List of USAF Strategic Missile Wings assigned to Strategic Air Command: Wikis

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308th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan)“Not for Self”

  • Redesignated and activated on: 20 November 1961.

Organized on: 1 April 1962..

  • At: Little Rock AFB, AR.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Titan IIs.
  • Assigned to: Second Air Force, 825th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 April 1962.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 42nd Air Division on 1 January 1970.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 17th Strategic Aerospace Division on 31 March 1970.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Strategic Missile Division on 30 June 1971.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 42nd Air Division on 1 April 1973.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 42nd Air Division on 1 January 1975.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 19th Air Division on 1 December 1982.
  • Inactivated on: 18 August 1987.

Organized in Apr. 1962 as a Titan II strategic missile wing. Gained control over first missile complex in Aug. 1962 and became fully operational with 18 sites in Dec. 1963.

321st Strategic Missile Wing “Skill-Professionalism-Determination”

  • Redesignated and activated on: 14 August 1964.
  • Organized on: 1 November 1964.
  • At: Grand Forks AFB, ND.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Minutemen IIs.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 4th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 November 1964.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 4th Strategic Aerospace Division on 31 March 1970.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 4th Strategic Missile Division on 30 June 1971.
  • Changed equipment in: 1972 to Minutemen IIs, IIIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 4th Air Division on 1 March 1973.
  • Changed equipment in: 1974 to Minutemen IIIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 57th Air Division on 22 January 1975.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 4th Air Division on 1 May 1982.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 57th Air Division on 23 January 1987.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 42nd Air Division on 16 June 1988
  • Reassigned to: Air Combat Command, Eighth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

341st Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Minuteman)

  • Activated on: 1 July 1961.
  • Organized on: 15 July 1961.
  • At: Malmstrom AFB, MT.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Minuteman Is.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 22nd Air Division on 15 July 1961.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 821st Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1962.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 813th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1964.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 18th Strategic Aerospace Division on 2 July 1966.
  • Changed equipment in: 1967 to Minuteman Is, IIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 810th Strategic Aerospace Division on 2 July 1968.
  • Changed equipment in: 1970 to Minuteman IIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 4th Strategic Missile Division on 30 June 1971.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 47th Air Division on 15 January 1973.
  • Changed equipment in: 1975 to Minuteman IIs, IIIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 4th Air Division on 23 January 1987.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force on 23 August 1988.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 40th Air Division on 7 July 1989.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force on 14 June 1991.
  • Redesignated on: 1 September 1991 as 341st Missile Wing.
  • Reassigned to: Air Combat Command, Eighth Air Force on 31 May 1992.

Became USAF’s first Minuteman ICBM wing. Supervised missile training and coordinated silo construction, Jul. 1961-Jul. 1963 and Oct. 1964-May 1967. First missile squadron formed in Dec. 1961. First Minuteman I missile arrived at Malmstrom on 23 July. 1962; first missile emplaced in its silo on 27 July. 1962. First missile on alert on 27 October. 1962, and three squadrons became operational by early Jul. 1963. A fourth squadron activated 1 April. 1966 and became combat ready in Apr. 1967. Replaced Minuteman Is with Minuteman IIs, 1967-1969, and added Minuteman Ills in Jan. 1975. Received the SAC Commander’s Missile Wing of the Year Award for 1969. Won the SAC missile combat competition and the Blanchard Trophy in 1976, 1986, 1990 and 1991. Won the Lee R. Williams Trophy as SAC’s outstanding missile wing for 1963, 1975, 1976, 1986, 1987, and 1991. In accordance with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), on 28 September 1991, the 341st Missile Wing began taking its Minuteman IIs off alert and began deactivation of the missiles.

351st Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Minuteman)

  • Established and activated on: 9 August 1962.
  • Organized on: 1 February 1963.
  • At: Whiteman AFB, MO.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Minutemen Is.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 17th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 February 1963.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 17th Strategic Missile Division on 1 September 1963.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 17th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1965.
  • Changed equipment in: 1966 to Minutemen Is, IIs.
  • Changed equipment in: 1968 to Minuteman IIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 17th Strategic Aerospace Division on 31 March 1970.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force,4th Strategic Missile Division on 30 June 1971.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 40th Air Division on 1 July 1973.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 40th Air Division on 1 January 1975.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 19th Air Division on 1 December 1982
  • Reassigned to; Eighth Air Force on 13 June 1988.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 100th Air Division on 1 July 1990.
  • Reassigned to Eighth Air Force on 26 July 1991.

Supervised missile training operations and coordinated construction of SM-80B (later, LGM-30B) Minuteman I missile facilities, 1 February. 1963-29 June. 1964. First missile arrived 14 January 1964 and was emplaced in its silo 2 days later. Last flight (of 15) accepted on 29 June. 1964, giving the wing 150 fully operational missiles. The 508th SMS became combat-ready on 5 June., the 509th SMS on 10 June., and the 510th SMS on 29 June. 1964. Meanwhile, as the 340th Bombardment Wing phased down for inactivation, the 351st SMW gradually assumed host-wing responsibility at Whiteman AFB, Mo., between 15 July. and 1 September. 1963. Won the Colonel Lee R. Williams Memorial Missile trophy for Calendar Years 1965, 1967, and 1973. Converted to LGM-30F Minuteman II missiles between 7 May 1966 and 3 October. 1967. Won the SAC missile combat competitions and Blanchard Trophy in 1967, 1971, and 1977. Named as SAC’s “best Minuteman wing” in 1972.

381st Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan)

  • Established and activated on: 29 November 1961.
  • Organized on: 1 March 1962.
  • At: McConnell AFB, KS.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Titan IIs.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 42nd Air Division on 1 March 1962.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 17th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1963.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 17th Strategic Missile Division on 1 September 1963.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 17th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 July 1965.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Strategic Missile Division on 30 June 1971.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Air Division on 1 March 1973.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 19th Air Division on 1 July 1973.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 19th Air Division on 1 January 1975.
  • Inactivated on: 8 August 1986.

Trained personnel prepared to receive intercontinental missiles, Mar. 1962-Jun. 1963. Placed first Titan II missiles on alert in Jul. 19632. Became the host organization at McConnell AFB, KS. On 1 July. 1972.

389th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Atlas)

  • Activated on: 1 July 1958
  • Organized on: 1 July 1961.
  • At: Francis E. Warren AFB, WY.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Atlas.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 13th Air Division on 1 July 1961.
  • Reassigned to: Eighth Air Force, 13th Strategic Missile Division on 1 January 1963
  • Inactivated on: 25 March 1965.

Replaced 706th SMW (ICBM-Atlas) in Jul. 1961. Conducted strategic missile training operations as directed by higher headquarters.

390th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan) “Not for Ourselves Alone”

  • Activated on: 28 November 1962.
  • Activated on: 1 January 1962
  • At: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Titan IIs.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 January 1962.*
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 12th Air Division on 1 March 1973.
  • Inactivated on: 31 July 1984.

Formed from “scratch” in Jan. 1962, although some cadre came from the 303rd Bombardment Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. Supervised and coordinated SM-68B Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile personnel training and facility construction, Jan. 1962-Nov. 1963. First Titan II missile arrived on 27 November. 1962 and was installed in its silo on 8 December. 1962. The wing accepted its first Titan II missile complex on 31 March. 1963. The 570th Squadron became fully operational on 13 June. 1963 and the 571st Squadron on 30 November. 1963. Wing was declared fully operational on 1 December. 1963. Named as “Best Titan Wing in SAC” following missile combat competitions in 1969, 1970, 1974 and 1977.

392d Strategic Missile Wing

  • Redesignated and activated on: 6 October 1961.
  • At: Vandenberg AFB, CA.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Atlas, Minutemen, Titan.
  • Reassigned to: Strategic Air Command, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division on 18 October 1961.
  • Discontinued and inactivated on: 20 December 1961.

Formed in 1961 to control missile training operations, but was eliminated by reorganization of 1st Strategic Aerospace Division.

451st Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan)“We Serve as an Example”

  • Established and activated on: 1 July 1961.
  • At: Lowry AFB, CO.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Titan Is.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 13th Air Division in 1961.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 13th Strategic Missile Division in 1963.
  • Inactivated on: 25 June 1965.

Replaced 703d SMW (ICBM-Titan) in Jul. 1961. First wing missile complex accepted 18 April. 1962. All wing missiles off alert status on 26 March. 1965, and wing phased down for inactivation.

455th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Minuteman)

  • Activated on: 28 June 1962.
  • At: Minot AFB, ND.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command.
  • Equipment: Minuteman Is.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 810th Strategic Aerospace Division on 1 November 1962.
  • Reassigned to: Second Air Force, 810th Air Division on 1 July 1963.
  • Reassigned to Fifteenth Air Force, 810th Strategic Aerospace Division on 2 July 1966.
  • Inactivated on: 25 June 1968.

Prepared for operational capability with intercontinental ballistic missiles, Nov. 1962-Mar. 1964. First missile arrived on 6 September. 1963 and was emplaced 3 days later. The 150th missile was emplaced in its silo on 26 February. 1964, the wing became combat ready. Maintained combat readiness until replaced by 91st Strategic Missile Wing in Jun. 1968.

702d Strategic Missile Wing (ICM-Snark)“Ready, Able”

  • Established on: 17 June 1958.
  • Activated on: 1 January 1959
  • At: Presque Isle AFB, ME.
  • Assigned to: Eighth Air Force, 45th Air Division.
  • Equipment: Snark.
  • Inactivated on: 25 June 1961.

Performed Snark intercontinental missile test operations from Patrick AFB, FL., Apr.-Jul. 1959, and from Atlantic Missile Range, Cape Canaveral, FL c. Dec. 1959-Jun. 1961. Was only Snark missile wing in USAF. Briefly controlled a missile squadron at Patrick AFB in 1959, and later detached at the same base.

703d Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Titan)

  • Established on: 5 September 1958.
  • Activated on: 25 September 1958.
  • At: Lowry AFB, CO.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, 1st Missile Division.
  • Equipment: None.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 13th Air Division in 1959
  • Discontinued and inactivated on: 1 July 1961.

Not operational to c 10 December 1958 and only partially operational from then to Mar. 1960. Replaced by 451st SMW (ICBM-Titan) in Jul. 1961.

704th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM) “Leadership–Knowledge–Dynamic Application”

  • Established on: 20 May 1957 ARD Command
  • Activated on: 1 July 1957.
  • At: Cooke AFB, CA.
  • Assigned to: Air Research and Development Command. (Attached to the Air Force Ballistic Division from 1 to 31 July 1957)
  • Reassigned to: Strategic Air Command, 1st Missile Division on 1 August 1957.
  • Equipment: Atlas, Jupiter, Thor, Titan.
  • Inactivated on: 1 July 1959.

Not operational, 1 July.-12 November. 1957. Training of ICBM and IRBM units, Nov. 1957-Apr. 1959. Not operational 6 April.-1 July. 1959

705th Strategic Missile Wing (IRBM-Thor)

  • Established on: 6 February 1958.
  • Activated on: 20 February 1958.
  • At: RAF Lakenheath, England.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, 7th Air Division.
  • Equipment: None.
  • Moved to: USAB South. Ruislip Air Station, London, England on 1 March 1958.
  • Reassigned to: Department of the Air force on 1 April 1960.
  • Discontinued in: 1 April 1960.

Wing never became operational and was manned by additional-duty personnel from the 7th Air Division.

706th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM-Atlas)

  • Established on: 13 February 1958.
  • Activated on: 23 February 1958.
  • At: Francis E. Warren AFB, WY.
  • Assigned to: Strategic Air Command, 1st Missile Division.
  • Equipment: Atlas.
  • Reassigned to: Fifteenth Air Force, 13th Air Division on 1 July 1959.
  • Inactivated on: 1 July 1961.

Replaced 4320th Strategic Wing (Missile) in Feb. 1958. Accepted first two missile complexes in Aug. 1960, gaining initial operational capability. Replaced by 389th SMW (ICBM-Atlas) in Jul. 1961.

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