The 7th Bomb Wing has a long and distinguished history. It has performed many missions and projected airpower around the globe. Initially activated as the 1st Army Observation Group Sept. 6, 1918, the group was stationed in France during World War I. The 1st earned battle honors for the Defense of the Lorraine Sector (Western Front) and for the Muese-Argonne Offensive (St. Mihiel). In April 1919, after World War I, the group inactivated. The group was reactivated Oct. 1,1919, at Park Field, Tenn., and shortly thereafter, moved to Langley Field, Va. Redesignated the 7th Group (Observation), the unit participated in many of the "Mitchell Battleship Bombing Trials." By June 1, 1928, the group had moved to Rockwell Field, Calif.
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Carrying the largest payload of both guided and
unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the
multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's
long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver
massive quantities of precision and non-precision
weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the
world, at any time.
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The 317th Airlift Wing has a distinguished history through its several forms and through several wars. Initially activated February 22, 1942, the then 317th Troop Carrier Group (TCG) was formed at Duncan Field, San Antonio, Texas, during World War II. On April 1, 1997, the 317th, now designated the 317th Airlift Group, returned to its state of origin when it was reactivated at Dyess Air Force Base, in Abilene, Texas. The 317th once more experienced a shift when it was activated as the 317th Airlift Wing on July 6, 2017.
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