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. Elizabeth A.D. Hanson                            Col. William G. Soto                          Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy J. Swistak
                                                      305th AMW Commander                      ​305th AMW Deputy Commander                      305th AMW Command Chief


305th News
Can Do Wing commander taxis final MDL flight
July 20, 2018
U.S. Air Force Col. Darren Cole, 305th Air Base Wing commander, exits a KC-10 Extender after flying it for his final flight, also known as a 'Fini Flight,' on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 17, 2018. Cole was greeted by his wife, Cassie, and son, Nathan, who commemorated the fini flight by dousing Cole in water and champagne. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ariel Owings)

Can Do wing, global partners streamline C-17 operations
June 19, 2018
Lean Event

Mobility Forces deliver U.S., UK paratroopers to Europe for Swift Response 18
June 14, 2018
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., and British Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Regiment Parachute Battalion C. Company, Colchester, England, board a C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Army Air Field, N.C., during Exercise Swift Response 18 (SR18) June 8, 2018. SR18 is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multinational airborne forces in the world that demonstrates the ability of America's Global Response Force to work hand-in-hand with joint and total force partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Gracie I. Lee)

JB MDL leaders commemorate 76th Battle of Midway celebration
June 13, 2018
U.S. Navy Capt. M. Muzzafar Khan, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst deputy commander and Naval Support Activity commanding officer, and Gerry P. Little, Director of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, receive a proclamation during the 76th Battle of Midway commemoration on Joint Base MDL June 5, 2018. The commemoration is a celebration of the victory during World War II June 4-7, 1942, and was hosted by the 305th Air Mobility Wing at the Westfield Hangar.

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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