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317th Airlift Group

317th Airlift Group

The 317th Airlift Group is comprised of the 39th and 40th Airlift Squadrons, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 317th Maintenance Squadron and the 317th Operations Support Squadron. The group comes under the operational control of 18th Air Force and Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

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The 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support the nation's war-fighting capability by performing flightline maintenance on 28 assigned C-130Js, valued at $1.5 billion, accomplishing global reach missions under the auspices of the 317 AG, 18th Air Force, and Air Mobility Command. Personnel spanning nine Air Force specialties, provide all aspects of flightline maintenance and are responsible for the health of their aircraft. Together they support the mission, "From the Ground Up".
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The 317th Operations Support Squadron is responsible for C-130J combat effectiveness. The squadron directs flight operations, war plans, aircrew/aircraft scheduling, combat tactics, aircrew training, cargo delivery, deployment planning and execution, simulator training, mobility processing, maintenance analysis and aircrew flight equipment functions. The 317 OSS coordinates with the host wing for airfield management, weather support and air traffic control.
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The 317th Maintenance Squadron support the nation's warfighting capability by performing on- and off-equipment maintenance on 28 C-130J aircraft and components supporting the group's global reach airlift mission. Backshop maintenance includes fuel cell, propulsion, isochronal inspection, aero repair of key flight control surfaces & landing gear components and propeller valve housing rebuild. The squadron partners with the host wing to provide crashed, damaged, disabled, aircraft recovery response worldwide.
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The 39th Airlift Squadron maintains quality aircrew and aircraft to mobilize, deploy and provide intratheater airlift worldwide for Department of Defense customers. The men and women of the 39 AS support theater commanders' requirements with combat-delivery capability through tactical airland and airdrop operations as well as humanitarian efforts and aeromedical evacuation. The squadron provides approximately 30 aircrew for 14 assigned aircraft.
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The mission of the 40th Airlift Squadron is to maintain quality aircrew and aircraft to mobilize, deploy and provide intratheater airlift worldwide for Department of Defense customers. The men and women of the 40 AS support theater commanders' requirements with combat-delivery capability through tactical airland and airdrop operations as well as humanitarian efforts and aeromedical evacuation. The 40 AS maintains approximately 30 aircrews.

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