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82d Training Wing
82d Training Wing.png
Active 1947-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
Garrison/HQ Sheppard Air Force Base
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg DUC
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
Commanders
Commander Brigadier General Otis G. Mannon
Vice-Commander Colonel David W. Norsworthy
Command Chief Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth W. Sallinger
See 82d Operations Group for complete lineage and timeline information.

The 82d Training Wing (82 TRW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Mission

The 82d Training Wing is the host unit of Sheppard AFB Texas. The wing conducts all ground-based technical training at the base. The primary training is medical, maintenance and support training conducted by the four assigned training groups. It also host the 80th Flying Training Wing.

The wing also conducts technical and health-care training for men and women of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as several allied nations. It is the largest of four technical training wings in Air Education and Training Command and is the most diversified in scope of training. The 82d, 782d, and 882d Training Groups conduct training at Sheppard and at geographically separated locations around the country. The 982d Training Group conducts training at locations worldwide.

Subordinate Organizations

82d Training Group (82 TRG)

  • 360th Training Squadron (360 TRS)
  • 361st Training Squadron (361 TRS)
  • 362d Training Squadron (362 TRS)
  • 363d Training Squadron (363 TRS)
  • AIRCRAFT AND MUNITIONS MAINTENANCE OFFICER COURSES (AMMOC)

782d Training Group (782 TRG)

  • 364th Training Squadron (364 TRS)
  • 365th Training Squadron (365 TRS)
  • 366th Training Squadron (366 TRS)
  • 367th Training Squadron (367 TRS)

882d Training Group (882 TRG)

  • 381st Training Squadron (381 TRS)
  • 382d Training Squadron (382 TRS)
  • 383d Training Squadron (383 TRS)
  • 882d Training Support Squadron (882 TRSS)

982d Training Group (982 TRG)

  • 372d Training Squadron (372 TRS)
  • 373d Training Squadron (373 TRS)
  • 982d Maintenance Squadron (982 MXS)

82d Mission Support Group (82 MSG)

  • 82d Communications Squadron (82 CS)
  • 82d Security Forces Squadron (82 SFS)
  • 82d Mission Support Squadron (82 MSS)
  • 82d Civil Engineer Squadron (82 CES)
  • 82d Logistics Readiness Squadron (82 LRS)
  • 82d Contracting Squadron (82 CONS)
  • 82d Services Division

82d Medical Group (82 MDG)

Additionally, the 82d Comptroller Squadron (82 CPTS) reports directly to the 82 TRW.

History

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Lineage

  • Established as 82 Fighter Wing on 28 Jul 1947
Organized on 15 Aug 1947
Inactivated on 2 Oct 1949
  • Redesignated 82 Flying Training Wing on 22 Jun 1972
Activated on 1 Feb 1973
Inactivated on 31 Mar 1993
  • Redesignated 82 Training Wing, and activated, on 1 Jul 1993.

Assignments

Attached to 307 Bombardment Wing, 15 Aug 1947-15 Dec 1948

Components

Groups

  • 82d Fighter (later, 82d Operations): August 15, 1947 – October 2, 1949 (detached April 4 – June 29, 1948); December 15, 1991 – March 31, 1993.

Squadrons

Stations assigned

  • Grenier Field (later, AFB), NH, 15 Aug 1947-2 Oct 1949
  • Williams AFB, AZ, 1 Feb 1973-31 Mar 1993
  • Sheppard AFB, TX, 1 Jul 1993-Present

Aircraft Operated

Operational History

Cold War

The 82d trained to maintain proficiency in fighter escort and tactical fighter operations from, 1947 – 1949.

The 82d replaced and absorbed resources of the 3525th Pilot Training Wing in February 1973 at Williams AFB, Arizona and assumed undergraduate pilot training operations until March 1993. It began undergraduate pilot training for females in September 1976 and graduated first class of ten women on September 2, 1977.

Modern era

On March 31, 1993, the 82d Flying Training Wing was inactivated along with the closure of Williams Air Force Base by BRAC. The unit was reactivated as the 82d Training Wing on July 1, 1993 at Sheppard AFB, Texas, replacing the 3700th Technical Training Wing as a non-flying host unit.

Since July 1993, the 82 TRW has conducted technical, field, and medical training but flew and possessed no aircraft.

References

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

  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.
  • Rogers, Brian (2005). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. Hinkley, England: Midland Publications. ISBN 1-85780-197-0.

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