Published September 25, 2012
94th Airlift Wing unit shield
Mission: Provide Mission Ready Forces
Vision: The recognized leader in Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support, propelled by a culture of respect, excellence and innovation.
- Strategic Airlift & Airdrop - Aeromedical Evacuation
- Eight C-130H3 Hercules - 2,000 Air Force personnel
- Three Groups / 13 Squadrons - $181M Economic Impact
Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia is a multi-service installation located 16 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Dobbins is one of only nine standalone Reserve bases in the Air Force Reserve.
The installation is home to the 94th Airlift Wing, 22nd Air Force Headquarters, Lockheed Martin Plant 6, Georgia National Guard Headquarters, Navy Operational Support Center Atlanta and units of the Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Civil Air Patrol. The 94th Airlift Wing is the installation host and operational flying unit with eight C-130H3 Hercules aircraft, and more than 2,000 Air Force Reserve and civilian personnel.
- Airmen and units of the 94th AW are currently deployed to Southwest Asia. From October 2016 to October 2017, the 94th AW deployed more than 450 personnel, nearly a quarter of the wing.
- The 94th AW contributes to Rapid Global Mobility through cargo and personnel airlift and tactical airdrop capabilities, provides critical patient care through aeromedical evacuation, and Agile Combat Support through security, logistics, communications, civil engineering and other support functions.
- The 94th AW maintains combat-ready aircrews and aircraft capable of deploying in response to worldwide contingencies and emergencies. The wing is equipped with eight C-130s and tactically qualified aircrews to support air transportation for deployments, humanitarian airlift missions and aeromedical evacuation.
The 94th Airlift Wing was established as the 94th Bombardment Wing on May 10, 1949 and activated to service in the Reserve on June 26, 1949. The unit was activated during the Korean War as the 94th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing and later supported the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. In 1966, the unit converted to C-124s and subsequently to the C-7 in 1972. In 1981, the 94th became the 94th Airlift Wing, flying three transport aircraft: the C-7, C-123, and C-130. By 1987, the 94th AW was flying only the C-130, and after spending 13 years as a training base, became an operational flying unit in 2011.
(Current as of Nov 2020)