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136th Airlift Wing
136th Airlift Wing.png
Emblem of the 136th Airlift Wing
Active 1950-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force/Air National Guard
Type Airlift Unit
Role Tactical Military Airlift
Garrison/HQ NAS Fort Worth JRB
Nickname Silver Eagles
Motto Nulli Secundus (Second to None)

The United States Air Force's 136th Airlift Wing is an airlift unit located at NAS Fort Worth JRB. The wing operates the Lockheed C-130H cargo/transport aircraft and is the parent unit of the 181st Airlift Squadron.



"The mission of the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, is to provide highly trained, equipped and motivated military forces for worldwide combat and peacetime tasking supporting our community, state and national interests."[1]


Republic F-84E-15-RE Thunderjet Serial 49-2427 of the 136th Fighter-Bomber Wing
Republic F-84E-15-RE Thunderjet Serial 49-2338 of the 136th Fighter-Bomber Wing

On June 27, 1950 the 136th Fighter Bomber Wing was formed to fight in Korea, and was made up of the 111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron from Ellington Field, the 182nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron from Brooks Air Force Base, and the 154th Fighter-Bomber Squadron from Little Rock Arkansas, and the 524th Fighter-Escort Squadron: temporarily attached c. July 1-August 12, 1951. The 111th initially operated from Itazuke Airbase, Japan. Later that summer the 111th joined the rest of the 136th Fighter Bomber Group at Taegu, Korea.

The 136th Fighter Bomber Group "Inflicted more casualties upon enemy troops, destroyed more gun positions, supply dumps and boats than any other unit and did more damage to MIG-15's than any other fighter bomber outfit."

The Texas Group was the first Air National Guard Wing mobilized since World War II, the first Air National Guard Group to go to combat intact, and the first Air National Guard Group to down a MIG-15 fighter (accomplished by a 111th pilot in a 182nd aircraft). The Group returned to its Wing Headquarters in July 1952 and eventually became the 136th Airlift Wing of the Texas Air National Guard.

The 111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron returned to Houston, was redesignated the 111th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, and the 147th Fighter-Intercepter Group's support units were built up around it. It eventually became the 147th Reconnaissance Wing of the Texas Air National Guard.

The 182d Fighter-Bomber Squadron returned to San Antonio, was redesignated the 182d Fighter-Intercepter Squadron, and the 149th Fighter-Intercepter Group's support units were built up around it. It eventually became the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard.

The 154th Fighter-Bomber Squadron returned to Adams Field, Ark., and was redesignated the 154th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. The squadron moved from Adams Field to Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Ark., in September 1962 and reorganized as the 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Group one month later when elements of the 123rd Air Base Group were added. It eventually became the 189th Airlift Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard.



Major Command

Previous designations[2]

Apparently during Korea, the wing had command over the group, which in turn commanded the squadrons. They seem to have merged in 1953.

  • 136th Airlift Wing (1992-Present)
  • 136th Tactical Airlift Wing (1978-1992)
  • 136th Air Refueling Wing (1960-1978)
  • 136th Air Defense Wing (1957-1960)
  • 136th Fighter Bomber Wing (1953-1957)
  • 136th Fighter Interceptor Group (1952-1953)
    • 136th Fighter Bomber Group (1952-1953)
  • 136th Fighter Bomber Wing (1950-1952)
    • 136th Fighter Bomber Group (1950-1952)
  • 136th Fighter Interception Group (???-1950)
  • 136th Fighter Group (1946-19??)
  • 368th Fighter Group (1943-1946)

Squadrons assigned

Bases stationed

Aircraft Operated[3]



PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ 136th Airlift Wing [136th AW]
  2. ^ Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  3. ^ World Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3
  4. ^ Air Force Personnel Center Awards Search (Post-1991)

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