19th Airlift Wing
The 19th Airlift Wing (Air Mobility Command) is the host wing and provides the Department of Defense mission ready Airmen and supports the largest C-130 fleet in the world. As part of AMC's Global Reach capability, the wing's responsibilities range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas as well as supporting base partners as the host unit.
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314th Airlift Wing - The 314th Airlift Wing (Air Education and Training Command) is the nations tactical airlift "Center of Excellence" and trains C-130J aircrew members from the DoD, U.S. Coast Guard, and 47 allied nations. The wing trains more than 1,200 students, the DoD's largest international flight training program.
189th Airlift Wing - The 189th Airlift Wing (Air National Guard) works in conjunction with the 314th Airlift Wing to provide C-130H flightline initial qualification training and upgrade training for pilots, navigators, flight engineers and loadmasters. If an emergency occurs, the wing performs the state mission as directed by the Governor of Arkansas.
913th Airlift Wing - The 913th Airlift Group was activated July 13, 2014, and reports to the 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. The group provides C-130 combat airlift capability on a world-wide scale, and is currently in a Classic Association with the active duty 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, as part of the Air Force Total Force Integration initiative. The Group is comprised of more than 500 members.
29th Weapons Squadron
The 29th WPS is a geographically separated unit under the USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada. The squadron provides graduate-level instruction for C-130J pilots running 2 courses per year.
C-130 tactical expertise starts at Team Little Rock
Throughout the Air Force, Airmen depend on each other to ensure the mission is completed. Just as pilots depend on an array of career field specialists it takes to guarantee an aircraft is mission-ready, weapons undergraduate pilots in the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course, or WIC, depend on loadmasters to assist in understanding what goes on in the back of the aircraft.
The 29th Weapons Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, is home to the C-130 WIC. Only the top tier of instructor pilots and instructor navigators are selected to attend the course. Weapons officer cadre train weapons undergraduate pilots, or WUGS, to become tactical experts and leaders in the art of battle-space dominance. This requires weapons officers to be well-rounded in all aspects of managing a C-130.
The 373rd Training Squadron (TRS) Detachment 4 is a tenant unit on Little Rock AFB. The 373rd TRS has a dual role training both MRA, (Mission Ready Airmen), new pipeline students straight from initial technical school at Sheppard AFB and FTD courses, advanced journeyman and craftsman-level training such as new C-130J transition courses that teach basic nomenclature and theory of operations of systems and subsystems. All new active duty, guard and reserve C-130 Crew Chiefs come through the schoolhouse for a 17 academic day course in which Airmen are awarded the 3-skill level aircraft maintenance badge upon graduation.
Detachment 4 supports over 80 Active, Guard, and Reserve C-130 units worldwide. They also train maintainers from over 15 allied nations. All totaled the 373 TRS Det. 4 trains approximately 1600 maintainers a year in all C-130 maintenance career fields here at Little Rock Air Force Base.
Organizationally, Det. 4 is a geographically separated unit of the 373d Training Squadron, 982 Training Group, 82 Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas. The FTD mission of Detachment 4 is funded through the 19th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group and work almost daily with the 19th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Commander since this group is Detachment 4's primary customer.
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