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482d Fighter Wing
482d Fighter Wing.png
Active 10 August 1943 — present
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Size 1,600 personnel
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
Garrison/HQ Homestead Air Reserve Base
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General William B. Binger

The 482d Fighter Wing (482 FW) is a wing of the United States Air Force stationed at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.

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Mission

The 482 FW provides the Department of Defense with an efficient, cost effective air base, with ready access to a strategic staging location on the rim of the Caribbean Basin, to support contingency and training operations associated with the United States Southern Command area of responsibility.

Units

482d Operations Group (482 OG)

482d Mission Support Group (482 MSG)

  • 482d Civil Engineering Squadron (482 CES)
  • 482d Communications Squadron (482 CS)
  • 482d Contracting Squadron (482 CONS)
  • 482d Logistics Readiness Squadron (482 LRS)
  • 482d Mission Support Squadron (482 MSS)
  • 482d Security Forces Squadron (482 SFS)
  • 482d Services Squadron (482 SVF)

482d Maintenance Group (482 MXG)

  • 482d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (482 AMXS)
  • 482d Maintenance Operations Squadron (482 MOS)
  • 482d Maintenance Squadron (482 MXS)

482d Medical Squadron (482 MDS)

History

For additional history and lineage, see 482d Operations Group
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Lineage

  • Established as 482 Troop Carrier Wing, Medium on 26 May 1952
Activated in the Reserve on 14 Jun 1952
Inactivated on 1 Dec 1952
  • Redesignated 482 Fighter-Bomber Wing on 12 Apr 1955
Activated in the Reserve on 18 May 1955
Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957
  • Redesignated 482 Tactical Fighter Wing on 25 Feb 1981
Activated in the Reserve on 1 Apr 1981
Redesignated 482 Fighter Wing on 1 Feb 1992

Assignments

Components

Group

Squadrons

  • 93d Fighter Squadron: 1 Apr 1981-1 Aug 1992.

Stations

Temporarily assigned to: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Sep-Dec 1992
Temporarily assigned to MacDill AFB, Florida, Feb 1993-Mar 1994

Aircraft

  • C-46, 1952
  • F-80, 1955
  • F-84, 1955-1957
  • T-28, 1955-1957
  • T-33, 1955-1957
  • F-86, 1957
  • C-119, 1957
  • F-4, 1981-1989
  • F-16, 1989-Present

Operations

The wing stood up and trained as a troop carrier wing from, June-December 1952; and as a fighter-bomber wing flying various fighter and trainer aircraft, May 1955-November 1957 and received brief training in C-119 aircraft during October 1957. The 482d was then again deactivated.

It was reactivated and replaced the 915th Tactical Fighter Group in April 1981 and trained to maintain tactical fighter combat readiness. The wing controlled two like-equipped tactical fighter groups at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas (1981-1982) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (1982-1994). Following massive damage caused to Homestead Air Force Base by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992, the wing's flying operations were conducted from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, September-December 1992 and from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, February 1993- March 1994.

The 482nd became host wing at Homestead on 1 April and provided weapons training support for air force units beginning in October 1994. From 1997, the 482 FW periodically deployed personnel and aircraft to Turkey to help enforce the no-fly zone over Northern Iraq.

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References

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

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