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58th Airlift Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Altus Air Force Base
Type  Airlift Training
58th Airlift Squadron
Active  12 November 1942 – 25 March 1946 28 June 1947 – 3 October 1950 27 December 1965 – 15 August 1971 1 September 1977 – 1 October 1993 30 January 1996 – Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Education and Training Command 19th Air Force 97th Air Mobility Wing 97th Operations Group

The 58th Airlift Squadron is part of the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training pilots for airlift and airdrop operations.

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Mission

The 58 AS is responsible for providing pilot and loadmaster initial qualification and advanced upgrades for all United States active duty, reserve, and guard units.

History

The 58th conducted aerial transportation in Pacific Theater, and participated in the airborne assault on Nadzab, New Guinea, on 5 September 1943 during World War II.

The 58th provided global airlift from 1966–1971 and from 1977–1993. When it was organized in January 1966, it absorbed the personnel and equipment of the 7th Air Transport Squadron, Special.'

It has conducted C-17 aircrew training since 1996.

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 58th Troop Carrier Squadron on 12 November 1942
  • Activated on 18 November 1942 Inactivated on 25 March 1946
  • Activated in the Reserve on 28 June 1947
  • Redesignated 58th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 27 June 1949 Inactivated on 3 October 1950
  • Redesignated 58th Military Airlift Squadron, Special and activated on 27 December 1965 (not organized)
  • Organized on 8 January 1966 Redesignated 58th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1967 Inactivated on 15 August 1971
  • Activated on 1 September 1977
  • Redesignated 58th Airlift Squadron on 1 June 1992 Inactivated on 1 October 1993 Activated on 30 January 1996

    Assignments

  • 375th Troop Carrier Group, 18 November 1942 – 25 March 1946
  • Eleventh Air Force, 28 June 1947
  • 375th Troop Carrier Group, 30 September 1947 – 3 October 1950
  • Military Air Transport Service, 27 December 1965 (not organized)
  • Military Airlift Command), 1 January 1966 (not organized)
  • 63d Military Airlift Wing, 8 January 1966
  • 436th Military Airlift Wing, 1 July 1966 – 15 August 1971
  • 435th Tactical Airlift Wing, 1 September 1977
  • 322d Airlift Division, 23 June 1978
  • 608th Military Airlift Group, 1 August 1983
  • 86th Operations Group, 1 June 1992 – 1 October 1993
  • 97th Operations Group, 30 January 1996 – Present
  • Operations

  • World War II
  • References

    58th Airlift Squadron Wikipedia


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