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
305th AMW welcomes new 'Can Do' commander
July 11, 2014
Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry, 18th Air Force vice commander and presiding officer, passes the 305th Air Mobility Wing guidon to the incoming commander, Col. John F. Price Jr., during the 305th AMW change of command ceremony July 11, 2014,  at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Price served as vice commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., prior to his assignment with the “Can Do” wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Russell Messeroll/Released)

305th MXS Airmen earn Marine Corps recognition
August 17, 2012

Williamson assumes command of 305th AMW
July 23, 2012
Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay, 18th Air Force commander, passes the 305th Air
Mobility Wing guidon to Col. Richard Williamson Jr. during a 305th AMW
change of command ceremony July 20 here. Williamson assumed command from
Col. Paul Murphy who is leaving Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to serve as
Air Mobility Command's director of safety. Williamson came to JB MDL after
serving as the vice commander of the 60th AMW at Travis Air Force Base,
Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Russell/Released)

305th AMW aircrew celebrate 'Become a Pilot Day'
June 18, 2012
1st Lt. David Bishop, a pilot with the 305th Air Mobility Wing, answers questions about the controls of a C-17 Globemaster to Nicholas Kendall, 10, at "Become a Pilot Day" near Chantilly, Va., June 16, 2012. Become a Pilot Day is an annual event at the National Air and Space Museum, intended to introduce children to careers in aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)

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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