19th Airlift Wing About Little Rock AFB The local community purchased 6,103 acres, then donated them to the Air Force in 1952. Construction of the base began in November 1953 and Little Rock Air Force Base opened its gates Oct. 9, 1955. Its missions have been diverse over the years: Bombers, reconnaissance, missiles and cargo have all called Little Rock AFB home. While the mission of Team Little Rock has changed over the years, the community partnerships have remained strong. 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. MISSION Undaunted Tactical Airlift - Anytime, Anywhere! 19th Operations Group - The 19th Operations Group plans, trains, and executes air and space power for operational levels of war. 19th Maintenance Group - 19th Maintenance Group performs all maintenance on assigned C-130 aircraft. 19th Mission Support Group - The 19th Mission Support Group support and logistics functions, which include contracting, civil engineer, communications, security forces, force support and logistic readiness squadrons. 19th Medical Group - The 19th Medical Group provides responsive care and services to the base population and ensures a fit and medically ready active duty force. 19th Staff Agencies - The 19th Airlift Wing staff includes a variety of agencies that directly support the wing commander, group commander and the base population. Mission Partner Units 314th Airlift Wing - The 314th Airlift Wing is the nation's tactical airlift "Center of Excellence" and trains C-130 aircrew members from the Department of Defense, Coast Guard, and 47 partner nations. The wing flies 6,115 hours annually and uses two local drop zones, two local assault landing zones, 10 regional airfields, and 50 flight simulators/training devices to train more than 1,200 students annually, including more than 150 international students in DoD's largest international flying 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 Group - 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.