305th Air Mobility Wing




Headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., the 305th Air Mobility Wing extends America's global reach by generating, mobilizing and deploying C-17 Globemaster IIIs to conduct strategic airlift and air refueling missions worldwide. In November 2021, the wing began transitioning to the new KC-46 Pegasus air refueling aircraft. Additionally, the Wing operates two of America's largest strategic aerial ports supporting the delivery of cargo and personnel to combatant commanders abroad. Uniquely, as a result of Joint Base transfer, the 305 AMW directs the operations of two geographically separated airfields--one at McGuire and another at Lakehurst.

305th Air Mobility Wing Fact Sheet

Generate – Fly – Deliver 

Warrior Airmen, Ready to Dominate and Win
Ready – Airmen and Families
Innovate – Today for Tomorrow
Execute – Anytime, Anywhere
305th AMW Leadership
                          Col. Kathleen M. Hasson                                 Col. William G. Soto                           Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy J. Swistak
                           305th AMW Commander                       ​305th AMW Deputy Commander                        305th AMW Command Chief


305th News
305th Airmen continue to provide Ukraine High Priority Security Assistance
June 10, 2024
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Air Mobility Command, prepares to receive the upload of munitions at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The munitions cargo is part of an additional security assistance package for Ukraine. The security assistance the U.S. is providing to Ukraine is enabling critical success on the battlefield against the Russian invading force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Alexis Kula)

'John Burn 49 – Cleared for takeoff'
June 7, 2024
U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, Col. William Soto, 305th Air Mobility Wing deputy commander, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Schmoyer, 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, prepare to lay commemorative wreaths in honor of the 305th Bombardment Group fallen Airmen during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, May 27, 2024. The 305th AMW hosted its heritage trip for the third consecutive year to learn about its forebearer, the 305th BG, who was crucial to the nation’s triumph against Nazi Germany in World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Alexis Kula)

CAP pilots credit survival to SERE training
May 13, 2024
Civil Air Patrol 1st Lt. Alysia Larson, West Bay Composite Squadron Emergency Services officer and Professional Development officer, and her husband, Capt. Paul Larson, West Bay Composite Squadron Character Development officer, were about a half-mile from Quonset State Airport, R.I., when their aircraft’s engine lost power short of the runway and they found themselves 2,600 feet from shore having to swim in the choppy, frigid water of Narragansett Bay, R.I., March 30, 2024. Alysia Larson credits their survival to training they received from U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sam Neitzer, 305th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Tactics noncommissioned officer in charge, at Hawk Mountain Ranger School in July 2022. (Courtesy photo)

MACA: Keeping pilots safe and sound
April 25, 2024
A flight line technician with the 305th Air Mobility Wing signals the arrival of a Cessna 172 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 20, 2024. The Mid-Air Collision Avoidance program is designed to ensure safety practices are observed between military and civilian pilots who share a common airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matt Porter)

305th Maintenance Group

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 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 Group fact sheet

305th Operations Group

The mission of the 305th Operations Group is to deploy worldwide from America's Eastern Gateway, to perform aerial refueling and airlift, in support of tactical, strategic, reconnaissance, transport, and bombardment forces in high-threat and chemical warfare environments. The group is comprised of the 2nd Air Refueling Squadron, 6th Airlift Squadron, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, 911th Air Refueling Squadron, and the 305th Operations Support Squadron. The group flies the C-17 Globemaster III and KC-46A Pegasus in support of worldwide operations.

305th Operations Group fact sheet

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