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About the 913th Airlift Group

HISTORY

  • The Group began as 22nd Air Force Detachment One in October 2010, as an active association with the 50th Airlift Squadron, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base.

  • Then the 913th Airlift Group was activated on July 13, 2014 and is part of 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command. The Group entered into a classic association with the 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, on December 1, 2015 as a result of the Air Force Total Force Integration initiative. 

MISSION

  • Provide combat-ready Airmen, tactical airlift and agile combat support.

GLOBAL REACH CAPABILITIES

  • The 913th Airlift Group provides combat airlift through the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. 

  • The C-130J primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission, but is capable of an array of operational missions.

  • More information on C-130s can be found here.

FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL

  • The six squadrons and group staff comprise nearly 460 people.

  • There are 20 different Officer Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) and 53 different Enlisted AFSCs within the Group. 

  • Approximately 20 percent of the 913th Airlift Group work force is comprised of full-time personnel. These full-time personnel are either U.S. civil service civilians or Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs). ARTs maintain dual status as a Traditional Reservists (TR) and civil service employees.

  • The majority, 80 percent, of the Group’s personnel are TRs. These members are vital to the mission and at a minimum perform duty one weekend each month and two weeks during the year.

  • Little Rock Air Force Base encompasses 6,100 acres and includes one runway and one assault landing strip.

  • The group occupies a dedicated Air Force Reserve campus along the flight line.

ECONOMIC IMPACTS

  • The majority of 913th Airlift Group members live locally and contribute to the Central Arkansas economy.

  • The Group's local economic impact in 2017 was approximately $35 million.

  • The estimated annual dollar value of jobs created by the Group was $12 million. 

  • Little Rock Air Force Base is the 4th largest employer in the state of Arkansas with over 10,000 jobs on-base and 1,800 students trained annually.

  • Students come from the Department of Defense, Coast Guard and 47 allied nations, making Little Rock Air Force Base the DoD’s largest international flight training program. 

ORGANIZATIONS

913th Airlift Group Staff

327th Airlift Squadron

913th Operations Support Squadron

913th Maintenance Squadron

96th Aerial Port Squadron

913th Force Support Squadron

913th Aerospace Medical Squadron

 

LEADERSHIP

Vacant - 913th Airlift Group Commander

Colonel Dan Collister - 913th Airlift Group Deputy Commander

Chief Master Sgt. Kimberly Lord - 913th Airlift Group Superintendent

Vacant - 327th Airlift Squadron Commander

Lt. Col. Eric Jordan - 913th Operations Support Squadron Commander

Maj. Jason Kirk -  acting 913th Maintenance Squadron Commander

Capt. Nick Paladino - acting 96th Aerial Port Squadron Commander

Maj. Ben Hulsey - 913th Force Support Squadron Commander

Lt. Col. Charlotte Appleton - 913th Aerospace Medical Squadron Commander