About the 136th Airlift Wing

Members of the 136th Airlift Wing along with Mr. John Wood, North Texas Regional Director for Senator John Cornyn and Mr. Charles Boswell, representing State Senator Wendy Davis give honor to those deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom aboard the C-130H from the wing. The deployers will be supporting the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in both air and ground operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/released)

Members of the 136th Airlift Wing along with Mr. John Wood, North Texas Regional Director for Senator John Cornyn and Mr. Charles Boswell, representing State Senator Wendy Davis give honor to those deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom aboard the C-130H from the wing. The deployers will be supporting the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in both air and ground operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/released)

181st Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT), Texas Air National Guard prepare to egress from the C-130 belonging to the 136th Airlift Wing at Mineral Wells, Texas, Aug. 26, 2011. The SOWT have more than 100 pounds of combat gear strapped onto them as part of their gear for austere combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

181st Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT), Texas Air National Guard prepare to egress from the C-130 belonging to the 136th Airlift Wing at Mineral Wells, Texas, Aug. 26, 2011. The SOWT have more than 100 pounds of combat gear strapped onto them as part of their gear for austere combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

Eight members of the 531st Texas Air National Guard Band of the Gulf Coast, a Latin pop/rock group called 'Blue Hawk,' prepare to deploy to Southwest Asia this summer 2011. The band is providing troop morale and support throughout the Area of Operations in support of Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

Eight members of the 531st Texas Air National Guard Band of the Gulf Coast, a Latin pop/rock group called 'Blue Hawk,' prepare to deploy to Southwest Asia this summer 2011. The band is providing troop morale and support throughout the Area of Operations in support of Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

Capt. Mark Hanna, 181st Airlift Squadron boards C-130H aircraft at NAS Fort Worth JRB for his passageway to Afghanistan March 16, 2011. More than 140  deployers will be departing from the 136th Airlift Wing in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/released)

Capt. Mark Hanna, 181st Airlift Squadron boards C-130H aircraft at NAS Fort Worth JRB for his passageway to Afghanistan March 16, 2011. More than 140 deployers will be departing from the 136th Airlift Wing in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/released)

Members of the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard visit children at the Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas, to spend time with special-needs children, April 27, 2013. The children were invited to paint bird houses for fun as a distraction from their hospital visit. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Hatton/Released)

Members of the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard visit children at the Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas, to spend time with special-needs children, April 27, 2013. The children were invited to paint bird houses for fun as a distraction from their hospital visit. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Hatton/Released)

Air Force Senior Airman Shawn Mckibben and Airman1st Class Gary Bromley, 136th Airlift Wing Civil Engineers Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, train on the generator operation and set up, Dec. 10, 2011. Mckibben and Bromley are tasked with supplying electrical power to newly constructed tents for an upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise held early next year. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Hatton)

Air Force Senior Airman Shawn Mckibben and Airman1st Class Gary Bromley, 136th Airlift Wing Civil Engineers Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, train on the generator operation and set up, Dec. 10, 2011. Mckibben and Bromley are tasked with supplying electrical power to newly constructed tents for an upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise held early next year. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Hatton)

U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Jamison Tolbert, medical technician, 136th Medical Group, records casualty information during a mass casualty exercise at Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base, Texas, June 23, 2013. The mass casualty exercise is conducted annually to assess the readiness of the 136th Medical Group’s ability to engage in actual disaster relief. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Hatton/released)

U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Jamison Tolbert, medical technician, 136th Medical Group, records casualty information during a mass casualty exercise at Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base, Texas, June 23, 2013. The mass casualty exercise is conducted annually to assess the readiness of the 136th Medical Group’s ability to engage in actual disaster relief. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Hatton/released)


136th Airlift Wing
 
The 136th Airlift Wing is located at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base. It is one of three flying units in the Texas Air National Guard. The Wing flies and maintains eight C-130H2 aircraft - an all-purpose vehicle, cargo and personnel transport.

MISSION: To provide highly trained, equipped and motivated military forces for worldwide combat and peacetime tasking supporting the State of Texas and the Nation. The flying mission includes short field and dirt strip landing, and airdrop delivery of cargo and people in all weather, day and night. The Wing has a long history dating back to before the Korean War. The 136th has participated in nearly every major conflict and relief operation since that time, to include operations in Vietnam, Panama, Africa, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the South American counter-drug effort, and the Balkans. A phenomenal safety record, the Wing recently surpassed 168,000 hours of accident- free flying.

ROLES: As a National Guard unit, the Wing has a dual role of serving the State of Texas under the command of the Governor during peace time and state emergencies, and becoming part of the active duty forces under the command of the President during wartime or other national emergency.

DEMOGRAPHICS AND FINANCIAL IMPACT:
The Wing has a strength of over 1,000 personnel. About 75 percent of the unit's members are part-time, traditional Guardsmen who drill at least one weekend a month, and put in at least 15 days of active duty a year. The remaining 25 percent are full time. Females account for 21 percent of the Wing' s population; 16 percent of our members are minorities. The Wing' s total spending is $45 million per year. This spending has an estimated $112.5 million per year impact on the local community.

WARTIME POSTURE: Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Wing has mobilized numerous times in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. The assigned C- 130H's and aircrews have flown over 7000 combat hours since 9/11/01. These missions have included cargo, personnel, distinguished visitor, and medical evacuation transports as well as aerial resupply of ground forces in austere environments. Support personnel have also deployed in large numbers in support of ground, air, and special operations forces. Duties performed during these deployments include personnel administration, driving convoys, and weather forecasting. Rotations of personnel and aircraft to Southwest Asia continue today.

DISASTER RESPONSE: The Wing has mobilized numerous times for peacetime relief missions at home and abroad. The Wing supported relief efforts for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Gustav and Ike. Contributions included deploying aircraft, personnel and equipment to provide direct and indirect relief/recovery operations. During Hurricane Gustav alone, the Wing evacuated over 635 special needs patients to safety. Elements of the Wing also deployed during the 2010 Haitian Earthquake relief effort.

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE: The 136th Airlift Wing also participates in DoD's State Partnership Program (SPP). The Wing' s partner nations are Chile and the Czech Republic. Exchanges include aircraft operations, maintenance and medical training.

136th Airlift Wing SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Colonel George Holt
Commander

Colonel Christopher McGraw
Vice Commander

Colonel Jerald Williams
136th Operations Group Commander

Colonel Denise Taylor
136th Mission Support Group Commander

Colonel George Ivanovskis
136th Medical Group Commander

Colonel Jeffrey Young
254th Combat Communications Group Commander

 Colonel Kurt Mallory
136th Maintenance Group Commander

Command Chief Master Sergeant Eric Konderacki
136th Airlift Wing Command Chief (Interim)

136th Airlift Wing Motto...
Nulli Secundus
(Second to None)