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 KC-10 Extenders and 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 

Agile Airmen Forging Air Mobility’s Future
Focused Leadership
Ready Now, Prepared for Tomorrow
Develop to Thrive
Fuel Innovation
305th AMW Leadership
                                                   Col. Elizabeth A.D. Hanson                            Col. Timothy A. Mach                          Chief Master Sgt. David A. Kolcun
                                                      305th AMW Commander                      ​305th AMW Vice Commander                      305th AMW Command Chief


305th News
Honorary commanders participate in flyaway tour to Colorado
May 12, 2017
Honorary commanders from across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst visit The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, May 5, 2017. The honorary commanders participated in a tour of three different installations: Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and The United States Air Force Academy.

305th MXS maintainers ensure aircraft integrity
March 24, 2017
Staff Sgt. Lewis Cole, 514th Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight air reserve technician, performs maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III jet engine at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 23, 2017. The 305th Maintenance Squadron is total force and utilizes the knowledge and skill of a team of active duty and reserve airmen as well as civilian members.

MDL airpower trains for crisis response
March 7, 2017
A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the flightline at sunset in Gulfport, Miss. March 4. JB MDL hosts an annual Mobility Exercise in Gulfport to practice deploying to and operating in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

There is no try: Where Rapid Global Mobility fits in
February 16, 2017
U.S. Army Col. David Sanders, 174th Brigade commander, speaks to CAN DO Airmen at the 305th Air Mobility Wing 2017 Annual Awards on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 4, 2017. Sanders spoke about the importance of the Rapid Global Mobility mission, and how it affects troops across the force.

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 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 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, KC-10 Extender, and KC-46A Pegasus in support of worldwide operations.

305th Operations Group fact sheet

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