On October 1, 1993, the diverse 7th Wing was activated at Dyess AFB, integrating the operations of the B-1B Lancer and C-130 Hercules. The wing reorganized on April 1, 1997, as the 7th Bomb Wing ;and gave operational control of the C-130s to Air Mobility Command. Today, the 7th BW is the Air Force's premier operational B-1B unit.
The 317th Airlift Wing activated on July 6, 2017, and was formerly a group based at Dyess. The 317th AW comes under the operational control of 18th Air Force and Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
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