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
305th Pilot awarded by the Order of the Daedalians
September 27, 2022
A C-17A Globemaster III is set as the backdrop for the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s ceremony for the presentation of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force 2021 Exceptional Aviator Award on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 26, 2022. The CSAF 2021 Exceptional Aviator Award was presented to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Kut, 6th Airlift Squadron Chief of Group Standards and Evaluations, by the Order of the Daedalians for his actions as the aircraft commander of the REACH871 mission. This mission resulted in the ground evacuation of 823 Afghan civilians from Kabul while under enemy fire and allowed the Air Mobility Command commander to waive C-17 floor-load restrictions from 300 to 450 passengers, facilitating the evacuation of 124,000 personnel during the Air Force’s largest non-combatant evacuation operation in history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Barney)

305th Multi-Capable Airmen course enhances Force Generation
September 22, 2022
Man spots man operating forklift

18th AF commander visits Joint Base MDL
September 14, 2022
Maj. Gen. Corey Martin speaks to two airmen outside

305th Air Mobility Wing activates 911th Air Refueling Squadron
September 13, 2022
A 911th Air Refueling Squadron guidon is displayed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Sept. 9, 2022. The squadron is the Air Force's very first active-duty squadron that is under the command of a reserve wing.

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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