302nd Airlift Wing

The 302nd Airlift Wing is one of the largest tenant organizations at Peterson Air Force Base in southern Colorado. More than 1,300 reservists and 250 full-time personnel are assigned to the wing, one of several C-130 units located throughout the nation. The unit has the unique and special mission of aerial firefighting using the Modular Airborne Firefighting System. The wing mirrors its Active Duty counterparts by participating in exercises and inspections, while training daily for contingency operations.

Members of the 302nd AW serve proudly knowing their efforts are making a significant contribution to the Total Force. The mission of the wing is to train, equip and employ airlift forces in worldwide support of the nation's vital interests. The 302nd AW consists of three groups and one medical squadron. These include the 302nd Operations Group, 302nd Maintenance Group and 302nd Mission Support Group. The wing is also supported by the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, whose mission is to maintain the health and readiness of wing members.