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The 926th Wing is an Air Force Reserve unit under 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas. The wing is located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as an associate unit to the United States Air Force Warfare Center. Through Total Force Integration, reservists are integrated into regular Air Force units, accomplishing the USAFWC and 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing missions side by side regular Air Force personnel on a daily basis.

Through TFI, the 926th WG provides combat-ready reservists to the USAFWC as sustained expertise integrated at the operational and tactical levels of warfare. It continuously conducts combat operations, operational test and evaluation, tactics development, and advanced training to forge the tools required to fly, fight and win.

The 926th WG also supports the U.S. Air Force's first Remotely Piloted Aircraft wing, the 432nd WG/432nd AEW, equipped with more than 100 MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft, in its mission to train pilots, sensor operators and other RPA crewmembers, and conduct combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide.

The 926th WG consists of two groups, 13 squadrons and two detachments across the nation:

926th Operations Group at Nellis Air Force Base:

     706th Fighter Squadron integrated into the 57th Wing and 53rd Wing

     26th Space Aggressor Squadron accomplishing the 57th Adversary Tactics Group mission at Schriever AFB, Colo.

     14th Test Squadron at Schriever AFB

     379th Space Range Squadron at Schriever AFB

     84th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla.

     84th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 1 integrated into the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

726th Operations Group at Creech AFB, Nev.:

     78th Attack Squadron integrated into the 432nd WG/432nd AEW

     91st Attack Squadron integrated into the 432nd WG/432nd AEW

     429th Attack Squadron at Holloman AFB, N.M.

     13th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale AFB, Calif.

     726th Operations Group, Detachment 1 at Creech AFB

926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron integrated into the 57th Maintenance Group at Nellis AFB

926th Force Support Squadron at Nellis AFB

926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Nellis AFB

926th Security Forces Squadron at Nellis AFB

Background
On December 28, 1963 the 926th Troup Carrier Group was established at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., flying C-119 aircraft as part of a Tactical Air Command decision to organize all troop carrier forces, regular Air Force and Reserve, into wing-group-squadron configurations. In 1967, the unit designation was changed to the 926th Tactical Airlift Group, reflecting broader airlift capabilities to include transporting equipment and supplies for deployments worldwide.

In 1969, the 926th TAG experienced another conversion as it said goodbye to the C-119 and welcomed the C-130 Hercules. In October 1972, members of the 926th TAG flew two C-130 aircraft into South Vietnam as part of the Air Force-wide program designed to provide the South Vietnamese with increased cargo capability before the war came to an end.

In 1977, the Air Force announced the 926th TAG would convert to the A-37 Dragonfly fighter aircraft, bringing with the conversion a combat mission and a new designation, the 926th Tactical Fighter Group.

The 926th TFG continued to fly the A-37 until June 1982 when the group completed a conversion to the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the 926 TFG began deploying people in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD. Then, in December 1990, approximately 450 members of the 926th TFG were recalled to active duty in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM as the nation's first Air Force Reserve combat unit recalled to active duty.

In February 1992, the unit was redesignated as the 926th Fighter Group. The name change reflected the deactivation of the Tactical Air Command. The group began conversion to the F-16 Fighting Falcon which was complete by October that year. Two years later, on October 1, 1994, the unit officially became the 926th Fighter Wing.

In 1995, the pentagon announced another conversion - the 926th FW would convert to the A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The conversion was completed and the unit became combat-ready in September 1997.

In the late 1990s, the 926th FW participated in deployments patrolling the no-fly zones over Iraq in support of Operation DENY FLIGHT, Operations NORTHERN and SOUTHERN WATCH, and in 1999 returned to Kuwait to participate in Aerospace Expeditionary Force One.

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, members of the 926th FW were mobilized and deployed to various locations worldwide in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NOBLE EAGLE.

In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission identified the 926th FW for closure with personnel and aircraft relocating to four bases. The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina accelerated the process from two and a half years to nine months. By the spring of 2006, the A-10s transferred to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., logistics readiness support moved to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the command element moved to Nellis AFB.

In October 2007, the 926th Group was officially activated at Nellis AFB. It was redesignated the 926th Wing here on Dec. 5, 2014.

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926th Operations Group

The mission of the 926th Operations Group is the execution of operational testing, tactics development, and advanced training in air, space and cyberspace at the operational and tactical level. The group is made up of the 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 84th TES Detachment 1, 14th Test Squadron, 26th Space Aggressor Squadron, 379th Space Range Squadron and 706th Fighter Squadron. 

926th Force Support SQ

926th Mission Support Squadron patchThe 926th Force Support Squadron facilitates Total Force Integration initiatives by providing force support to reservists assigned to the United States Air Force Warfare Center located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base. 
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926 AMXS

926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron patchThe 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron works side by side its Regular Air Force counterparts providing skilled manpower and continuity to accomplish the mission.
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726th Operations Group

726th Operations Group patchThe mission of the 726th Operations Group is to provide highly-skilled and motivated combat mission-ready warriors and formal training course instructors to conduct the remotely piloted aircraft mission of our Total Force Integration partners, the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and 49th Wing. The group is made up of the 726 OG, Detachment 1, 13th Reconnaissance Squadron, 78th Attack Squadron, 91st Attack Squadron, and 429th Air Combat Training Squadron.

926th Aerospace Medicine SQ

926th Aerospace Medicine SquadronThe 926th Aerospace Medicine Squadron provides flight medical support and medical manpower to accomplish the Reserve Component Physical Health Assessment Process for the wing population to ensure units' medical requirements for deployment are met.

926th Security Forces Squadron

 

The mission of the 926th Security Forces Squadron is to create highly-capable, fully-trained, fit to fight Airmen with the ability to provide an integrated and responsive force to protect expeditionary Air Force missions. It maintains mission-ready Airmen while providing up to date training on tactics against ever-changing threats.

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