926th FIGHTER WING

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Computer made   3.0 inch-77mm

 

926th FIGHTER WING (AFRC)

Lineage. Established as 926 Troop Carrier Group, Medium, and activated, on 28 Dec 1962. Organized in the Reserve on 17 Jan 1963. Redesignated: 926 Tactical Airlift Group on 1 Jul 1967; 926 Tactical Fighter Group on 1 Apr 1978; 926 Fighter Group on 1 Feb 1992; 926 Fighter Wing on 1 Oct 1994; 926 Group on 17 Aug 2007; 926 Wing on 5 Dec 2014-.

Assignments. 446 Troop Carrier (later, 446 Tactical Airlift) Wing, 17 Jan 1963; 433 Tactical Airlift (later, 433 Military Airlift) Wing, 1 Mar 1968; 446 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Oct 1969; 442 Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 Jul 1972; 434 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jan 1978; 442 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Feb 1984; 917 Tactical Fighter (later, 917 Fighter) Wing, 1 Jul 1987; 301 Fighter Wing, 1 Aug 1992; Tenth Air Force, 1 Oct 1994-.

Components. Group. 926 Operations: 1 Aug 1992-. Squadron. 706: 17 Jan 1963-1 Aug 1992.

Stations. New Orleans NAS (later, NAS JRB ANG; ARS), LA, 17 Jan 1963-.

Aircraft. C-119, 1963-1970; C-130, 1969-1978; A-37, 1978-1982; A-10, 1981-1992; F-16, 1992-1996; A-10, 1996-; OA-10, 1996-; MQ-1, 2007-, MQ-9, 2007-.

Operations. Airlifted troops and cargo worldwide, 1963-1978, including airlift to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and numerous humanitarian airlift operations. Trained in A-37 and A-10 offensive and defensive capabilities, including close air support, 1978-1992. Deployed with A-10s to Saudia Arabia, 1 Jan-17 May 1991. Executed battlefield interdiction and close air support during the Persian Gulf War, Jan-Feb 1991; group pilot is credited with the first A-10 air-to-air kill on 6 Feb 1991. Transitioned to F-16 fighters in 1992. Deployed to Italy and participated in UN operations to enforce the no-fly zone over Bosnia, Mar-Apr 1995. Converted from fighter to attack aircraft in 1996. Elements deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 and again in 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V: 2 Apr-31 Jul 2002. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Jan 1968-10 Jan 1972; 1 Apr 1978-20 Jan 1980; 1 Apr 1988-31 Mar 1990. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 14 Feb 1968-6 Nov 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 22 Nov 1982.

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm