The 305th Maintenance Group (MXG), formerly the 305th Logistics Group, was activated on 1 October 2002. The 305 MXG provides Rapid Global Mobility consists of four squadrons with more than 1,700 Active Duty military members and civilians inspecting, repairing, generating, and launching 9 KC-10, 11 KC-46, and 13 C-17 aircraft currently assigned. Additionally, the Maintenance Group operates two of Air Mobility Command’s busiest aerial ports located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and at Baltimore International Airport. The Maintenance Group generates 24-hour strategic airlift, aerial refueling, and aerial port capability to facilitate the deployment and supply of Department of Defense, allied, and coalition forces supporting the full spectrum of combat,
security, and humanitarian operations. They provide highly trained personnel and equipment to support safe, timely maintenance and port operations. The Maintenance Group’s Maintenance Operations flight ensures Air Mobility Command wide practices and techniques to maintain aircraft long-term health. The group has successfully deployed in-theater and provided home station support for numerous exercises and operations, including Operations NEW DAWN, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, UNITED ASSISTANCE, FREEDOM SAHAYOGI HAAT, Deep Freeze and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, ALLIES REFUGE and ALLIES WELCOME as well as recurring Presidential and Vice-Presidential support.
305th Maintenance Squadron
The 305th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) was activated on 2 January 1951. The 460 plus members of the 305th MXS streamline technical expertise and experience to provide global support of 305th AMW aircraft. The 305th Maintenance Squadron mission is to "Enhance 305 AMW's global response by providing world-class systems, support equipment, munitions, and aircraft maintenance into the 21st Century". Their personnel are committed to driving production in C-17A, KC-10A, and KC-46 heavy maintenance processes, structural repairs, paint, time compliance technical order completion, and the back line and in-shop maintenance of systems and components. Furthermore, Airmen of the 305th MXS provide regional maintenance expertise, calibrations, and support to the northeast region consisting of 18 wings, and local support for our DoD and Joint Base partners. The Squadron consists of eight flights: Accessories, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Avionics, Fabrication, Maintenance, Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Flight, Munitions, and Programs. At home and abroad, the members of the 305th MXS embody “World Class Maintainers.”
305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
The 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), formerly the 305th Periodic Maintenance Squadron, was activated on 16 June 1952, operating from MacDill AFB, FL, as part of the 305th Bombardment Wing. On 1 October 1994, the Squadron was redesignated as the 305th Aircraft Generation Squadron at McGuire AFB, NJ. As of 1 October 2002, the Squadron became the 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The 300 plus members of the 305th Aircraft Maintenance perform scheduled and unscheduled organizational-level maintenance for 13 assigned C-17A aircraft valued at $2.9 billion. The Squadron is ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the United States' strategic objectives. The bulldogs of the 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take great pride in providing safe, reliable aircraft.
605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
The 605th AMXS can trace its lineage back to 16 June 1944 when it was activated as the 605th Material Squadron, operating out of Orlando, FL. In 1947, the 605th was demobilized. It was later reactivated on 1 July 1995 as the 605th Aircraft Generation Squadron and
redesignated as the 605th AMXS on 1 October 2002. The Squadron maintains a mixed fleet of KC-10A "Extender" and KC-46 "Pegasus" aircraft while transitioning the KC-10 into retirement and bringing on an eventual end strength of 24 KC-46 aircraft. With nearly 450 Active Duty personnel assigned, the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supports two Active Duty Air Refueling Squadrons and two Air Force Reserve Air Refueling Squadrons. The KC-10 is often tasked to deploy in support of worldwide contingency operations at a moment's notice. Peacetime activities include daily training missions, distinguished visitor missions, and numerous off-station air refueling and airlift missions. The special missions section supports multiple Department of Defense, State Department, and other highly sensitive missions worldwide. The 605th AMXS is known worldwide for "Bringing fuel to the fight."
305th Aerial Port Squadron
The 305th Aerial Port Squadron (APS), formerly the 438th APS, was activated on 27 December 1965. It is one of four “Super Ports” in the continental United States, enabling Rapid Global Mobility by generating, mobilizing, and deploying sustainment cargo and personnel to locations around the globe to include: Greenland, the Azores, Europe, and Africa. The Aerial Port upholds its vision of being “America’s Port of Choice” through the application of traffic management and air transportation expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is comprised of five flights with over 450 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel. Aerial Port professionals service all aircraft arriving and departing McGuire Field, including the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s assigned aircraft supporting worldwide strategic airlift and air refueling missions. Additionally, APS includes eight personnel assigned to Detachment 1 at Baltimore-Washington International Airport performing Air Mobility Command’s Passenger Gateway operations on the East Coast. The Aerial Port has directly supported nearly every important military contingency and humanitarian operation from 1994 to today.
(Current as of December 2022)