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913TH AIRLIFT GROUP

913th AG Organizational Emblem - Dec 30 2015

913th AG Organizational Emblem - Dec 30 2015

HISTORY
•  The 913th Airlift Group was activated on July 13, 2014 and is part of 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command. The Group began as 22nd Air Force Detachment One in October 2010.
•  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.
•  Detachment One maintained an active association with the 50th Airlift Squadron, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base. The 913th Airlift Group maintained the active association until entering into the current classic association.

MISSION

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

VISION

  • Empower Reserve Citizen Airmen and Total Force partners to meet any challenge.

PRIORITIES

  • Posture to execute future missions and adapt to emerging requirements
  • Provide ready Airmen and resources for safe mission execution
  • Take care of and support Airmen
  • Recruit, retrain, and synergize

GLOBAL REACH CAPABILITIES

•  In 2018,  the 913th Airlift Group effectively trained approximately 500 airmen for worldwide mobility taskings, successfully participated in four major exercises, deployed 39 agile combat support Airmen, and prepared to deploy an Operations and Maintenance package in January 2019. In April 2018, the Group also concluded its inaugural Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone Event with the Inspector General reporting two of the 913 AG’s initiatives to be benchmark programs.
•  During the 2016 calendar year the 913th Airlift Group flew 80 missions, moved 4400 lbs of cargo and in October completed its first C-130J model off station mission fully manned by 913th Airlift Group personnel. The mission supported the Army's Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Since then, the 913th Airlift Group has supported the Air Force Reserve Command’s Inspector General Team, the Travis Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, the Pope Toy Drop and another Joint Airbase/Air Transportability Training mission at Lawson Army Airfield.
•  The 913th Airlift Group fly’s C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The Group uses the C-130J’s for airlift support.
•  The C-130J primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission, but is capable of an array of operational missions including, airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions.

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. The Air Force Specialty Code is an alphanumeric code used by the United States Air Force to identify different Air Force jobs.
•  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
Col. Christopher T. Lay - 913th Airlift Group Commander
Col. Dan Collister - 913th Airlift Group Deputy Commander
Chief Master Sgt. Kimberly L. Lord - 913th Airlift Group Superintendent
Lt. Col. Elissa Granderson - Acting 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. Benjamin Hulsey - 913th Force Support Squadron Commander
Lt. Col. Charlotte A. Appleton - 913th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commander

 

(UPDATED: July 15, 2019)

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Best wishes to Theophile Hakizimana who departs for Air Force Basic Military Training today! Stay Strong!
Did you know there will be a car show during the Family Day event on Nov. 2? Send an email to tiah.phillips.1@us.af.mil to register your car. Post photos of your car to start showing off!
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Our Team Little Rock maintainers in action, ensuring combat airlift is always ready, always there! See more photos at the link below or on our Flickr site https://www.913ag.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1942348/team-little-rock-maintainers-in-action/ #ReserveReady #HerkLife #HerkNation
Aerospace Ground Equipment specialists are responsible for maintaining and repairing the equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure and air pressure to our aircraft. In addition to diagnosing malfunctions and repairing aerospace ground equipment (AGE), these airmen advise and perform troubleshooting on the equipment, inspect and approve maintenance and prepare the equipment for storage and mobility deployment. Contact us to find out what Traditional Reserve maintenance positions are available at the 913th Airlift Group. #ReserveRecruiting #ReserveReady
Congrats to Staff Sgt. Connery Carroll for being selected as Team Little Rock's Combat Airlifter of the Week! He has volunteered for two deployments in the last two years, filling critical 1-deep positions. He recently took a new position at Little Rock AFB with the Air Force Reserves as an Active Guard Reserve; filling a critical vacancy. #ReserveReady Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. https://www.913ag.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1940019/combat-airlifter-of-the-week-staff-sgt-connery-carroll/
Check out our flickr page to see some great photos of our maintainers working with our Team Little Rock partners, ensuring combat airlift gets off the ground! #ReserveReady https://www.flickr.com/photos/913thairliftgroup/
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Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Underwood is also a nominee for the AFRC Profiles in Leadership program. Learn more about her career at the linked article: #ReserveResilient #PortDawg #ReserveReady #ReserveCitizenAirmen" target="_blank">https://www.913ag.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1920398/profiles-in-leadership-nominee-cynthia-underwood/ #ReserveResilient #PortDawg #ReserveReady #ReserveCitizenAirmen</a>
Air Force Recruiting will be hosting a Live Chat next Wednesday with Reserve and Guard recruiters. Spread the word! #ReserveRecruiting #ReserveReady
Welcome to the team Kaleb Ballard who just graduated BMT! After he completes tech school he will join 96 APS! Congrats!
Aircraft Structural Maintainers use various methods to restore the structural integrity of the aircraft. Contact us to find out what Traditional Reserve maintenance positions are available at the 913th Airlift Group. #ReserveReady #ReserveRecruiting
Before the airdrop there are port dawgs and loadmasters loading up the cargo. Click on the links below to see photos from the static load training. https://www.913ag.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1933988/before-the-airdrop-static-load-training/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/913thairliftgroup/ #ReserveReady #PortDawgs #HerkLife #C130
A big shout out to Tech. Sgt. Jerome Nunley and Senior Airman Megan Hagen who ensured the 913th Airlift Group exceed our blood donation goal during last driil weekend! According to the Arkansas Blood Institute, we positively impacted approximately 57 lives through our donations. Thank you for being ready and willing to help our neighbors. #ReserveReady
Congrats to Tech. Sgt. Malcom Moe, 913 AG Historian, who reenlisted during drill weekend. Thanks for agreeing to serve in the AF Reserves for 6 more years! #ReserveReady
ADVISORY | Please be advised that customer service hours for some base agencies will be affected by the 19 AW’s resilience tactical pause this week.
Don&#39;t let Monday get you down. Check out some of our favorite photos from last week&#39;s Turkey Shoot combat airdrop competition! See more photos on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/913thairliftgroup/ #ReserveReady #HerkNation #HerkLife
Congrats to Kayla Carson and Lewis Alexander! They graduated BMT and will join 96 APS and 913 AMDS respectively once tech school is complete. Welcome to the team!
Aircraft Hydraulic Systems personnel are responsible for maintaining the hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including landing gear, brakes, and flight controls, as well as weapon and cargo doors. Contact us to find out what Traditional Reserve maintenance positions are available at the 913th Airlift Group. #ReserveReady #ReserveRecruiting