305th Air Mobility Wing

 

 

 


About:
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

Mission: 
Generate – Fly – Deliver 

Vision: 
Warrior Airmen, Ready to Dominate and Win
 
Priorities:
Ready – Airmen and Families
Innovate – Today for Tomorrow
Execute – Anytime, Anywhere
 
History:
305th AMW Leadership
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                                                   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
The 305th AMW says 'Can Do' to Dock 46 Two-Bay Hangar
August 24, 2023
Joint Base Leadership and personnel attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s Dock 46 Two-Bay Hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on 24 Aug. 2023. New Jersey 4th District Congressman Chris Smith addressed the audience on the strategic value the facility brings to the KC-46A Pegasus refueling mission. The event concludes four and a half years of planning and 240,650 accident-free man-hours after its initial groundbreaking on December 3, 2018. A military construction project valued at nearly $54 million, the hangar will serve as a mission-critical asset in the KC-46A Pegasus' ability to provide Rapid Global Mobility for the Joint Force.

JB MDL Conservation Partner of the Year
August 16, 2023
Attendees listen to the Military Conservation Partner Award ceremony on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., August 14, 2023. Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst was named the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 19th Annual Military Conservation Partner Award for its outstanding contributions to natural resource management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Iris MacIlvaine)

NASCAR Team Honors Major Thomas McGuire’s Legacy
August 14, 2023
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton speeds down the front straightaway during Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway, July 22 2023. NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner Jordan Anderson honored one of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's namesakes Thomas McGuire's legacy by having driver Jeb Burton's number 27 car painted in the livery of McGuire's personal Lockheed P-38 Lightning "Pudgy", and by hosting 305th AMW Airmen at the track as personal guests of the team. Burton finished in 12th position out of 38 entries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio Avalos)

SNCO Induction Ceremony 2023
August 3, 2023
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. selects assigned to McGuire Air Force Base participate in a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on 28 August, 2023. The ceremony is a traditional right of passage used by SNCO's to convey to newly promoted Sergeant's the special pride felt when a service member enters the highest echelon of the NCO Corps.

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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