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136th Airlift Wing [136th AW]

The mission of the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, is to provide highly trained, equipped and motivated military forces for worldwide combat and peacetime tasking supporting our community, state and national interests.

On June 25, 1950, the North Korean army launched a surprise attack on South Korea. On June 26th, the U.N. Security Council condemned the invasion as aggression and ordered withdrawal of the invading forces. On June 27, President Harry S. Truman ordered air and naval units into action to enforce the U.N. order. The 136th Fighter Bomber Wing was formed to fight in Korea, and was made up of the 111th Fighter Squadron (FS) from the 147th Fighter Wing at Ellington Field, the 182nd FS from Brooks Air Force Base, and the 154th FS from Little Rock Arkansas. The 136th Fighter Bomber Wing "Inflicted more casualties upon enemy troops, destroyed more gun positions, supply dumps and boats than any other unit and did more damage to MIG-15's than any other fighter bomber outfit."

In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to realign Will Rogers AGS by distributing the 137th Airlift Wing's C-130H aircraft to the 136th Airlift Wing (ANG), NAS JRB Fort Worth (4 aircraft), and 139th Airlift Wing (ANG), Rosecrans Memorial Airport AGS, MO (4 aircraft). This realignment would create two larger C-130 squadrons at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (53) and Rosecrans Air Guard Station (114) from three under sized squadrons.

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