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AETC

IN PROFILE
by
Ann K. Hussey

Office of History and Research


Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command
Randolph AFB, Texas
May 2000
PREFACE
A work like this, covering over 58 years of the command's history, is a collabora-
tive effort. Most of the information from 1943 through 1974 came from an earlier work
compiled by Lloyd H. Cornett, Jr., and MSgt James H. McDermid and published by the
then-ATC History and Research Division entitled "Bases, Bosses, and Budgets of Air
Training Command 1943-1974." Information from 1942 and after 1974 came from the
command histories compiled by the current historians and our many predecessors.

Finding new photographs for this study led us to the collection of yearbooks and
class books maintained in the AETC History Office. These books provided photographic
insights into the various eras portrayed in this study. Including pictures from them gives
us glimpses into the past. Graphic artist Joe Beach from the Randolph Mulitmedia Center
created the artwork that graces this cover. We thank him for his time and talent in
adapting the design from the cover of a Barksdale Field yearbook, circa 1947.

We owe special thanks to Mrs Patricia E. Parrish, who took on the tremendous task
of laying out the entire study. She spent countless hours rearranging the data and fitting in
the pictures, adding immeasurably to the book's eye-catching appeal. Her work has
captured something of the spirit of AETC's past and has made this volume far better than
it otherwise would have been. Any errors of fact or interpretation are ours alone.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page ........................... . ......................................................................................
Preface ..........................................................................................................................
Table of Contents .........................................................................................................
List of Photographs ......................................................................................................
Prologue .......................................................................................................................
A Chronology of Organizational Changes in the HQs ..............................................
Key Personnel- HQ AETC........................................................................................
Commander .........................................................................................................
Vice Commander ..................................................................................................
Command Chief Master Sergeant .........................................................................
Director of Staff ....................................................................................................
Chaplain ................................................................................................................
Civil Engineer ............. . . ...................................................................................
. .
Communications and Information ......................................................................
Community College Affairs ..............................................................................
Comptroller ................. ... ...................................................................................
Education ............................................................................................................
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Flying Training .....................................................................................................
Historian ..................
.... ..................................................................................
Information Management ............................. ........................................................
Inspector General ..................................................................................................
Intelligence ...........................................................................................................
. .
Loglstlcs ...............................................................................................................
Office of Foreign Military Affairs ........................................................................
Operations ...........................................................................................................
Personnel ..............................................................................................................
Plans and Programs.............................................................................................
Public Affairs ........................................................................................................
..
Recruitmg .............................................................................................................
Safety ..................................................................................................................
Security Forces ...................................................................................................
Services .................................................................................................................
Staff Judge Advocate ........................... . .............................................................
Surgeon ...............................................................................................................
. .
Technical Traintng ................................................................................................
Current AETC Bases.......................... ..........................................................................
Altus AFB, Oklahoma ......................................................................................
. . . .
Columbus AFB, Mississippi .................................................................................
Goodfellow AFB, Texas ......................... . ..........................................................
. . . .
Keesler AFB, Mississippi .....................................................................................
Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned ............................................
Second Air Force ..................................................................................
Current AETC Bases (cont'd)
Lackland AFB. Texas ...........................................................................................
Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned ...........................................
59th Medical Wing ...............................................................................
Laughlin AFB, Texas........................................................................................
Little Rock AFB, Arkansas ............... . . ...........................................................
Luke AFB. Arizona .............................................................................................
Maxwell AFB, Alabama ............... . ....................................................................
Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned ........................................
Air University ........................................................................................
Randolph AFB, Texas ..........................................................................................
Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned ............................................
Air Education and Training Command ..................................................
Nineteenth Air Force .................. . . ...................................................
..
Air Force Recru~tlngService ................................................................
Sheppard AFB, Texas ...........................................................................................
Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned............................................
80th Flying Training Wing .....................................................................
Tyndall AFB, Florida .........................................................................................
Vance AFB, Oklahoma .........................................................................................
AETC Units on Other MAJCOM Bases ......................................................................
58th Special Operations Wing ....................
. . . ..... . . .........................................
336th Tralnlng Group .................... . ...................................................................
..
381st Tralnlng Group .......................... ..................................................................
Chronology of Organizational Changes in the Field ................................................
AETC Permanent Party Population ......................... . . ...............................................
. .
Tra~nlngProduction .....................................................................................................
Operating Budget- FY 50-FY99 ................................................................................
Status of Training Installations within AETC and Predecessor Commands ...............
LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS
1930s Flightline. Randolph Field. Texas ...................................................................
AAF Flying Training Command HQs in Fort Worth, Texas .......................................
Gen Yount and his subordinate commanders in AAF Training Command, 1943.......
AAF Training Command HQs at Barksdale ................................................................
Gunnery School at Tyndall Field ...............................................................................
ATC HQs at Scott AFB, 1949 ............................ . .....................................................
ATC HQs at Randolph AFB, 1957 ............................................................................
1950s Recruiting Poster ...............................................................................................
Nineteenth Air Force Stand Up, 1 Jul 93 ...................................................................
Randolph's aviation cadet complex as it appears in the 1990s ..................................
AETC Commanders .....................................................................................................
AETC Commander Chief Master Sergeant William A . Milligan ................................
Religious Activities at Randolph, 1955 ......................... . . .........................................
3510th Installations Group at Randolph, 1955 ............................................................
. .
Communications repairmen, 1950s .............................................................................
Tuskegee Airmen, Payday, 1944 .................... . ........................................................
CADRE students in wargaming exercise .....................................................................
MSgt Adrienne Dominic lectures at USAF Senior NCO Academy ............................
Training activities at Webb AFB, Texas, 1955.........................................................
Randolph Museum, mid-1950s .................................................................................
Administrative staff at Barksdale, 1947.......................................................................
Base supply, 1955 ........................................ ................................................................
Virgil I . Grissom, instructor pilot at Bryan AFB, Texas, early 1950s.........................
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Sep 43 ..................................................................
Public Affairs specialists on photographic assignment, 1955 .....................................
Recruiting advertisement in Saturday Evening Post, Feb 50 ....................................
351 1th Air Police Squadron, Randolph AFB, 1955 ..................................................
3510th USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, 1955 ............................................................
Morse code instruction in Chicago, 1943 ...................................................................
Cadet Day, Altus Field, Oklahoma, Class 44A .........................................................
Cadets in new olive drab uniform, Goodfellow Field, Class 42-F ..............................
OA-10 from emergency rescue school, Keesler Field, mid-1940s ..............................
Basic military training, Lackland Air Base, Texas, 1947............................................
Keith Ferris paint design on T-37 at Laughlin, 1991...................................................
Mechanics clean guns on F-80 at Luke AFB, early 1950s..........................................
..
OTS training at Lackland, 1960s .................................................................................
Randolph Field, 1929...............................................................................................
Randolph "Taj Mahal" completed, 1931...................................................................
Air controllers in tower at Tyndall Field, 1940s (top) .................................................
Reading weather information off teletype (middle) .....................................................
Launching weather balloon at Tyndall (bottom) .........................................................
First group of aviation cadets arrive at Enid Field, Oklahoma, Dec 41.......................
BT-13s line runway at Waco Army Air Field, Texas, 1940s .....................................
Survival training at Stead AFB, Nevada ......................................................................
PT-13 "Kaydets in ' .
flight .......................................................................................
Physical training at OCS. Miami Beach. Florida. 1942.............................................
T-6 at Perrin AFB. Texas. 1948-195 1 ................... . . . ............................................
B-25 advanced twin-engine trainer at Goodfellow AFB. Texas..................................
Two-story wooden barracks at Lubbock AFB. Texas. in the 1950s.........................
..
Altitude trainlng at Tyndall ........................................................................................
B-26 "Marauder" at Perrin AFB. Texas. 1951-1953 ...................................................
T-33 at Williams AFB. Arizona. Jun 49 ......................................................................
F-94C interceptor training at Moody AFB. Georgia. 1951-1959 ................................
Winners of first USAF gunnery meet at Las Vegas AFB. 1949 (top).........................
ROTC cadets in T-29 "Flying Classroom. " Harlingen AFB. Texas. Jul 53 (bottom) .
..
T-34A primary tra~nlng(top) .......................................................................................
HH-43B practices fire suppression techniques (bottom) .............................................
T-37 at Bainbridge Air Base. Georgia .....................................................................
Basic flying training at Laredo AFB. Texas. Class 62-G .................... . .................
Teletype operator training at F . E . Warren AFB. Wyoming ................... . . . ...........
Instructor goes over T-38 training mission with students............................................
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T-41 used in fl~ghtscreening program .........................................................................
TC-54D navigator trainer .............................................................................................
Gunter medical school graduates receive briefing at Wilford Hall ...........................
First female students enter flight screening at Hondo. Texas. Aug 76 ........................
Front gate at Craig AFB. Alabama ..............................................................................
Avionics training at Sheppard AFB. Texas ...............................................................
NATO flags on display at 80th Flying Training Wing headquarters .......... . ...........
Class 93-05. final SUNT graduates at Mather AFB. California. Apr 93 (top) ............
Last T-43 departs Mather. May 93 ..............................................................................
Technical training at Chanute Field. 1940s .................................................................
First T-1A "Jayhawk" at Reese AFB. Texas. Jan 92 ...................................................
82d Flying Training Wing inactivation ceremony. Williams AFB. 3 1 Mar 93...........
.
T-6 "Texan 11. the new joint primary trainer .........................................................
Preparing for final T-37 training mission at Reese AFB. 24 Jun 96............................
Students using missile procedures trainer at Vandenberg AFB. California. 1996 ......
Radar training at Boca Raton AAF. Florida. in the 1940s...........................................
Warrior Week at Lackland. Oct 99 (two photos) .....................................................
Scenes from flightline at Webb AFB. Texas ...............................................................
Aviation cadets wearing various uniforms from early World War I1..........................
Photography training at Lowry Field. Colorado. late 1930s.....................................
PROLOGUE
Born during the hurly-burly days of World War 11, Air Education and Training
Command (AETC) traces its lineage to 23 January 1942 when the Chief of the Army Air
Forces received authorization to establish the Army Air Corps Flying Training Command
in Washington, D.C., under the command of Maj Gen Barton K. Yount. The young
command had a single mission- flying training. On 15 March 1942, the organization
became the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command. A little over a year later, on
31 July 1943, that mission expanded to include military and technical training when the
Army Air Forces Technical Training Command merged with the Army Air Forces Flying
Training Command, and the War Department redesignated the organization as the Army
Air Forces Training Command (AAFTC). The merger created an organization with over
one million people assigned at over 600 training installations, including 375 devoted to
flying training.

Since those hectic years of World War 11, the men and women of AETC have
responded to the surges in training requirements brought about by the Korean War, the
war in Vietnam, the Cold War, and then adjusted to the periodic downsizing that a return
to peace always signaled. During these decades, AETC added and deleted various mis-
sions. It gained and then lost operational aircrew training in the 1950s only to have it
return in the 1990s. It picked up responsibility for recruiting in 1954. It also assumed
responsibility for the Air ForceS educational mission when Air University (AU) became
a part of ATC first between 1978 and 1983 and again in 1993 when AU was reassigned
to the command. As the new millennium dawns, the command is responsible for special,
continuing, and professional military education in addition to recruiting and basic
military, technical, and flying training.

This study focuses on the evolution of the command over the past three genera-
tions, the changes in organization and basing structure over the years, and the acquisition
of new missions and responsibilities. It lists the commanders of AETC and its predeces-
sor organizations, his staff, and the commanders of the various units in the field. The
study also contains population figures, budget data, and the number of students graduat-
ing from command courses over the years. Looking at the myriad changes that occurred
during the last 58 years, it is probably safe to assume that even more dramatic shifts lie
ahead.
A CHRONOLOGY OF
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES IN THE HQS
23 Jan 42 Air Education and Training Command (AETC) traces its lineage
to 23 Jan 42 when the War Department constituted and activated
the Air Corps Flying Training Command at Washington, D.C.
The photograph on page 2 shows the Gulf Coast Army Air Forces
Training Center a t Randolph Field, Texas, one of the major com-
ponents of the new flying training command.

15 Mar 42 The War Department redesignated the Air Corps Flying Training
Command as the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command
(AAFFTC).

16 Mar 42 The War Department approved General Yount's request to align his
staff under the general staff, or "G," organization. Those organizations
included Personnel, Intelligence, Operations, and Materiel. In addition,
the headquarters had seven special staff sections: Judge Advocate,
Inspector General, Finance, Ord-
nance, Signal, Medical, and Quarter-
master. A few months later a
Chemical Warfare section was
added.*

Apr 42 A Public Relations Office came into


existence.

1 Jul42 Army Air Forces Flying


T r a i n i n g Command moved its
headquarters from Washington,
D.C., to the Texas and Pacific
Railroad building (at right) in
Fort Worth, Texas.

*The first Staff Quartermaster was Maj Buford R. Nyquist, 1 Jul42. Two weeks later, on
15 Jul42, Maj Bernard Case became the first Signal chief and Maj William R. Huber, the
first Ordnance director. On 19 Oct 42, Maj Archbold R. Jones became the first chief of
the Chemical Warfare section. By 28 Jul 43, A-4, Materiel had absorbed the Chemical
Warfare, Ordnance, Signal, and Quartermaster functions. However, by Jan 48 Air Instal-
lations, Quartermaster, Ordnance, and Chemical were part of the special staff again until
the headquarters reorganization of Nov 48 when all four went under DCSIMateriel.
Shown above are Maj Gen Barton K. Yount, Commander, AAF Training Com-
mand, and his major subordinate commanders: (from left) Maj Gen ThomasJ.
Hanley, Jr., Eastern Flying Training Command; Maj Gen Jacob E. Fickel, Eastern
Technical Training Command; Maj Gen Gerald C. Brant, Central Flying Training
Command; Maj Gen John F. Curry, Western Technical Training Command; Maj
Gen Ralph P. Cousins, Western Flying Training Command; and Maj Gen Frederick
L. Martin, Central Technical Training Command.

8 Aug 42 At the direction of the War Department, the headquarters changed


from "G" staff designations to "A"staff.

G- 1 Personnel .............................. A- 1 Personnel


G-2 Intelligence ..................... ......... A-2 Intelligence
G-3 Operations .............................. 3 Operations
G-4 Materiel .................................... 4 Materiel

3 1 Ju143 The War Department inactivated Army Air Forces Technical Training
Command and transferred its mission to Army Air Forces Flying
Training Command. At the same time, the flying training command
was redesignated as Army Air Forces Training Command to show it
had responsibility for flying, technical, and basic military training.

28 Aug 43 The headquarters established a Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS) for Flying
Training and a DCS for Technical Training to supervise flying and
technical training activities. Both were dropped by Dec 45.
18 Oct 43 A Management Control Section came into existence, reporting to the
Chief of Staff. It had three units assigned: Organizational Planning,
Manpower, and Statistical.

10 Jul44 Within the headquarters, senior staff established a Deputy Commander


for Flexible Gunnery.

1 Aug 44 The headquarters established a Plans Section, reporting to the Chief of


Staff, to produce post-war plans.

28 Feb 46 Army Air Forces


Training Command
completed the transfer
of its headquarters
from Fort Worth t o
Barksdale Field,
Louisiana. At right is a
photo of the Barksdale
headquarters building.

1 Jul46 The War Department redesignated Army Air Forces Training Com-
mand as Air Training Command (ATC).

7 Oct 46 Air Installations became a special staff section, but by Nov 48 it was
again under DCSIMateriel.

1 Nov 46 Air Training Command inactivated its Flying and Technical Training
Commands and organized three major subordinate divisions: Flying
Training at Randolph Field, Texas; Technical Training at Scott Field,
Illinois: and Indoctrination in San Antonio.

21 Jun 48 The Budget and Fiscal Officer was given equal rank with other
members of the general staff and renamed Staff Comptroller.

12 Nov 48 The Chaplain position moved from A-1 and became a separate staff
section, with the title of Air Chaplain.
Turret Manipulation Instruction Turret Classroom Lecture Old-Type Shoulder Moving
Base Range
Student Firing Burst Burst Control Range

Aircraft Recognition Class Armament Ordnance Issuing Orientation


Calibre .50 Machine Gun Moving Range Base

On 16 Jun 41, the Southeast Air Corps Training Center assumed jurisdiction of the Air Corps
Gunnery School a t Tyndall Field, Florida. When the Training Department opened in Aug 41,
its initial task was instructor training. The first class of gunners began training in Feb 42.
During World W a r 11, thousands of aerial gunners received their silver wings from what
quickly became (be largest flexible gunnery school in AAF Training Command.
16 Nov 48 Throughout the Air Force the older "A" designations were dropped in
favor of the DCS designations:

A-1 Personnel DCSiPersonnel


A-2 Intelligence Absorbed by DCSIOperations
A-3 Operations DCSlOperations
A-4 Materiel DCSIMateriel (included Installations,
Quartermaster, and Ordnance functions)
A-5 Plans Absorbed by DCSIOperations
Staff Comptroller DCSlComptroller Office (included
Finance Office)

The newly created position of Deputy Commanding General, prede-


cessor of today's vice commander appeared in Air Training Command.

17 Oct 49 Air Training Command


completed the move of
its headquarters from
Barksdale to Scott
AFB, Illinois.

14 Nov 49 The position of Deputy Commanding General became Deputy Com-


manding General for Administration.

When ATC inactivated the Flying Training, Indoctrination, and


Technical Training Divisions, subordinate organizations which had
been established on 1 Nov 46, the functions returned to the
headquarters. Consequently, the ATC commanding general established
a Deputy Commanding General for Flying Training and a Deputy
Commanding General for Technical Training.

1 Apr 50 The headquarters established a Vice Commander position, replacing


Deputy Commanding General for Administration.

The ATC commander renamed his Deputy Commanding General for


Flying Training position as Deputy Commander, Flying.

Deputy Commanding General for Technical Training became Deputy


Commander, Technical.
In response to a major increase in aircraft accidents, the ATC
commander established a Director of Flight Safety and assigned the
position to DCSIOperations.

1 May 51 With the establishment of Flying Training Air Force at Waco, Texas,
HQ ATC closed its Deputy Commander, Flying office.

HQ ATC discontinued its Deputy Commander, Teclmical position


when it established Technical Training Air Force at Gulfport, Mississippi.

15 Oct 51 DCSProgramming established.

Jan-May 52 The Public Information Office became the Office of Information Services.

9 Jun 52 History moved from the Adjutant General's Office to the Office of
Information Services.

12 Aug 54 Established DCSlInstallations.

6 Dec 54 Reserve Affairs Officer position established; dissolved 9 May 55,

DCSlComptroller dropped "office" from its title.

1 Feb 55 DCSProgramming dissolved and became a part of DCSlOperations.

3 oct55 DCSlOperations was renamed DCSPlans and Operations.

1 Mar 56 DCSlManpower and Organization established; reduced to a directorate


on 15 Dec 58. This position was filled by Col James R. Nuzum, Jr.,
1 Mar 56 - 31 Mar 58; and Col John A. Rouse, 1 Apr 58 - 15 Dec 58.

1 Aug-30 Sep 57-HQ


ATC relocated from
Scott AFB, Illinois, to
Randolph APB, Texas,
moving into Building 900,
which originally sewed
as the aviation cadet
administration building.
1 Oct 57 Control of Scott AFB transferred from ATC to Military Air Transport
Command.

1 Nov 57 HQ ATC established a Directorate of Procurement, DCSIMateriel. It


replaced the Procurement and Production Division, Directorate of
Supply and Services, DCSIMateriel.

15 Dec 58 DCSIPlans and Operations renamed DCSIPlans, Programs, and


Operations Services.

With the inactivation of Flying Training and Technical Training Air


Forces, management of flying and technical training returned to HQ
ATC and its new DCSIFlying Training and DCSITechnical Training.

21 Apr 59 DCSIInstallations became DCSICivil Engineering.

8 Jul59 ATC inactivated the 3500th USAF Recruiting Wing. In its place, the
command activated HQ USAF Recruiting Service.

1 Oct 59 The Office of Information Services was replaced by the Office of


Information.

7 Jun61 The position of Adjutant General was replaced by the Director of


Administration.

DCSiFlying Training became DCSlOperations, and DCSIPlans, Pro-


grams, and Operations Services became DCSIPlans. Flying activities
fell under Operations as did the command post, weather, and operation
services. DCSIOperations transferred responsibility for monitoring
OTS and general military training to DCSITechnical Training.

1 Jul65 Headquarters USAF Recruiting Service moved to Randolph AFB.

30 Sep 66 DCSRlans set up a Military Assistance Program (MAP) Directorate

1 May 69 The History and Research Division realigned from the Office of
Information to the ATC Chief of Staff.

Feb 70 The Director of MAP became the Director of Military Assistance.

1 Oct 70 New office of the Senior Airman Advisor established.

15 Dec 70 The Office of Foreign Military Affairs was established. It replaced the
Military Assistance Directorate in DCSPlans.

1 Oct 71 Communications/Electronics Support Office established.


Here's an example of an Air Force recruiting poster from the 1950s.

1 Dec 71 In the headquarters, DCS/Logistics replaced DCSMateriel.

1 Mar 72 The USAF Recruiting Service commander gained a second title, that
of DCSRecruiting Service. This move saved several personnel
authorizations as the organization no longer needed its own comptrol-
ler, materiel, or personnel functions.

1 May 73 The President of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) was
also on the ATC staff as DCSICommunity College Affairs.
1 Mar 75 DCSICivil Engineering became DCSEngineering and Services.

15 Mar 75 The Security Police Directorate moved out of the Office of the
Inspector General and became a special staff activity.

1 Feb 76 At the direction of the ATC commander, DCSITechnical Training was


replaced by co-equal offices reporting directly to the commander- the
Assistant Chief of Staff for Technical Training Operations and
Assistant Chief of Staff for Technical Training Support.

Mar - Jul76 Some time during this four-month period, the title of the Senior
Airman Advisor was changed to Senior Enlisted Advisor.

1 Jun 76 Air Training Command closed its Office of Foreign Military Affairs
and, in its place, activated the Foreign Military Affairs Training
Group. The group reported to HQ ATC.

31 May 77 The ATC commander announced establishment of an Assistant for


Readiness as a special office reporting directly to him.

15 Aug 77 The headquarters reestablished the DCSITechnical Training, replacing


the offices of the Assistant Chiefs of Staff for Technical Training
Operations and Technical Training Support.

29 Mar 78 ATC established DCSEducation prior to the transfer of Air University


to the command.

15 May 78 ATC assumed command of Air University.

10 Jul78 ATC established a new Readiness Directorate within DCSRlans to


provide a single manager of disaster preparedness, command post
functions, and plans.

16 Aug 78 At the direction of the ATC commander, DCSICommunity College


Affairs ceased to exist. The DCS~Educationpicked up staff responsi-
bility for CCAF.

1 Oct 79 The Office of Information became the Office of Public Affairs,

1 Jun 83 Directorate of Data Automation, DCSIComptroller renamed as the


Directorate for Computer Resources, a special staff activity reporting
directly to the commander.

1 Jul 83 With the establishment of Air University as a separate command, ATC


eliminated its DCSEducation and created an Assistant Chief of Staff,
Commissioning Programs as part of the headquarters.
1 Oct 84 DCSlInformation Systems came into existence when the Computer
Resources and the Communications-Electronics Directorates merged.

16 Oct 86 DCSIInfomation Systems became DCSICommunications.

1 Jan 87 The Readiness Directorate transferred from DCSIPlans t o


DCSlOperations, and the latter was redesignated DCSIOperations and
Readiness.

16 Feb 87 The San Antonio Joint Military Medical Command activated. The
ATC Command Surgeon was dual-hatted as the JMMC commander.

1 Apr 87 DCSIPlans changed its name to DCSIPlans and Requirements.

DCSIRecruiting Service became DCS/Recruiting Service and Com-


missioning Program as ATC disestablished the Assistant Chief of
Staff, Commissioning Programs. Responsibility for the Air Force
Reserve Officer Training Corps and Officer Training School
transferred from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Commissioning
Programs to Recruiting Service's new directorate for commissioning
programs. The ATC commander realigned Community College of the
Air Force and the 3340th School Squadron (NCO Academy) under
DCSlTechnical Training.

8 Jun 87 In addition to its Foreign Military Affairs Training Group, ATC


established a Foreign Military Training Affairs Directorate under
DCSPlans and Requirements. The group commander was dual-hatted
as the chief of the directorate.

26 Jun 87 Two other functions related to foreign training (the Defense Language
Institute English Language Center and Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot
Training) became management responsibilities of DCSIPlans and
Requirements.

15 Oct 87 DCSIMedical Services and Training replaced the office of the ATC
Surgeon.

16 Feb 89 DCSICommunications changed its name to DCS/Comrnunications


Computer Systems.

1 Apr 89 The Director of Information Management replaced the Director of


Administration.

27 Jul90 A Commander3 Action Group went into operation in the head-


quarters.
1 Oct 90 The Air Force Security Assistance Training Group replaced the
Foreign Military Affairs Training Group. At the same time, the gi-oup
was realigned from DCSIPlans and Requirements to the ATC vice
commander.

The Security Police special staff activity was realigned as a directorate


under the Inspector General.

15 May 91 ATC established a Quality Council within the headquarters to oversee


and support quality implementation throughout the command.

1 Jul91 ATC established a Quality Improvement Office in the headquarters.

1 Sep 91 Morale, Welfare, and Recreation became a special staff activity. Prior
to that, it was part of DCSIPersonnel.

1 Oct 91 The San Antonio Joint Military Medical Command inactivated.

The DCS/Comptroller was renamed DCSiFinancial Management and


Comptroller.

1 Dec 91 DCSIOperations and Readiness became DCSIOperations.

1 Sep 92 The Air Force merged morale, welfare and recreation with services to
form a single organization known as morale, welfare, recreation and
services.

1 Feb 93 The Chief of Staff of the Air Force eliminated the position of chief of
staff and hence the title deputy chief of staff at the major command
level. Consequently, HQ ATC established an Executive Services
Division, which incorporated those fhnctions formerly under the Chief
of Staff. The title deputy chief of staff became director, and the
organizations became directorates.

With the merger of ATC and Air University, HQ USAF redesignated


Air Training Command as Air Education and Training Command
(AETC).

The Security Police function became a special staff activity.

AETC combined the plans and operations hnctions into a Directorate


of Plans and Operations.

1 Jan 94 Directorate of Morale, Welfare, Recreation, and Services became the


Directorate of Services.
Nineteenth Air Force stood up on 1 Jul 93. In the forefront, the AETC
commander, Gen Henry Viccellio, Jr., passes the flag to the Nineteenth Air Force
commander, Maj Gen Everett Pratt, Jr.

1 Mar 94 In a change that took place Air Force-wide, the civil engineering
function became civil engineer.

1 Apr 94 HQ USAF redesignated USAF Recruiting Service as Air Force


Recruiting Service.

13 Dec 94 Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller was changed to


Comptroller.

1 Apr 95 Director of Staff replaced Director of Executive Services.


1 May 96 Directorate of Communications and Information created with the
merger of the Directorates of Communications Computer Systems and
Information Management.

12 Dec 96 HQ AETC merged its management engineering and quality hnctions


to form the Quality and Management Innovation Flight
- which reported
to ~ ~ ~ i ~andl operations.-
a n s

1 Jan 97 AETC replaced the Directorate of Plans and Operations with a


Directorate of Plans and Programs and a Directorate of Operations.
The Directorate of Technical Training merged into the Directorate of
Operations.

1 Jul97 In a change that took place Air Force-wide, the Security Police became
known as Security Forces.

This picture shows Randolph Field's aviation cadet complex as it appeared in the
early 1990s. It is a part of the Randolph ARB historic district, which was added to
the National Register of Historic Places in Jul96.
Yount Hodges Cannon Harper Barcus Myers

AETC
Commanders
Smith Briggs

Burns Momyer Maddux Simler McBride McKee

Roberts Davis Ryan Iosue Shaud Oaks

Ne\rtun Hornburg
KEY PERSONNEL-HQ AETC
COMMANDER
Lt Gen Barton K . Yount ...........................................23 Jan 42 .26 Sep 45
Maj Gen James P . Hodges ............................................ 27 Sep 45 .12 Apr 46
Lt Gen John K . Cannon ...............................................13 Apr 46 .13 Oct 48
Lt Gen Robert W . Harper...........................................14 Oct 48 .30 Jun 54
Maj Gen Glenn 0. Barcus ................................................... 1 Jul 54 .25 Jul 54
Lt Gen Charles T . Myers ................................................ 26 Jul 54 .3 1 Jul 58
Lt Gen Frederic H . Smith, Jr ....................................... 1 Aug 58 .3 1 Jul 59
Lt Gen James E . Briggs ....................................................1 Aug 59 .3 1 Jul 63
Lt Gen Robert W . Burns ............................................ 1 Aug 63 .10 Aug 64
Lt Gen William W . Momyer ....................................... 11 Aug 64 .30 Jun 66
Lt Gen Sam Maddux, Jr ...............................................1 Jul 66 .3 1 Aug 70
Lt Gen George B. Simler ................................................. 1 Sep 70 .8 Sep 72
Lt Gen William V . McBride ......................................... 9 Sep 72 .3 1 Aug 74
Lt Gen George H . McKee ............................................ 1 Sep 74 .28 Aug 75
Gen John W . Roberts .................................................... 29 Aug 75 .3 1 Mar 79
Gen Bennie L . Davis ........................................................ 1 Apr 79 .28 Jul 81
Gen Thomas M. Ryan, Jr .............................................29 Jul 81 .22 Jun 83
Gen Andrew P . Iosue .....................................................23 Jun 83 .27 Aug 86
Lt Gen John A . Shau 8 Aug 86 .5 Jun 88
Lt Gen Robert C . Oa Jun 88 .24 Jun 90
Lt Gen Joseph W . Ashy ................................................. 25 Jun 90 .10 Dec 92
Gen Henry Viccellio, Jr ............................... . . . . . . . . . 11 Dec 92 .19 Jun 95
Gen Billy J . Boles .......................................................... 20 Jun 95 .16 Mar 97
Gen Lloyd W . Newton ................................................... 17 Mar 97 .21 Jun 00
Gen Hal M . Homburg ......................................................... 22 Jun 00 .Present

VICE COMMANDER
Deputy Commanding General
Maj Gen Robert W . Bums .......................................... 16 Nov 48 .13 Nov 49

Deputy Commanding General for Administration


Maj Gen Robert W . Bums ............................................ 14 Nov 49 .3 1 Mar 50
Vice Commander
Maj Gen Robert W . Bums ................................................1 Apr 50 .1 May 5 1
Maj Gen Kenneth P . McNaughton ................................... 1 Jun 51 .30 Jun 53
Maj Gen Glenn 0. Barcus .....................................................1 Jul 53 .1 Jul 54
Maj Gen Edward H . Underhill .......................................2 7 Jul 54 - 19 Apr 57
Maj Gen Henry R. Spicer ......................................... 20 Apr 57 - 30 Jun 57
Maj Gen Carl A . Brandt ............................................ 24 Aug 57 .15 Nov 60
Maj Gen Henry K . Mooney ........................................ 16 Nov 60 .3 1 Mar 65
Vice Commander (cont'd)
Maj Gen Nils 0. Ohman ........................ . . .....................1 Aug 65 .5 Jul 68
Maj Gen Leo F . Dusard ......................... . . ....................15 Jul 68 .30 Apr 70
Maj Gen Charles W . Carson, Jr..................................... 1 May 70 .30 Jun 70
Maj Gen John R. Murphy ..................................................1 Jul 70 .3 Nov 72
Maj Gen Felix M . Rogers ............................................... 4 Nov 72 - 22 Oct 73
Maj Gen Frank M. Madsen, Jr ........................................ 23 Oct 73 - 3 1 Jan 74
......
Maj Gen Alton D . Slay .................... ..............1 Feb 74 - 15 Aug 74
Maj Gen Robert W . Maloy .......................................... 16 Aug 74 - 3 1 Aug 75
Maj Gen Lany M. Killpack .............................................. 1 Sep 75 - 1 Aug 77
Maj Gen Evan W. Rosencrans .....................................15 Aug 77 - 1 1 Mar 79
Maj Gen Charles G . Cleveland ......................................12 Mar 79 - 23 Jul 81
Maj Gen William P . Acker ......................................... 24 Jul 81 - 15 Jun 83
Maj Gen James P . Smothermon ............. . ...................14 Jun 83 - 16 Jul 85
Maj Gen Charles R . Hamm .................... . ..................17 Jul 85 - 3 1 May 87
Maj Gen Thomas A . Baker ......................... . . ...............1 Jun 87 - 23 Oct 88
Maj Gen Robert S. Delligatti ................................... 24 Oct 88 - 16 Aug 91
Lt Gen Eugene E. Hahiger ................. . . ................ 17 Aug 91 - 22 Apr 95
Lt Gen Billy J . Boles................................................... 23 Apr 95 - 19 Jun 95
Lt Gen John C . Griffith ................................ . . ......2 0 Jun 95 - 11 Mar 98
Lt Gen David W . McIlvoy ................................................. 12 Mar 98 - Present

CMSgt William A . Milligan. AETC's newest Command Chief Master


Sergeant. checks out a photographic display of his predecessors .
COMMAND CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT*
Senior Airman Advisor
CMSgt Leonard M . Trent ................................................ 1 Oct 70 .25 Sep 71
CMSgt Thomas N . Barnes .......................................... 26 Sep 71 .30 Sep 73
CMSgt Thomas F . Silk ................................................. 7 Dec 73 .29 Aug 75
15 Nov 75 .Jul 76
CMSgt Brian Bullen ............................................................
Senior Enlisted Advisor
CMSgt Brian Bullen ........................................................ 1 76 .3 1 Mar 79
CMSgt Emory W . Walker .......................................... 15 May 79 .10 Jan 82
CMSgt Frank T . Guidas, Jr ......................................... 11 Jan 82 .14 Jul 83
CMSgt Robert W . Carter ...............................................15 Jul 83 .3 1 Oct 85
CMSgt J . C . Riley .......................................................... 1 Nov 85 .17 Nov 86
CMSgt Bobby G . Renfroe ..................... . .................. 18 Nov 86 .28 Feb 91
CMSgt George T . Moriarty ........................................... 1 Mar 91 .18 Mar 93
CMSgt Thomas H . Sanford ...................................... 19 Mar 93 .17 Nov 95
CMSgt Annette Barber ..................................................... 18 Nov 95 .8 Jul 96
Vacant .............................................................................. 9 Jul 96 .24 Oct 96
CMSgt Kenneth E . Hair ................................ ..... . . . . . . . .25 Oct 96 .3 1 Oct 98
Command Chief Master Sergeant
CMSgt Kenneth E . Hair .................................................1 Nov 98 .21 Jan 00
CMSgt William A . Milligan ..............................................28 Feb 00 .Present

DIRECTOR OF STAFF
Chief of Staff
Maj Gen Walter F . Kraus ............................................. 19 Mar 42 .7 May 44
Brig Gen William Welsh ................................................ 8 May 44 .15 Sep 44
Brig Gen Kenneth P . McNaughton .............................. 16 Sep 44- 1 1 May 45
Maj Gen Walter F . Kraus ................
....... .................12 May 45 .6 Dec 45
Brig Gen James F. Powell .................................................7 Dec 45 .6 Mar 46
Col Isaiah Davies ............................................................7 Mar 46 .14 Apr 46
Brig Gen A . C. Kincaid ............................................ 15 Apr 46 .16 Aug 48
Col Isaiah Davies ........................................................ 17 Aug 48 .27 Oct 49
Brig Gen Charles H . Caldwell ....................................... 28 Oct 49 .4 Apr 50
Col James H . Davies ................................................ 5 Apr 50 .12 Aug 51
Brig Gen Augustus M . Minton .................................. 13 Aug 51 .30 Aug 54
Brig Gen Frank H . Robinson ......................................... 31 Aug 54 .22 Jan 56

"Prior to Sep 70. the position functioned as the Executive Assistant reporting to the Chief
of Staff. On 1 Oct 70. ATC designated the function as the Senior Airman Advisor.
continuing to report to the Chief of Staff. In Apr 71 the ATC commander aligned the
position to report directly to him . Sometime between Mar and Jul 76. the name changed
to Senior Enlisted Advisor . The most recent change occurred 1 Nov 98 when the Senior
Enlisted Advisor became the Command Chief Master Sergeant.
Chief of Staff (cont'd)
Brig Gen Henry R . Spicer ............................................. 23 Jan 56 .26 Jun 57
Brig Gen Thomas E . Moore .................... . . ............ 27 Jun 57 .30 Jul 59
.
Brig Gen Dwight 0 Monteith ............................. . . .....31 Jul 59 .15 Aug 61
Brig Gen John A . Hilger ................................................ 16 Aug 61 .1 Jul 64
Col Edward H . Nigro ......................................................... 2 Jul 64 - 3 1 Jul 65
Brig Gen Philip H . Greasley .............................................. 1 Sep 65 - 9 Jan 67
Brig Gen John M . McNabb ........................................... 10 Jan 67 - 3 1 Jul 67
Brig Gen Lester F . Miller ........................ . . . . . . . . . .1 Aug 67 - 10 Jul 68
Brig Gen Frank Madsen, Jr....................................... 11 Jul 68 - 30 Jul 69
Brig Gen John R . Dyas ...................................................31 Jul 69 - 30 Jun 71
Brig Gen Michael C . McCarthy .......................................1 Jul 71 - 25 Feb 72
Brig Gen August F . Taute .......................... . . ............... Mar 72 - 14 Jun 72
Brig Gen Charles G . Cleveland .................................... 15 Jun 72 - 3 1 Jan 74
Brig Gen Stanley M . Urnstead, Jr................................ 1 Feb 74 - 26 May 75
Col Francis R . Nealon ...........................................27 May 75 - 26 Aug 75
Col Charles A . Lysaght ................... .. ........................ 27 Aug 75 - 26 Jul 81
Col Donald E . Schick, Jr ........................ . . ...................27 Jul 81 - 1 Jul 83
Col William J . Porter ....................................................... 1 Aug 83 - 17 Jan 85
Col Edward A . McLaughlin .......................................... 18 Jan 85 - 23 Sep 87
Col James A . Maxwell, Jr ............................................ 24 Sep 87 - 15 Jul 90
Col Danny Piper ......................................................... 16 Jul 90 - 26 Sep 90
Col Lee R . Heiser .................................................... 27 Sep 90 - 3 1 Jan 93
Director of Executive Sewices
Col Lee R. Heiser...........................
. ......................... I Feb 93 - 30 Jun 93
Col Richard H . White .................... ........................... 1 Jul 93 - 31 Mar 95
Director of Staff
Col Richard H . White .................... . . .........................1 Apr 95 - 28 Sep 95
Col Stanley G . Weir ........................................................ 29 Sep 95 - May 97
Col Gary L . Lindner ..........................................................May 97 - 30 Jun 98
Col John R. DiPiero ........................................................ 1 Jul 98 - 30 Jun 00
Col Eric J . Rosborg ......................................................... 1 Jul 00 - Present

CHAPLAIN
Col Paul C. Potter ...................... . . ................................. VJ Day .2 Sep 46
Col Roy F . Reynolds ........................................................... 3 Sep 46 .8 Jan 47
Col Glenn J . Witherspoon ................... ...........................9 Jan 47 .22 Dec 52
Col Terence P. Finnegan ................... . . .......................23 Dec 52 - 7 Jul 53
Lt Col Russell L . Blaisdale ...................... . . . . ..........8 Jul 53 - 15 Aug 53
Col P . P . Pierce ............................ ...............................16 Aug 53 - 10 Aug 54
Lt Col Edwin R . Chess ................................................. 11 Aug 54 - 7 Sep 54
Col John F . Daniels ................. . . . . ........................... 8 Sep 54 - 30 Jun 58
Col Leroy R. Priest .........................................................1 Jul 58 - 29 Apr 62
These pictures were taken from the 1955 Randolph Yearbook.
Chaplain (cont'd)
Col Roland C. Reny .................................................. 30 Apr 62 - 12 May 65
Col George S. Wilson .................................................. 15 Jun 65 - 3 1 Jan 67
Col Earl W . Minor ....................... . . ...........................1 Feb 67 - 2 Mar 69
Col Thomas C. Hanlon ................... . . ......................3 Mar 69 - 30 Apr 71
Col Earl W . Minor ..........................................................3 May 71 - 10 Jul 74
Col Norman G . Metsy .................................................. 11 Jul 74 - 16 Feb 79
Col Joseph F . Stuller ..................................................20 Mar 79 - 3 1 Mar 83
Col William D . Franks ................................................. 30 Jun 83 - 30 Sep 86
Col Donald C . Ofsdahl ....................................................1 Oct 86 - 31 Jan 88
Col Robert L. Browning ............................... ....................Feb 88 - 1 Mar 91
Col Henry C . Irving (Acting)...................................... 2 Mar 91 - 28 Jun 91
Col Thomas R . Bush ...................................................... 29 Jun 91 - 14 Aug 94
Col Robert S. Leeds .......................... . ......................15 Aug 94 - 25 Jul 97
Col Lorraine K . Potter .............................................. 27 Aug 97 - 22 Jul 99
Col Charles C . Baldwin ....................... . . ........................23 Jul 99 - Present

CIVIL ENGINEER
DCS/Installations
Col Robert F . Schirmer ................................................ 12 Aug 54 .22 Jun 58
Col Samuel R . Young .................................................... 23 Jun 58 .11 Mar 59
Col Oran 0. Price .......................... .
. .......................12 Mar 59 .20 Apr 59
DCSICivil Engineering
Col Oran 0. Price ............................................................. 21 Apr 59 - Jun 60
Col Wayne E . Dunn (Acting) ............................................. Jun 60 - 12 Jul 60
Col Melvin T . Edmonds ................................................. 3 Jul 60 - 9 Aug 65
Col James A . Dusenbury ............... . . ..................... 1 Aug 65 - 20 Jul 67
Brig Gen Henry J . Stehling ............................................... 21 Jul 67 - 9 Apr 69
Col Lawrence E . Alexander, Jr .. ..
........................... .. 10 Apr 69 - 12 Jul 70
Col W . E . Campbell .......................................................... 13 Jul 70 - 3 1 Jul 73
Col Charles W . Lamb ................................................... Aug 73 - 28 Feb 75

DCSlEngineering and Sewices


Col Charles W . Lamb ..................................................... 1 Mar 75 .24 Nov 76
Col Elo Mussetto ....................................................... 26 Nov 76 .14 Sep 78
Col Melvin G . Alkire ................................................... 15 Sep 78 .30 Mar 81
Col Herbert D . Paul ....................................................... 3 1 Mar 81 .30 Jun 86
Col Francis A . DeMartino ............................................. 1 Jul 86 .25 May 88
Col Evans T . Parker .............................................. 26 May 88 .3 1 Jul 90
Col Russell J . Powers ....................... . .........................1 Aug 90 .3 1 Dec 91

DC§/Civil Engineering
Col Russell J . Powers ...................................................... 1 Jan 92 .3 1 Jan 93
These 1955 snapshots show welders, carpenters, engineers, painters, and electricians at
work in the 3510th Installations Group at Randolph AFB.

23
Director. Civil Engineering
Col Russell J . Powers ......................................................
1 Feb 93 .28 Feb 94

Civil Engineer
Col Russell J . Powers ................... . ................................1 Mar 94 .4 Mar 94
Col Todd I . Stewart .................................................... 5 Mar 94 .2 Jun 95
Brig Gen David M . Cannan .................................... .. 3 Jun 95 .28 Nov 99
Col Russell L . Gilbert .................................................... 29 Nov 99 .Present

COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION


Communication/Electronic Support Office
Maj Aubrey J . Jackson ................................................... 1 Oct 71 .22 Oct 71
Col Paul J . Johnston ....................... .
. ............................23 Oct 71 .3 Jun 74
Col John M . Monk, Jr ................................................... 12 Jun 74 .30 May 80
Col Walter W . Miller ....................................................
31 May 80 .19 Apr 82
Col Harold M . Donath. Jr .......................................... 20 JUII82 .3 1 May 83

Computer Resources
Col Harold M . Donath. Jr ............................................. 1 Jun 83 - Aug 84
Col Theodore E . Vitori .................................................. Aug 84 - 30 Sep 84

DCSIInformation Systems
Col Theodore E . Vitori ........................................................
1 Oct 84 .1 Jul 85
Col Kenneth R. Reiff .........................................................
2 Jul 85 .15 Oct 86

DCSICommunications
Col Kenneth R . Reiff ......................................................
16 Oct 86 .18 Jun 87
Col Jan P . Huggins ...................................................... 19 Jun 87 .15 Feb 89

DCSICommunications Computer Systems


Col Jan P . Huggins .......................................................16 Feb 89 .23 Aug 90
Col Robert M . Chaplin ..................................................24 Aug 90 .3 1 Jan 93

Director. Communications Computer Systems


Col Robert M . Chaplin ........................................................... 1 Feb 93 .Jan 94
Col E . Asklind .................
.................................................. Jan 94 .Jun 94
Col Anthony W . Bell. Jr ..................................................... Jun 94 .30 Apr 96

Direstor. Communications and Information


Col Anthony W . Bell. Jr ............................................ 1 May 96 - 10 Apr 97
Col Henry J . Daries .................................................... 11 Apr 97 .30 Sep 99
Col Dan M . Goad ................................................................1 Oct 99 .Present
As this 1955 Randolph yearbook shows, communications repairmen keep the
base telephones on line.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFFAIRS*

Community College of the Air Force


1 Apr 72 - 30 Apr 73
Col John L. Phipps ...........................................................

Community College Affairs


Col John L. Phipps .........................................................
1 May 73 - 3 1 Aug 75
Col Lyle D. Kaapke ................................................... 1 Sep 75 - 16 Aug 78

*Effective 1 May 73, ATC dual hatted the CCAF commander as DCS/Community
College Affairs. On 16 Aug 78, the ATC commander, Gen John W. Roberts, decided to
align the headquarters staff responsibility for CCAF to the new DCSIEducation.
The concept of direct deposit
was unheard of in World War
11. Instead, cadets, like these
a t the Tuskegee Institute pilot
training school, stood in line to
pick up their money on pay
day. (Photo from "A Picture
Book of Flying Training
Activities," Division of Aero-
nautics, Tuskegee Institute,
May 44.)

COMPTROLLER
Finance Officer
Capt Cloyd A. Hays .................................................... 1 Jul 42 - 27 Sep 42

Budget and Fiscal Officer*


Col Walter S. Lee .......................... L............................28 Sep 42 - Unknown
Lt Col Cloyd A. Hays .....................................................Unknown - 2 May 46
Col Joseph L. Stromme .............................................. 3 May 46 - 20 Jun 48

Staff Comptroller
Col Joseph L. Stromme .............................................. 21 Jun 48 - 15 Nov 48

DCSICornptroller
Col Joseph L. Stromme .................................................16 Nov 48 - 3 1 Jan 49
Col Castle H. Farish .........................................................
1 Feb 49 - 30 Apr 53
Col Jerome P. Dufour .................... . .......................... 1 May 53 - 6 Jul 53
Col Victor H. King...................................................... 6 Jul 53 - 16 May 55
Col Joseph C. Stancook ............................................... 17 May 55 - 4 Aug 55
Col George H. Krieger ................. . . . ............................
5 Aug 55 - 8 Jul 60

"Between Sep 42 and Nov 48, Finance & Budget and Fiscal Offices were separate
functions. They merged into DCS/Comptroller in the Nov 48 headquarters reorganization.
DCS/Comptroller (cont'd)
Col Bertram H . Witham. Jr .......................... . . .....................8 Jul 60 .Jan 61
Col John F . Batjer Jan 61 .31 Jul 63
Col Wilford C. Dom ................................................... 1 Aug 63 .19 Aug 64
Brig Gen George H . Krieger .............. . .....................20 Aug 64 .3 1 Aug 66
Col Jerome P . Dufour ....................................................... 1 Sep 66 .29 Jun 69
Col Oliver W . Little (Acting) ........................................ 30 Jun 69 .23 Jul 69
Col Daniel H . Bull .........................................................24 Jul 69 .14 Jun 71
Col R . A . ODonnell .......................................................15 Jun 71 .30 Sep 74
Col Joseph W. Dodds ...................................................... 1 Oct 74 .14 May 76
Col H . G . Roth (Acting) .................. . .........................15 May 76 .27 Jul 76
Col Roy K . Baliles ...........................................................
28 Jul 76 .28 Jun 79
Col Robert B . Black ........................................................ 29 Jun 79 .14 Jul 81
Col Mark J . Worrick ........................ . . ............................15 Jul 81 .27 Jul 83
Col Thomas D . Scanton ..................................................28 Jul 83 .30 Jun 86
Col Charles K . Crawford ............................................... 21 Jul 86 .29 Jun 90
Col E . C . Smith ....................
. ................................30 Jun 90 .30 Sep 91
DCSlFinancial Management & Comptroller
Col E . C. Smith .................................................................... 1 Oct 91 .Jun 92
Brig Gen Dennis R . Samic.................................................... Jul 92 .3 1 Jan 93

Director. Financial Management & Comptroller


Brig Gen Dennis R . Samic............................................ 1 Feb 93 .12 Dec 94

Comptroller
Brig Gen Dennis R . Samic................................................ 13 Dec 94 .9 Jul 95
.
Brig Gen Rodney W Wood ........................................... 10 Jul 95 .30 Jun 98
Col J . Robert Adams ......................... . .................................
1 Jul 98 .Present

On 3 Jan 83. Air University


established t h e Center f o r
Aerospace Doctrine. Research.
and Education (CADRE) At .
left. CADRE students take
part in a wargaming exercise .
EDUCATION*
DCSlEducation
Col Bobby G. Waddle ..................................................29 Mar 78 - 30 Jun 83

Director, Education
Lt Gen Jay W. Kelley ..................................................... 1 Jul93 - 30 Sep 96
Lt Gen Joseph J. Redden ................................................1 Oct 96 - 20 Jun 99
Lt Gen Lance W. Lord ....................................................21 Jun 99 - Present

MSgt Adrienne Dominic lectures to students at the USAF Senior NCO


Academy, Gunter AFS, Alabama.

*DCS/Education was created on 29 Mar 78 in preparation for AU's reassignment to ATC.


The function ceased to exist when, on 1 Jul 83, HQ USAF returned AU to major
command status. Along with this change, ATC established an Assistant Chief of Staff for
Commissioning Programs (Col Bobhy G. Waddle, 1 Jul 83 - 30 Sep 85; Col William D.
Reese, 1 Oct 85 - 1 Apr 87). HQ ATC disestablished the organization on 1 Apr 87 and
transferred its responsibilities to Recruiting Service and Commissioning Programs. Ten
years later HQ USAF again merged AU with ATC and redesignated the command as Air
Education and Training Command. This time around, the AU commander retained policy
development responsibilities as Director of Education on the AETC staff.
'The ieint bs* ,...-
b e ; ! rr~ndej
:
! '

These snapshots were taken from a Webb AFB, Texas, yearbook published in 1955.
FLYING TRAINING
DCSlFlying Training
Brig Gen William W . Welsh ...................................... 28 Jul 43 .7 May 44
Col H . T . Morrison .................................................. ca May 44 .ca Dec 45*

Deputy Commanding General Flying Training


Maj Gen Charles C . Chauncey ............................. 1 4 Nov 49 .3 1 Mar 50

Deputy Commander Flying Training


Maj Gen Charles C . Chauncey .........................................1 Apr 50 .1 May 51

DCSlFlying Training
Brig Gen Sam Maddux. Jr ............................................ 15 Dec 58 .25 Aug 59
Col Stanton T . Smith. Jr .............................................26 Aug 59 .30 Jun 62
Col Clifford J . Heflin ........................................................
1 Jul 62 .13 Aug 63
Maj Gen Neil D . Van Sickle. Jr ..................................... 12 Feb 65 .28 Feb 65

HISTORIAN
Historical Section (A-2)
Maj A . V . House. Jr ........................
. .................................. Dec 43 - ca 45
Maj Merritt M. Chambers ............................................................. ca 45 - ca 46
Capt W . H . Dusenbeny ...............................................................
ca 46 - Oct 46
Capt William H . Burke ........................................................
0 46 - Unknown

Historical Division. Adjutant General (effective 16 Nov 48)


Irving Ripps .....................
...................................................
ca 48 .8 Jun 52

Historical Division. Office of Information Services


.
Irving Ripps ........................... .
...................................
9 Jun 52 .ca Fall 54
William R . Porreno ..................................................
ca Spring 55 .30 Apr 69t

History and Research Division. Chief of Staff


William R . Porretto ............ . ......................................... 1 May 69 .Sep 73
Lloyd H . Cornett. Jr ................................................................
Sep 73 .Nov 7 4
Warren A . Trest ...................... . . ........................................Jan 75 .Dec 79
David W . Shircliffe ................................................................
e b 80 .2 Jan 88
Thomas A . Manning ........................................................... 3 1 Jan 88 .Present

"This represents the date that the flying commands in the field were consolidated into
one .

?The history function was placed under the Office of the Executive. which later merged
into the Chief of Staff function .
In 1955 visitors could get a glimpse of the past at the Randolph Museum .

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Adjutant General
Col Walter F . Kraus (Acting) ..................................... . . . Jan 42 .15 Feb 42
Lt Col Frank Milani ...................................................... 16 Feb 42 .3 1 Mar 42
Col J . Huntington Hills .................................................. 1 Apr 42 .Unknown
Col Phillip Doddridge .................................................. 14 Aug 45 .30 Aug 45
Col James W . Porter ..................................................... 3 1 Aug 45 .18 Mar 46
Col Charles M . Seebach............................................... 19 Mar 46 .16 Jan 49
Lt Col Douglas R . LeMaster .......................................... 17 Jan 49 .26 Nov 5 1
Lt Col John F . Concannon ............................... .......... 27 Nov 51 .7 Nov 52
Lt Col Chester R . Keown .................... . . . . .................8 Nov 52 .1 Aug 53
Lt Col Adolar R . Buntjer ........................................... 2 Aug 53 .8 Oct 53
Lt Col F . T . Butler ..........................................................9 Oct 53 .14 Mar 55
Maj Robert A . Schaaf ...................................................... 18 Mar 55 .Apr 6 1
Lt Col William P . Hall (Acting) . A 61 .31 May 61
Director of Administration
Lt Col William P . Hall (Acting) . 1 Jun 6 1 - 3 1 Jul61
Lt Col John R . Wyatt .............1 Aug 61 .30 Mar 65
Col Neywood H . Roberdeau ....31 Mar 65 .1 Jun 67
Col Rollin W . Winingham ......16 Jun 67 .31 Oct 68
Col Edward L . Jones ................1 Nov 68 .30 Jan 70
Col Howard E . Reed ................1 Feb 70 .3 1 Dec 71
Col Euin N . Guinn ...................1 Jan 72 .3 1 Dec 73
Col David H . Buss ......................1 Jan 74 .3 1 Jul7 5
Col Douglas S. Weart .............1 Aug 75 .3 1 Jul7 9
Col Philip T . Roberts .............1 Aug 79 .30 Nov 87
Col Frederick P . Hallsworth .... 1 Dec 87 .31 Mar 89

Information Management
Col Frederick P . Hallsworth .....1 Apr 89 .23 Sep 90
Col Lawrence F . Monsour .....24 Sep 90 .16 Aug 92
Col Joan W . Blankenbeker ...17 Aug 92 .1 May 96*

Before electric typewriters and computers. it


took a large administrative staff to support
operations at HQ ATC. (Photo taken from
Barksdale AFB. Louisiana. Yearbook. 1947)

INSPECTOR GENERAL
Col Lawrence W . McIntosh ................ . ................. 7 Dec 42 .ca 30 Mar 43
Col Thomas S. Powers ...................................... 3 1 Mar 43 .ca 23 Nov 43
Brig Gen Charles W . Sullivan ..................................... 24 Nov 43 .12 Nov 46
Col John J . Morrow ......................... . ..................... 19 Nov 46 .6 Oct 48
Col Ray A . Dunn ................................ . ...................7 Oct 48 .13 Apr 49
Col George W . Pardy ........................ . . .....................14 Apr 49 .21 Jun 49
Col Alexander R. MacMillan ..................... . ...................22 Jun 49 .Apr 51
Col George 0. Bond (Acting) ............ . . ................. 7 May 5 1 .27 Aug 5 1
Brig Gen Carl B . McDaniel .......................................... 28 Aug 51 .10 Oct 53
Col J . R. Ulricson .......................................................... 11 Oct 53 .Unknown
Brig Gen F. H . Robinson ................................ In place 30 Jun 54 .30 Aug 54
Brig Gen Henry I . Spicer .................................................... 3 1 Aug 54 .Jan 56
Brig Gen James E . Roberts ..........................................23 Jan 56 .30 May 58
Brig Gen Sam Maddux, Jr ........................ . .............. 1 Jun 58 .14 Dec 58

*On 1 May 96. Information Management combined with Command. Control. Com-
munications and Computer Systems to create the Directorate of Communications and
Information .
Inspector General (cont'd)
Col Clair L . Wood .................... . . ........................... 23 Dec 58 .25 Aug 59
Col Dross Ellis ................................................................... 26 Aug 59 .Oct 61
Col John K . Brown, Jr ..................... . ................................. 0 61 .Jun 63
Col Jack W . Saunders ................................................. 14 Aug 63 .11 Dec 66
Col Malcom E . Norton ........................ . . ....................12 Dec 66 .3 1 Jul 67
Col Clarence A . Martin, Jr ............................................. 1 Aug 67 .3 1 Jan 70
Col Robert 0 . Fricks ...................................................... 1 Feb 70 .1 Feb 71
Col William S.Neighbors ................... . . .......................... Feb 71 .May 71
Col James L . Stewart ......................................................... May 71 .30 Jun 71
Maj Gen Jones E . Bolt ....................... . . . ......................1 Jul 71 .30 Jun 73
Col Paul B . Monroe ...................................................... I Jul 73 .26 Aug 73

..
Brig Gen Stanley M . Umstead, Jr ..................... . ..........27 Aug 73 .1 Feb 74
.
Col Robert B Tanguy .......................... . . ..................... 19 Feb 74 .8 Jul 74
Brig Gen Cecil E . Fox....................................................... 9 Jul 74 .3 Aug 75
Brig Gen Andrew Pringle, Jr ............................. . . ..... Aug 75 .30 Dec 76
Col Jack E . Tullett .............................................................. 3 1 Dec 76 .1977
Brig Gen John P . Rollston ............................ . . . ................1977 .8 Mar 79
Brig Gen Horace W . Miller ............................................ 9 Mar 79 .28 Jul 80
Col Jesse W . Campbell ........................................................ 29 Jul 80 .1981
Col Robert M . Alexander IIL ................ . ...........................1981 .29 Nov 83
Col Richard E . Hearne ....................... . . .................... 30 Nov 83 .29 Nov 84
Col Albert A . Gagliardi, Jr .................................. ..... . 30 Nov 84 .12 Sep 85
Col John E . Jackson ........................................................ 13 Sep 85 .2 Jul 86
Col Jeffrey T . Ellis* ....................................................... 3 Jul 86 .11 Jan 87
Col James P . Ulm ............................................................. 12 Jan 87 .8 Dec 87
Col James W . Bradford (Acting) ........................................ u n 63 .13 Aug 63
Brig Gen Albert A . Gagliardi, Jr ...................................... 9 Dec 87 .21 Feb 90
Brig Gen Chambers R . Carr, Jr ........................... ...... 22 Feb 90 .1 Mar 91
Col Donald L . Peterson ............................................... 2 Mar 91 .3 1 Jul 91
Col Willard Grosvenor ...................... .... ......................... 1 Aug 91 .Aug 94
Col Michael G . Lee ............................ . . ..........................Aug 94 .17 Aug 95
Col William L . Reynolds ..................... . ......................15 Oct 95 .30 Sep 98
Col Jerome P . Palanuk .......................................1 Oct 98 .10 Mar 99 (acting)
Col Jerome P . Palanuk ..................................................11 Mar 99 .19 Oct 99
Brig Gen (Sel) Dan R . Goodrich ....................................... . Oct 99 .Present

INTELLIGENCE
A-2 (Intelligence)
Col Hany A . Johnson? ....................................................
28 Jan 42 .5 Feb 42

*Colonel Ellis became DCSIOperations on 18 Dec 86. but he served in a dual hatted
capacity as Inspector General until his replacement arrived on 12 Jan 87.
?Colonel Johnson was temporarily dual-hatted as both A-2 and A.3 .
Intelligence (cont'd)
Capt E . T . Sims ........................................................... 6 Feb 42 .26 Mar 42
Col Ralph F . Stearley .................................................. 27 Mar 42 .12 Jul 42
Col William H . Beatty ..................................................... 13 Jul 42 .Unknown
Col Lawrence W . McIntosh ................ . . ..............ca 4 Dec 43 .Unknown
Col E . T . Sims ................................................................
ca Dec 44 .Unknown
Col William G . Workman ..................................... Unknown .16 Nov 48*

LOGISTICS
A-4 (Materiel)
Lt Col R . M . Webster ....................................................... Jan 42 - 10 May 42
Col Walter S. Lee ................. . .................................. 11 May 42 - Unknown
Col Byron T . Burt, Jr ......................................................... 1945 - 10 Dec 47
Col Castex P. Connor ................................................... 1 1 Dec 47 - 15 Nov 48

DCSNateriel
Col Castex P . Connor .................. . ............................. 16 Nov 48 .14 Jul 52
Col Francis X . Purcell ..................................................... 6 Jul 52 .2 Oct 53
Col Kenneth A . Cavenah .............................................. 3 Oct 53 .23 May 55
Col William E . Davis, Jr ......................... .
. ......... 2 4 May 55 .10 Jul 55
Col Henry S. Monroe .......................................................... 11 Jul 55 .May 60
Col Adam K . Breckenridge ...................................... 2 4 Jun 60 .14 Jul 63
Brig Gen John A . Pechuls ........................................ 15 Jul 63 -3 1 May 66
Col James W . Little ..................... . ....... 1 Jun 66 .16 Jun 68
Col Joseph E . Payne .........................................................
17 Jun 68 .4 Aug 68
Maj Gen Elbert Helton ................................................ 5 Aug 68 .26 Feb 69
Brig Gen Harmon E . Bums ......................................... 27 Feb 69 .30 Jun 69
Brig Gen Michael C . McCarthy ........................................ 1 Jul 69 .30 Jun 71
Brig Gen James L . Stewart ........................................... 1 Jul 71 .30 Nov 71

DCSLogistics
Brig Gen James L . Stewart ......................................... 1 Dec 71 .30 Jun 72
Col J . W . Waters ............................................................1 Jul 72 .26 May 75
Brig Gen Harold E . Confer ..........................................27 May 75 .30 Mar 78
Brig Gen Lawrence D . Garrison .......................................1 Apr 78 .9 Mar 80
Brig Gen William J . Breckner, Jr ................................. 10 Mar 80 .12 Jul 83
Brig Gen Richard F . Gillis .......................................... 24 Jul 83 .9 Aug 86
Brig Gen Daniel A . Taylor ......................................... 10 Aug 86 .11 Oct 88
Brig Gen W . John Soper .............................................. 12 Oct 88 .21 Jun 90
Brig Gen George T . Babbit, Jr ................................... ...2 2 Jun 90 .1 Jul 92
Brig Gen William L . Worthington ..................................... 2 Jul 92 .3 I Jan 93

*On 16 Nov 48. the newly created DCSIOperations absorbed the A-2 organization .
Base supply in the mid-50s at Randolph.

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Director. Logistics
Brig Gen William L . Worthington ................................... 1 Feb 93 .30 Sep 93
Brig Gen Dennis G . Haines ............................ .. . 1 Oct 93 .31 May 95
Brig Gen Paul L . Bielowicz ................. . . .................. 1 Jun 95 .21 Feb 97
Brig Gen Sharla J . Cook .............................. . . ...........8 Mar 97 .14 Apr 99
Brig Gen Billy K . Stewart .................................................15 Apr 99 .Present

OFFICE OF FOREIGN MILITARY AFFAIRS*


Col J . W. Mangum .............................................................
Dec 70 - 23 Mar 75
Col Robert G . Liotta ................................................... 24 Mar 75 .1 1 Apr 76
Col Richard Hickenbottom ...................................... 12 Apr 76 .3 1 May 76

OPERATIONS
A-3 (Operations)
Col Hany Johnson ......................................................... 6 Feb 42 .U h ~ o w n
Col Warren R . Carter ....................... . ...................... Unknown .15 Nov 42
Brig Gen Kenneth P . McNaughton ................. . . . . . .6 Nov 42 .30 Jun 44
Col Edward W . Suarez........................................................ 1 Jul 44 .3 1 Jul 45
Col Joe W. Kelly ............................................................... 1 Aug 45 .9 Dec 45
Col Clifford H . Rees ...................................................... 10 Dec 45 .24 Feb 46
Col Robert C. Oliver ................. . . .......................25 Feb 46 .21 Mar 46
Col Clifford H . Rees ................................................... 22 Mar 46 .17 Apr 46
Brig Gen Thomas C . Darcy ............................... . . ..........18 Apr 46 .7 Jan 48
Brig Gen Edward H . Alexander ................................... 8 Jan 48 .15 Nov 48t

DCSIOperations
Brig Gen Edward H . Alexander ..................................16 Nov 48 .13 May 49
Col James . H . Wallace .................................................14 May 49 .11 Dec 50
Col Harold L . Neely ......................................................12 Dec 50 .16 Jan 51
Brig Gen Charles. F . Born .......................................... 17 Jan 51 .6 Nov 52
Brig Gen George . F . Schlatter ................................... 7 Nov 52 .25 May 55
Col Thomas E . Moore ..................................................26 May 55 .28 Jun 57

*On 15 Dec 70. the ATC commander established a seventh DCS. the Office of Foreign
Military Affairs . However. this organization was short lived . Effective 1 Jun 76. ATC
closed the office and moved responsibility for foreign military training to its newly
activated Foreign Military Training Affairs Group. which reported directly to HQ ATC .

?The Air Force dropped the older "A" nomenclature in favor of deputy chief of staff
designations on 16 Nov 48 .
One of AETC's more famous graduates, astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, was an
instructor pilot at Bryan AFB, Texas, in the early 1950s.
Operations (cont'd)
Col Noel T . Cumbaa ................................................... 29 Jun 57 .17 Aug 57
Col Jeny D . Page .................................................... 18 Aug 57 .14 Dec 58*
DCSIOperations
Brig Gen William C . Lindley. Jr ................................ .. 1 Mar 65 .31 May 67
Col Robert D . Curtis (Acting) .............. . . ......................1 Jun 67 .1 Aug 67
Brig Gen Ernest T . Cragg .................... ........................ 2 Aug 67 .30 Jun 69
Maj Gen James H . Watkins ........................................ 1 Jul 69 .3 1 Jan 71
Col Robert P . Parsons (Acting)........................................ 1 Feb 71 .25 Apr 71
Maj Gen J . M . Breedlove ................................................ 26 Apr 71 .19 Jul 73
Col LeRoy W . Svendsen............ . ................................. 1 Aug 73 .9 Sep 73
Maj Gen Alton D . Slay ........................................ 10 Sep 73 .3 1 Jan 74
Brig Gen Henry L . Warren ......................................... 1 Feb 74 .3 1 Aug 75
Brig Gen Melvin G . Bowling ........................................ 1 Sep 75 .16 Sep 76
Brig Gen Dennis B . Sullivan ...................................... 17 Sep 76 .20 Jul 78
Brig Gen Kenneth R . Fleenor ........................................... 2 1 Jul 78 .3 1 Jul 80
Brig Gen Edward N . Giddings ............ ................. 1 Aug 80 .9 Jun 83
Maj Gen Chris 0. Divich .......................... .... .............10 Jun 83 .8 Jun 86
Brig Gen Jolm R . Hullender ......................................... 9 Jun 86 .17 Dec 86
Col Jeffrey T . Ellis ................. . . ............... . 18 Dec 86 .3 1 Dec 86
DCSIOperations and Readiness
Col Jeffrey T . Ellis .................. 1 Jan 87 .9 Oct 88
Brig Gen Clifton C . Clark ................................... 10 Oct 88 .30 Jun 89
Brig Gen Sam W . Westbrook I11 ................................. ca 1 Jul 89 .17 Jun 91
Brig Gen Everett H . Pratt .......................................... 18 Jun 91 .30 Nov 91
DCSIOperations
Brig Gen Everett H . Pratt ........................................... 1 Dec 91 .11 May 92
Brig Gen John 0. McFalls 111 ...................................... 12 May 92 .3 1 Jan 93
Director. Operations
Brig Gen John 0. McFalls 111 .................................. 1 Feb 93 .30 Jun 93
Director. Plans and Operations
Maj Gen Glenn A . Profitt I1 ............................................ 1 Jul 93 .17 Apr 95
Maj Gen Donald L . Peterson ............................................. M a y 95 .Aug 96
Director. Operations
Maj Gen Charles H . Coolidge.............................................. Aug 96 .18 Jul 97
Maj Gen Richard C . Marr ..............................................2 1 Jul 97 .19 Aug 99
Maj Gen William Welser 111 .......................... ...................20 Aug 99 .Present

"With the inactivation of the Flying Training Air Force. management shifted back to the
headquarters. which established a DCSIFlying Training on 15 Dec 58. DCSIOperations
came back into existence on I Mar 65 .
PERSONNEL
A-1 (Personnel)
Lt Col Ralph F . Stearley ....................... . .................. 28 Jan 42 .18 Mar 42
Col Orin J . Bushey ......................................................... 19 Mar 42 .Unknown
Col Delmar T . Spivey ................................................. 23 Dec 43 .10 Sep 45
Col William L . Kennedy ................................ ..............11 Sep 45 .25 Aug 46
Col Charles D . Jones ....................... . ...........................
. 26 Aug 46 .6 Jul 47
Col Leo P . Dahl ............................................................. 7 Jul 47 .15 Nov 48
DCSEersonnel
Col Leo P . Dahl ....................................................... 16 Nov 48 .15 Dec 48
Col James H. Wallace ....................................................16 Dec 48 .16 Jan 49
Col Charles M . Seebach.................................................... 17 Jan 49 .6 Feb 50
Col Henry D . Smith, Jr ...................................................... 7 Feb 50 .Mar 50
Col John H . Davies .............................................................. Mar 50 .4 Apr 50
Col Henry D . Smith, Jr .......................... . . ...................5 Apr 50 .16 Jul 52
Col W . H . Leach ............................................................ 17 Jul 52 .5 May 57
Col William E . Buck, Jr ................................................... 6 May 57 .7 Jun 59
Col Lester C . Hess (Acting)................. . . ...................8 Jun 59 .25 Aug 59
Brig Gen Clair L . Wood ................................................. 26 Aug 59 .15 Jul 62
Col Frank P . Wood ........................................................... 16 Jul 62 .24 Jul 66
Col Lester F . Miller ..................................................... 25 Jul 66 .13 Aug 67
Col Robert F . Bennett .......................................................14 Aug 67 .Aug 70
Col John M . Kirklin ............................................................. e p 70 .30 Jun 71
Brig Gen Conrad S . Allman .............................................. 1 Jul 71 .7 Sep 71
Brig Gen August F . Taute ............................................. 8 Sep 71 .25 Feb 72
Col W . L . Lough ........................................................... 26 Feb 72 .30 Apr 73
Col Francis R . Nealon ................................................ 1 May 73 .25 May 75
Col Daniel M . Wealen (Acting) ....................................26 May 75 .21 Sep 75
Col David L . Thomson ................................................ 22 Sep 75 .31 Dec 81
Col Donald C . Metz ......................... . . .....................1 Jan 82 .20 Oct 83
Col Paul L . Roberson .................................................... 21 Oct 83 .19 Mar 86
Col Gary E . Clark ...........................................................20 Mar 86 .27 Jul 87
Col John C. Griffith ........................ . . ........................28 Jul 87 .1 Mar 88
Col Edward Arbaugh (Acting) ..................................... 2 Mar 88 .3 1 Mar 88
Col John E . Van Duyn, Jr ................................................ 1 Apr 88 .24 Jul 89
Col Michael J . Wright ....................................................... 25 Jul 89 .Sep 91
Col David R . Love ............................................................. Sep 9 1 .29 May 92
Col Roger A . Brady .................................................... 30 May 92 .3 1 Jan 93
Director, Personnel
Col Roger A . Brady .........................................................1 Feb 93 .15 Jul 93
Col R . H . Meyers .................................................................
16 Jul 93 .Apr 96
Col Michael J . Duffee ...................................................... Apr 96 .19 Jun 98
Col Norman L . Watson ................................... .. ............21 Jun 98 .27 Jun 99
Col William P . Ard ........................................................ 28 Jun 99 .Present
Published in Preflight Magazine, Sep 43, Maxwell Field, Alabama

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PLANS AND PROGRAMS

A-5 (Plans)
Lt Col Louis M . Lee ......................................................1 Aug 44 .23 Sep 45
Col Edwin M . Day ............................................. 24 Sep 45 .10 Mar 46
Col Leroy A . Rainey .............................................. 11 Mar 46 .23 Apr 46
Brig Gen Isaiah Davies ..................................................
24 Apr 46 .18 Sep 46
Col James H . Isbell ....................... . . ............... 19 Sep 46 .16 Nov 48"

DCSffrogramming
Lt Col Jesse A . Irwing (Acting) .................................... 15 Oct 5 1 .4 Feb 52
Col Clyde A . Thompson ....................... . . ......................5 Feb 52 .3 1 Jul 54
Col Thomas E . Moore ...................................................... 1 Aug 54 .28 Jun 57
Col Noel T . Cumbaa .................................................. 29 Sun 57 .18 Aug 58
Col Jerry D . Page .................................................... 19 Aug 58 .14 Dec 58

DCSfflans. Programs. and Operations Services


Col John A . Rouse ........................................................
15 Dec 58 .15 Jul 61
Brig Gen Thomas B . Whitehouse ............................ . .....16 Jul 61 .3 1 Jul 63
Brig Gen Philip H . Greasley ........................................ 1 Aug 63 .28 Feb 65

DCS/Plans
Brig Gen Philip H . Greasley ......................................... 1 Mar 65 .3 1 Aug 65
Col Edward B . Rasmessen ............................................23 Sep 65 .30 Apr 69
Col William E . Sharp ............... . .......................... 1 May 69 .30 Apr 70
Col Edwin B . Frazier .......................................................... 1 May 70 .Aug 70
Col P . D . Apgar ................................................................. Aug 70 .15 Aug 71
Brig Gen M . E . Nelson ...................................................16 Aug 71 .6 Sep 73
Col William . D . Taylor, Jr .................................................... 7 Sep 73 .Jun 74
Col Frank B . McKenzie ....................................................... Jun 74 .6 Jan 76
Brig Gen Daryle E . Tripp .............................................. 7 Jan 76 .11 Dec 77
Brig Gen Everett L . True ...................... . ....................12 Dec 77 .3 1 Mar 79
Brig Gen William M . Charles, Jr ....................................1 Apr 79 .30 Nov 82
Brig Gen Monte D . Montgomery ................................ 1 Dec 82 .23 Sep 84
Brig Gen Richard E . Hearne ...........................................24 Sep 84 .7 Aug 85
Col John R . Hullender ......................................................8 Aug 85 .8 Jun 86
Col John P . Jackson ......................................................... 9 Jun 86 .14 Mar 87
.
Brig Gen Robert S Delligatti ................................. 15 Mar 87 .3 1 Mar 87

Plans and Requirements


Brig Gen Robert S . Delligatti ...................................... 1 Apr 87 .23 Oct 88
Brig Gen Walter Kross ...................................................
24 Oct 88 .10 Jun 90

*On 16 Nov 48. Plans became a part of the DCSIOperations knction . It remained that
way until 15 Oct 5 1 when the headquarters established DCSIProgramming .
Plans and Requirements (cont'd)
Brig Gen Michael D. McGinty ........................................ 1 1 Jul 90 - 21 Oct 90
22 Oct 90 - 9 Dec 90
Col Ronald J. Tribo (Acting) ...........................................
Brig Gen Larry L. Henry ........................ . . ..............10 Dec 90 - 10 May 92
Maj Gen Everett H. Pratt ..............................................
11 May 92 - 3 1 Jan 93

Director, Plans and Requirements


Maj Gen Everett H. Pratt ............................. ........... .1 Feb 93 - 12 May 93
Maj Gen Glenn A. Profitt I1..................................... 13 May 93 - 30 Jun 93*

Director, Plans and Programs


Brig Gen Karen S. Rankin ........................
. . . ................1 Jan 97 - 1 Jul 98
Brig Gen Gary A. Winterberger ............................................2 Jul 98 - Present

1955- Two public affairs


specialists assigned to the
3510th Air Base Group at
Randolph AFB prepare
t o go on photographic
assignment.

*Between 1 Jul 93 and 1 Jan 97, HQ AETC combined the plans (XP) and operations
(DO) functions into a Directorate of Plans and Operations (XO). Then, effective 1 Jan 97,
AETC replaced XO with a Directorate of Plans and Programs (XP) and a Directorate of
Operations (DO). For a listing of XOs, see the subsection on Operations.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public Relations Office
1st Lt Francis C. Healey.............................................. 25 Apr 42 .Unknown

Public Information Office


Maj Philip D . Wechtel ................................ Incumbent on VJ-Day .24 Feb 46
Col Robert B . Miller ................................................. 25 Feb 46 .17 Jul 46
Col Louis M . Gregory................................................... 18 Jul 46 .Unknown
1Lt Timothy Ahern (Acting)........................... . . ..........Unknown .23 Jul 47
Col Francis M . S . Miller .................................................. 24 Jul 47 .26 Jan 49
Lt Col Russel W . Tarvin ................................................... 27 Jan 49 .8 Jun 52

Office of Information Services


Lt Col Russel W . Tarvin ........................ . . ..................9 Jun 52 .14 Jun 53
Lt Col James K . Bryan ............................................. 15 Jun 53 .3 1 Dec 54
Lt Col Robert H. Clark ............................................. 1 Jan 55 .27 May 57
Lt Col Charles A . Harris .............................................. 28 May 57 .25 Aug 59
Col William L . Helmantoler ......................................... 26 Aug 59 .30 Sep 59

Office of Information
Col William L . Helmantoler ...............................................1 Oct 59 .1 Jul 62
Col Robert B . Payne ........................................................ 2 Jul 62 .3 1 Jul 63
Col Cecil H . Scott, Jr ............................... . ....................1 Aug 63 .1 Jul 66
Col William C. Huntley. Jr ........................................... 14 Jul 66 .28 Feb 70
Col John W . Keeler ........................................................ 1 Mar 70 .10 Sep 72
Col H . J . Dalton ............................................................
11 Sep 72 .12 Mar 75
Col John M . Connolly, Jr .............................. . . . ........13 Mar 75 .3 1 Jan 77
Col Roy P . Bumett ..........................................................1 Feb 77 .30 May 77
Col Donald E . Burggrabe .................................................... 1 Jun 77 .Aug 77
Col Richard A . Ingram ................................................... Aug 77 .21 Feb 79
Col David J . Shea...........................................................22 Feb 79 .30 Sep 79

Public Affairs
Col David J . Shea.................................................................
1 Oct 79 .3 Jul 82
Col Thomas A . Maypole ..................... . . ......................4 Jul 82 .29 Apr 84
Col Marvin J . Harris .......................................................30 Apr 84 .20 Jul 86
Col Jeny B . Hendrix ..................................................... 21 Jul 86 .30 Sep 91
Lt Col Kenneth G. B . Callendar, Jr ......................................3 Oct 91 .9 Jul 92
Lt Col Johnny Whitaker ..................................................... 10 Jul 92 .9 Jun 95
Col Valerie A . Elbow ................................................. 12 Jun 95 .22 Jul 97
Col Patrick C. Mullaney .................... . ........ . ........3 1 Jul 97 .13 Nov 98
Lt Col Alvina Mitchell (Acting) ................................... 12 Nov 98 .23 Mar 99
Col Thomas J . Boyd ....................................................... 24 Mar 99 .Present
Appeared in 4 Feb 50 edition of the Saturday Evening Post

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RECRUITING*

Col Gary F. Burchell . .................1 Jul 91 - 24 Jul 94


Col Peter W. Tkacs .................................................... 25 Jul 94 - 6 Jul 98
Col Stephen B. Maddox . ...........7 Jul 98 - 24 May 99
Col Michael P. Erdle 25 May 99 - Present

SECURITY FORCES1
Security Police
Col Hugh R. Shannon . . . . . . . .15 Mar 75 - 12 Aug 76
13 Aug 76 - 24 Jul 83
Col Richard E. Katz ........................................................
Col Nicholas A. Keck ..................................................... 25 Jul 83 - Nov 88
Col Karl J. Woelz ........................................................N o 88 - 29 Jun 90
Col Melvin Grover ..................................................... 30 Jun 90 - Aug 91
Col Andrew A. Corso A 91 - 19 Jun 94
Col Stanley L. Busboom ............................................. 20 Jun 94- 6 Jun 97

Security Forces (effective 1 Jul97)


Col Regan D. Springs 3 Jul 97 - 27 May 99
Col Richard K. Eldard 28 May 99 - Present

Sep 91 - Sep 94
Col William F. Pool ...........................................................
Col Kim M. Wintner ....................................................Sep 94 - 29 Nov 95
Col Stephen R. Wingfield ........................................... 30 Nov 95 - Present

*For more information, see the section on Current AETC Bases.

Prior to 1 Jul 91, Safety operated as a directorate within the Inspector General function.

On 15 Mar 75, the Security Police directorate became a special staff activity until 1 Oct
90, when it moved under the Inspector General. On 1 Jul 93, it again became a special
staff activity. On 1 Jul97, the organization became the Directorate of Security Forces.

$Effective 1 Sep 91, Morale, Welfare, & Recreation (MWR) became a separate organi-
zation within HQ ATC. Exactly one year later Services merged with MWR to form
Morale, Welfare, Recreation, & Services (MWRS). Then, at the direction of the Air Staff,
on 1 Jan 94, MWRS became the Directorate of Services.
STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE
Col W . J . Bacon ......................................................... ca Dec 43 - Unknown
Col Neal D . Franklin ....................................................... A 45 .24 Jul 46
Col John F . McCartney ................................................... 25 Jul 46 .8 Oct 50
Col William E . Carpenter ...................... .
.. ...............13 Nov 50 .3 Aug 53
Col Bryan L . Rakestraw.................................................. 4 Aug 53 .30 Sep 53
Col Joel B . Olmsted ........................... . . ......................1 Oct 53 .3 1 Aug 56
Brig Gen Bertrand E . Johnson ............................................... 1 Sep 56 .1960
Col Truman R . Young ...................... . . .................................1960 .23 Jul 6 1
Brig Gen Frank P . Corbin ........................................ . . .24 Jul 61 .3 1 Dec 64
Col George K . Hughel ........................ . . ..........................1 Jan 65 .3 1 Jul 67
Col Eugene B . Sisk ......................................................... 1 Sep 67 .20 Nov 69
Col John F . Hannigan ........................................................ 1 Dec 69 .Jun 71
Col R . 0. Rollman ........................................................... Jun 71 .1 Nov 72
Col Archie L . Henson .................................................... 1 Nov 72 .19 Dec 72
Col H . A . Turk ........................................................... 20 Dec 72 .3 1 Aug 74
Col Harold E . Detling .................................................... 3 Sep 74 .7 Aug 79
Col Ernest D . Bedford ................................................. 8 Aug 79 .1 Aug 81
Col William A . Martin .................................................... 2 Aug 81 .14 Sep 83
Col Donald D . Beckham ......................................... 15 Sep 83 .15 Jun 85
Col Roger A . Jones ....................................................... 16 Jun 85 .27 Jun 86
Col Henry G . Green ......................................................... 28 Jun 86 .25 Jul 89
Col James D . McDade ....................................................26 Jul 89 .25 Aug 91
Col Kenneth G. B . Joyce .............................................. 26 Aug 91 .25 Jul 93
Col Howard P . Sweeney .................................................. 26 Jul 93 .9 Jul 96
Col James W . Swanson ..................................................... 10 Jul 96 .6 Jun 99
Col Michael N . Madrid ...................................................... 7 Jun 99 .Present

SURGEON
Surgeon
Brig Gen Charles R . Glenn ...........................................2 1 Feb 42 .15 Aug 44
Brig Gen Neely C. Mashburn .............................. . . . . .VJ Day .3 1 Aug 48
Brig Gen Olin F . McIlnay ..............................................16 Nov 48 .16 Jun 52
Col Hartwin A . Schulze ............................................... 17 Jun 52 .7 Sep 52
Brig Gen Clyde L . Brothers .............................................. 8 Sep 52 .31 Jul 57
Col James G . Moore .......................................................... 1 Aug 57 .1 Jun 59
Brig Gen Major S. White ................ . ......................... 29 Jun 59 .22 Sep 63
Brig Gen Larry A . Smigh ...................... . . ...................23 Sep 63 .19 Feb 69
Col Geoffrey P . Wiedman ............................. . ............20 Feb 69 .30 Apr 74
Brig Gen Garth Dettinger.................. . ...........................1 May 74 .3 1 Jul 75
Brig Gen Joseph E . Wesp ............................. . . ..............1 Aug 75 .23 Jul 80
Brig Gen Bealer T . Rogers, Jr ..........................................24 Jul 80 .3 1 Jul 85
The 3510th USAF HospitaB Booked after the health needs of the Randolph community.

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Surgeon (cont'd)
Brig Gen James G . Sanders ..........................................1 Aug 85 .22 May 86
Col Jack L . Saylor* .................. .
..............................23 May 86 .14 Oct 87
DCSiMedical Sewices and Training
Col Jack L . Saylor*...............
. ................................ 15 Oct 87 .21 May 90
Maj Gen Thomas P . Ball* ............................................. 16 Feb 87 .21 May 90
Maj Gen Vernon Chong* ............................................. 22 May 90 .29 Aug 91
Maj Gen P . K . Carlton, Jr.* ....................................... 30 Aug 9 1 .3 1 Jan 93

Director. Medical Sewices and Training


Maj Gen P . K . Carlton. Jr.* ......................................... 1 Feb 93 .25 Aug 94
Col W . A . Divers. Jr ......................................................
26 Aug 94 .25 Jan 96
Col Jacqueline Morgan ..................................................... 26 Jan 96 .9 Jun 00
Col Russell J . Kilpatrick ......................................................
ca Jul 00 .Present

TECHNICAL TRAINING
DCSITechnical Training
Col Donald B . Smith ................... . .............................28 Jul 43 .Unknown
Col J . F . Powell .............................................................
Unknown .ca Oct 45t

Deputy Commanding General Technical Training


Maj Gen James S. Stowell ............................................
14 Nov 49 .3 1 Mar 50

Deputy Commander Technical Training


Brig Gen Warren E . Carter ............................................. 1 Apr 50 .16 Jul 51

DCSITechnical Training
Brig Gen Jeny D . Page ..................................................15 Dec 58 .16 Jun 60
Brig Gen Leo F . Dusard ............... . ............................ 7 Jun 60 .13 Aug 64
Maj Gen Nils 0. Ohman ................................................14 Aug 64 .31 Jul 65
Brig Gen John M . McNabb .............................................. 2 Aug 65 .9 Jan 67
Col Rob W . Fish ........................................................... 10 Jan 67 .3 1 Jul 67
Maj Gen John L . Locke .................................................... 1 Aug 67 .20 Jul 69
Brig Gen Frank M . Madsen, Jr ......................................21 Jul 69 .28 Nov 70
Col T . S. Osborne (Acting) ............................... .........2 9 Nov 70 .30 Jan 71
Col Sidney P . Easley .................................................. 3 1 Jan 71 .3 1 Mar 71
Maj Gen C . W . Carson, Jr ................................................ 1 Apr 71 .23 Jul 71

*From 16 Feb 87 to 1 Oct 91. the ATC Surgeon was dual hatted as the Commander of the
San Antonio Joint Military Medical Command .

tThis represents the date that the technical training commands in the field were
consolidated into one .
Hundreds of students dot the floor of the converted Chicago Coliseum, learning morse code
while attending the Chicago Schools of the Army Air Forces Technical Training
Command. This was one of the many technical training programs that transferred to Army
Air Forces Training Command on 31 Jul43.

DCSITechnical Training (cont'd)


Maj Gen Felix M. Rogers .......................... .
. ............ 15 Aug 71 - 4 Nov 72
Maj Gen Frank M. Madsen, Jr. .......................................
28 Feb 73 - 3 1 Jan 74
Maj Gen Charles 6 . Cleveland ........................................ 1 Feb 74 - 14 Jul 75
DCSITechnical Training (cont'd)
Brig Gen Daryle E . Tripp ..............................................15 Jul 75 .3 1 Jan 76*
Brig Gen Mele Vojvodich. Jr .........................................15 Aug 77 .6 Aug 80
Brig Gen Spence M . Armstrong ........................ . .... 7 Aug 80 .21 Jul 81
Brig Gen Thomas J . Hickey .................................. . . . .22 Jul 81 -25 Sep 83
Brig Gen Winfield S. Harpe .......................................... 26 Sep 83 .30 Sep 84
.
.
Maj Gen Lany N . Tibbets..................... ...................1 Oct 84 .15 Oct 86
Brig Gen William J . Grove ........................................ 16 Oct 86 .3 1 May 88
Maj Gen Donald A . Rigg ................................................. 1 Jun 88 .29 Sep 89
Brig Gen 0. K . Lewis .....................................................
30 Sep 89 .6 Sep 90
Brig Gen F. Keith Tedrow .............................................. 7 Sep 90 .3 1 Oct 91
Brig Gen Lawrence E . Day .............................................. 1 Nov 91 .31 Jan 93

Director. Technical Training


Brig Gen Lawrence E . Day ...............................................1 Feb 93 .13 Jun 93
Brig Gen Marcelite J . Harris ............................................
14 Jun 93 .7 Aug 94
.
.
Col Joseph H . Wehrle ........................... ....................8 Aug 94 .12 Nov 95
Brig Gen Karen S. Rankin ...................... . . . ...........13 Nov 95 .3 1 Dec 967

*On 1 Feb 76. DCSITechnical Training split into two separate but co-equal parts. the
Assistant Chief of Staff (ACS) for Technical Training Operations and the Assistant Chief
of Staff for Technical Training Support. This division lasted until 15 Aug 77 when the
two organizations were again merged into DCSITechnical Training . From l F e b 76
through 14 Aug 77. Col Carl L . Brunson served as ACSlTechnical Training Operations.
and Col Nonis M. Overly functioned as the ACSITechnical Training Support .

?The Directorate of Technical Training merged into the Directorate of Operations on


1 Jan 97 .
These cadets were in Class 44A at Altus Army Airfield, Oklahoma.

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CURRENT AETC BASES
ALTUS AFB. OKLAHOMA
The War Department established Altus Army Air Field as
an advanced flying school on 17 Jun 42. It was inacti-
vated on 15 May 45. The Air Force reactivated Altus on
8 Jan 53 and changed the name of the installation to Altus
AFB on 3 Mar 53. During the subsequent 40 years, it
was assigned to Tactical Air Command, Strategic Air
Command, Military Airlift Command, and Air Mobility
Command. On 1 Jul 93, HQ USAF assigned Altus AFB
and its host unit, the 97th Air Mobility Wing, to AETC
and Nineteenth Air Force.

Organization

453d Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ............... activated 6 Oct 42; inactivated 1 May 44
2508th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School) ..............activated 1 May 44; inactivated 15 May 45
Assigned to other commands .............................................................. 8 Jan 53 - 30 Jun 93
97th Air Mobility Wing* .....................................
transferred from AMC to AETC 1 Jul 93

Commanders

Col Robert W. Warren ................................................................ 14 Sep 42 - 28 Sep 42


Lt Col Nicholas T. Perkins.............................................................. 29 Sep 42 - 15 Nov 42
Lt Col John M. Price ...........................................................................
16 Nov 42 - 8 Sep 44
Lt Col Robert C. Cannon (Acting) ..................................................... 9 Sep 44 - 12 Sep 44
Col Henry R. Baxter ........................................................................13 Sep 44 - 30 Nov 44
Col Walter H. Reid ...............................................................................
1 Dec 44 - 6 Mar 45
Maj Sidney Rose .............................................................................
7 Mar 45 - 15 May 45
Base and host unit transferred to AETC ............................................................... 1 Jul 93
Brig Gen Edward F. Grillo, Jr ................................................................ 1 Jul 93 .7 Aug 94
Brig Gen George N. Williams .............................................................. 8 Aug 94 - 3 Dec 95
Brig Gen David R. Love ........................................................................ 4 Dec 95 - 8 Jun 97
Col Christopher A. Kelly ................................................................... 9 Jun 97 - 28 Jan 99
Col Michael C. Gould .............................................................................
29 Jan 99 - Present

*The 97th first became the host unit at Altus on 1 Oct 92. At the time, the wing and the
base belonged to Air Mobility Command.

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COLUMBUS AFB, MISSISSIPPI
The War Department activated Columbus Army Air
Field on 23 Jul 41. Columbus became a part of the Air
Corps Flying Training Command on 23 Jan 42. It
conducted flying training and contract flying training
until transferred to Air Technical Service Command on 6
Jun 45. The field was reassigned to Army Air Forces
Training Command on 23 Nov 45. Columbus was placed
on "reduced activity status" between Jan-Mar 46 and
inactivated 15 Aug 46. Its name changed to Columbus
AFB on 24 Jun 48. Air Training Command activated the
base on 20 Dec 50 as a primary installation. Columbus
transferred to Strategic Air Command on 1 Apr 55 and
was reassigned to Air Training Command on 1 Jul 69.
On 1 Jul 93, AETC assigned the host wing to Nineteenth Air Force. Five years later, on
10 Jul 98, Columbus AFB had the distinction of hosting the first flying training wing
commanded by a woman.

Organization

Various unknown cadre elements .. ................................D c 4 1


72d Air Base Squadron ......................................activated 14 Jan 42; redesignated 1 Jul 42
72d Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ...........................................inactivated 1 May 44
21 13th AAF Base Unit activated 1 May 44; redesignated 19 Jan 45
21 13th AAF Base Unit & Unit HQ Squadron ................................... inactivated 15 Aug 46
36 15th Standby Base Squadron .........................activated 12 Nov 50; inactivated 1 Mar 5 1
3301st Training Squadron (Contract Flying) ...activated 1 Mar 51; redesignated 27 Jun 52
3301st Pilot Training Squadron (Contract Primary) ....transferred to Moore AFB TX 1955
3650th Pilot Training Wing ................................. activated 15 Feb 69; inactivated I Jun 72
14th Flying Training Wing activated 1 Jun 72

Commanders

Lt Col Louie C. Mallory .................... . ................ ....................6 Jun 41 - 4 Apr 45


Lt Col Wilmer A. Hardesty ............................................................ 5 Apr 45 - 5 Jun 45
Transferred to Air Technical Services Command .............................6 Jun 45 - 22 Nov 45
Col Louie P. Turner . .......................23 Nov 45 - 11 Jan 46
Lt Col James R. Dubose, Jr 12 Jan 46 - 15 Apr 46
Col Louie P. Turner .............................................................................. 16 Apr 46 - 2 Jul 46
Lt Col Don H. Rogers .. ..................3 Jul 46 - 14 Aug 46
On inactive status ............................................................................. 15 Aug 46 - 20 Dec 50
Col Garnet B. Palmer ....................................................................... ca Mar 5 1 - ca 5 Jan 53
Maj John S. Buckwalter ................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .a. 6 Jan 53 - 3 Jan 54
Lt Col Ethel B. Branham . ..................4 Jan 54 - 3 1 Mar 55
Assigned to Strategic Air Command ........................ . . .......... .......... 1 Apr 55 - 30 Jun 69
Col Billy A. McLeod . .....................................Jul 69 - Feb 71
Col William A. Boutwell ................................................................... Feb 71 - Jun 72
Col Robert B. Tanguy Jun 72 - 17 Jul 73
Col James S. Creedon ........................................ . ............ ..........18 Jul 73 - 14 Mar 76
Col Horace W. Miller .............................. . . ..............................15 Mar 76 - 9 Jul 78
Col Winfield S. Harpe ..............................................................10 Jul 78 - 3 Jun 80
Col Richard A. Pierson . ..........................4 Jun 80 - 3 Jun 81
Col Alexander Zakrzeski, Jr. . ...............4 Jun 81 - 4 Nov 82
Col Chester W. Griffin 5 Nov 82 - 8 Aug 84
Col James P. Ulm ................................. . ......................................9 Aug 84 - 11 Jan 87
Col Charles R. Edwards .......................... . . ................................12 Jan 87 - 5 Jan 89
Col James L. Higham . . ..................................6 Jan 89 - 11 Sep 91
Col Nick P. Ardillo, Jr. . ........................12 Sep 91 - 4 Apr 93
Col Robert H. Foglesong ................................................................ 5 Apr 93 - 7 Dec 93
Col Gany R. Trexler ................... . . . ........................................8 Dec 93 - 17 Aug 95
Col Michael G. Less ................................................................ 18 Aug 95 - 20 Jul 97
Col John J. Catton, Jr. ...................... . ..... .........................2 1 Jul 97 - 9 Jul 98
Brig Gen (Sel) Teresa M. Peterson 10 Jul 98 - 5 Jun 00
Col Thomas J. Quelly ................................................................. 6 Jun 00 - Present

GOODFELLOW AFB, TEXAS


The War Department established a new airfield at San
Angelo, Texas, on 17 Aug 40 for the purpose of operating
a basic flying training school. On 11 Jun 41, it was
named Goodfellow Field in honor of 2d Lt John James
Goodfellow of San Angelo, who died during aerial
combat in France on 14 Sep 18. The field became part of
Air Corps Flying Training Command on 23 Jan 42. On
1 May 47, the War Department inactivated Goodfellow
Field, but ATC reactivated it on 1 Dec 47 as a pilot
training base. It became Goodfellow AFB on 13 Jan 48.
On 1 Oct 58, the Air Force transferred control of
Goodfellow from ATC to USAF Security Service. The
base was reassigned to ATC on 1 Jul 78. On 1 Mar 85, ATC activated the Goodfellow
Technical Training Center; HQ USAF redesignated it as the Goodfellow Training Center
on 1 Feb 92. Over a year later, on 1 Jul 93, AETC activated the 17th Training Wing at
Goodfellow AFB, inactivating the training center on the same day. The wing reported to
Second Air Force.

Organization

64th Air Base Group ..........................................


activated 21 Jan 41 ; inactivated 10 Apr 4 1
56th Air Base Squadron ..................................activated 10 Apr 41; redesignated 27 Jun 42
56th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron inactivated 1 May 44
2533d M F Base Unit ........................................ activated 1 May 44; inactivated 30 Apr 47
2533d AF Base Unit ..........................................activated 1 Dec 47; inactivated 26 Aug 48
3545th Basic Pilot Training Wing ...................... activated 26 Aug 48; inactivated 1 Oct 58
Base transferred to USAF Security Service......l Oct 58; returned to ATC control 1 Jul 78
3480th Technical Training Wing .......................... activated 1 Jul 78; redesignated 3 Jan 84
3480Lh Technical Training W i g (USAF Cryptological Trainiig Center) .redesignated 1 Mar 85
Goodfellow Technical Training Center ............................................. redesignated 1 Feb 92
Goodfellow Training Center ............................................................. inactivated 1 Jul 93
. .
17th Training Wing ...............
....... ...........................
redesignated and activated 1 Jul 93

Commanders

Col Albert M . Guidera ....................................................................... 30 Sep 40 .2 Jan 41


Col George M . Palmer .......................................................................3 Jan 41 - 3 1 May 42
Col Henry R . Baxter ....................................................................... 1 Jun 42 - 1 Nov 42
Col Linus D . Frederick .................................................................... 2 Nov 42 - 31 Mar 43
Col Harold A . Gunn ............................................................................1 Apr 43 - 20 Apr 43
Col Glenn L . Davasher ............................... . ................................21 Apr 93 - 15 Oct 43
Maj Hal B . Armstrong ........................................................................ 16 Oct 43 - 2 Nov 43
Col Harold A . Gunn ................... . . ................................................... 3 Nov 43 - 5 Dec 43
Col Glenn L . Davasher .................................................................. 6 Dec 43 - 12 Dec 43
Col Harold A . Gunn ............................................................................. 13 Dec 43 - 4 Oct 45
Col John T . Sprague ............................................................................ 5 Oct 45 - 16 Apr 46
Col George M . Palmer ........................................................................ 17 Apr 46 - 30 Jul 46
Col John F . Guillett ............................................................................ 3 I Jul 46 - 1 1 Jan 48
Brig Gen Aubrey L . Moore ................................................................ 12 Jan 48 - 30 Nov 48
Col James E . Roberts ........................ . . ....................................... 1 Dec 48 - 31 Jul 50
Col John R . Morgan .......................................................................... 1 Aug 50 - 30 Jul 53
Col Robert B . Davenport ..................................................................... 3 1 Jul 53 - 3 Jan 55
Col Beverly E . Camack .................................................................. 4 Jan 55 - 18 Feb 55
Col Roscoe C. Crawford, Jr ......................................................... 19 Feb 55 - 11 Jul 57
Col Alexander G . Evanoff ............................................................. 12 Jul 57 - 19 Aug 58
Col Robert H . Augustinus ................................................................. 20 Aug 58 -30 Nov 58
Assigned to USAF Security Service ............................ . . ..............1 Oct 58 - 30 Jun 78
Col Donald E . Weaver .......................................................................... 1 Jul 78- 23 Jun 80
Col Charles E. Powell ............................................................................ 24 Jun 80 - 9 Jul 84
Brig Gen Chalmers R . Carr, Jr .............................................................. 10 Jul 84 - 8 Apr 86
Brig Gen Paul R . Roberson ........................... .. .................................9 Apr 86 - 10 Jun 87
Brig Gen William E . Collins ............................................................... 11 Jun 87 - 9 Jan 89
Col Charles R . Edwards .................................................................. 10 Jan 89 - 30 Jul 90
Col James A . Maxwell, Jr ..................................................................3 I Jul 90 - 13 Jun 92
Col Joseph H . Wehrle, Jr .................................................................. 14 Jun 92 - 26 Jul 94
Col Ronald D . Tabor ............... . .......................................................27 Jul 94 - 25 Aug 96
Col Kelvin R . Coppock ..................................................................... 26 Aug 96 - 24 Sep 98
Col Toreaser A . Steele ....................................................................... 25 Sep 98 - Present
At Goodfellow Field, the cadets of Class 42-F were the first to wear the new olive
drab uniform that the War Department had adopted. Prior to that aviation cadets
wore a blue uniform.

KEESLER AFB,MISSISSIPPI
The War Department activated the new installation as Army Air Corps Station No. 8 on
12 Jun 41. It was redesignated as Keesler Field on 25 Aug 41, named in honor of 2d Lt
Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., who died as a result of aerial combat on 9 Oct 18. The War
Department assigned the base to Air Corps Technical
Training Command on 7 Feb 41 and reassigned it to the
Army Air Forces Flying Training Command on 3 1 Jul43.
Keesler was the site of the principal Army Air Forces
mechanic school during World War 11, and it remains one
of AETCS major installations for technical training. The
field became Keesler AFB on 13 Jan 48. Air Training
Command designated the school as the 3380th Technical
Training Wing on 26 Aug 48; HQ USAF redesignated it as the Keesler Technical
Training Center on 1 Jan 59. More than three decades later, on 14 Feb 92, HQ USAF
again redesignated the center, this time as the Keesler Training Center. The center
inactivated on 1 Jul93, replaced by the 81st Training Wing. HQ AETC assigned the wing
to Second Air Force.

In the mid-1940s, the Army Air Forces operated an emergency rescue


school at Keesler. The OA-10 was the preferred trainer.

Organization

59th Air Base Squadron ........................transferred from Chanute Field, Illinois, 4 Aug 41
59th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ...............activated 22 Jun 42; inactivated 1 May 44
3704th AAF Base Unit.....................................
activated 1 May 44; inactivated 26 Aug 48
3380th Technical Training Wing ................. ...organized26 Aug 48; redesignated 1 Jan 59
Keesler Technical Training Center ..................................................
redesignated 14 Feb 92
Keesler Training Center inactivated 1 Jul 93
..
81st Traimng Wing ....................................................
redesignated and activated 1 Jul 93

Commanders

Col William J. Hanlon (Acting) .......................... . .......................... 16 Jun 41 - 16 Jul 41


Col Arthur W. Brock, Jr .........................
........................................ 17 Jul 41 - 14 Apr42
Col Robert E. M. Goolrick ................... .. ................................... 15 Apr 42 - 30 Apr 45
Col Thomas S. Voss ............................................................................1 May 45 .4 Oct 45
5 Oct 45 .7 Feb 46
Col John M . Morgan .............................................................................
Brig Gen Hugo P . Rush .......................................................................8 Feb 47 .14 Apr 47
Brig Gen Edward W . Anderson ........................................................ 15 Apr 47 .3 1 Mar 48
Maj Gen Charles W . Lawrence ...................................................... 1 Apr 48 .1 May 49
Col Burton F . Lewis (Acting) ......................................................... 2 May 49 .17 May 49
Maj Gen James F . Powell .............................................................. 18 May 49 .3 1 Jul 53
Brig Gen John P . Kirkendall (Acting) ............................................. 1 Aug 53 .19 Aug 53
Maj Gen Harlan C . Parks ......................... . . . ................................ 20 Aug 53 .1 Apr 55
Brig Gen James H . Davies .......................... . .....................................2 Apr 55 .5 Aug 55
Col H . Paul Dellinger (Acting) .........................................................6 Aug 55 .3 1 Aug 55
Maj Gen Fay R . Upthegrove ............................................................... 1 Sep 55 .3 1 Jul 57
Col George D . Campbell, Jr . (Acting) ......................... . . ..............1 Aug 57 .2 Sep 57
Maj Gen John R . Sutherland ................. . ...........................................3 Sep 57 .11 Jul 60
Maj Gen John S. Hardy ................................................................... 12 Jul 60 .16 Jun 64
Col Wallace C. Barret (Acting) .......................................................... 17 Jun 64 .30 Jun 64
Col Kenneth A . Cavenah (Acting) .......................... . .............................1 Jul 64 .26 Jul 64
Maj Gen Romulus W . Puryear ............................. .............................. 27 Jul 64 .3 1 Jul 67
Maj Gen James C . McGehee ......................... ......................................1 Aug 67 .3 1 Jul 69
Maj Gen Thomas E . Moore .......................
....... .........................1 Aug 69 .28 Nov 69
Maj Gen Frank M . Madsen, Jr ......................... . ..............................29 Nov 69 .25 Feb 73
Maj Gen Bryan M . Shotts ................................................................. 26 Feb 73 .3 1 Jul 75
Maj Gen Winfield W . Scott, Jr ............................................................ 1 Aug 75 .28 Jul 77
Maj Gen John S. Pustay ................................................................... 29 Jul 77 .23 May 79
Maj Gen Don H . Payne ...................................................................... 24 May 79 .7 Mar 82
Maj Gen Thomas C . Richards ........................................................... 8 Mar 82 .25 Sep 83
Maj Gen Thomas J . Hickey .............................................................. 26 Sep 83 .17 Aug 86
Maj Gen James G . Jones ............................................................... 18 Aug 86 .21 Jun 88
Maj Gen Paul A . Harvey ................................................................... 22 Jun 88 .29 Aug 91
Maj Gen Paul E . Stein ................................................................ 30 Aug 91 .29 Apr 92
Maj Gen John C . Griffith ................................................................... 30 Apr 92 .30 Jun 93
Brig Gen Karen S. Rankin ........................ . ........................................1 Jul 93 .6 Nov 95
Maj Gen Andrew J . Pelak, Jr ............................................................... 7 Nov 95 .3 1 Jul 97
Brig Gen John M . Speigel.................................................................... 1 Aug 97 .13 Jul 99
Brig Gen Elizabeth A . Harrell ........................... . .................................14 Jul 99 .Present

Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned

Second Air Force . On 1 Jul 93. AETC activated


Second Air Force. and headquartered it at Keesler AFB.
Mississippi . Like the Technical Training Air Force which
belonged to the command in the 1950s. AETC brought
Second Air Force on line to provide oversight of its
technical and basic military training programs . Second Air
Force was first activated in Dec 40 . During World War 11.

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it trained pilots and provided CONUS air defense. Between Nov 49 and Jan 75, Second
Air Force reported to Strategic Air Command, and it deployed aircraft and crews for
combat operations in Korea and Vietnam. The most recent commanders include:
Maj Gen John C. Griffith ..................................................
1 Jul 93 - 12 Jun 95
Maj Gen Henry M. Hobgood ........................................ 13 Jun 95 - 27 Aug 96
Maj Gen Lance W. Lord .................... . . . .................28 Aug 96 - 3 1 Jul 97
Maj Gen Andrew J. Pelak, Jr. ...................... . .................1 Aug 97 - Present

LACKLAND AFB, TEXAS


The installation that became Lackland AFB began its
existence as part of Kelly Field's Advanced Flying
School. On 26 Jun 42, the San Antonio Aviation Cadet
Center (SAACC), which included a classification center
and preflight school, separated from Kelly Field and was
assigned to Army Air Forces Flying Command. The War
Department activated it as a station on 14 Jul 42. The
SAACC transferred to AAF Personnel Distribution
Command on 30 Jun 45, but less than a year later, on
1 Feb 46, it returned to the Army Air Forces Training
Command redesignated as the Army Air Forces Military
Training Center. The War Department redesignated the installation as Lackland Air Base
on 11 Jul 47 and then Lackland AFB on 13 Jan 48. It was named in honor of Brig Gen
Frank D. Lackland, who was active in military aviation from 1917 until his retirement in
1942. For a time, General Lackland served as Commandant of the Advanced Flying
School at Kelly. The center went through a variety of name changes over the next 48
years and then was replaced by the 37th Training Wing on 1 Jul 93.

Organization
Air Corps Replacement Center (Pilot) ...........activated 22 Aug 4 1;redesignated 20 Sep 41
Air Corps Replacement Training Center (Air Crew) .......................redesignated 30 Apr 42
Army Air Forces Pre-Flight School (Pilot)......................................... inactivated 10 Jun 42
Army Air Forces Classification Center..............activated 10 Jun 42; redesignated 2 Jul42
San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center ................................................redesignated 30 Jun 45
San Antonio District, AAF Personnel Distribution Command ..........redesignated 1 Feb 46
Assigned to AAF Personnel Distribution Command ........................ 30 Jun 45 - 1 Feb 46
AAF Military Training Center .............................................................
inactivated 1 Nov 46
Indoctrination Division, ATC .............................activated 1 Nov 46; inactivated 28 Oct 49
3700th Air Force Indoctrination Wing ..........established 28 Oct 49; redesignated 6 Jan 53
3700th Military Training Wing............................ . . .....d e d 1 Jan 59
Lackland Military Training Center .................................................. redesignated 1 Jan 73
Air Force Military Training Center............................................... redesignated 1 Feb 92
Lackland Training Center ......................................................................
inactivated 1 Jul 93
37th Training Wing ....................
.......................... redesignated and activated 1 Jul 93
Young muscles h a r d e n under tho rigors I "rendy on the right, re-ady on i h c
o i +he P I ~ ~ s i c aTraining
l Program a * ihe firing line." during pistol t r a i n i n q i n In
indoctrina+ann Division d o c t i i n a t i n n Division.

Part of the 1 6 0 0 0 trainees a t t h e l n d o c f r i n a t ~ o nDwirion, ATC. pars :n Review


durirg +he weekly Station parade.
Commanders

Lt Col Sydney L . Grubbs ......................................................................21 Feb 41 .3 Jul 42


Col Michael F. Davis ........................... ............................................. 4 Jul 42 .29 Jun 45
Assigned to another command ...................... . . . ......................... 30 Jun 45 .1 Feb 46
Col Albert M . Guidera ........................................................................
23 Mar 46 .7 Apr 46
Brig Gen Russell E . Randall ................................................................. 8 Apr 46 .22 Jul 47
Maj Gen Robert W . Douglass, Jr ..................................................... 23 Jul 47 .14 Oct 48
Brig Gen Charles F . Born ................................................................. 15 Oct 48 .2 May 49
Maj Gen Charles W . Lawrence.......................................................... 3 May 49 .30 Jun 5 1
Brig Gen Wycliffe E . Steele .......................... . . ..............................1 Jul 51 .23 May 54
Maj Gen John H . McCormick ....................................................... 24 May 54 .3 1 Oct 56
Maj Gen Herbert L . Grills.................................................................1 Nov 56 .1 Sep 58
Brig Gen Robert M . Stillman ..........................................................2 Sep 58 .15 Sep 61
..
Maj Gen Willlam J . Bell ............................................................ 16 Sep 61 .3 May 63
Maj Gen Prescott M . Spicer ............................................................ 4 May 63 .30 Mar 65
Maj Gen Henry K . Mooney ............................................................ 3 1 Mar 65 .3 1 Jul 66
Brig Gen Frank P . Wood .................................................................... 1 Aug 66 .30 Jun 67
Maj Gen G . B. Greene, Jr ..................................................................1 Jul 67 .3 1 Jul 70
Maj Gen John S. Samuel ..................................................................... 1 Aug 70 .23 Jul 71
Maj Gen Charles W . Carson, Jr ....................................................... 24 Jul 71 .10 Jun 73
Maj Gen Robert W . Maloy ................................................................ 1 Jun 73 .15 Aug 74
Maj Gen John P . Flynn ....................................................................16 Aug 74 .14 Sep 76
Maj Gen Andrew P . Iosue ............................................................ 15 Sep 76 .15 Mar 79
Maj Gen William P . Acker .................................... .............................16 Mar 79 .20 Jul 81
Maj Gen Spence M . Armstrong ...................... . . . ............................21 Jul 81 .14 Jul 83
Maj Gen Carl R . Smith ..................................................................... 15 Jul 83 .11 Jun 86
Maj Gen Chris 0. Divich .................................................................. 12 Jun 86 .3 1 May 88
Maj Gen Lany N . Tibbetts..................................................................1 Jun 88 .26 Apr 90
Maj Gen David C . Reed ................................................................. 27 Apr 90 .3 1 May 92
Col Henry J . Williams ............................................................................1 Jun 92 .4 Jun 92
Maj Gen Billy G . McCoy ..................... . . ......................................... 5 Jun 92 .4 Aug 93
Maj Gen Henry M . Hobgood .............................................................. 5 Aug 93 .9 Jun 95
Brig Gen Robert J . Courter, Jr ............................................................... 1 Jun 95 .1 Jul 97
Brig Gen Bany W . Barksdale .............................................................. 2 Jul 97 .20 May 99
Brig Gen Michael N . Farage ................................................................. 21 May 99 .Present

Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned

59th Medical Wing . In preparation for activation of the


San Antonio Joint Military Medical Command on 15 Jan 87.
HQ USAF reassigned Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at
Lackland AFB. Texas. from Air Force Systems Command to
ATC on the same day . When the joint medical command was
inactivated on 1 Oct 91. Wilford Hall reported directly to HQ
ATC . On 1 Jul 93. HQ USAF consolidated the 59th Tactical
Fighter Wing with Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. The combined organization was
designated as the 59th Medical Wing; however, the hospital facility is still known as
Wilford Hall. Since its assignment to AETC in 1987, its commanders include:

Brig Gen Thomas P. Ball ............................................. 15 Jan 87 - 16 Feb 87


Brig Gen Vernon Chong ............................................... 17 Feb 87 - 23 May 90
Maj Gen Edgar R. Anderson, Jr .................... . . ...........24 May 90 - 25 Sep 94
Maj Gen Paul K. Carlton, Jr. ...................................... 26 Sep 94 - 23 May 99
Maj Gen Earl W. Maybry I1.................. . .....................24 May 99 - 23 Jul 00
Maj Gen Lee P. Rodgers .....................................................
24 Jul 00 - Present

1991- Laughlin was the first UPT base to complete painting its T-37 fleet so that all
the aircraft sported the new Keith Ferris paint design.

LAUGHLIN AFB, TEXAS


The War Department activated the advanced flying training
base on 26 Sep 42 after assigning it to AAF Training Com-
mand on 2 Jul 42. The installation was first designated as
Laughlin Army Air Field on 3 Mar 43 and then as Laughlin
Field on 11 Nov 43. It was named in honor of 1st Lt Jack T.
Laughlin, the first resident of nearby Del Rio, Texas. to die
in world War 11 on 29 Jan 42. hef field was transferred to
Air Materiel Command and placed in inactive status on 30 Sep 45. It transferred to ATC
on 10 Oct 51 and was activated and redesignated as Laughlin AFB on 1 May 52. On
1 Apr 57, Laughlin transferred to Strategic Air Command. The base returned to ATC
control on 1 Apr 62 . Various flying and pilot training wings served as host unit until
1 Sep 72 when ATC activated its current host unit. the 47th Flying Training Wing .

Organization
458th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron................activated 1 Jan 43; inactivated 1 May 44
2514th AAF Base Unit ................................ activated 1 May 44; inactivated 30 Sep 45
3645th Pilot Training Wing (Basic Single Engine) activated 1 May 52; redesignated 1 Oct 52
3645th Flying Training Wing (Fighter) ............ . ........................inactivated 15 May 57
3645th Pilot Training Wing ....designated & organized 16 Oct 61; redesignated 15 Feb 62
. .
3646th Pilot Trainmg Wing ......................................................... inactivated 1 Sep 72
47th Flying Training Wing ......................................................................
activated 1 Sep 72

Commanders
Col Edward W . Suarez .................. . ............................................ 29 Oct 42 .25 Dec 42
Col George W . Mundy ................................................................... 26 Dec 42 .19 Jun 44
Col Emmett F . Yost ........................ . ................................................. 20 Jun 44 .7 Sep 45
Col Joseph C . ONeal ....................................................................... 8 Sep 45 .30 Sep 45
Field inactivated .................... . . ................................................... 30 Sep 45 .1 May 52
. .
Col William T . Samways ....................... . . ..................................1 May 52 .18 Nov 52
Col Thomas L . Mosley ..................................................................... 19 Nov 52 .3 1 Jul 55
Col Samuel C. Gurney, Jr ............................................................ 1 Aug 55 .15 May 57
Base transfened to SAC .................................................................. 1 Apr 57 - 1 Apr 62
Col August F . Taute ...................................................................... 3 1 Oct 61 - 6 Feb 64
Col Roland 0. Mosher ........................................................................ 7 Feb 64 - 26 Aug 65
Col Frank M . Madsen, Jr .................... . . ......................................... 27 Aug 65 - 7 Mar 67
Col William R . Goade........................................................................... 8 Mar 67 - 2 Jun 69
Col Donald J . Ferris .......................................................................... 3 Jun 69 - 13 Dec 70
Col Guy E . Hairston, Jr .................... . ................................................ 14 Dec 70 - 7 Jun 72
Col Charles E . Woods ....................................................................... 8 Jun 72 - 7 Jun 73
Col Hany Falls, Jr ..................................................................................8 Jun 73 - 7 Jul 75
Col Lawrence D . Garrison ................................................................... 8 Jul 75 - 15 Aug 77
Col Ralf M . Miller ........................................................................ 16 Aug 77 - 20 Mar 7'
Col Chris 0. Divich ......................................................................... 21 Mar 79 - 13 Aug :
Col Anthony J . Farrington, Jr ......................................................... 14 Aug 81 - 28 Feb 83
Col Albert A . Gagliardi, Jr .............................................................. 1 Mar 83 - 28 Nov 84
Col Jeffrey T . Ellis ............................................................................... 29 Nov 84 - 1 Jul 86
Col John C . Griffith ................................................................................ 2 Jul 86 - 23 Jul 87
Col Joseph S. Bleymaier, Jr ............................................................. 24 Jul 87 - 3 1 May 89
Col Willard Grosvenor ........................................................................ 1 Jun 89 - 28 Jul 91
Col Donald G . Cook ............................................................................. 29 Jul 91 - 28 Jul 92
Brig Gen Kenneth W . Hess ........................................................ 29 Jul 92 - 16 Aug 94
Col Timothy A . Peppe ................... . . ............................................... 17 Aug 94 - 4 Jan 96
Col Gary A . Winterberger ............................................................... 5 Jan 96 - 22 Jan 98
Col Dan R . Goodrich .....................................................................23 Jan 98 - 13 Oct 99
Col Winfield W . Scott I11................................................................ 14 Oct 99 - Present
LITTLE ROCK AFB, ARKANSAS

The Air Force established Little Rock AFB as a Strategic


Air Command installation on 1 Feb 55. It transferred to
Tactical Air Command on 1 Apr 70 and then Military
Airlifi Command on 1 Dec 74. The 314th Tactical Airlift
Wing moved to Little Rock AFB on 3 1 May 71. The wing
changed designations over the years until 1 Apr 97 when
the 314th Airlift Wing and Little Rock AFB transferred to
AETC from Air Mobility Command.

Organization

3 14th Airlift Wing..............................................


transferred from AMC to AETC 1 Apr 97

Commanders

Brig Gen Jack R. Holbein, Jr. ....................... . ................................. 1 Apr 97 - 23 Sep 98


24 Sep 98 - Present
Brig Gen Paul J. Fletcher .......................................................................

LUKE AFB, ARIZONA


On 15 Feb 41, the War Department activated Litchfield Park Air Base as a site for flying
training. It was redesignated Luke Field on 6 Jun 41. The field was named in honor of 2d
Lt Frank Luke, Jr., posthumous Medal of Honor
recipient and the number two US ace in World War I.
On 23 Jan 42, the field was assigned to Air Corps
Flying Training Command. Luke Field was inactivated
on 31 Oct 46. It transferred to the Corps of Engineers on
1 Sep 47 and was redesignated Luke AFB on 10 Jun 49.
The Air Force activated and assigned Luke AFB to
ATC on 1 Jun 51, and the command conducted combat
crew training there until 1 Jul 58 when the base
transferred to Tactical Air Command. On 1 Jul 93, HQ
USAF reassigned the 58th Fighter Wing and Luke AFB
from Air Combat Command to AETC. Then on 1 Apr
94, HQ USAF reassigned the 58th Fighter Wing to
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, but only the unit designation moved. Personnel and
equipment remained at Luke to outfit the 56th Fighter Wing, whose designation moved
from MacDill AFB, Florida.
Mechanics clean the guns on an F-80 in preparation for another gunnery training
mission at Luke AFB. Arizona. in the early 1950s .

Organization

74th Air Base Group ..................................... activated 15 Jun 41; redesignated 10 Jun 42
74th Service Group ............................................................................inactivated 1 Aug 42
66th Air Base Squadron ......................................activated 1 Aug 42; inactivated 1 May 4r
3028th AAF Base Unit .................................... activated 1 May 44; inactivated 30 Nov
127th Air Base Group ANG unit federalized & assigned 1 Feb 5 1; discontinued 1 Nov
3600th Air Base Group .............................activated 1 Nov 52; transferred to TAC 1 Jul 58
58th Fighter Wing ................................................
transferred from ACC to AETC 1 Jul 93;
58th Fighter Wing ......................redesignated and moved to Kirtland AFB NM 30 Mar 94
56th Fighter Wing ................................................
reassigned from ACC to AETC 1 Apr 94
56th Fighter Wing .....................moved from MacDill AFB FL to Luke AFB AZ 1 Apr 94

Commanders

Lt Col Ennis C . Whitehead ............................................................. 21 Apr 41 .12 Jul 41


Col Ross G . Hoyt ............................................................................. 13 Jul 41 .12 Feb 43
Lt Col Lester R . Harris...................................................................... 13 Feb 43 .18 Mar 43
Col John K . Nissley ......................................................................... 19 Mar 43 .27 Jul 44
Lt Col Graham M. Bates ......................... . ................................ 28 Jul 44 - 4 Oct 44
Col John K. Nissley 5 Oct 44 - 8 Jan 45
Col Lance Call ....................................................................... 9 Jan 45 - 13 Apr 45
Col John M. Davies ....................................................................14 Apr 45 - 4 Jul 45
Col Graham M. Bates ...................... . . ........................ 5 Jul 45 - 9 Sep 45
Lt Col Howard J. Bechtel . ........................ 10 Sep 45 - 26 Oct 45
Col Lance Call ......................................................................... 27 Oct 45 - 8 Nov 45
Col J. Garret Jackson 9 Nov 45 - 9 Dec 45
Col Gladwyn E. Pinkston ............... . .....................................10 Dec 45 - 30 Oct 46
Field inactivated . .......................... 3 1 Oct 46 and 1 Jan 5 1
Lt Col Henry J. Amen .................................................................1 Feb 51 - 14 Oct 51
Col Thomas L. Mosley ........................... . ......... ................... 15 Oct 5 1 - 14 Nov 52
Brig Gen Charles F. Born . .................... 15 Nov 52 - 13 Aug 53
Brig Gen Turner C. Rogers ........................... . . .................... 14 Aug 53 - 30 Sep 56
Brig Gen Robert L. Scott, Jr. 1 Oct 56 - 30 Sep 57
Col Warren H. Higgens . ........................... 1 Oct 57 - 1 Jul 58
Assigned to TAC and ACC ................................. . .................1 Jul 58 - 30 Jun 93
Brig Gen Stephen B. Plummer ......................... ............................... 1 Jul 93 - 13 Apr 95
Brig Gen Marvin R. Esmond .......................................................... 14 Apr 95 - 1 Apr 96
Col Carrol H. Chandler ..................... . . .................................2 Apr 96 - 16 Jul 98
Brig Gen John L. Bany ...................... . .................................... 17 Jul 98 - 14 Feb 00
Brig Gen (Sel) Stephen T. Sargeant ............. . ............... ................ 15 Feb 00 - Present

MAXWELL AFB, ALABAMA


The Army established the Engine and Repair Depot on
9 Apr 18 at the same area the Wright Brothers used for
a temporary civilian flying school in 1910. It was
assigned to the Division of Military Aeronautics on
27 Apr 18 and then the Army Air Service on 27Aug
18. After several name changes, the installation became
the Montgomery Air Intermediate Depot in Jan 21 and
Maxwell Field on 8 Nov 22. The field was named in
honor of 2d Lt William C. Maxwell, a native of
Ardmore, Alabama, who died in the Philippines in
1920. It was assigned to the 4th Division Air Service
between 24 Mar 23 (later redesignated 4th Division Aviation) and May 29 and 4th Corps
Area between May 29 and Jul 3 1. The field then was assigned to the Air Corps Tactical
School on 15 Jul 31, the Southeast Air Corps Training Center on 1 Sep 40 (designated
Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center, 29 Oct 42), and the Air Corps Flying
Training Center on 23 Jan 1942. Maxwell was then assigned to the Army Air Forces
School on 29 Nov 45. The War Department redesignated the school as Air University on
12 Mar 46. The field was renamed Maxwell AFB on 13 Jan 48. Maxwell became an ATC
base when Air University became a part of Air Training Command on 15 May 78. The
base went under Air University again when it returned to major command status on 1 Jul
83 . Ten years later. on 1 Jul 93. Maxwell became one of AETC's new bases when Air
University merged with the redesignated command . On 1 Oct 94. the host unit. the 502d
Air Base Wing. inactivated . Activated in its place was the 42d Air Base Wing .

Organizations

84th Services Squadron.................. activated 1 Mar 35; redesignated 27 Aug 37


13th Air Base Squadron .................................... redesignated 1 Sep 40; inactivated 3 Jul 42
14th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ..................activated 3 Jul42; inactivated 1 May 44
3132d AAF Base Unit ......................................activated 1 May 44; inactivated 16 Dec 45
42d AAF Base Unit ..........................................activated 16 Dec 45; inactivated 17 Nov 47
502d Air University Wing ................................. activated 17 Nov 47; inactivated 28 Jul 48
3800th Air University Wing .............................activated 28 Jul 48; inactivated 26 Aug 54
3800th Air Base Wing ........................................................................redesignated 2 Jan 79
3800th Air Base Group .........................................................................inactivated 1 Oct 92
502d Air Base Wing............................................. activated 1 Oct 92; inactivated 1 Oct 94
42d Air Base Wing .................... .
. .......................................................activated 1 Oct 94

Commanders

Col Elmer J . Bowling ................. ......................................................


27 Jan 42 .13 Jul 44
Col Robert E . Choate ....................... . . . ....................................14 Jul 44 .28 Aug 44
Brig Gen William S. Gravely ............ . . . .................................... 29 Aug 44 .5 Dec 44
Col Robert E . Choate .............................................................................
6 Dec 44 .7 Oct 45
Col William E . Covington, Jr ........................................................ 8 Oct 45 .1 1 Nov 45
Col Richard H. Ballard ..................... . . ...................................12 Nov 45 .29 Nov 45
Maxwell assigned to AAF School and later Air University ...........29 Nov 45 .14 May 78
Col David T . Stockman .................................................................. 15 May 78 .3 1 Aug 78
Col Robert D . Harhvig ..................................................................... 1 Sep 78 .3 1 May 79
Col Roger W . McLain ...................................................................... 1 Jun 79 .27 May 80
Col Edward J . Palmer, Jr .................................................................. 28 May 80 .6 Jul 80
Col William D . Palmer ...................................................................... 7 Jul 80 .14 Apr 82
Col Donald F. Brackett ..................................................................... 15 Apr 82 .30 Jun 83
Maxwell reassigned to Air University .............................................. 1 Jul 83 .30 Jun 93
Col Gerald R . Adams ........................... . ......................................1 Jul 93 .3 Aug 93
Brig Gen Albert D . Jensen ................................................................... 4 Aug 93 .8 Aug 94
Brig Gen Thomas C . Waskow ............................................................. 9 Aug 94 .6 May 96
Col William S . Cole, Jr ...................... . ............................................
7 May 96 .1 May 98
2 May 98 .Present
Col Albert A . Allenback .........................................................................

Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned

Air University. The Air Service School opened at Langley Field. Virginia. on
25 Feb 20 . After several name changes. the Air Corps Tactical School moved to Maxwell
Field. Alabama. on 15 Jul 3 1 . On 30 Jun 40. the Army Air Corps suspended instruction at
Military training was an integral part of the curriculum at OTS in the 1960s.

69
the Tactical School and reduced its staff and faculty. In
the summer of 1941, this small section moved to
Washington, D.C., and finally was discontinued on
9 Oct 42. However, on 16 Oct 42, the Army Air Forces
activated the Army Air Forces School of Applied
Tactics at Orlando Field, Florida. A year later, 8 Oct 43,
the Army Air Forces Tactical Center was established
with the School of Applied Tactics as a subordinate
unit. Due to a major reorganization on 1 Jun 45, the
School of Applied Tactics was redesignated thc Army
Air Forces School. On 29 Nov 45, the Army Air Forces moved the school to Maxwell
Field and designated it as a major command. On 12 Mar 46, its name changed again, this
time to Air University. Air University remained a major command until 15 May 78 when
it became a part of ATC, but it returned to major command status on 1 Jul 83. Ten years
later, on 1 Jul 93, Air University became a part of the newly redesignated Air Education
and Training Command. During its two assignments to AETC, commanders included:

Lt Gen Raymond B. Furlong ........................................ 15 Aug 75 - 30 Jun 79


Lt Gen Stanley M. Umstead, Jr ....................................... 1 Jul 79 - 3 1 Jul 81
Lt Gen Charles G. Cleveland .......
........................ ............ 1 Aug 81 - 1 Jul 83
Returned to major command status ..................... . ..........1 Jul 83 - 30 Jun 93
Lt Gen Jay W. Kelly ..................................................... 1 Jul 93 - 30 Sep 96
Lt Gen Joseph J. Redden I Oct 96 - 20 Jun 99
Lt Gen Lance W. Lord ..................................................... 21 Jun 99 - Present

RANDOLPH AFB, TEXAS


On 18 Aug 28, the Army activated Aviation Field, San
Antonio, redesignating it as Randolph Field on 27 Sep
28. The field was named in honor of Capt William M.
Randolph, who died on 17 Feb 28 when his AT.
crashed on takeoff at Gorman, Texas. Almost 20 yt
later, on 13 Jan 48, it was redesignated Randolph k.
Like the command's other flying training installation,,
Randolph's host unit changed from a support squadron
to an Army Air Forces base unit in 1944 and then to a
four-digit training wing in 1948. In 1972 ATC inacti-
vated most of its flying training wings, replacing them
with two-digit organizations, and the 12th Flying Training Wing has been Randolph's
host unit ever since.

Organization
67th Service Squadron ..........................................
activated 1 Feb 31; inactivated 1 Sep 36
1lth Air Base Squadron, Base Squadron .......... activated 1 Sep 36; redesignated 17 Jan 41
By the end of 1929, the circular road pattern of Randolph Field was established,
and construction of the buildings began in earnest.

The "Taj Mahal,"


Randolph's most
famous landmark,
was completed in
1931.
12th Air Base Squadron ......................................................................
inactivated 27 Jun 42
12th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ...............activated 27 Jun 42; inactivated 1 May 44
2532d Air Force Base Unit ........................... activated 1 May 44; redesignated 26 Sep 47
2532d AAF Base Unit .................. . . ............................................
inactivated 26 Aug 48
3510th Pilot Training Wing (Basic) ...............activated 26 Aug 48; redesignated 11 Jun 52
3510th Flying Training Wing (Medium Bombardment) ...................redesignated 1 Sep 54
3510th Combat Crew Training Wing (Med Bomb) ............................ redesignate 1 Jun 58
3510th Flying Training Wing ............................................................. inactivated 1 May 72
12th Flying Training Wing .....................................................................
activated 1 May 72

Commanders

Col Idwal H . Edwards ................................................................... 26 Dec 40 .11 Mar 42


Col Walter C. White ......................................................................... 12 Mar 45 .18 Mar 45
Col Daniel A . Cooper .................... . ............................................19 Mar 45 .20 Sep 45
Col Walter H . Reid ............................................................................. 21 Sep 45 .3 Oct 46
Col Stanton T . Smith ............................................................................4 Oct 46 .8 Jun 48
Col Alva L . Harvey ............................................................................ 9 Jun 48 .30 Aug 48
Col Bernard T . Castor ................................................................... 3 1 Aug 48 .13 Sep 48
Col John A . Dunning ......................................................................... 14 Sep 48 .17 Oct 48
Col Thomas L . Mosley ................... . . . ........................................... 18 Oct 48 .11 Oct 49
Col John G . Fowler ......................................................................... 12 Oct 49 .2 Aug 50
Brig Gen Carl B . McDaniel ....................................................... 3 Aug 50 .17 Aug 5 1
Brig Gen J . H . Davies .....................................................................18 Aug 5 1 .20 Apr 54
Col R. H . Macklin ................... ...................................................... 21 Apr 54 .23 Jun 54
Brig Gen John W . Persons ................................................................. 24 Jun 54 .3 1 Jul 57
Col William A . Robertson ................................................................ 1 Aug 57 .18 Jan 59
Col H . F . Muenter ............................................................................19 Jan 59 .18 May 61
Col C. J . Heflin ......................... . . . ............................................. 19 May 61 .30 Jun 62
Col Jack W . Saunders ......................................................................... 1 Jul 62 .12 Aug 63
Brig Gen Edward H . Nigro ............................................................ 13 Aug 63 .5 Jul 64
Brig Gen William C . Lindley, Jr ............................ ...........................6 Jul 64 .28 Feb I55
Col Woodward E . Davis, Jr .................................................................1 Mar 65 .7 Mar 67
Brig Gen Frank M . Madsen, Jr ........................................................... 8 Mar 67 .11 Jul 68
Col James H . Watkins ......................................................................26 Aug 68 .30 Jun 69
Brig Gen William C . McGlothlin, Jr .......................... . .................. 1 Jul 69 .3 1 Mar 70
Brig Gen H . Lobdell, Jr ...................................................................... 1 Apr 70 .14 Jan 71
Col Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr ............................................................... 15 Jan 7 1 .13 Aug 72
Col Malcolm E . Ryan, Jr ................................................................. 14 Aug 72 .3 1 Oct 73
Col John P . Rollston .......................................................................... 1 Nov 73 .29 Jun 75
Col Kenneth R . Fleenor ................................................................. 30 Jun 75 .10 Apr 78
Brig Gen E . N . Giddings ................................................................... 11 Apr 78 .18 Jun 80
Col Wilson C. Cooney ...................................................................... 19 Jun 80 .10 Jul 81
Col Billy J . Rhoten ............................................................................. 11 Jul 81 .10 Feb 83
Col Hector M . Cuellar ..................................................................... 11 Feb 83 .5 Feb 85
Col Ralph R . Rohatsch ......................................................................6 Feb 85 .18 Mar 87
Col Nicholas B. Kehoe ...................... . .........................................19 Mar 87 - 4 Aug 88
Col Ronnie K. Morrow .................................................................. 5 Aug 88 - 25 May 90
Col Lloyd W. Newton .................................................................. 26 May 90 - 30 Jul 91
Brig Gen Donald L. Peterson ................. . . 3 1 Jul 91 - 27 Jan 93
.....................................
Brig Gen Robert E. Gatliff ............................................................. 28 Jan 93 - 18 Jan 94
Brig Gen Thomas 0. Fleming ............................................................ 19 Jan 94 - 20 Aug 95
Brig Gen Garry R. Trexler ......................................................... 21 Aug 95 - 19 Jun 97
Brig Gen Richard A. Mentemeyer .................................................. 20 Jun 97 - 11 May 99
Brig Gen Lawrence H. Stevenson................................................ 12 May 99 - 26 Jun 00
Brig Gen Peter U. Sutton ..................................................................... 27 Jun 00 - Present

Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned

Air Education and Training Coirzmand.


The War Department established the Air Corps
Flying Training Command on 23 Jan 42 and gave
it responsibility to oversee the great expansion of
flying training after American entry in WWII. Its
original headquarters was in the Maritime Build-
ing in Washington, D.C. The War Department
redesignated the command as Army Air Forces
Flying Training Command, effective 15 Mar 42,
and moved it to the Texas and Pacific Railway
building in Fort Worth, Texas, in Jul42. On 3 1 Jul
43, the command was redesignated as the Army
Air Forces Training Command. At the same time,
it picked up responsibility for basic and technical
training, missions that had belonged to Army Air
Forces Technical Training Command before the
War Department inactivated it on 31 Jul 43. On 28 Feb 46, AAF Training Command
completed the move of its headquarters to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. The command was
redesignated Air Training Command on 1 Jul46. On 17 Oct 49, the headquarters moved
to Scott AFB, Illinois. In Mar 52, ATC regained the crew training mission it had lost at
*- ' af World War 11. This lasted only until 1957 when the responsibility returned to
-rational commands. Its final relocation was completed on 30 Sep 57 when the
headquarters staff moved to Randolph AFB, Texas. On 15 May 78, ATC gained an
education mission when it assumed command of Air University, only to lose it on 1 Jul
83 when Air University returned to major command status. On 1 Jul 93, the command
was redesignated Air Education and Training Command, regaining both the education
and combat crew training missions it had previously lost.*

*For a list of commanders, see p 17.


Nineteenth Air Force. On 1 Jul 93, AETC acti-
vated Nineteenth Air Force and headquartered it at
Randolph AFB, Texas. Like the earlier Flying Training
Air Force, which the command stood up in the 1950s,
Nineteenth Air Force managed AETC's flying training
program. When first activated in Jul 55, Nineteenth Air
Force existed for the purpose of providing Tactical Air
Command with a composite strike force. Between 1955
and its inactivation in Jul 73, Nineteenth Air Force
participated in more than 100 deployments, including
Lebanon in 1958, the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, and the Pueblo crisis in 1968. The
most recent commanders included:

Maj Gen Everett H. Pratt, Jr. ........................................... 1 Jul 93 - 26 Oct 94


Maj Gen Nicholas B. Kehoe ........................................27 Oct 94 - 14 Nov 95
Maj Gen W. Thomas West ........................................... 15 Nov 95 - 20 Apr 97
Maj Gen Kurt B. Anderson ........................................... 21 Apr 97- 24 May 99
Maj Gen Steven R. Polk ............................................... 25 May 99 - Present

Air Force Recruiting Sewice. When the Air Force became a separate service on
18 Sep 47, its recruiting function remained under Army control. It wasnt until Jan 54
that the Department of Defense finally agreed the Air
Force could take operational control of its recruiting
forces. On 10 Apr 54, ATC activated the 3500th USAF
Recruiting Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.* Five
years later, on 8 Jul 59, ATC inactivated the 3500th
USAF Recruiting Wing. The Air Force wanted to elevate
the importance of its recruiting mission, so it replaced the
wing with the USAF Recruiting Service. Air Training
Command activated the new organization on 8 Jul 59.
Like the 3500th, the USAF Recruiting Service operatcd
from Wright-Patterson AFB; however, on 1 Jul 65, it
moved its headquarters to Randolph AFB, Texas. On
1 Mar 72, the ATC commander dual-hatted the Recriliting
Service commander as DCSiRecruiting Service. Then on
1 Apr 94, HQ USAF redesignated USAF Recruiting Service as Air Force Recruiting
Service. Commanders included:

Col Clarence F. Hegy (Acting) ..........................................8 Jul 59 - 2 Aug 59


Brig Gen Henry G. Thorne, Jr. .......................................3 Aug 59 - 12 Sep 61
Maj Gen Ivan W. McElroy .............................................
13 Sep 61 - 14 Jan 65

"Commanders of the 3500th USAF Recruiting Wing included Col Willard G. Woodbury
(10 Apr 54-19 May 54), Brig Gen Arno H. Luehman (20 May 54-1 May 57), Col
Clarence F. Hegy (Acting) (2 May 57-21 Jul 57), Brig Gen Elvin S. Ligon, Jr. (22 Jul 57-
25 May 59), and Col Clarence F. Hegy (Acting) (26 May 59-7 Jul 59).
Maj Gen Neil D . Van Sickle ....................................... 15 Jan 65 .3 1 Oct 66
Col Virgil M . Cloyd (Acting) .................................... 1 Nov 66 .30 Nov 66
Maj Gen J . T . Scepansky ........................................... 1 Dec 66 .3 1 Jul 69
Maj Gen Charles W . Carson, Jr ................................... 1 Aug 69 .3 1 Mar 70
Brig Gen William C . McGlothin, Jr ...................... . . ........1 Apr 70 .7 Sep 71
Brig Gen Conrad S . Allman ...................... . ................8 Sep 71 .3 1 May 74
Maj Gen Bennie L . Davis ..................... . . ........................1 Jun 74 .14 Jul 75
Brig Gen Andrew P . Iosue ............................................ 15 Jul 75 .15 Sep 76
Brig Gen Keith D . McCartney .................................... 15 Mar 79 .22 Feb 81
Brig Gen Thomas C . Richards ........................................ 23 Feb 81 .4 Mar 82
Brig Gen William P . Acker ........................................... 24 Feb 78 .14 Mar 79
Brig Gen Melvin G . Bowling ........................................ 16 Sep 76 .23 Feb 78
Brig Gen Winfield S. Harpe ......................................... 5 Mar 82 .19 Sep 83
Brig Gen Robert L . Rutherford .................................... 20 Sep 83 .17 Jan 85
Brig Gen William J . Porter .............................................. 18 Jan 85 .21 Jul 87
Col Dale R . Ullrich (Acting)....................................... 22 Jul 87 .25 Aug 87
Brig Gen E . Daniel Cheny.............................................. 26 Aug 87 .6 Dec 88
Brig Gen John J . Salvadore........................................... 7 Dec 88 .22 Aug 91
Brig Gen Michael G . Vergamini ..................... ............2 Aug 91 .27 May 93
Brig Gen John M . McBroom ...................... . .............28 May 93 .26 Sep 94
Maj Gen Kurt B . Anderson ............... . . ......................27 Sep 94 .18 Apr 96
Brig Gen W . E . Buchanan I11.......................................... 1 May 96 .2 Oct 97
Col Robert C. Mead (Acting) ......................................... 3 Oct 97 .25 Jan 98
Brig Gen Peter U . Sutton ........................ . . . .....2 6 Jan 98 .17 May 00
Brig Gen (Sel) Duane E . Deal ............................. ... 18 May 00 .Present

SHEPPARD AFB. TEXAS


The War Department activated a school at Wichita Falls.
Texas. on 11 Feb 41 for the purpose of providing basic
military. technical. flying. and glider pilot training . The
school was redesignated as Sheppard Field on 14 Apr 41 . It
was named for Morris E . Sheppard. a US senator from Texas
whc helped lead the fight for military preparedness before
Pea i Harbor . Senator Sheppard died on 9 Apr 41 . Originally
assrgned to the Army Air Forces Technical Training Com-
mdnd. the base became a part of Army Air Forces Training
Command on 3 1 Jul43 . Sheppard was inactivated on 3 1 Aug
46 but was redesignated Sheppard AFB and activated again
on 1 Aug 48 . It soon became a thriving aircraft mechanics school . Air Training
Command activated the 3750th Indoctrination Wing on 26 Aug 48. replacing it with the
3750th Technical Training Wing on 1 Apr 49 . The command redesignated it as the
Sheppard Technical Training Center on 1 Jan 59 and the Sheppard Training Center on
1 Feb 92 before inactivating it on 1 Jul 93. On that same day. AETC activated the 82d
Training Wing and stationed it at Sheppard.
Organization

62d Base HQ and Air Base Squadron .................activated 4 Aug 41; inactivated 1 May 44
3706th AAF Base Unit ................................... activated 1 May 44; inactivated 30 Sep 46
3706th AF Base Unit .................... . . ........... activated 15 Aug 48; inactivated 26 Aug 48
3750th Basic Training Wing ............................. activated 26 Aug 48; inactivated 1 Apr 49
3750th Technical Training Wing ...................... activated 1 Apr 49; redesignated 1 Jan 59
Sheppard Technical Training Center ............................ ............ . . . . .redesignated 1 Feb 92
Sheppard Training Center ................................................................ inactivated 1 Jul 93
82d Training Wing ........................................................ redesignated and activated 1 Jul 93

Commanders

Maj Gen James E . Chaney ........................................................................ May 43 .Jul 44


Col Joseph H . Davidson ............ . . ......................................................... Jul 44 .Nov 44
Col Alfred L . Jewett.............................................................................. N o 44 .Dec 44
Col E . A . Lohman ...................... . ............................................................ D c 44 .Nov 45
Col Rosenham Bean .................................................................................... N o 45 .Jan 46
Col Joel E . Mallory .......................................................................................Jan 46 .Feb 46
Col 0. L . Rogers .........................................................................................Feb 46 .Aug 46
Col Herbert K Baisley .................................................................. 20 Aug 46 .3 1 Aug 46
Col Samuel C . Gurney ....................................................................... 15 Aug 48 .14 Jan 49
Brig Gen John H . McCormick ............................................................ 15 Jan 49 .24 Jun 49
Brig Gen Emil C. Kiel .................................................................. 25 Jun 49 .4 Nov 50
Col Charles D . Jones ..........................................................................5 Nov 50 .21 Jan 5 1
Maj Gen C. V . Haynes ................................................................. 22 Jan 51 .28 Feb 53
Maj Gen William D . Old ............................................................ 1 Mar 53 .3 1 Aug 54
Maj Gen Edward H . White ................................................................. 1 Sep 54 .3 1 Jul 57
Maj Gen J . H . Wallace ....................
....... .................................1 Aug 57 .3 1 Jul 59
Maj Gen Thomas E . Moore ............................................................. 1 Aug 59 .20 Jun 63
Maj Gen Robert M . Stillman .......................................................... 26 Jul 63 .3 1 Jul 65
Maj Gen Edward H . Nigro ................................................................... 1 Aug 65 .30 Ju! 67
Maj Gen John M . McNabb .................... . . ................................... 3 1 Jul 67 .18 Aug 69
Maj Gen Jeny D . Page ..................................................................... 19 Aug 69 .19 R~far72
Maj Gen Robert L . Petit ............... . . . .................................... 20 Mar 72 .28 1 zb 75
Maj Gen Raymond B. Furlong .............................................................1 Mar 75 .3 A ig 75
Maj Gen Cecil E . Fox ........................................................................ 4 Aug 75 .30 Nc~v77
Col Robert D . Caudry (Interim) ........................................................ 1 Dec 77 .3 Jan 78
Maj Gen Charles L . Donnelly, Jr ............................................................. 4 Jan 78 .2 Jul 79
Maj Gen Robert W . Bazley ................... . . . ................................ 3 Jul 79 .7 Aug 80
Maj Gen Harry A . Morris ................................................................8 Aug 80 .30 Nov 82
Maj Gen William M . Charles, Jr ................................. .......................1 Dec 82 .4 Sep 85
Maj Gen Richard W . Phillips, Jr ...................... . . . ...........................5 Sep 85 .30 Mar 87
Maj Gen David W . Forgan..................... . . ................................. 3 1 Mar 87 .16 Jul 89
Maj Gen Michael A . Nelson .................... ....... .............................. 17 Jul 89 .6 Mar 91
Maj Gen Dale C . Tabor ...................................................................... 7 Mar 91 .24 Oct 93
Brig Gen William L . Worthington. Jr ................................................ 25 Oct 93 .4 Jun 95
Brig Gen Michael E . Zettler.......................................................... 5 Jun 95 .9 Feb
9 7
Brig Gen Scott C. Bergren ................. . . .......................................10 Feb 97 .14 Apr 99
Brig Gen Sharla J . Cook .................................................................... 15 Apr 99 .Present

Other Major Organizations Currently Assigned

80th Flying Training Wing. While Sheppard AFB


was first activated on 11 Feb 41. the history of the flying
training mission goes back to 10 Dec 65 when ATC
activated the 3630th Flying Training Wing at the base to
conduct undergraduate pilot training for the German Air
Force . The wing was inactivated on 1 Jan 73 and replaced
by the 80th Flying Training Wing. which was activated on
the same day . In 1974 the wing began training students
from other nations under the security assistance program .
In 1981 it transitioned to training students in the Euro-
NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. also known as
ENJJPT . Commanders include:

Col Frank L . Gailer ........................................................15 Jan 66 .Jul 67


Col Adolph K . Koeck ............................................................... Jul 67 .Feb 69
Col Robert W . Casey ............................................................... Feb 69 .Oct 70
Col Robert W . Cunningham ..................................................... 0 70 .Jun 72
Col Robert G . Liotta ........................................................ u n 72 .27 Jun 73
Col Kirk A . Brown ........................................................... 28 Jun 73 .21 Jul 74
Col Spence M . Armstrong ............................................. 22 Jul 74 .16 Jul 76
Col Robert D . Caudry .................................................... 17 Jul 76 .3 1 Mar 77
Col William R . Deans ....................................................... 1 Apr 77 .4 Jul 78
Col Jesse W . Campbell ........................ . ..........................5 Jul 78 .13 Jul 80
Col Lany W . Pritchett .......................... . ................. 14 Jul 80 .23 Feb 82
Col William F . Phillips .....................
...... ................24 Feb 82 .12 Feb 84
Col Sandor Babos .......................... . . .........................13 Feb 84 .23 Feb 86
Col Robert K . McLeod .............................................. 24 Feb 86 .21 Dec 87
Col Travis E . Harrell .................................................... 22 Dec 87 .19 Jul 89
Col William B . Mitchell ................................................. 20 Jul 89 .18 Apr 91
Col Robert E . Gatliff ................................................... 19 Apr 9 1 .27 Jul 92
Col William J . Lake ........................................................... 28 Jul 92 .9 Jan 94
Col James G . Ferguson ................................................... 10 Jan 94 .25 Feb 96
Col Kenneth M . Decuir ................................................... 26 Feb 96 .5 Nov 97
Col Stanley Gorenc .................... . ............................ 6 Nov 97 .13 May 99
Col Kurt A . Cichowski ................................................. 14 May 99 - Present
Tyndall Field, Florida, was home to the
A r m y Air Forces Flexible Gunnery
School between 1941 and 1946. At left,
personnel inside the tower controlled air
traffic as planes entered and departed
Tyndall's air space.

At right, base personnel read weather


information off the teletype to make
sure training could occur.

A t left, w e a t h e r p e r s o n n e l l a u n c h
a balloon for an observation flight.
TYNDALL AFB. FLORIDA
The War Department established Tyndall Field on 16 Jun
41 . It was named in honor of 1st Lt Frank B . Tyndall. a
World War I pilot and Silver Star recipient. who was killed
on 15 Jul 30 in a crash of a P-1 . The Army Air Forces
conducted flexible gunnery and flying training there . On
23 Jan 42. the field was assigned to Air Corps Flying
Training Command until it transferred to Continental Air
Forces on 28 Feb 46 . It then transferred to Tactical Air
Command on 21 Mar 46 and to Air University on 15 May
46 . The field was redesignated Tyndall AFB on 13 Jan 48
and transferred to ATC on 1 Sep 50. It then transferred to
Air Defense Command on 1 Jul 57 and to Tactical Air Command on 1 Oct 79 . Tyndall
AFB and its 325th Fighter Wing transferred again, this time to AETC. on 1 Jul93 .

Organization

80th Air Base Group ............................ assigned to ACFTC 28 Jan 42; inactivated 6 Jul 42
69th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ..................activated 6 Jul 42; inactivated 1 May 44
2135th AAF Base Unit .......................... activated 1 May 44; transferred to CAF 28 Feb 46
3625th Air Base Group ........................... activated 1 Sep 50; transferred to ADC 1 Jul 57
325th Fighter Wing .............................................................. transferred to AETC 1 Jul 93

Commanders

Col Warren A . Maxwell ..................... . . . .......................................28 Jan 42 .3 1 Jan 43


Col Leland S . Stranathan ..................................................................... 1 Feb 43 .3 Jan 44
Col Jack Greer ...................................................................................... 4 Jan 44 .8 Feb 44
Col John W . Persons ........................ . . ............................................... 9 Feb 44 .9 Jul 45
Col Walter W . Gross .......................................................................... 10 Jul 45 .27 Feb 46
Transferred to other commands .................................................. 28 Feb 46 .31 Aug 50
Col R . W. Warren ............................. . ...........................................1 Sep 50 .11 Oct 50
Col J . E . Roberts .................................................................................12 Oct 50 .3 Jun 51
Col Bingham T . Kleine ........................................................... . . ......4 Jun 5 1 .25 May 54
Col Fred C. Gray ............................................................................... 26 May 54 .24 Jun 56
Col Richard T . Kight ........................................................................... 25 Jun 56 .30 Jun 57
Transferred to other commands ........................................................... 1 Jul 57 .30 Jun 93
Brig Gen Clinton V . Horn .................................................................. 1 Jul 93 .29 May 95
Col John H . Campbell ......................... . . ................................. 30 May 95 .13 May 97
Brig Gen Gary M . Rubus .................................................................... 14 May 97 .7 Sep 98
Col Michael E . Slinkard .................................................................. 8 Sep 98 .7 Dec 98
Brig Gen Walter E . Buchanan IIL ................... . .................................. 8 Dec 98 .Present
The first group of aviation cadets arrived at Enid Field, Oklahoma, on
16 Dec 41. Two days later Class 42-1) began training. These cadets learned to
fly in the BT-13A.

VANCE AFB. OKLAHOMA


The War Department activated Enid Field on 20 Sep 41 and redesignated it as Enid Army
Air Field on 7 May 43. Field personnel conducted flying training until Army Air Forces
Training Command inactivated Enid on 31 Jan 47. The War Department redesignated the
field as Enid AFB and activated it on 1 Aug 48. HQ USAF redesignated Enid AFB as
Vance AFB on 9 Jul 49. The change was made to honor Lt
Col Leon R. Vance, Jr., a native of Enid, who was post-
humously awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantly in
action over France on 5 Jun 44. Like the other flying
training bases, the host unit progressed from a support
squadron in 1941 to an Army Air Forces base unit in 1944,
then to a four-digit flying wing in 1948, and finally a two-
digit flying training wing in 1972. Except for the 19 months
it was inactive, Vance has belonged to AETC or its
predecessors since 23 Jan 42.
Organization

80th Air Base Squadron ................................. activated 29 Nov 41; redesignated 13 Jun 42
80th Base HQ and Air Base Squadron ................................................ inactivated 1 May 44
2518th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School. Basic) ... activated 1 May 44; redesignated 4 Feb 45
25 18th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School. Advanced-2E) ........................ inactivated 26 Sep 47
25 18th AF Base Unit ................................... activated 26 Sep 47; inactivated 26 Aug 48
3575th Pilot Training Wing (Adv Multi-Engine)....activated 26 Aug 48; redesignated 27 Jun 52
3575th Pilot Training Wing (Basic Multi-Engine) ..........................redesignated 15 Feb 58
3575th Pilot Training Wing (Basic Single-Engine)........................m e 5 Jan 61
3575th Pilot Training Wing ................................................................. inactivated 1 Nov 72
71st Flying Training Wing .................................................................... activated 1 Nov 72

Commanders

Maj Henry W . Dorr ......................................................................20 Aug 41 .20 Nov 41


Lt Col Albert B . Pitts ...........................................................................
21 Nov 41 .1 Jan 42
Col Michael F . Davis ............................................................................
2 Jan 42 .2 May 42
Col David W . Goodrich ................................................................... 3 May 42 .22 Jul 42

Like Enid Field. the Army Air Forces opened hundreds of flying schools across the
country during World War 11. BT.13s. like these parked along the runway at Waco
Army Air Field. Texas. served as the standard basic trainer for much of the war .
Col Henry W. Door ........................ . . .................................................. 23 Jul 42 .9 Apr 44
Col Nicholas T . Perkins ................................ . . ...............................10 Apr 44 .2 May 44
Col Charles B. Harvin .................... . ................................................. 3 May 44 .11 Jun 44
Lt Col Jack H . Alston .................... . . .............................................. 12 Jun 44 .21 Sep 44
Col George R . Geer........................ . ................................................22 Sep 44 .5 Dec 44
Col Henry R . Baxter ....................... ...... ......................................6 Dec 44 -25 Mar 45
Lt Col John W. Williams .................................................................... 26 Mar 45 .4 Apr 45
Col Bob Arnold .................. .
.......................................................... 5 Apr 45 .19 Aug 45
Col Charles E . Marion ....................................................................20 Aug 45 .15 Apr 46
Col Ivan M . Palmer ..................... . ................................................ 16 Apr 46 .7 Jun 46
Col John F . Guillette ............................................................................. 8 Jun 46 .29 Jun 46
Col Charles E . Marion .................... . ................................................30 Jun 46 .17 Jul 46
Col Donald D . Fitzgerald .......... . ...................................................... 18 Jul 46 .3 Jan 47
Col Samuel J . Gormly, Jr .....................................................................4 Jan 47 .2 Aug 48
Col John G . Fowler ..................... . . . ......................................... 3 Aug 48 .2 Oct 49
Col Tom W. Scott ......................................................................... 3 Oct 49 .13 Apr 5 1
Col Harold E . Kofahl ............................ . . ....................................... 14 Apr 5 1 .26 Jul 5 1
Col Russell L. Waldron ............. . . ................................................27 Jul 5 1 .3 1 Dec 52
Col Chester P . Gilger .................... . ............................................... 1 Jan 53 .17 Sep 59
Col Dale D . Brannon ................... . . ...............................................18 Sep 59 .24 Jun 63
Col James W . Little ...................... . . . .......................................... 25 Jun 63 .29 Jun 66
.........Perry
.............H
Col Joseph .................. 30 Jun 66 .27 Jun 67
Col William D . Conklin ................................................................ 28 Jun 67 .21 Apr 68
Col Max J . King ................................................................................ 22 Apr 68 .27 Mar 71
Col Charles E . Woods ................................................................... 28 Mar 71 .2 Jun 72
Col John P . Rollston ...................................................................... 3 Jun 72 .23 Sep 73
Col Schuyler Bissell .............. . ........................................................ 24 Sep 73 .14 Jul 74
Col George J . Kertesz ...................................................................... 15 Jul 74 .9 Apr 75
Col James P . Smothermon ...............................................................10 Apr 75 .16 Aug 76
Col Thomas J . Magner .................... 17 Aug 76 .3 1 Jul 78
Col David J . Pennington ...................................................................... 1 Aug 78 .8 Apr 79
Col Wilson C. Cooney ....................................................................... 9 Apr 79 .10 Jun 80
Col Giles D . Harlow ...................................... .
. . 11 Jun 80 .16 Mar 82
Col Donald A . Rigg ......................................................................... 17 Mar 82 .1 Mar 84
Col Ellwood P . Hinman 111................................................................ 2 Mar 84 .21 May 86
Col William L . Thompson ............................................................. 22 May 86 .15 Jun 87
Col Ronald G . Shamblin ..................................................................... 16 Jun 87 .1 May 89
Col Lloyd W. Newton ....................................................................... 2 May 89 .21 May 90
Col Donald F . Craigie ..................................................................... 22 May 90 .7 Aug 92
Col Samuel J . Bole .............................................................................. 8 Aug 92 .22 Feb 94
Col James N . Soligan .................................................................... 23 Feb 94 .27 Jul 95
Col Edward R . Ellis .................... . . .............................................. 28 Jul 95 .20 Feb 97
Col Daniel J . Mumaugh ................................................................. 21 Feb 97 .14 Oct 98
Col Curtis M . Bedke ........................ . . ... . . .......................15 Oct 98 .15 Mar 00
Col Douglas L . Raaberg .................................................................... 16 Mar 00 .Present
AETC UNITS ON OTHER MAJCOM BASES
58TH SPECIAL OPERGTIONS WING
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (AFMC)

On 1 Jul 93, Air Mobility Command transferred the 542d


Crew Training Wing at Kirtland AFB to AETC. At the same
time, AETC assigned the 542d to Nineteenth Air Force. The
542d provided aircrew training for special operations forces,
as well as rescue. In early 1994, AETC transferred oversight
of its helicopter students fkom the 14th Flying Training Wing
to the 542d. Effective 1 Apr 94, AETC inactivated the 542d.
It replaced the wing with the newly redesignated 58th
Special Operations Wing.*

Organization

542d Crew Training Wing ...............transferred from AMC, 1 Jul93; inactivated 1 Apr 94
58th Special Operations Wing ......moved from Luke AFB, Arizona, to Kirtland, 1 Apr 94

Commanders

Col Richard T. Jeffreys ................................... ...................................1 Jul 93 - 29 Aug 94


Col Michael N. Farage ................................................................. 30 Aug 94 - 13 Feh 97
Col John H. Folkerts ......................................................................... 14 Feb 97 - 12 Jul 99
Col Michael F. Planert .................................... ........................................13 Jul 99 - Present

336TH TRAINING GROUP


Fairchild AFB, Washington (AMC)

In 1966 Air Training Command transferred its survival


training program from Stead AFB, Nevada, to Fairchild
AFB, Washington. On 1 Mar 66, the command activated the
3636th Combat Crew Training Group (Survival) at Fairchild.
T h e e months later the transfer was complete, and on 15 Jun
66, ATC inactivated Stead AFB, Nevada, and its 3637th
Combat Crew Training Squadron (Survival and Special
Training). Over the years, the 3636th went from a group to a
wing, and hack to a group. On 1 Jul 93, AETC assigned the
group to Nineteenth Air Force. Less than a year later, on 1
Apr 94, HQ USAF redesignated the 3636th as the 336th Training Group.

*For more information on the 58th, see the subsection on Luke AFB, Arizona.

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A survival training instructor at Stead AFB, Nevada, demonstrates
how to slice meat to preserve as jerky.

Organization

3636th Combat Crew Training Group (Survival) ...activated 1 Mar 66; redesignated 1 Apr 71
3636th Combat Crew Training Wing (Survival) .............................. redesignate 28 Jan 93
336th Crew Training Group ...............................................................
redesignated 1 Apr 94
336th Training Group

Commanders

Col Chester H. Bohart ................. .. .............................................15 Mar 66 - 10 Mar 68


Col Fred A. Moser, Jr. .......................................................... 11 Mar 68 - 14 Aug 70
Lt Col Henry L. Gibbs ................................................................... 15 Aug 70 - Jan 71
Col William 0 . Rettig ................................................................................
Jan 71 -20 Jul 72
Col John C. Carson 111.........................................................................
21Jul 72 - 30 Apr 74
Col John L. ODonnell, Jr. . . ................. 1 May 74 - 14 Jul 74
Col Joe C. Williams .............................................................15 Jul 74 - 30 Sep 76
Col Herman D. Allshouse . ....................1 Oct 76 - 30 Jun 79
Col Leo D. OHalloran 1 Jul 79 - 5 Apr 81
. .
Col Albert A. Gaghard]......................................................... 6 Apr 81 - 14 Feb 83
Col Norman A. McDaniel ..........................................................15 Feb 83 - 20 May 85
Col John R. Goodley .................................................................2 May 85 - 28 Oct 86
Col Hans E. Hanson .................................................................... 29 Oct 86 - 17 Jul 89
Col Gerald S. Venanzi .................................................................18 Jul 89 - 14 Aug 90
Col David R. Lloyd 15 Aug 90 - 24 Jun 92
Col John C. Chapman, Jr. 25 Jul 92 - 10 Jul 94
Col John L. Strube 11 Jul 94 - 24 Jun 95
Col Kenneth M. Page 2 Jun 95 - 14 Jun 98
Col Donald L. Hoover ................... . .......... ..................................15 Jun 98 - Present

381ST TRAINING GROUP


Vandenberg AFB, California (AFSPC)

On 1 Jul 93, ACC transferred its 4315th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Missile) at
Vandenberg AFB to AETC as the newly redesignated command began consolidating its
space and missile training at a single site. On the same day,
AETC inactivated the 4315th and used its personnel and
resources to establish the 392d Space and Missile Training
Squadron. The squadron belonged to the 17th Training
Group at Goodfellow. On 1 Apr 94, HQ USAF redesig-
nated the squadron as the 392d Training Squadron, and
AETC reassigned the unit to Second Air Force. At the same
time, the command activated the 38lst Training Group
(Provisional) at Vandenberg. That group was inactivated on
1 Oct 94, and AETC activated a permanent unit, the 381st
Training Group. AETC assigned the 392d Training Squad-
ron and three other newly activated squadrons to the 381st
for space and missile training.

Commanders

Col Michael L. Hickey ............................................................... 1 Oct 94 - 15 Aug 96


Col Albert E. Walmsley ................................................................16 Aug 96 - 2 Jun 98
Col Mark T. Lilevjen . .............................3 Jun 98 - Present
CHRONOLOGY OF
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES IN THE FIELD
23 Jan 42 The War Department established Army Air Corps Flying Training
Command and put its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Not long
after, the headquarters moved to Fort Worth, Texas. Assigned to it
were the three centers that managed flying training: the Gulf Coast
Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, Texas; the Southeast Air
Corps Training Center at Maxwell Field, Alabama; and the West Coast
Air Corps Training Center at Moffett Field, California.

ca 15 Mar 42 The command and its subordinate units all were redesignated. Instead
of Army Air Corps, they became Army Air Forces organizations.

26 Jun 42 The San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center separated from Kelly Field.
On 4 Jul 42, the center became the newest station assigned to the AAF
Gulf Coast Training Center and Army Air Forces Flying Training
Command (AAFFTC).

3 1 Ju143 The War Department transferred the bases and resources of AAF
Technical Training Command to AAFFTC. At the same time, to repre-
sent the additions of technical and basic military training, AAFFTC
was redesignated as Army Air Force Training Command (AAFTC). Its
three flying training centers became the Eastern, Central, and Western
Flying Training Commands. By the end of August, AAFTC had
replaced the technical training districts with three subordinate
technical training commands: Eastern, headquartered at Greensboro,
North Carolina; Central at St Louis, Missouri; and Western at Denver,
Colorado. Also as a part of the merger, AAF Training Command
acquired the Officer Candidate School (OCS) for non-rated officers
which had operated at Miami Beach, Florida, since 21 Feb 42. Army
Air Forces Technical Training Command disbanded on 3 1 Aug 43.

1 Mar 44 Because of a reduction in technical training requirements, AAF Train-


ing Command discontinued the Central Technical Training Command
at St Louis and moved Eastern from Greensboro to Scott Field.

Apr 44 The command disbanded all of its support units (except bands) and
reorganized each base under an AAF base unit concept. At Keesler, for
example, the 3704th AAF Base Unit became responsible for all admin-
istration, training, operations, supply, and maintenance duties.

Jun 44 Officer Candidate School moved from Miami Beach to the §an
Antonio Aviation Cadet Center.
The AAF closed preflight schools at Santa Ana Army Air Field,
California, and Maxwell Field. All aircrew trainees would go through
the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center.

3 1 Dec 44 With the war drawing to a close, AAFTC reduced its basic training
centers to four: Amarillo and Sheppard Fields in Texas, Buckley Field
in Colorado, and Keesler Field in Mississippi.

Jun 45 OCS moved from the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center to Maxwell
Field. At about the same time, the preflight school also moved from
San Antonio to Maxwell.

30 Jun 45 The San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center transferred from AAF
Training Command to the AAF Personnel Distribution Command.

ca 15 Oct 45 AAF Training Comnland inactivated Western Technical Training


Command and redesignated Eastern Technical Training Command as
Technical Training Command. The headquarters stayed at Scott Field.

1 Nov 45 Central Flying Training Command became a part of Western Flying


Training Command.

15 Dec 45 Western Flying Training Command absorbed Eastern Flying Training


Command.

3 1 Dec 45 The number of bases under AAFTC jurisdiction had fallen from a high
of 170 in 1944 to 34 at the end of calendar year 1945.

1 Jan 46 Western Flying Training Command was redesignated as Flying


Training Command, headquartered at Randolph Field, Texas.

1 Feb 46 The War Department redesignated the San Antonio District, Army Air
Forces Personnel Distribution Command (previously known as the San
Antonio Aviation Cadet Center), as the Army Air Forces Military
Training Center and assigned it to AAF Training Command.

OCS and the AAF Preflight School moved from Maxwell to San
Antonio. At the same time, Army Air Forces Training Command
assigned both schools to the AAF Military Training Center.

19-28 Feb 46 AAFTC moved its headquarters to Barksdale Field, Louisiana.

1 Apr 46 The School of Aviation Medicine transferred from AAFTC to AU

1 Jul46 The War Department redesignated Army Air Forces Training Com-
mand as Air Training Command (ATC).
Officer Candidate School, Miami Beach, 1942

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1 Ju146 (cont'd) ATC moved all of its enlisted basic military training to the AAF
Military Training Center.

Nov 46 The AAF activated the Air Reserve Officer Training Corps (forerunner
of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps) and placed it under
ATC supervision. InNovember control passed to Aii Defense Command.

1 Nov 46 As the AAF began to interpret the word "command" to mean a major
air command, ATC changed the names of its sub-commands to the
Flying Training and Technical Training Divisions. In addition, the
AAF Military Training Center became the Indoctrination Division.

3 1 Dec 46 ATC had 14 bases assigned: Williams in Arizona; Mather in


California; Lowry in Colorado; Boca Raton in Florida; Chanute and
Scott in Illinois; Barksdale in Louisiana; Keesler in Mississippi; Enid
in Oklahoma; Goodfellow, Lackland, Randolph, and San Marcos in
Texas; and Geiger in Washington.

Air Training Command inactivated Las Vegas Field, Nevada. The base
had conducted flying training since Dec 41, first under the control of
the West Coast Air Corps Training Center and then as part of ATC.

3 1 Jan 47 Enid Field, Oklahoma, closed. It had conducted flying training since
Sep 41.

1 Jun 47 ATC gained another technical training base, Fort Francis E. Warren,
Wyoming. In 1949 the Air Force redesignated it as F. E. Warren AFB.

Between 1948 and 1951, students trained at Perrin AFB, Texas, using the T-6.

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Late in World War 11 the Army Air Forces modified the B-25 to sewe as an
advanced twin-engine pilot trainer. Here two pilots discuss a recently completed
training sortie at Goodfellow Field, Texas.

11 Ju147 The installation that was home to the AAF Military Training Center
became Lackland Air Base.

15 Sep 47 Geiger Field, Washington, transferred to Strategic Air Command.


Training courses moved to F. E. Warren.

Dec 47 The command closed Boca Raton Field and moved the radar school to
Keesler. In October two hurricanes had destroyed the Florida base.

13 Jan48 The Air Force redesignated most of its fields as air force bases.

1 Apr 48 Air Training Command activated two flying training installations: Las
Vegas AFB, Nevada, and Perrin AFB, Texas.

Aug 48 Air Training Command replaced its base units organization with a
base-wing setup. By year's end, ATC had one bombardment training
wing, eight pilot training wings, five technical training wings, and two
basic training wings. All of the wings reported directly to HQ ATC.

1 Aug 48 The command activated three bases: Sheppard and Waco in Texas and
Enid in Oklahoma.

3 1 Mar 49 Ellington AFB, Texas, opened as a navigator school.

The command inactivated San Marcos AFB, Texas,


Before the Korean War, most of the facilities on ATC bases were temporary, like
this two-story wooden officers barracks at Lubbock AFB, Texas.

10 Jun 49 The Air Force redesignated Waco AFB as Connally AFB. Two years
later, on 8 Jan 51, it became James Connally AFB.

9 Jul49 Another redesignation changed Enid AFB to Vance AFB

1 Aug 49 The command activated Lubbock AFB, Texas. On 29 Nov 49, HQ


USAF redesignated it as Reese AFB.

17 Oct 49 The ATC headquarters moved from Barksdale to Scott AFB, Illinois

1 Nov 49 Air Training Command inactivated the Indoctrination Division and


realigned responsibility for basic military training to the headquarters.

14 Nov 49 The command inactivated its Flying and Technical Divisions and
moved responsibility for both functions into the headquarters.

Not long after the start of the Korean War, Air Training Command
gained responsibility for most combat crew training.

30 Apr 50 The Air Force redesignated Las Vegas AFB as Nellis AFB.

2 Aug 50 To alleviate the severe overcrowding at Lackland AFB, Texas, ATC


began sending new recruits to Sheppard AFB, Texas, for basic train-
ing. This training continued at Sheppard until 12 May 52.

1 Sep 50 Air University transferred control of Tyndall AFB, Florida, and Craig
AFB, Alabama, to ATC.
1 Jan 51 Air Training Command activated Luke AFB, Arizona, as a fighter-
bomber training base.

15 Jan 51 The command activated San Marcos. On 10 May 53, HQ USAF


redesignated it as Gary AFB. It became Edward Gary AFB on 1 Sep
55.

Feb 51 The first group of recruits arrived at Sampson AFB, New York. ATC
opened this second basic military training center to handle the influx
of recruits for the Korean War. Basic training at Sampson ended on
1 Jul 56.

25 Feb 51 Air Training Command organized the 3300th Training Publications


Unit at Scott AFB, Illinois. It reported directly to the headquarters. A
few months later, on 1 Sep 51, the unit was redesignated as the 3300th
Training Publications Squadron.

1 Mar 51 The command activated Amarillo AFB, Texas, as a technical training


facility.

1 May 51 With the increase of training requirements caused by the Korean War,
ATC established the Flying Training Air Force, headquartered at
Waco, Texas, near James Connally AFB.

Tyndall instructors show students inside the altitude chamber the correct way to
regulate air pressure.
An instructor pilot and two students climb aboard a B-26 "Marauder" for a training
mission at Perrin AFB, Texas. B-26 training took place there from 1951 to 1953.

7 Jun51 The command activated Wichita AFB, Kansas, as a combat crew


training facility. HQ USAF redesignated the installation as McConnell
AFB on 12 Apr 54. Air Training Command assumed most crew
training responsibilities shortly after the Korean War began on 25 Jun
50 to relieve the operational commands of much of their training
burden.

1 Jul 51 Another pilot training installation activated in the command, Bryan


AFB, Texas.

16 Jul51 Likewise, ATC established the Technical Training Air Force,


headquartered at the Gulf Coast Military Academy, Gulfport,
Mississippi, near Keesler AFB.

1 Sep 51 Moody AFB, Georgia, transferred from SAC to ATC. It provided the
command with interceptor training.
10 Sep 51 The command activated Pinecastle AFB, Florida, in preparation for
more combat crew training.

Dec 51 By year's end, ATC had activated nine bases for the purpose of
conducting contract flying training: Greenville and Columbus,
Mississippi; Spence, Georgia; Bainbridge and Bastow, Florida; Hondo,
Texas; Malden, Missouri; Marana, Arizona; and Kinston (later,
Stallings), North Carolina.

1 Jan 52 Big Spring AFB, Texas, activated as a pilot training base. The Air
Force redesignated the installation as Webb AFB on 18 May 52.

Mar 52 ATC opened another basic military training center at Parks AFB,
California. Training temporarily ended in Sep 53 only to open again on
7 Sep 54. ATC finally ended training at Parks on 21 Nov 56.

16 Mar52 ATC established Crew Training Air Force with headquarters at


Randolph AFB, Texas.

ATC first used the T-33, destined to be its bellweather trainer, in advanced single-
engine training at Williams AFB, Arizona, in Jun 49.
Air Training Command conducted interceptor training a Moody from 1951-1959.
Two students in the cockpit of an F-94C "Starfire" prepare to takeoff on an
interceptor combat crew training mission.

1 Apr 52 Air Training Command activated two new pilot training installations
in Texas: Harlingen and Laredo.

1 May 52 Laughlin AFB, Texas, joined the growing number of pilot training
facilities activated in ATC as a result of the Korean War.

Jun 52 ATC redesignated some of its wings as it reorganized its flying train-
ing program under the Flying Training and Crew Training Air Forces.

1 Sep 52 ATC activated Foster AFB, Texas, as a pilot training base

6 Jan 53 Technical Training Air Force redesignated its bssic training organiza-
tions at Lackland, Sampson, and Parks as military training wings.

27 Jan 53 Greenville AFB, Mississippi, became a pilot training school rather


than a contract flying training operation. The contract training
transferred to the newly activated Graham Air Base in Florida.
In 1949 ATC hosted the first USAF gunnery meet a t Las Vegas AFB, Nevada. Pilots
from the 332d Fighter Group (Tuskegee airmen) were the overall winners
(reciprocating engine type aircraft).

ROTC cadets a t the Jnl 53


summer encampment a t
Harlingen AFB, Texas, Learn
how to take long range naviga-
tion readings while on board a
T-29 "Flying Classroom."
An instructor explains the finer points of straight and level flying in the T-34A. ATC
began acquiring the "Mentor" in 1954 to replace AT-6s and other types of aircraft
for primary training.

A student crew, with a


Kaman HW-43B "Wuskie,"
practice fire suppression
techniques during a fire-
fighting training course at
Stead AFB. Nevada.
Bainbridge Air Base, Georgia, was the first primary pilot training base to begin
using T-37s with Class 59-9 on 21 Jan 58.

1 Jun 58 ATC inactivated the Technical Training Air Force and reassigned the
3500th USAF Recruiting Wing to the headquarters.

1 Jul 58 Air Training Command ended contract flying training at Hondo. At the
same time, ATC took its first step toward getting out of the crew
training business when it transferred McConnell, Williams, Luke, and
Nellis to Tactical Air Command.

15 Jul58 Air Training Command renamed the 3635th Combat Crew Training
Wing at Stead as the 3635th Flying Training Wing (Advanced). That
was because the wing no longer provided survival training only. The
helicopter pilot training mission at Randolph had transferred to Stead.

1 Oct 58 ATC transferred control of Goodfellow AFB, Texas, to the USAF


Security Service.

1 Jan 59 Air Training Command renamed its military training wing and all five
of its technical training wings as centers: the 3700th Military Training
Wing became the Lackland Military Training Center; while the 3320th
Technical Training Wing was redesignated as Amarillo Technical
Training Center; the 3345th, Chanute Technical Training Center; the
3380th, Keesler Technical Training Center; the 3415th, the Lowry
Technical Training Center; and the 3750th, Sheppard Technical
Training Center.
1 Aug 53 ATC established USAF Officer Military Schools at Lackland AFB to
consolidate its officer training activities. It included the Officer
Candidate School (OCS).

1 Jan 54 Pinecastle and McConnell AFBs transferred to SAC.

10 Apr 54 As a first step in separating Air Force recruiting from the Army
recruiting program, ATC activated the 3500th USAF Recruiting Wing
at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The Air Force became responsible for
its own recruiting on 1 Jul 54.

1 Jul54 Foster AFB transferred to Tactical Air Command.

1 Sep 54 The Air Force transferred responsibility for survival training from
SAC to ATC. With that transfer, ATC gained Stead AFB, Nevada, and
the command activated a wing to conduct survival training.

1 Apr 55 Columbus AFB, Mississippi, transferred to SAC after ATC had moved
contract flying training from Columbus to Moore Air Base, Texas.

1 Jan 56 ATC reassigned the 3500th USAF Recruiting Wing from the head-
quarters to Technical Training Air Force because of a new program
that integrated basic military training and basic technical training.

Air Training Command discontinued the 3300th Training Publications


Squadron.

14 Dec 56 Air Training Command inactivated Edward Gary AFB, Texas

1 Apr 57 Laughlin AFB transferred to SAC.

1 Jul57 Tyndall AFB transferred to Air Defense Command.

1 Jul 57 ATC inactivated Crew Training Air Force, consolidating its responsi-
bilities with Flying Training Air Force, which moved its headquarters
from Waco, Texas, to Randolph AFB.

30 Sep 57 Headquarters ATC completed its move from Scott AFB, Illinois, to
Randolph AFB, Texas.

1 Feb 58 F. E. Warren AFB transferred to SAC. Technical training courses had


already moved to Sheppard, Chanute, and Amarillo.

1 Apr 58 ATC inactivated the Flying Training Air Force.

Ellington AFB, Texas, transferred to Continental Air Command.


Laredo Army Air Field, Texas, was first activated during World War I1 as a site for
flexible gunnery and flying training. ATC reopened it between Jun 52 and Sep 73
for basic flying training. These pictures came from Laredo's 62-6 class book

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1 Jul59 In addition to OCS, the preflight training school, and the officer basic
military training courses, the Officer Military Schools added an
additional organization, the USAF Officer Training School (OTS).
While OCS was a six-month program and required only two years of
college for entrance, OTS lasted only three months but required a four-
year degree.

8 Jul59 Air Training Command discontinued the 3500th USAF Recruiting


Wing and activated the USAF Recruiting Service. The organization
remained at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

1 Oct 59 Brooks AFB, Texas, was transferred to ATC, and the command
activated the USAF Aerospace Medical Center at Brooks. Concur-
rently, AU reassigned the School of Aviation Medicine at Brooks to
ATC.

1 Jan 60 ATC established the USAF Language School at Lackland to provide


English language instruction to foreign students coming to the United
States for training under the Military Assistance Program. It was
assigned to the USAF Officer Military Schools.

1 Apr 60 Bryan AFB, Texas, transferred to Air Materiel Command.


May 60 At Lackland AFB, Texas, ATC graduated its final pilot and navigator
preflight students.

29 Jun 60 The command graduated its last contract primary class at Malden Air
Base, Missouri.

1 Jul60 ATC discontinued its pilot and navigator preflight schools at Lackland.
Pilot preflight training became the responsibility of the primary train-
ing schools, and navigator preflight moved to the navigator schools.

1 Oct 60 Williams AFB, Arizona, transferred from TAC to ATC.

Dec 60 Air Training Command stopped training at the contract primary bases

8 May 61 The School of Aviation Medicine at Brooks was renamed the School
of Aerospace Medicine.

1 Nov 61 ATC transferred Brooks AFB and the USAF Aerospace Medical
Center and its subordinate organizations to Air Force Systems Command.

1 Apr 62 Strategic Air Command transferred jurisdiction of Laughlin AFB,


Texas, to ATC.

An instructor pilot and his students go over a T-38 training mission at Randolph
AFB. The first T-38 arrived in ATC in 1961 as a replacement for the aging T-33.
The "Talon" was the first supersonic trainer used by the Air Force.

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30 Jun 62 OTS completed its move from Lackland to Medina Annex.

1 Jul62 ATC discontinued the Officer Military Schools at Lackland.

With the transfer of Perrin AFB, Texas, to Air Defense Command,


ATC was completely out of the crew training business.

ATC discontinued its 3610th Navigator Training Wing and sub-


ordinate units at Harlingen AFB, Texas, and placed the base on
inactive status.

In Jul 65, ATC revised its flying training to including a flight screening program.
Contractors provided 27 days of instruction and 30 hours of flying in the T-41.

After 21 years of operation, OCS was phased out,

ATC established the Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center at


Lowry AFB, Colorado, consolidating all intelligence training at a
single base.

1 Apr 65 ATC inactivated Greenville AFB, Mississippi, and its 3505th


Technical Training Group, assigning the base to Keesler in caretaker
status until it returned to civilian control on 27 Oct 66.
ATC used the Douglas TC-54D as a navigator trainer before it was phased out in
1966 by the T-29. The TC-54D could accommodate up to 21 students, and its equip-
ment included radio compasses, loran sets, seven astrodomes, and the usual dead
reckoning instruments.

1 Jul65 USAF Recruiting Service moved kom Wright-Patterson AFB to


Randolph.

1 Oct 65 The command activated the 3637th Flying Training Squadron


(Helicopter) at Sheppard to assume helicopter training for the
upcoming closure of Stead AFB, Nevada.

10 Dec 65 ATC designated and organized the 3630th Flying Training Wing at
Sheppard AFB to conduct the undergraduate pilot training program for
the German Air Force.

1 Jan 66 ATC transferred James Connally AFB, Texas, and its 3565th
Navigator Training Wing to TAC.

17 Feb 66 Because of crowded conditions at Lackland and an outbreak of menin-


gitis, ATC opened a second basic military training school at Amarillo
AFB, Texas. It graduated its last group of basic trainees on 11Dec 68.

15 Mar 66 ATC activated the 3636th Combat Crew Training Group (Survival) as
a tenant unit on Fairchild AFB, Washington. This was all in prepara-
tion for the transfer of survival training from Stead to Fairchild.
Recent graduates of the medical school at Gunter receive a briefing from their
supervisor at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.

3 Jun 66 Headquarters, Medical Service School, USAF closed at Gunter AFS,


Alabama, opening the following day at Sheppard. The last medical
training class ended at Gunter on 3 1 Mar 67.

15 Jun 66 ATC inactivated Stead AFB, Nevada, and its 3635th Flying Training
Wing (Advanced). Its helicopter training mission moved to Sheppard
AFB, Texas, and survival training transferred to Fairchild AFB.

1 Jul66 ATC discontinued the USAF Language School on Lackland when


responsibility for that school came under the Army-operated Defense
Language Institute.

16 May 67 To meet the pilot production needs in Vietnam, Randolph AFB's


instructor pilot training and T-28 programs shifted to other bases, and
Randolph began primary training again.
1 Oct 67 The command activated the 3253d Pilot Training Squadron at Peterson
AFB, Colorado, to conduct a light plane training program for Air
Force Academy cadets. The squadron reported directly to HQ ATC.

31 Dec 68 ATC discontinued the Armarillo Technical Training Center head-


quarters and supporting units and placed the base on inactive status the
next day. Technical training at Amarillo ended on 27 Oct 68 while
basic military training ended on 11 Dec, leaving Lackland as the Air
Force's only basic training center.

1 Jul 69 SAC transferred Columbus AFB, Mississippi, to ATC, and it became


the command's tenth undergraduate pilot training base. Training began
on 17 Jul69.

11 Oct 70 In Dec 69, Congress directed that the Army train all Air Foxe and
Navy rotary wing pilots. The first Air Force students entered Army-
provided helicopter training on this date.

1 Apr 71 The Air Staff restructured the 3636th Combat Crew Training Group as
a wing for operational and administrative control of all survival
training.

1 Dec 71 In connection with the Vietnam drawdown, ATC activated the 3301st
School Squadron (USAF Skills Center) at Forbes AFB, Kansas, a TAC
installation, to prepare selected enlisted members for jobs in the
civilian sector. It moved to Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, in 1973.

1 Jan 72 Air Training Command activated the 3302d Computer Services


Squadron at Randolph to provide data automation services to
headquarters and base functional managers.

1 Apr 72 Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) activated at Randolph


AFB.

May-Dec 72 ATC replaced its four-digit flying and pilot training wings with two-
digit designations. The changes included:
4-Digit Designation 2-Digit Designation
35 10th FTW, Randolph AFB TX 12th FTW
3650th PTW, Columbus AFB MS 14th FTW
3615th PTW, Craig AFB AL 29th FTW
3640th PTW, Laredo AFB TX 38th FTW
3646th PTW, Laughlin AFB TX 47th FTW
3500th PTW, Reese AFB TX 64th FTW
3575th PTW, Vance AFB OK 71st FTW
3560th PTW, Webb AFB TX 78th FTW
1 Aug 72 Jurisdiction of OTS transferred from the Lackland Military Training
Center to HQ ATC, and ATC redesignated OTS as the School of
Military Sciences, Officer.

1 Nov 72 Air Training Command activated the 3303d Procurement Squadron at


Randolph and put it under the control of DCSiLogistics.

1 Jan 73 ATC redesignated the Lackland Military Training Center as the Air
Force Military Training Center.

5 Jan 73 For years senior leadership had wanted to establish an ATC NCO
academy. The command accomplished that goal with the activation of
the 3304th School Squadron (ATC NCO Academy) at Lackland. The
unit fell under the control of DCSIPersonnel.

Feb 73-Jan 74 ATC inactivated its remaining four-digit flying, navigator, and pilot
training wings and replaced them with two- and three-digit wings.
4-Dieit Designation 2-Dieit Designation
3525th PTW, Williams AFB AZ 82d FTW
3535th NTW, Mather AFB CA 323d FTW
3550th PTW, Moody AFB GA 38th FTW
3630th FTW, Sheppard AFB TX 80th FTW

17 May 73 ATC centralized light plane screening at Hondo Municipal Airport,


Hondo, Texas. The new program fell under the jurisdiction of ATCS
School of Military Science, Officer.

30 Sep 73 ATC inactivated Laredo AFB, Texas, and placed it in caretaker status.

1 Oct 73 Air Training Command activated the 33 14th Management Engineering


Squadron at Randolph.

17 Oct 73 The first class of the new First Sergeants Course began at Keesler
AFB.

8 Apr 74 After almost two years, ATC began using the name Officer Training
School rather than School of Military Sciences, Officer. The command
also changed back to Basic Military Training School (instead of
School of Military Science, Airman) at this time.

3 1 May 74 ATC inactivated the 3301st School Squadron (USAF Skills Center)
when Congress cut off funding for the transition program.

1 Jul 74 At Lackland HQ ATC activated the USAF Occupational Measurement


Center. The organization reported directly to the headquarters.
On 26 Aug 76, ATC entered its first female students into the T-41 flight screening
program at Hondo Municipal Airport, Texas. Addressing the entire class is General
Roberts, the ATC commander.

15 Jul74 ATC established the first three NCO Leadership Schools at Keesler,
Williams and Chanute AFBs. By 1975, each of the command's bases
had its own leadership school except Vance, whose enlisted personnel
attended the school at Sheppard.

3 1 Ju174 Air Training Command activated the 557th Flying Training Squadron
at the US Air Force Academy. It replaced the 3253d Flying Training
Squadron (previously, pilot training squadron), which had been active
since Oct 67.

15 May 75 Air Training Command activated the 3306th Test and Evaluation
Squadron at Edwards AFB, California.

1 Jul75 The 3305th School Squadron (ISD) transferred from the 12th Flying
Training Wing to HQ ATC. The unit reported to DCSIOperations.
28 Sep 75 The 3304th School Squadron (ATC NCO Academy) moved from
Lackland AFB to Medina Annex. At the same time, ATC transferred
the squadron to the Officer Training School (OTS).

1 Dec 75 ATC transferred Moody AFB, Georgia, to TAC and inactivated the
38th Flying Training Wing.

15 Mar 76 Air Training Command reassigned the 3304th School Squadron to the
headquarters vice OTS.

1 Apr 76 ATC activated the 3785th Field Training Group at Sheppard to operate
a worldwide teaching program.

15 Aug 76 The command activated the 3307th School Squadron (ATC


Technology Applications Center) at Lackland.

1 Oct 76 Executive control of the Defense Language Institute, English


Language Center at Lackland AFB passed from the Army to the Air
Force. ATC assigned the Air Force Military Training Center responsi-
bility for the language school.

1 Jan 77 The San Antonio Procurement Center was established with responsi-
bility for all base procurement hnctions at Randolph, Brooks, Kelly,
and Lackland AFBs.

Craig Field, Alabama, was activated in Aug 40 and operated as an advanced single-
engine school through Dec 45. It transferred to Air University in Feb 46 and then to
ATC four years later. ATC conducted flying training at Craig AFB, Alabama,
between Sep 50 and Ang 77.
At Sheppard AFB, Texas, students learn how to repair delicate avionics circuit
boards.

30 Sep 77 Air Training Command inactivated the 29th Flying Training Wing at
Craig AFB, Alabama.

1 Oct 77 Craig AFB, Alabama, was placed in caretaker status.

1 May 78 The USAF Occupational Measurement Center moved from the


Lackland Training Annex to Randolph AFB.

15 May 78 Headquarters USAF realigned AU under ATC, placing all of its


education and training programs under a single command.

30 Jun 78 Air Training Command inactivated the Instrument Flight Center at


Randolph AFB, concluding over 30 years of instrument flying related
activities.

1 Jul78 ATC gained jurisdiction of Goodfellow AFB, Texas, and activated the
3480th Technical Training Wing (Cryptological Training Center) as
the host unit.

1 Oct 78 The San Antonio Real Property Maintenance Agency (SARMPA)


became operational, consolidating real property maintenance activities
at the four Air Force and one Army installations in San Antonio.
I Oct 78 (cont'd) The San Antonio Contracting Center, formerly the San Antonio
Procurement Center, moved to the San Antonio Air Force Station to
collocate it with SARPMA.

Air Training Command redesignated the 3303d Procurement Squadron


as the 3303d Contracting Squadron.

ATC transferred its Instructor Training School from Randolph to


Maxwell, merging it with AU's Academic Instructor School.

1 Jan 79 Headquarters ATC inactivated the 3300th Support Squadron,


transferring its functions to the Headquarters Squadron Section.

2 Jan 79 The 3307th School Squadron inactivated.

1 Mar 79 Air Training Command transferred the 3507th Airman Classification


Squadron from Recruiting Service to the lieadquarters.

1 Jun 79 The Community College of the Air Force, first located on Randolph
AFB and then in 1977 on Lackland Training Annex, moved to
Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

Flags of the NATO nations are on display at the 80th Flying Training Wing,
Sheppard AFB, Texas, home of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program.

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3 1 Jan 80 ATC activated the 3588th Flying Training Squadron (Helicopters) to
monitor the training and provide administrative support to Air Force
students undergoing helicopter training at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

1 Oct 81 The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program began when Class
83-01 entered flying training at Sheppard.

1 Oct 82 Responsibility for the 557th Flying Training Squadron transferred


from HQ ATC to the US Air Force Academy.

15 Nov 82 Air Training Command activated the 3307th Test and Evaluation
Squadron (Acquisition Management) to look after the command's
interest in T-46 acquisition.

3 Jan 83 Air University established the Center for Aerospace Doctrine,


Research, and Education as a subordinate unit.

1 Jul 83 Air University regained its major command status. Two primary
education functions remained under ATC- Air Force Reserve Officer
Training Corps and the Community College of the Air Force.

1 Oct 83 HQ USAF reestablished the USAF Instrument Flight Center at


Randolph.

1 Apr 84 ATC activated the 3308th Technical Training Squadron (Advisory) at


Randolph, combining all of its training technology and technical
training advisory services under a single organization.

1 Jul 84 The command activated the 3309th Training Readiness Squadron at


Randolph to manage the readiness program. The squadron also served
as the command's intelligence function.

ATC redesignated the 3785th Field Training Group as the 3785th Field
Training Wing with four field training squadrons.

1 Mar 85 ATC redesignated the 3480th Technical Training Wing as Goodfellow


Technical Training Center and consolidated all intelligence training
within the center.

1 Jan 86 The command established the ATC Operations Center at Randolph. At


the same time, it inactivated the 3309th Training Readiness Squadron
and assigned its responsibilities to the operations center.

With the activation of Air Force Communications Command's (AFCC)


Air Training Information Systems Division at Randolph, ATC inacti-
vated its 3302d Computer Services Squadron.
AU merged the Leadership and Management Development Center and
the Education Development Center to form the AU Center for
Professional Development.

14Nov 86 ATC reassigned OTS from the headquarters to the Air Force Military
Training Center.

15 Jan 87 HQ USAF reassigned Wilford Hall Medical Center from Air Force
Systems Command to ATC for establishment of the San Antonio-Joint
Military Medical Command.

1 Mar 87 Air Training Command activated the 3313th Medical Services Squad-
ron at Randolph to assist with headquarters management of the newly
established San Antonio-Joint Military Medical Command.

8 Aug 87 HQ USAF redesignated the AU Center for Professional Development


as the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development.

1 Oct 87 Air Training Command activated the Civilian Automated Training


Office at Lackland to centralize all civilian training activities in the
command.

1 Jul 88 Air Training Command replaced the Systems Support Activity, in


operation at Keesler since 1985, with the newly activated 3302d
Technical Training Squadron. On 1 Nov 88, ATC reassigned the
squadron from the Keesler Technical Training Center to HQ ATC,
believing it would be easier for the squadron to provide computer-
based instruction assistance to all the centers.

29 Dec 88 The Commission on Base Realignment and Closure recommended


closing Mather AFB, one of 86 installations suggested for closure by
1 Oct 93.

1 Apr 89 The San Antonio Contracting Center, originally named the San
Antonio Procurement Center, was inactivated.

1 May 89 The command inactivated the 3306th Test and Evaluation Squadron at
Edwards and activated the 3306th Training Development and Evalua-
tion Squadron in its place. Senior officials believed the name was more
indicative of the squadron's mission.

1 Oct 89 The San Antonio Real Property Maintenance Agency was inactivated.

1 Oct 90 ATC established the DOD Military Working Dog Agency at Lackland
AFB, picking up logistics support for the program from the San
Antonio Air Logistics Center.
On 27 Apr 93, Class 93-05 graduated from specialized undergraduate navigator
training at Mather AFB, California. It was the last class to complete training before
Mather closed on 1 Oct 93.

On 13 May 93, the last T-43 departed from Mather AFB for Randolph.

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1 Oct 90 (cont'd) Air Training Command activated the 3300th Training Support Group
at Randolph. The 3300th gained responsibility for numerous units that
had reported directly to the headquarters. Included were the 3302d
Technical Training Squadron, the 3303d Contracting Squadron, the
3304th School Squadron (ATC NCO Academy), the 3305th School
Squadron, the 3306th Training Development and Evaluation Squad-
ron, the 3307th Test and Evaluation Squadron (Acquisition Manage-
ment), the 3308th Technical Training Squadron (Advisory), the 3507th
Airman Classification Squadron, and the USAF Occupational Measure
ment Center. At the same time, two redesignations took place. The
3306th became a training development squadron, and the occupational
measurement center became the Air Force Occupational Measurement
Squadron. Two more units, the 3313th Medical Services Squadron and
the 33 14th Management Engineering Squadron, inactivated.

Air Force Communications Command transferred its Air Training


Communications Division at Randolph to ATC as part of an Air
Force-directed reorganization of AFCC.

The 3588th Flying Training Squadron (Helicopters) transferred from


HQ ATC to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB,
Mississippi.

1 Jan 91 At the direction of HQ ATC, the 3308th Technical Training Squadron


inactivated.

I Apr 91 The 1924th Computer Systems Squadron at Randolph transferred from


Air Training Communications Division to the 3300th Training Support
Group. At the same time, the 1924th was redesignated as the 3324th
Computer Systems Squadron.

1 May 91 ATC transferred control of the 3307th Test and Evaluation Squadron
(Acquisition Management) from the 3300th Training Support Group to
the 12th Flying Training Wing. Concurrently, the unit was redesig-
nated as the 3307th Test and Evaluation Squadron. The reassignment
took place because the ATC commander, Lt Gen Joseph W. Ashy, had
not wanted a flying unit assigned to a training support organization.

1 Jul91 The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Comtnission recom-


mended closing Lowry AFB, Colorado, and Williams AFB, Arizona,
and moving navigator training from Mather to Randolph.

1 Oct 91 Air Force leadership schools were established at each of the


command's bases. The schools replaced two-week NCO preparatory
courses and four-week NCO leadership schools, incorporating the best
from each course into the new, four-week schools.
1 Oct 91 (cont'd) When the San Antonio Joint Military Medical Command inactivated,
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center was assigned to HQ ATC.

Air Training Command inactivated the Air Training Communications


Division, a last step in integrating the communications and computer
systems functions into the command.

The 3305th School Squadron (ISD) at Randolph, a subordinate unit of


the 3305th Training Support Group, was redesignated as the 3305th
Operations Training Squadron.

15 Dec 91 Air Training Command implemented the objective wing structure at its
flying training wings.

Chanute AFB, Illinois, was first activated in May 17 as a flying training base. In 1921 it
began conducting technical training, a mission it continued until its activation on 1 Oct 93.
At top left, a 1940s view of the mess hall; top right, students prepare to release a balloon
into the atmosphere for a weather check; bottom left, a mobile training unit commander
inspects an aircraft engine and fuel system trainer; and bottom right, students check the
retractable landing gear mechanism on an Army plane.
15 Dec 91 (cont'd) The ATC Band transferred from the control of the Air Force Military
Training Center to the 3300th Training Support Group.

1 Feb 92 The command turned its technical training centers into objective
training centers.

HQ USAF redesignated four of the six centers in ATC. The Air Force
Military Training Center became the Lackland Training Center, and
the Goodfellow, Sheppard, and Lowry Technical Training Centers
were redesignated as training centers. Because it was scheduled to
close in Sep 93, Chanute Technical Training Center was not
redesignated.

14 Feb 92 HQ USAF redesignated the Keesler Technical Training Center as the


Keesler Training Center.

The 3302d Technical Training Squadron (Systems Support Activity) at


Keesler, a subordinate unit of the 3300th Training Support Group,
inactivated. Its assets transferred to the communications squadron
assigned to the Keesler Training Center. At the same time, the 3300th
also lost the 3304th School Squadron (ATC NCO Academy) and the
3507th Airman Classification Squadron when ATC inactivated them.

1 May 92 The USAF Instrument Flight Center transferred from Air Training
Command to the Air Force Flight Standards Agency.

9 Jun 92 The command switched from four-digit to three-digit units

15 Jul92 Air Training Command transferred control of the ATC Band from the
3300th Training Support Group to the Lackland Training Center.

15 Sep 92 HQ USAF redesignated the 3300th Training Support Group as the


338th Training Support Group. Three of its squadrons also were
redesignated: the 3300th Contracting Squadron became the 338th
Contracting Squadron, the 3305th Operations Training Squadron
became the 338th Operations Training Squadron, and the 3324th
Computer Systems Squadron became the 338th Computer Systems
Squadron.

The Air Force Security Assistance Training Group was redesignated as


a squadron.

15 Dec 92 ATC activated the 558th Flying Training Squadron at Randolph,


assigning it to the 12th Flying Training Wing to conduct specialized
undergraduate navigator training in preparation for the closure of
Mather AFB.
The first T-IA "Jayhawk" arrived at Reese AFB, Texas, on 18 Jan 92. The 64th
Flying Training Wing used the T-1 in the airlift-tanker track of specialized
undergraduate pilot training.

1 Jan 93 HQ USAF consolidated the 3636th Combat Crew Training Wing with
the 336th Air Refueling Wing. Four weeks later, on 28 Jan, HQ USAF
redesignated the wing as the 336th Crew Training Group.

3 1 Mar 93 The 82d Flying Training Wing at Williams inactivated. The 82d
Operations Group took up host unit duties.

1 May 93 Air Combat Command transferred the Inter-American Air Forces


Academy to AETC and the Lackland Training Center.

30 Jun 93 Chanute AFBS technical training mission ended with the inactivation
of the 3300th Technical Training Wing.

1 Jul93 Once again, AU became a subordinate part of the redesignated Air


Education and Training Command (AETC).

AETC activated the Second Air Force at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, to


manage all technical training units and the Nineteenth Air Force at
Randolph to supervise flying training activities.

The command inactivated training centers at Goodfellow, Lackland,


Keesler, and Sheppard. On the same date, HQ USAF redesignated the
17th Reconnaissance Wing as the 17th Training Wing, the 37th
Fighter Wing as the 37th Training Wing, the 8lst Tactical Fighter
Wing, and the 81st Training Wing, and the 82d Flying Training Wing
as the 82d Training Wing. The four centers were succeeded by the
17th, 37th, 8lst, and 82d Training Wings, respectively.

HQ USAF consolidated Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at


Lackland with the 59th Tactical Fighter Wing and redesignated the
combined organization as the 59th Medical Wing.

When AU merged with AETC, HQ USAF reassigned the Air Force


Reserve Officer Training Corps, the 301st Officer Training Squadron,
Community College of the Air Force, and the First Sergeant's
Academy from AETC to AU.

AETC assumed responsibility for much of the USAF crew training


mission. With the mission came the acquisition of the 542d Crew
Training Wing at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, reassigned from AMC;
the 325th Fighter Wing and Tyndall AFB in Florida, and the 58th
Fighter Wing and Luke AFB in Arizona, reassigned from ACC; and
the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Altus AFB in Oklahoma, reassigned
from AMC. All of these wings reported to Nineteenth Air Force.

HQ USAF consolidated the 338th Operations Training Squadron wit11


the 419th Technical Training Squadron and redesignated the unit as
the 419th Operations Training Squadron. AETC then transferred the
419th from the 338th Training Support Group to Nineteenth Air Force.

The command inactivated the Air Training Command Civilian


Automated Training Office.

30 Sep 93 The Chanute Technical Training Center, the 82d Operations Group at
Williams, and the 323d Flying Training Wing at Mather inactivated.

1 Oct 93 HQ USAF redesignated the 301st Officer Training Squadron as the


Officer Training School; OTS moved from Medina Annex to Maxwell
AFB.

Chanute AFB, Illinois; Mather AFB, California; and Williams AFB,


Arizona closed.

HQ USAF redesignated three AU organizations: the Ira C. Eaker


Center for Professional Development became the Ira C. Eaker College
for Professional Development; the Air University Center for Aero-
space Doctrine, Research, and Education became the College of
Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education; and the Air Force
Quality Center became the Air Force Quality Institute.
At the inactivation ceremony at Williams AFB on 31 Mar 93, ATC commander, Gen
Henry Viccellio, Jr., (left) and the 82d Training Wing commander, Col Roger A.
Alexander, furl the wing flag.

15 Dec 93 To consolidate all USAF enlisted professional education under a single


manager, AETC activated the College for Enlisted Professional
Militaly Education as an AU subordinate unit, with the Air Force
Senior NCO Academy and stateside NCO academies as subordinate
units.

18 Feb 94 The 338th Training Support Group inactivated. Its subordinate units
were assigned to HQ AETC. At the same time, HQ USAF redesig-
nated each of the units. The 338th Contracting and 338th Computer
Systems Squadrons became the Air Education and Training Command
Contracting and Air Education and Training Command Computer
Systems Squadrons, and the USAF Occupational Measurement
Squadron became the Air Force Occupational Measurement Squadron.

The Air Education and Training Command Civil Engineer Flight was
activated at Randolph, assigned to the headquarters.

3 1 Mar 94 The 21st Test and Evaluation Squadron transferred from the 12th
Flying Training Wing to HQ AETC, and HQ USAF redesignated the
squadron as the Air Education and Training Command Studies and
Analysis Flight.
1 Apr 94 HQ AETC inactivated the 542d Crew Training Wing, and the 58th
Fighter Wing moved to Kirtland AFB from Luke AFB in Arizona and
was redesignated as the 58th Special Operations Wing, taking over the
mission of the 542d. The 56th Fighter Wing was reassigned from ACC
to AETC and took over the mission at Luke that previously belonged
to the 58th Fighter Wing.

The 336th Crew Training Group was redesignated as the 336th


Training Group, and its crew training squadrons became training
squadrons.

HQ USAF redesignated the USAF Recruiting Service as Air Force


Recruiting Service.

15 Apr 94 The command activated another field operating unit, the Air Education
and Training Command Management Engineering Flight.

1 Jul94 HQ USAF redesignated the Air Training Command Operations Center


as the Air Education and Training Command Air Operations
Squadron.

30 Sep 94 AETC inactivated the Lowry Technical Training Center.

1 Oct 94 Lowry AFB, Colorado, closed.

In place of the 502d Air Base Wing at Maxwell AFB, AETC activated
the 42d Air Base Wing as the host unit and assigned it to AU.

AETC activated the 381st Training Group at Vandenberg AFB,


California.

The command activated the Air Education and Training Command


Training Support Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah.

15 Feb 95 Air University inactivated its Extension Course Institute.

22 Jun 95 The 1995 BRAC recommended (among other things) closing Reese
AFB. Another recommendation was to close the San Antonio Air
Logistics Center and realign that portion of Kelly AFB west of the
runway to adjoining Lackland AFB.

23 Jun 95 The Air Education and Training Command Program Management


Flight activated and reported directly to HQ AETC.

1 Oct 96 Air University inactivated Air University Library. On the same date,
AU activated the Air University Academic Support Office.
15 Dec 96 HQ USAF redesignated Air Education and Training Command
Management Engineering Flight as the Air Education and Training
Command Quality and Management Innovation Flight.

14 Feb 97 HQ AETC activated the Air Force Officer Accession and Training
Schools (AFOATS) at Maxwell and assigned it to Air University. The
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Officer Training
School became subordinate to AFOATS.

The T-6 "Texan 11" was designed to be used in joint primary training with the
Navy. On 29 Jun 99, AETC's first T-6 arrived at Randolph for an extensive test and
evaluation.

1 Apr 97 After reorganizing the Air ForceS C-130 forces, HQ USAF reassigned
the 314th Airlift Wing and Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, from ACC to
AETC and Nineteenth Air Force.

HQ USAF redesignated the AETC Studies and Analysis Flight as a


squadron.

The AETC Training Support Squadron moved from Hill AFB, Utah, to
Randolph.
12 Sep 97 HQ AETC activated the Air and Space Basic Course and assigned it to
Air University.

30 Sep 97 The 64th Flying Training Wing at Reese AFB was inactivated. Its
aircraft, manpower authorizations, and flying hours were redistributed
to Columbus AFB in Mississippi, Laughlin AFB in Texas, and Vance
AFB in Oklahoma.

1 Oct 97 Reese AFB, victim of the 1995 BRAC, closed.

1 Sep 99 The AETC Quality and Management Innovation Flight was redesig-
nated as the AETC Manpower and Innovation Flight.

1 Oct 99 The Air Force took another step toward becoming an expeditionary
force after officially opening "Warrior Week," a new course of
instruction during basic military training.

9 Oct 99 AETC officially dropped the T-3A, replacing the enhanced flight
screening program with an expanded introductory flight training
program run by private contractors.

Lt Col Jerry Free (left), 35th Flying


Training Squadron commander,
and Capt Patrick Testerman, Class
97-04, prepare for the last T-37
training mission at Reese AFB,
Texas. The 24 Jun 96 flight marked
the end of T-37 training at the base.
AETC PERMANENT PARTY POPULATION
Year Enlisted Civilian
31 Dee 43 325,453 82,618
3 1 Dee 44 224,591 100,841
3 1 Dee 45 75,263 34,63 1
3 1 Dec 46 34,717 12,210
3 1 Dee 47 35,476 8,677
31 Dee 48 46,707 17,821
31 Dee 49 49,840 12,710
31 Dee 50 81,215 19,297
31 Dee 51 111,961 11,894
31 Dee 52 121,347 3 1,062
31 Dee 53 113,454 28,614
31 Dec 54 111,739 28,956
31 Dee 55 96,934 33,222
31 Dec 56 80,805 43,488
31 Dec 57 68,817 31,654
31 Dec 58 53,574 24,025
31 Dec 59 54,203 24,460
31 Dee 60 55,353 23,909
31 Dee 61 52,144 22,172
3 1 Dec 62 50,391 20,863
31 Dee 63 50,521 20,227
31 Dec 64 48,856 20,005
31 Dec 65 47,677 20,760
3 1 Dec 66 49,417 2 1,920
3 1 Dee 67 47,607 20,593
31 Dec 68 45,593 19,892
3 1 Dec 69 46,286 19,461
3 1 Dee 70 42,878 18,822

*Numbers include 199 warrant officers in 1947, 231 in 1948, 345 in 1949, 376 in 1951,
339 in 1958, and 339 in 1959.
-
Year Officer Enlisted Civilian
31 Dec 71 9,669 46,285 19,488
3 1 Dec 72 9,833 44,599 18,463
3 1 Dec 73 9,168 41,167 17,973
3 1 Dec 74 8,255 26,135 17,929
3 1 Dec 75 7,508 33,562 16,916
3 1 Dec 76 6,975 3 1,698 15,127
31 Dec 77 6,500 30,457 13,800
3 1 Dec 78 8,107 32,060 15,457
31 Dec 79 8,259 32,155 15,098
31 Dec 80 8,396 32,336 14,716
31 Dec 81 8,191 33,420 16,101
31 Dec 82 8,324 33,005 15,736
31 Dec 83 7,916 3 1,645 14,211
31 Dec 84 7,568 32,153 14,245
31 Dec 85 7,708 31,984 13,562
3 1 Dec 86 8,138 31,868 14,047
31 Dec 87 7,336 31,441 13,802
31 Dec 88 7,269 28,957 14,529
31 Dec 89 7,906 26,83 1 13,550
31 Dec 90 8,895 28,137 13,324
31 Dec 91 8,084 25,905 11,653
30 Sep 92" 6,617 23,149 10,925
3 1 Sep 93* 9,328 36,090 13,804
30 Sep 94* 9,440 34,793 14,182
31 Mar 95* 9,592 35,256 13,674
30 Sep 96* 9,387 34,116 14,238
30 Sep 97* 9,080 32,693 14,244
30 Sep 98* 9,241 32,522 14,578
30 Sep 99* 8,571 32,229 13,936

"Change in date was result of information available.


TRAINING PRODUCTIONx
TECH FIELD
m$ TRNG
643,896 70,000
928,408 144,063
149,937 321,004
32,289 49,000
62,704 14,000
3 1,220 22,000
48,325 28,500
82,141 42,907
143,541 39,938
387,523 52,468
263,531 69,801
156,230 84,06 1
143,312 96,979
147,305 107,407
137,390 111,294
94,559 163,464
81,357 206,594
94,109 191,153

*Does not include foreign students, except UNT, FY41-FY61.

?Figures from FY43-FY52 include navigator, bombardier, and observer production. Only
previously rated USAF officers entered training from FY47-FY49.

$Includes flexible gunnery production for FY43-FY45, which was considered flying
rather than technical training.

§Includes aviation cadets, officer candidate school, officer basic military school, officer
training school, and all indoctrination courses for new professional officers. OTS began 1
Jul 59; OCS closed 1 Jul63.

**Congress authorized AFROTC in 1946, but the first graduates did not enter active duty
until 1948.
TECH FIELD
TRNG TRNG
111,583 200,295
128,344 209,773
130,893 281,191
115,873 324,249
104,422 376,452
133,659 394,001
167,766 404,693
156,930 484,832
31 1,242 391,732
262,475 325,841
163,240 247,381
188,776 186,995
279,287 203,897
240,962 162,007
224,127 142,222
173,110 150,287
103,146 142,194
127,316 157,416
117,584 156,421
116,570 155,848
137,663 159,301
148,883 172,134
148,608 147,677
148,180 186,248
131,583 188,159
170,533 171,342
179,361 175,363
167,039 194,108

"Includes production during the three-month transition period (Jul-Sep 76) when the
federal government moved the start of the fiscal year from 1 Jul to 1 Oct.
CREW TECH FIELD
m* m
152,797 178,389
148,971 121,277
128,718 104,048
113,506 93,310
9,927 108,908 65,483
10,210 99,328 58,479
9,896 110,483 30,921
10,398 131,528 34,710
12,369 133,926 28,328
13,990 131,484 28,290
13,275 158,857 29,000

Total Production Figures


UPT ........................................................................................................................
297,344
UNT .......................................................................................................................159,567
..
Crew Tralning ............................................................................................................ 80,065
..
Technical Tra~ning................................................................................................ 9,696,672
. .
Field Tralnlng...................................................................................................
. .
Basic Milltary Traln~ng
. . ....................................................................................... 9,078,927
5,139,181
OCSIOTS ................................... .. .......................................................................... 271,098
AFROTC .................... . ..........................................................................................
212,994

NOTE: 1) All figures through 92 came from the AETC 50-year history. 2) UPT and
UNT numbers for 93-95 came from the AETC history. The 96-99 figures came from
AETCIDO. 3) Crew training and BMTS figures for 93-99 came from AETC Information
Digests. 4) Technical training figures for 93-95 came from the AETC history and 96-99
came from 2 AFIXP. 5) Field training figures for 93-99 came from the 82 TRW histories.
6) OTSROTC numbers for 93-99 came from AFPCBPPAO.

*As of 1 Jul 93, AETC became responsible for most aircrew training.
OPERATING BUDGET-FY50-FY99
(in millions)

FY50 FY51 -
FY52 FY53
Ops & Maint (O&M)
Civilian Pay $42.9 $ 66.4 $102.5 $1 18.0
Supplies & Services 3.2 14.3 22.4 31.9
Utilities 5.3 5.5 6.5 7.3

Contract Flying Trng -


--- 16.1 35.1 29.8
Total O&M 52.0 103.9 178.2 197.3
Other Operating Funds
Aviation POL? -.- --- -.- ---
Major Repairs 3.1 52.8 15.3 12.7
Subsistence --- --- -.- ---
Other -
4.6 5.8 12.3 9.7
Total Other 7.7 58.6 27.6 22.4
TOTAL ALL $59,7 $162.5 $205.8 $219.7

Ops & Maint


Civilian Pay
Supplies & Services
Utilities
TDY-to-School
Contract Flying Tmg
Total O&M
Other Operating Funds
Aviation POL
Major Repairs
Subsistence
Ballistic Missiles
Other
Total Other
TOTAL ALL

*Through the years, nomenclature of various items changed. Major Repairs, Facility
Projects, & Facility Construction Projects combined. In FY70 Supplies & Sewices
separated into Supplies & Equipment & Services. Contract Flying Training and Contract
Operated Facilities were combined through FY69, but from FY70 on, it was part of
Services. Through FY69, TDY & Transportation were reflected in Supplies & Services.
As time went on and congressional oversight increased, more changes occurred, and
elements were added to the budget, reflecting the operational realities of the fiscal years.

?POL = Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants.


Ops & Maint
Civilian Pay
Supplies & Services
Utilities
TDY-to-School
Contracted Facilities
Facility Projects
Total O&M
Other Operating Funds
Aviation POL
Subsistence
Ballistic Missiles
PCS*
MFHi
Other
Total Other
TOTAL ALL

Ops & Maint


Civilian Pay
Supplies & Services
Utilities
TDY-to-School
Contracted Facilities
Facility Projects
Total O&M
Other Operating Funds
Aviation POL
Military Personnel
Subsistence
Ballistic Missiles
PCS
MFH
Other
Total Other
TOTAL ALL

*PCS = permanent change of station.

fMFH = military family housing.


Ops & Maint
Civilian Pay
TDY-to-School
TDY & Transportation
Supplies & Equip
Services
Facility Constr Projects
Total O&M

Other Operating Funds


Aviation POL 43.9
Military Personnel 62 1.9
Subsistence 21.5
MFH 11.0
Equipment $1000 & Over ---
Total Other 698.3
TOTAL ALL $1,049.8

At Vandenberg AFB,
California, the 3 8 l s t
Training Group operates
AETC's space and missile
training program. Here,
two students perform an
inspection on the REACT
I$ "Deuce" missile proce-
dures trainer.
Ops & Maint
Civilian Pay $234.4
Travel & TDY-to-School 34.0
Transportation 1.4
Rents 5.3
Utilities 13.6
Communications 4.2
Supplies 64.9
Equipment 6.0
Facility Projects 17.1
Food Service ---
Printing 1.1
Civil Engr Services 4.8
Education Services 5.5
Equipment Maintenance 3.4
Vance Contract 11.3
Contract Services 46.7
Total O&M 453.8

Other Operating Funds


Aviation POL 85.3
Military Persomxel ---
Reserve Personnel ---
Subsistence 26.4
Investment Equipment 3.6
MFH 21.6
Medical ---
Claims 1.2
Other Major Force Programs --=
Total Other 138.1
TOTAL ALL $591.9

"Congress shifted the fiscal year from 1 Jul - 30 Junto 1 Oct - 30 Sep in 1976. To handle
the extra three months, Congress appropriated extra monies for a special quarter (1 Jul -
30 Sep 76) known as FY7T (for transition). Specific data is unavailable for many of the
subcategories.

?Includes funding for subsistence, military family housing, investment equipment, and
claims.
Ops & Maint
MFP8AX
Civilian Pay
Travel
TDY-to-School
Transportation
Rents
Utilities
Communications
Facility Projects
Contract Tmg
SARPMAt
Vance Contract
Contract Services
Supplies
Equipment
MFP8B$
All Other MFPs
Total O&M

Other Operating Funds


Aviation POL
Military Personnel
Reserve Personnel
MFH
Investment Equip
Claims
Foreign Mil Sales
Total Other
TOTAL ALE

"Direct O&M appropriation

7 San Antonio Real Property Maintenance Agency


$Medical

$Specific data for the above subcategories was unavailable.

""Specific data for the above subcategories was unavailable.


Ops & Maint
MFP8A Direct*
Civilian Pay
Supplies & Equip
Rents & Utilities
Travel & Transport
Communications
Facility Projects
Contract Services
TDY-to-School
Printing
Vance Contract
MFP8B Medical
All Other MFPs
Total O&M

Other Operating Funds


Aviation POL 206.2
Military Personnel 1,295.4
Reserve Personnel 24.0
MFH 54.5
Investment Equipment 3.8
Claims 1.9
Foreign Military Sales 3.3
Military Constr Program ---
MFH Construction ---
Reimbursable ---
Total Other 1,589.9
TOTAL ALL $2,549.3

*Specific data was unavailable for the subcategories. MFP8A contains the total
appropriation.
FY89
Ops & Maint
MFP8A Direct
Civilian Pay $271.3
Supplies & Equipment 128.4
Rents & Utilities 31.3
Travel & Transportation 32.2
Communications 11.2
Facility Projects 50.6
Contract Services 266.6
TDY-to-School 47.3
Printing 3.7
Vance Contract 32.9
Claims 2.0
Aviation POL ---
MFP8B Medical 75.5
All other MPFs 32.6
JMMCt
O&M Supplemental ----
Total O&M 985.6

Other Operating Funds


Aviation POL 117.2
Military Personnel 1,531.9
Reserve Personnel 19.8
JMMC ---
Def Health Care (DOD) ---
Def Health Care RPMAI ---
Other Procurement Medical ---
MFH O&M 47.7
MFH Construction 12.1
MCP 66.5
Other Procurement 14.5
Other Procurement JMMC ---
FMS 3.0

*MFP8B funds decreased in FY92 with transfer to Defense Health Care.

?Joint Military Medical Command (JMMC) activated 15 Jan 87 and inactivated 1 Oct 91.

$Real Property Maintenance Account


In the 1940s, the Army operated a single radar school. It was located a t Boca Raton
Army Air Field in Florida. The school provided electronics and radar training for
officers, as well as enlisted. Two hurricanes destroyed the field in late 1947. Soon
after, ATC moved the radar school to Keesler Field in Mississippi.

Other Opg Funds (cont'd) FY89


Base Closure Account* ---
Base Closure MCP ---
Transition Assist (DOD) ---
Relocation Assist (DOD) ---
Mt Pinatubo Relief (DOD)? ---
ECIP (DOD) ---
Real Property Maint (DOD) ---
Legacy Rsc Mgt Prog ---
Def Visual Info School ---
USAF Gift Fund - ---
Total Other 1,812.7
TOTAL ALL $2,798.3

"Between 1988 and 1995, four Base Realignment and Closure Commissions pared down
DODS surplus infrastructure both in the United States and overseas by recommending
installations to close or realign, hoping to free up money in the dwindling budgets for
force modernization. These budget authorities were created to pay for closure and ease
the transition for the communities and people involved.

?On 12 Jun 91, Wlt Pinatubo in the Philippine Islands began a series of devastating
eruptions, which ultimately forced the Air Force to close Clark Air Base and relocate its
mission and personnel from the base.
ODS& Maint
Civilian Pay $455.6
Travel & Transportation 84.1
TDY-to-School 35.4
Supplies & Equipment 407.4
Depot Maintenancelother 3 1.7
Rents & Utilities 46.8
Contract Services 287.2
Facility Projects 75.0
Vance Contract 81.2
Communications 15.3
Printing 11.9
Claims 3.5
Aviation POL 199.0
Total O&IM 1,734.1
Other Operating Funds
Military Personnel 1,926.2
Reserve Personnel 21.4
MFH O&M 55.4
MFH Construction 13.6
MCP 4.7
Other Procurement 25.2
Aircraft Procurement 3.6
O&M Supplemental ---
Medical O&M 370.1
Defense Health Care 12.7
Energy Cons Imprv 0.1
Foreign Military Sales 1.8
Base Closure Account 13.3
Transition Assistance 1.2
Relocation Assistance 1.6
Legacy Rsc Mgt Prgm 0.5
Def Visual Info School 0.1
Fed Enercy Mgt Prgm 1.9
f
RDT&E, Defense -..
Quality of Life Enhancement ---
MFH Privatization ---
Def Agency O&M, JCS' - ---
Total Other 2,453.4
TOTAL ALL $4,187.5

1
Research, development, testing, and evaluation

'Joint Chiefs of Staff


FY99
Ops & Maint
Civilian Pay $552.7
Travel & Transportation 92.2
TDY-to-School 48.3
Supplies & Equipment 601.9
Depot Maintenancelother 106.1
Rents & Utilities 44.4
Contract Services 562.7
Facility Projects 79.4
Vance Contract 51.7
Communications 18.3
Printing 11.8
Claims 10.9
Aviation POL 221.0
Total O&M 2,401.4
Other Operating Funds
Military Personnel 1,640.5
Reserve Personnel 34.8
MFH O&M 75.8
MFH Construction 48.7
MCP 1.6
Other Procurement 13.5
Aircraft Procurement 2.9
O&M Supplemental .--
Medical O&M 320.8
Defense Health Care 13.4
Energy Cons Imprv 1.7
Foreign Military Sales 0.5
Base Closure Account 0.5
Transition Assistance 1.4
Relocation Assistance 1.O
Legacy Rsc Mgt Prgm ---
Def Visual Info School -..
Fed Energy Mgt Prgm ---
RDT&E, Defense ...
Quality of Life Enhancement3 1.0
MFH Privatization ---
Def Agency O&M, JCS - ... In Oct 99, the Air Force took another step toward
Total Other 2,188.1 becoming an expeditionary force when the 37th
TOTAL ALL $4,589.5 Training Wing at Lackland AFB conducted its
first Warrior Week for basic trainees.
Prom Jan 52 through Sep 47, Webb APB, Texas, functioned as a flying training
facility. The base originally activated on 26 9un 42 as Big Spring Army Air Field. It
conducted bombardier, flying, and glider training until its inactivation on 30 Nov
45. The Air Force redesignated it as Webb AFB on 88 May 52.
STATUS OF TRAINING INSTALLATIONS
WITHIN AETC AND PREDECESSOR COMMANDS
The Army established many of the training bases listed prior to activation of the Army
Air Corps (later Army Air Forces) Flying Training Command and the Army Air Forces
Technical Training Command. On 31 Jul 43, the War Department inactivated the Army
Air Forces Technical Training Command and transferred responsibility for technical
training to the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command. At the same time, the War
Department redesignated the command as the Army Air Forces Training Command
(AAFTC). All training installations came under AAFTC control on that date.
Abbreviations used include the following: AB - air base, AFB - Air Force base, AFS -
Air Force station, AAB - Army air base, AAC - Army air center, and AAF - Army air
field.

Base Date Gained Date Lost


Adams Field 15 Aug 42 Oct 44
Ajo AAF 22 Aug 41 7 Oct 46
Aloe AAF 27 Oct 42 3 1 Oct 45
Altus AFB 17 Jun 42 15 May 45
1 Jul 93
Amarillo AFB 20 Apr 42 30 Jun 46
1 Mar 51 1 Jan 69
Amiston AAF 19 Oct 42 30 Jun 45
1 Jul49 1 Aug 50
Apalachicola AAF 21 Feb 42 2 Feb 47
Arledge Field 1 Apr 41 8 Sep 44
Atlantic City Center 29 Jun 42 5 Jan 44
Autaugaville Field 17 Mar 41 10 Dec 45
Avenger Field 30 Jul42 9 Dec 44
Avon Park Airport 4 Oct 41 16 Oct 44
Bainbridge AB 7 Aug 42 15 Dec 45
11 Ju151 31 Mar61
Barksdale AFB 18 Nov 30 6 Dec 41
1 Nov 45 30 Sep 49
Bartow AB 1 Mar 51 19 May 61
Beale AFB 10 Feb 48 1 Apr 51
Bennettsville Airport 6 Oct 41 14 Oct 44
Blackland AAF 2 Jul42 31 Oct45
Blythe Field 29 Jun 42 4 Aug 44
Blytheville AFB 10 Jun 42 16 Jun 45
Boca Raton AAF 1 Jun 42 1 Mar 48
Brooks AFB 16 Feb 18 30 Nov 45
1 Oct 59 1 NOV61
Bruce Field 4 Oct 41 16 Oct 44
@
&e Date Gained Date Lost
Bryan AFB TX 26 Jun 42 Feb 47
1 Jul51 1 Oct 58
Buckingham AAF 5 Jul42 30 Sep 45
Buckley Field 1 Jul42 28 Sep 47
13 May 59 1 Aug 63
Bush Field 25 Aug 41 8 Sep 44
Campbell AAF 1 Sun 42 3 1 Oct 45
Cape Girardeau Arpt 25 Dec 42 24 Mar 44
Carlsbad Field 12 Oct 42 30 Sep 45
Carlstrom Field 22 Mar 41 30 Jun 45
Chanute AFB May 17 1 Oct 93
Chico AAF 6 Jan41 25 Apr 44
Childress AAF 20 Jan 43 30 Nov 45
Cimarron Field 1 Apr 41 27 Sun 44
Clarksdale Field 5 Ju1 42 16 Oct 44
Clovis AFB 1 Apr 50 23 Jul 51
Cochran Field 5 Aug 41 Mar 45
Coffeyville AAF 11 Nov 42 3 1 May 44
Coleman Arpt Oct 41 16 Oct 44
Columbus AFB 23 Jul41 6 Sun 45
23 Nov 45 1 Apr 55
1 Jul69

These were the types of uniforms worn by aviation cadets early in World War 11.

142
Base State Date Gained Date Lost
Coolidge AAF AZ 26 Sep 41 15 May 44
Coral Gables Arpt FL 15 Aug 40 3 1 Oct 44
Cordele Mun Arpt GA 12 Aug 40 28 Dee 44
Corsicana Field TX 1 Apr41 16 Oct 44
Courtland AAF AL 19 Oct 42 30 Jun 45
Craig AFB AL 27 Aug 40 3 1 Dee 45
1 Sep 50 3 1 Aug 77
Cuero Mun Arpt 1 Apr 41 4 Aug 44
Curtis Field 15 Dee 42 30 Sep 45
Datelan AAF 15 Dec 42 1 Oct 46
Decatur Arpt 5 Oct 41 28 Dec 44
Deming AAF 15 Nov 42 3 1 Dec 44
Denton Arpt 10 Jun 42 3 Dec 43
DeSoto Parish Arpt 3 Jun 46 1 Oct 49
Dodge City AAF 1 1 Dec 42 31 Ju145
Dorr Field 4 Oct 41 16 Oct 44
Dos Palos Arpt 24 Jun 43 28 Dee 44
Douglas AAF 2 Nov 42 3 1 Oct 45
Douglas Arpt 4 Oct 41 28 Dee 44
Eagle Pass AAF 30 Jun 42 1 May 45
Edward Gary AFB 15 Dec 42 30 Nov 45
May 46 3 1 Mar 49
15 Jan51 14 Dec 56
Ellington AFB TX 17 Aug 40 15 Apr 46
3 1 Mar 49 1 Apr 58
Falcon Field AZ 12 Nov 42 Aug 45
Fort Brown TX 7 Jul43 1 Feb 46
Fort George E. Wright Field WA 14 Dee 46 16 Jul47
Fort Logan Field CO 1 Jul42 15 Apr 44
Fort Stockton Field TX 1 Jun 42 12 Mar 44
Fort Sumner AAF NM 6 Jun 42 16 Aug 44
Fort Worth AAF TX 30 Jun 42 21 Nov 45
Foster Field TX 15May 41 31 Oct 45
1 Sep 52 1 Jul 54
F. E. Warren AFB 1 Jun 47 1 Feb 58
Frederick AAF 23 Sep 42 31 Oct 45
Freeman AAF 1 Dec 42 30 Apr 44
Fresno Field 29 Oct 42 1 Sep 43
Gainesville AAF 20 Sep 41 31 Oct 46
Garden City AAF 6 Feb 43 15 Dec 44
Gardner Field 2 Jun41 28 Feb 45
Garner Field 4 Oct 41 30 Jun 45
Geiger Field 9 May 46 15 Sep 47
George Field 10 Aug 42 15 Aug 44
Gila Bend AAF 22 Aug 41 3 1 Jan 47
Base Date Gained Date Lost
Goodfellow AFB TX 17 Aug 40 1 May 47
1 Dec 47 1 Oct 58
1 Jul78
Goodwin Air Field AR 15 Mar 48 1 Oct 49
Graham AB FL 8 Aug 42 12 Oct 44
27 Jan 53 31 Aug61
Greensboro Center NC 1 Mar 43 1 Jul44
30 Apr 46 15 Aug 46
Greenville AFB MS 23 Jun 41 Mar 45
1 Dec 50 1 Apr 65
Greenwood AAF MS 1 Oct 42 18 Jan 45
Grider Field AR 1 Apr 41 16 Oct 44
Gulf Coast Military Academy MS 16 Jul 51 31 Dec 72
Gulfport AAF MS 7 Jul42 3 1 Mar 44
16 Jul51 1 Feb 54
Gunter AFS AL 27 Aug 40 13 Dec 45
15 May 78 1 Jul83
1 Jul93
Harrell Field AR 7 Aug 42 15 Apr 44
Harlingen AFB TX 16 Jun 41 1 Feb 46
17Mar 52 1 Jul62
Harvey Parks Arpt 14 Sep 40 16 Oct 44
Hatbox Field 16 Sep 40 27 Jun 44
Hemet Arpt 14 Sep 40 28 Dec 44
Hendricks Field 23 Mar 42 3 1 Dec 45
Hereford AAF 2 Nov 42 15 May 45
Hicks Field 16 Aug 40 27 Jun 44
Hobbs AAF 2 Nov 42 30 Oct 45
Hondo AB 4 Jun 42 3 1 Dec 45
3 Jun51 31 Oct 58
Immokalee AAF FL 5 Jul42 30 Sep 45
Independence AAF KS 12 Oct 42 1 Nov 45
Jackson AAB MS 1 May 42 1 Jul44
Jackson Arpt TN 5 Jul42 27 Jun 44
James Connally AFB TX 16 Sep 41 15 Dec 45
1 Aug 48 1 Jan 66
Jefferson Barracks MO 3 Sep 40 30 Apr 44
Jones Field TX 4 Oct 41 16 Oct 44
Kaufman Mun Arpt TX 12 Nov 42 30 Sep 45
Kearns Center UT 1 May 42 1 Jul44
30 Apr 46 15 Aug 46
Keesler AFB MS 12 Jun 41
Kingman AAF AZ 16 Jan 43 1 Aug 45
Kirtland AFB NM 6 Dec 41 1 Mar 45
Knollwood Field NC 10 Mar 42 10 Aug 43
Base Date Gained Date Lost
Lackland AFB 26 Jun 42 30 Jun 45
1 Feb 46
Lafayette Arpt 5 Jul42 24 Mar 44
La Junta AAF 2 Nov 42 30 Jul45
Lakeland Mun Arpt 14 Sep 40 1 Oct 45
Lamesa Arpt 10 Jun 42 26 Feb 44
Lancaster Arpt 28 Jul42 1 Nov 45
Langley Field 15 Sep 44 1 Dec 45
Laredo AFB 1 May 42 15 Dec 45
2 Jun 52 30 Sep 73
Laughlin AFB 26 Sep 42 30 Oct 45
10 Oct 51 1 Apr 57
1 Apr 62

Beginning in the late 1930s, the Army sent students to Lowry Field, Colorado, for
photography training. This class is getting some hands-on experience with the 8x10
view camera. Lowry was a technical training base for 57 years before its
inactivation on 1 Oct 94.
Base && Date Gained Date Lost
Lemoore AAF CA 20 Dec 41 1 Jun 44
Liberal AAF KS 25 Apr 43 30 Sep 45
Lincoln AAF NE Jul39 15 Apr 44
15 Mar 45 15 Dec 45
Lockboume AAF OH 23 Dec 42 2 Sep 45
Love Field TX Jul39 May 45
Lowry AFB CO 27 Aug 37 I Oct 94
Luke AFB AZ 15 Feb41 31 Oct 46
1 Jan 51 1 Jul 58
1 Jul93
Majors AAF TX 26 Jun 42 30 Nov 44
Malden AB MO 6 Jan 43 15 Jun 44
11 Jul 51 1 Sep 60
Marana AB AZ 29 Aug 42 12 Sep 45
1 Sep51 22 Oct 57
Marfa AAF TX 4 Dec 42 1 Aug 45
Matagorda Island TX 15 May 41 31 Oct 45
Matagorda Peninsula TX 15 May 41 31 Oct 45
Mather AFB CA 23 Jan 42 1 Oct 44
20 Dec 45 1 Oct 93
Maxwell AFB AL 15 Jul 31 29 Nov 45
15 May 78 1 Jul 83
1 Jul93
McBride Arpt MO 28 Jan 42 24 Mar 44
McConnell AFB KS 7 Jun 51 1 Jul 58
Merced AAF CA 20 Sep 41 1 Jul45
Miami Arpt OK 12 Nov 42 30 Sep 45
Miami Beach Basic Tmg Ctr FL 27 Mar 42 20 Aug 44
Midland AAF TX 2 Aug 41 1 Jun 46
Minter Field CA 5 Jun41 31 Jan46
Moody AFB* GA 26 Jun 41 1 May 45
1 Nov 45 1 Sep 47
1 Sep 51 1 Dec 75
Moore AB TX 20 Sep 41 31 Oct 45
1 Jan 55 31 Mar61
Moton Field AL 23 Aug 41 31 Dec 45
Mustang Field OK 16 Jan 43 28 Dec 44
Napier Field AL 20 Dec 41 1 Nov 45
Naples AAF FL 5 Ju142 30 Sep 45
Nashville M C TN 1 Jun 42 1 Apr 44

"AETC will activate a flying training group at Moody in 2000, although the base will
remain assigned to Air Combat Command.
Base Date Gained Date Lost
New Orleans Arpt 18 Mar 45 1 Nov 45
Newport AAF 1 Nov 42 19 Aug 44
Noble AAF 11 Feb 42 28 Oct 46
Ocala Field Nov 41 8 Sep 44
Ontario Arpt 14 Sep 40 Dec 43
Jun 44 16 Oct 44
Orangeburg Mun Arpt 4 Oct 41 1 Sep 45
Oxnard Arpt 12 Sep 40 27 Jun 44
Palo Alto Arpt 22 Mar 41 16 Oct 44
Pampa AAF 3 Aug 42 30 Sep 45
Parks AFB 1 Aug 51 1 Jan 57
Parks Arpt 1 Aug 39 12 Mar 44
Pecos AAF 28 Aug 42 3 1 May 45
Perrin AFB 20 Sep 41 3 1 Oct 46
1 Apr 48 1 Ju162
Pinecastle AFB 10 Sep 51 1 Jan 54
Pittsburg Arpt 25 May 42 20 Oct 44
Ponca City Arpt 12 Nov 42 15 Apr 45
Randolph AFB 18 Aug28
Reese AFB 26 Jun 41 3 1 Dec 45
1 Aug 49 1 Oct 97
Riddle Field 12 Nov 42 31 Dec 45
Robbins Field 14 Sep 40 15 Apr 44
Roswell AAF 20 Sep 41 1 Nov 45
St Petersburg Arpt 27 Jun 42 3 1 Jul43
Sampson AFB 15 Nov 50 1 Oct 56
San Angelo AAF 1 Jan 42 30 Nov 45
Santa Ana AAF 1 Jan 42 2 Sep 45
Santa Maria Arpt 14 Sep 40 27 Jun 44
Scott AFB 20 Sep 17 1 Oct 57
Selman Field 14 Aug 42 3 1 May 46
Sequoia Field 4 Oct 41 Oct 44
Seymour Johnson AFB 12 Jun 42 30 Apr 44
Shaw AFB 14 Aug 41 1 Apr 45
Sheppard AFB 11 Feb 41 3 1 Aug 46
1 Aug48
Sioux Falls AAF 11 Ju142 1 Aug 45
Smyrna AAF 1 Jun 42 31 Oct 45
South Plains AAF 11 Sep 42 1 May 45
Souther Field 21 Mar 41 16 Oct 44
Spence AB 12 Jul41 15 Dec 45
15 May 51 31 Mar 61
Stallings AB 17 Oct 51 27 Nov 57
Stead AFB 1 Sep 54 15 Jun 66
Stewart Field 22 May 42 1 Jul46
Date Gained Date Lost
Stockton Field 4 Jan41 1 Nov 45
Strother AAF 12 Nov 42 3 1 May 44
Stuttgart AAF 15 Aug 42 3 1 Jan 45
Temple AAF 2 Jul42 31 Oct 45
Thompson-Robbins Field 4 Oct 41 4 Aug 44
Thunderbird Field #1 12 Jul41 30 Jun 45
Thunderbird Field #2 26 Jun 42 16 Oct 44
Tifton AAF 12 Aug 40 28 Dec 44
Tomah AAF Tech School 30 Nov 42 30 Apr 44
Troy Mun Arpt 11 Jan 42 1 Apr 46
Truax AAF 7 Dec 41 15 Dec 45
Tucson Arpt 25 Jun 42 Sep 44
Tulare Arpt 22 Mar 41 1 Aug 45
Tulsa Mun Arpt 1 Aug 39 4 Aug 44
Turner Field 12 Aug 40 15 Aug 46
Tuskegee AAF 11 Jan 42 14 Apr 46
Twenty Nine Palms Arpt 1 Jan 42 19 Apr 44
Tyndall AFB 16 Jun 41 28 Feb 46
1 Sep 50 1 Jul57
1 Ju193
Union City Arpt 5 Jul42 15 Apr 44
Val Verde County Arpt 26 Sep 42 11 Jan 46
Vance AFB 20 Sep 41 3 1 Jan 47
1 Aug 48
Van De Graff Field 1 Sep 40 8 Sep 44
Vernon Arpt 23 Sep 42 3 1 Mar 45
Victorville AAF 26 Jun 41 1 Nov 45
Victory Field 4 Oct 41 4 Aug 44
Vidalia-Lyons Airfield 12 Aug 40 28 Dec 44
Waco 1 May 51 13 Aug 57
Walnut Ridge AAF 15 Aug 42 20 Jul44
War Eagle Field 28 Jul42 1 Oct 45
Webb AFB 26 Jun 42 30 Nov 45
1 Jan 52 30 Sep 77
Wickenberg Field 3 Jun 42 19 Apr 44
Williams AFB 19 Jun41 1 Jul 58
1 Oct 60 1 Oct 93
Wilson-Bonfils Field 4 Oct May 45
Woodring Field 11 Feb 42 2 Jul46
Woodward Field 22 Mar 41 4 Aug 44
Yucca AAF 1 Dec 41 23 Dec 45
Yuma AAF 15 Dec 42 I Nov 45