165th Airlift Wing

The 165th Airlift Wing is located at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Georgia. The165th AW, which currently flies the C-130H cargo aircraft, was created after World War II in 1946. The unit was officially mobilized first for the Korean War and then again for Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 165th provides air transport for airborne forces, their equipment and supplies with delivery by airdrop or airland, and to provide strategic airlift of personnel, equipment and supplies.


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    Organization Phone Number
    Base Locator/
    Security Forces:
    Billeting/Lodging: (912) 966-8431
    CRTC: (912)-963-3302
    Family Readiness: (912)-966-8363
    Finance: (912)-966-8292
    Pass & Registration: (912)-966-8224
    Personnel (ID Cards): (912)-966-8600
    Public Affairs: (912)-966-8290
    Space A Recorded Info: (912)-963-4113
    Space A Fax: (912)-966-8167
    117th ACS: (912)-963-6172
    165th ASOS: (912)-966-4161

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The 165th Airlift Wing, located at the Savannah Air National Guard base, is a No-Drone Zone. It is illegal to fly an unmanned aircraft over this area without prior approval.

Any entity needing to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) “drone” over, across, or into this area will need to be pre-authorized by Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Airfield Manager, the FAA’s Air Traffic Control Tower, and the 165th Airlift Wing’s Airfield Manager. 

Violators are subject to seizure and legal actions.