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1255 Vandenberg Blvd Fax: (501) 987-3753
Little Rock AFB AR 72099
314TH AIRLIFT WING
The 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., is the nation's tactical airlift "Center of Excellence" and trains C-130 aircrew members from the Department of Defense, Coast Guard, and 44 allied nations. The 314th Airlift Wing is aligned under Air Education and Training Command, reporting to the Director of Intelligence, Operations, and Nuclear Integration at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The wing flies 12,600 hours annually and utilizes two local drop zones, two local assault landing zones, 10 regional airfields, and 80 flight simulators/training devices to train more than 1,800 students annually, including over 250 international students in DoD's largest international flight training program.
MISSION AND VISION
The wing's mission is to train the world's best C-130 combat airlifters to fly, fight, and win. The wing's vision is to build the foundation of America's combat airlift capability by instilling a combat airlift culture and warrior ethos, and developing the skills to successfully operate in an operational unit.
The 314th Airlift Wing consists of approximately 1,200 military and 25 civilian personnel. The instructor force in the 314th Airlift Wing is the most experienced cadre of C-130 flight instructors in the world. Students receive training in all five crew positions--pilot, copilot, navigator, flight engineer, and loadmaster. Military training leaders assigned to the 714th Training Squadron provide continuous professional development for nonprior service loadmaster students in the initial training pipeline.
The 314th Operations Group and the 314th Maintenance Group operate and maintain the world's largest training fleet of 28 C-130 aircraft. The 62d Airlift Squadron flies the C-130H and the 48th Airlift Squadron flies the C-130J to accomplish the wing's mission. The 714th Training Squadron manages the $1.05 billion C-130 Aircrew Training System and C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System contracts and oversees 45 training syllabi covering 79 specialized graduate-level flying training courses. The 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides flight line maintenance for assigned aircraft and the 314th Maintenance Operations Flight oversees maintenance programs.
Little Rock Air Force Base opened in October 1955. The base consists of more than 6,000 acres and one runway. The base population of more than 8,000 active-duty military and civilian members and about 6,500 family members live and work on and around the base. The base's 2012 total economic impact was more than $895 billion.