SAC approved deployment plans and had to be redeployed to the CONUS prior to Operation DESERT STORM and placed their tankers at other active duty and ANG bases to backfill for the deployed units.

108th Fighter - Bomber Wing (New Jersey Air National Guard)

*Assigned to Strategic Air Command on : 1 Mar 1951
*At: Turner AFB, GA
*Equipment: F-47s
*Reassigned to: TAC 15 Nov 1951

111th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (Pennsylvania Air National Guard)

Ordered to active duty on: 1 April 1951.At: Fairchild AFB, WA.Assigned to: Fifteenth Air Force.Equipment: RB-29s.Returned to state control on: 31 December 1951.

The 111th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (ANG) was composed of the 129th Bomb Squadron (formerly the 3rd Bomb Squadron), the 130th Bomb Squadron (formerly the 74th Bomb Squadron) both from the USAF were joined by the 103rd Bomb Squadron (Light) from the Pennsylvania ANG which was redesignated as the 103rd Strategic Reconnaissance (Medium).When inactivated the ANG personnel were released to their parent units. The equipment and active duty personnel remained at Fairchild and were gained by the newly formed 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing.

112th Air Refueling Wing (Pennsylvania Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 16 October 1991.
*At: Pittsburgh ANGB, PA.
*Equipment: KC-135s
*Reassigned on: 31 May 1992

126th Air Refueling Wing (Illinois Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: Chicago O’Hare International Airport, IL.
*Equipment: KC-97s, KC-135s.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

The 126th Air Refueling Wing was composed of the 108th Air Refueling Squadron and the 145th Air Refueling Squadron from the Illinois ANG along with the 126th Air Refueling Squadron from the Wisconsin ANG.

128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard)

See Wisconsin National Guard

131st Fighter Bomber Wing (Missouri Air National Guard)

*Ordered to active duty on: 1 March 1951.
*At: Bergstrom AFB, TX.
*Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, Eighth Air Force.
*Equipment: F-51s.
*Transferred to: Tactical Air Command on 15 November 1951.

The 131st Fighter Bomber Wing was composed of the 170th Fighter Squadron from the Illinois ANG, the 110th Fighter Squadron from the Missouri ANG and the 192nd Fighter Squadron from the Nevada ANG.

132nd Fighter Bomber Wing (Iowa Air National Guard)

*Ordered to active duty on: 1 April 1951.
*At: Dow AFB, ME.
*Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, Eighth Air Force.
*Equipment: F-51s.
*Transferred to: Tactical Air Command on 15 November 1951.

The 132nd Fighter - Bomber Wing was composed of the 124th Fighter Squadron from the Iowa ANG, the 173rd Fighter Squadron from the Nebraska ANG and the 174th Fighter Bomber Squadron from the Iowa ANG

146th Fighter - Bomber Wing (California Air National Guard)

*Activated on: 1 April 1951.
*At: Moody AFB, GA.
*Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, Second Air Force.
*Equipment: F-51s.
*Transferred to: Tactical Air Command on 16 September 1951.

The 146th Fighter Bomber Wing was composed of the 190th Fighter Squadron from the Idaho ANG, the 186th Fighter Squadron from the Montana ANG and the 178th Fighter Squadron from the North Dakota ANG.

134th Air Refueling Wing (Tennessee Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: McGee-Tyson ANG Base, TN.
*Equipment: KC-97Ls
*Reassigned on: . 31 May 1992.

136th Air Refueling Wing (Texas Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: NAS Dallas, TX.
*Equipment: KC-97Ls.
*Reassigned on: 23 June 1978.

141st Air Refueling Wing (Washington Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: Geiger Field, WA.
*Moved to: Fairchild AFB, WA.
*Equipment: KC-135As, KC-135E, KC-135R.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

151st Air Refueling Wing (Utah Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: Salt Lake City IAP, UT.
*Equipment: KC-97Ls, KC-135A, KC-135E.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

157th Air Refueling Wing (New Hampshire Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 October 1975.
*At: Pease AFB, NH.
*Equipment: KC-97Ls
*Reassigned on: 31 May 1992.

160th Air Refueling Wing (Ohio Air National Guard)

See Ohio Air National Guard

161st Air Refueling Wing (Arizona Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: Phoenix Sky Harbor IAP, AZ.
*Equipment: KC-97Ls, KC-135A (1976-1980), KC-135E (1980-2005), KC-135R(2005-present)
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992

168th Air Refueling Wing (Alaska Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 October 1986
*At: Eielson AFB, AK.
*Equipment: KC-135D/Es.
*Reassigned to: Pacific Air Forces, Eleventh Air Force on 31 May 1992.

170th Air Refueling Wing (New Jersey Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC in: 1977.
*At: McGuire Air Force Base, NJ.
*Equipment: KC-135Es.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

171st Air Refueling Wing (Pennsylvania Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 July 1976.
*At: Pittsburgh IAP, PA.
*Equipment: KC-97Ls, KC-135As, KC-135E, KC-135R.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

Conforming to the new policy of the Department of Defense, the Air National Guard began to play an even greater role in fulfilling total U.S. force requirements. An extensive reorganization of the National Guard system was accomplished. As a result of these actions, the 171st Aeromedical Airlift Wing was redesignated as the 171st Air Refueling Wing (ARW) in October 1972, transitioning from the C-121G to the KC-97L. On July 1 1976, the Wing received notice of reassignment to the Strategic Air Command (SAC). A year later, the Wing transitioned to the KC-135A, a four-engine jet aircraft. This was a significant upgrade, increasing our air refueling capacity and expanding our global mission capability. In 1982, the ANG increased its mission capability through an interim program by retrofitting commercial Boeing 707 engines to their tankers redesignating the aircraft to the KC-135E. Just last year, the wing converted to the KC-135R enabling us even greater global reach and continuity in the Total Force.

Members of the 171 ARW volunteered for duty in Saudi Arabia in order to participate in air refueling missions for Operation Desert Shield. These operations were upgraded to a full federal activation in December 1990 through May 1991. During this period over 300 members of the unit were deployed throughout the world in numerous functions supporting both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During this period the 171st ARW refueled nearly 3,000 allied aircraft while stationed near the Iraqi border in support of Operation Desert Storm. Maintaining a remarkable 100% mission effectiveness rate, the 171st flew 556 combat missions and offloaded 4.6 million gallons of fuel during the Gulf War. Beginning in 1991, the 112th Tactical Fighter Group became the 112th Air Refueling Group (ARG). The Strategic Air Command was deactivated in June 1992 and the 171st ARW and the 112th ARG became a part of the Air Mobility Command (AMC).

186th Air Refueling Wing (Mississippi Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 1 April 1992.
*At: Key ANGB, MS.
*Equipment: KC-135s.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

190th Air Refueling Wing (Kansas Air National Guard)

*Assigned to SAC on: 8 July 1978
*At: Forbes Air Force Base, KS..
*Equipment: KC-135A, KC-135E, KC-135R.
*Reassigned to: Air Mobility Command, Fifteenth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

In 1990, the 190th Air Refueling Wing was the first unit to arrive at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for service during Operation Desert Storm/Shield.


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