75th Air Base Wing

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75th Air Base Wing
75th Air Base Wing.png
Active 5 February 1942 – present
Country United States
Branch Air Force
Type Base Support
Part of Air Force Material Command
Garrison/HQ Hill Air Force Base
Mascot Buffalo
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Kathryn Kolbe1
Notable
commanders
Sharon K.G. Dunbar

The 75th Air Base Wing (75 ABW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Hill Air Force Base, Ogden Utah.

Mission

Provide base operating support for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the 388th, 419th Fighter Wing, 84th Combat Sustainment Wing, 309th Maintenance Wing, 526th ICBM Systems Wing, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing and 25 associate units.

Subordinate Organizations

History

Until the fall of 1942, the group aided ground units with their training by flying reconnaissance, artillery adjustment, strafing, and dive bombing missions. The 75th participated in the 1942 Louisiana Maneuvers. It functioned primarily as a replacement training unit from 1943–1944, and also conducted a Ground Liaison Officer course from January–April 1944. The 75th was inactivated in May 1944.

The 75th was reactivated as a wing in May 1966. It performed RF-4C replacement training from February 1967 – August 1970, and tactical reconnaissance from July 1966 – July 1971. On inactivation in 1971, the 75th's resources passed to the 67 Training Wing.

The 75th was reactivated in 1994 to provide services and support for the Ogden Air Logistics Center and its tenant organizations at Hill Air Force Base.

Lineage

  • Established as 75 Observation Group on 5 Feb 1942
Activated on 2 Mar 1942
Redesignated as: 75 Reconnaissance Group on 2 Apr 1943
Redesignated as: 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 11 Aug 1943
Disestablished on 1 May 1944
  • Reestablished on 17 May 1966
Consolidated (31 Jan 1984) with the 75 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Established, and activated, on 17 May 1966
Organized on 1 Jul 1966
Inactivated on 15 Jul 1971
  • Redesignated as 75 Air Base Wing on 16 Sep 1994
Activated on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments

Components

Stations

Aircraft

Operations

  • World War II

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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