934th Airlift Wing

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=934th Airlift Wing

dates= 15 January 1963 — present
country=United States
branch=Air Force
size=1,300 Personnel
command_structure=Air Force Reserve Command
current_commander=Colonel [http://www.minneapolis.afrc.af.mil/library/biographies/bio.asp?id=9786 Timothy Tarchick]
garrison=Minneapolis-St Paul Joint Air Reserve Station
nickname=Flying Vikings

The 934th Airlift Wing (934 AW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of the Minneapolis-St Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.


The wing’s mission is to fly C-130 H3 cargo aircraft, both airdropping and airlanding cargo and people. Aeromedical evacuation of patients within the theater of operations is another facet of the mission.


The 934th has provided worldwide airlift and airdrops of passengers and materiel since 1963. It has also periodically deployed to Panama, and later Puerto Rico, to fly cargo and personnel throughout Central and South America since 1979. The 934th deployed personnel and aircraft to participate in allied operations in the Persian Gulf area and the Balkans in 1990 and later. It has also participated in numerous joint airborne training exercises and humanitarian airlifts.


*Operation Just Cause
*Operation Coronet Oak
*Operation Safe Haven
*Operation Restore Hope
*Operation Joint Guardian
*Operation Southern Watch
*Operation Provide Promise
*Operation Desert Shield
*Operation Desert Storm
*Operation Noble Eagle
*Operation Enduring Freedom
*Operation Iraqi Freedom

Previous designations

*934th Troop Carrier Group (1963 – 1967)
*934th Tactical Airlift Group (1967 – 1992)
*934th Airlift Group (1992 – 1994)
*934th Airlift Wing (1994 – Present)


Major command

*Continental Air Command (1963)
*Air Force Reserve Command (1994 – Present)

Numbered Air Force

*10th Air Force (1994 – 1997)
*22nd Air Force (1997 – Present)


*440th Tactical Airlift Wing (1963 – 1978)
*442d Tactical Airlift Wing (1978 – 1981)
*433d Tactical Airlift Wing (1981 – 1985)
*302d Tactical Airlift Wing (1985 – 1987)
*403d Airlift Wing (1987 – 1992)
*302d Airlift Wing (1992 – 1994)

ubordinate organizations

934th Operations Group (934 OG)
*96th Airlift Squadron (96 AS)
*934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (934 AES)
*934th Operations Support Flight (934 OSF)

934th Maintenance Group (934 MXG)
*934th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (934 AMXS)
*934th Maintenance Squadron (934 MXS)
*934th Maintenance Operations Flight (934 MOF)

934th Mission Support Group (934 MSG)
*27th Aerial Port Squadron (27 APS)
*934th Civil Engineering Squadron (934 CES)
*934th Logistics Readiness Squadron (934 LRS)
*934th Services Squadron (943 SVS)
*934th Security Forces Squadron (934 SFS)
*934th Communications Flight (934 CF)
*934th Mission Support Flight (934 MSF)

934th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (934 ASTS)

Bases stationed

*Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minnesota (1963 – Present)

Aircraft operated

*C-119 Flying Boxcar (1963 – 1970)
*C-130 Hercules (1970 – Present)

Unit shields

External links

* [http://www.minneapolis.afrc.af.mil/ Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station Home Page]

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