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  • Allen C. Thompson Field ANGB Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

    The 172nd Airlift Wing is located on Allen C. Thompson Field (Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport) in Jackson, Mississippi. Thompson Field is in Rankin County, Mississippi. The Air National Guard facility is named after Charles L. Sullivan, the former Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi

  • C-17 Globemaster III

     MissionThe C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and

  • History

    In June 1941 Hawkins Field, Jackson MS was designated an Army Air Base. The facility served its country well as a pilot training center through January 1949; then reverted to civil aviation status. The military returned in the summer of 1953 when the Mississippi Air National Guard began utilizing

  • History of the Mississippi Air National Guard

    The history of the Mississippi Air National Guard began with the 153rd Observation Squadron, which originated on September 27, 1939, at Key Field, Meridian, Miss. In less than thirteen months, on October 15, 1940, it was ordered to active service during World War II and was deactivated on December


    LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON--Operations Compliance Function (LGLO)           --Training, Functional Systems, Resource Management The Operations Compliance function is the Commander's single point of contact for "health of the squadron" issues. OC provides oversight of squadron compliance, training,