514th Air Mobility Wing [514th AMW]
The 514th Air Mobility Wing is an associate Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 22nd Air Force located at McGuire AFB, NJ. The Wing flies aircraft assigned to the active 305th Air Mobility Wing, also based McGuire AFB. The 514th AMW Shares the responsibility with the 305th AMW of flying and maintaining the KC-10 and C-141 aircraft assigned to the 305th.
The 514th is organized with three groups: operations, logistics, and support. Responsible to the groups are 20 subordinate units. Under the operations group are an operations support squadron, four flying squadrons, which operate the Air Mobility Command's C-141B Starlifter, and the KC-10 extender, an airlift control flight, two aeromedical evacuation squadrons, an aeromedical staging squadron, a medical squadron, and two aerial port squadrons. The logistics group controls a logistics support squadron, maintenance squadron and two aircraft generation squadrons. Under the support group are a mission support, civil engineering, communications and security forces squadrons.
The mission of the 514th Air Mobility Wing, an associate Reserve wing, is to recruit and train Air Force reservists for active duty and enhance our nation's air mobility capability. Augmentation by the 514th AMW's combat-ready personnel ensures full utilization of the active-duty 305th Airlift Wing's aircraft, maintenance and aerial port facilities. When required, the 514th can respond to any contingency, up to and including full mobilization to the Air Mobility Command.
The 514th AMW supports airlift, air-refueling, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation missions using the KC-10 Extender C-141B Starlifter.
The KC-10 aircrews of the 305 AMW and 514 AMW fly a total of 8.181 sorties each average busy day, 360 days per year. Approximately 1.667 sorties depart the base and proceed to other locations on Air Force-directed missions. About 20 percent of these sorties depart before 7:00 a.m. and 30 percent return after 10:00 p.m. The remaining 6.514 sorties are flown as pilot proficiency or air refueling training sorties that either depart the base and return the same day or remain in the McGuire AFB radar and tower controlled patterns. Approximately 1.247 of the average busy day training sorties are air refueling sorties on which only an arrival to a full stop landing is accomplished, 50 percent of which return after 10:00 p.m. Approximately 4.99 of the air refueling training sorties accomplish about one hour of pilot proficiency training at McGuire AFB after return the base and before termination, 40 percent of which terminate after 10:00 p.m. During this hour, about three radar patterns and approaches and two tower-controlled patterns are flown. Each day, approximately 0.278 pilot proficiency sortie is flown at the base. During this three-hour sortie, about nine radar patterns and approaches and six tower-controlled patterns are flown.
The C-141 aircrews of the 514 AMW fly 1.092 sorties each average busy day, 360 days per year. Approximately 0.145 sortie departs McGuire AFB and proceeds to other airfields on Air Force-directed missions each day. About 75 percent of these missions depart before 7:00 a.m. and return to the base after 10:00 p.m. The remaining 0.947 sorties are flown as training sorties. All these sorties are conducted during daytime hours. About 0.10 sortie departs McGuire AFB for airdrop training and returns to the base for either an instrument arrival (5 percent) or overhead pattern (95 percent) to a full stop landing. About 5 percent of the airdrop sorties terminate after 10:00 p.m. About 0.211 sortie per average busy day is flown as an air refueling trainer on which the aircrew departs McGuire AFB, conducts air refueling training, and returns to the base to a full stop landing. All air refueling training sorties depart after 7:00 a.m. and all but 5 percent are completed before 10:00 p.m. The remaining 0.636 average busy day sorties are pilot proficiency training sorties. Approximately 5 percent of the proficiency sorties (0.032 per day) depart McGuire AFB and proceed to another airfield to accomplish practice takeoffs, landings, and approaches and then return to McGuire AFB for a full stop landing. The remaining 0.604 pilot proficiency training sorties are flown at McGuire AFB. Approximately 8 radar- controlled instrument patterns and approaches and 4 tower-controlled patterns are accomplished on each 2.5-hour long sortie. All pilot proficiency sorties are accomplished between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
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