Welcome to the 165th Airlift Wing

We are the host base for 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron (224 JCSS), 117th Air Control Squadron (117 ACS), 165th Air Support Operations Squadron (165 ASOS), and the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC).

Our Mission

The mission of the 165th Airlift Wing is to provide 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.

The 165th Airlift Wing is also subject to be called for assistance during state emergencies to provide food, medical supplies, equipment, and trained personnel, not only within our state and nation, but in foreign countries as well.

Core values
: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. 

We invite you to learn more about the 165th Airlift Wing, its history, its people and its opportunities. Please contact us.

ang State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ang Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

165 AW Public Affairs

Public Affairs Officer
165th Airlift Wing/PA
1401 Robert B. Miller Jr. Drive
Garden City, Georgia 31408-9001