• 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.
• Provide combat-ready Airmen, tactical airlift and agile combat support.
- Empower Reserve Citizen Airmen and Total Force partners to meet any challenge.
- 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.
• 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.
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
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)