Published December 19, 2016
314th Airlift Wing
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 47 allied nations. The 314th Airlift Wing is aligned under Air Education and Training Command, reporting to 19th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The wing flies 6,115 aircraft hours and 35,000 simulator hours annually. It utilizes two local drop zones and assault landing zones, and more than 10 regional airfields. Annually, the wing trains more than 1,200 students, including more than 150 international students, making it DoD's largest international flight training program.
The wing's mission is to provide the world's best C-130 combat airlift training.
The wing's vision is to be the cornerstone of C-130 combat airlift excellence; inspiring leaders, strengthening partnerships and developing the future.
314th Operations Group - The 314th Operations Group operates and maintains the personnel and training fleet of 13 C-130J aircraft.
314th Maintenance Group - The 314th Maintenance Group maintains the personnel and tools necessary to provide routine maintenance on the C-130Js assigned to the wing.
714th Training Squadron -The 714th Training Squadron manages the $1.3 billion C-130 Aircrew Training System and C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System contracts, overseeing the largest C-130 simulator complex in the world while managing 46 training syllabi, covering 72 specialized graduate-level flying training courses.
(Updated December 2016)