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378th Air Expeditionary Wing Fact Sheet

MISSION

The mission of 378th Air Expeditionary Wing is to sustain and defend joint forces at Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB) while projecting combat airpower in support of theater plans and operations.

VISION

We will make PSAB a ready, robust and resilient warfighting platform, enabling CENTCOM and AFCENT to preserve operational depth, stage joint forces, maintain supply lines and project overwhelming combat power.

PRIORITIES

  1. Defend the Base
  2. Accept and Integrate Follow-on Forces
  3. Conduct and Sustain Combat Operations
  4. Build our Partnership with the RSAF and Our Relationship with One Another 

HISTORY

The 378th Bombardment Group was first constituted on October 13, 1942 at Langley Field, Va. The group was activated during a ceremony on Oct. 13, 1942, under the leadership of Col. Walter M. Williams, the first commander of the group. Its mission was to support the antisubmarine campaign during World War II. The group conducted patrol operations along the Eastern coast of the United States, primarily flying O-46s and O-47s. The group was inactivated on Dec 14, 1942 and would remain inactive throughout the rest of the century.

The 378th would later find new life after being redesignated the 378th Air Expeditionary Group, and converted to provisional status on Oct. 24, 2005.

On Nov 14, 2019, the 378th AEG was redesignated to the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing. Brig Gen. John Walker assumed command of the wing during a formal activation ceremony on Dec. 17, 2019.

Today the wing is responsible for the support of more than 2,400 Airmen and soldiers assigned to Prince Sultan Air Base and the U.S. Army's Patriot defense capability and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) capability in the region.

 

(Current as of 3 Dec 2020)

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