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Posted 6/21/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
Can Do
The "Can Do" emblem of the 305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
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The 305th Air Mobility Wing extends America's global reach by generating, mobilizing and deploying 32 KC-10 and 16 C-17 aircraft to conduct strategic airlift and air refueling missions worldwide. Additionally, the Wing operates two of America's largest strategic aerial ports supporting the delivery of cargo to combatant commanders abroad.

The Wing's motto, "Can Do," is derived from one of the most notable Bomb Groups during World War II: the 305th Bomb Group (later, the 305th Bomb Wing). During the War, the 305th earned a reputation as courageous, innovative, "Can Do" warriors. In total, 787 brave 305th Bomb Wing personnel lost their lives over the skies of Europe, and numerous unit and individual citations were awarded for heroism.

Throughout the years, the 305th AMW has been home to many aircraft, including the B-17, B-29, KC-97, B-47, KC-135, B-58, EC-135, C-141, C-12, KC-10 and C-17. The wing's Airmen and aircraft have been involved in every major contingency since 1994, including Operations NORTHERN and SOUTHERN WATCH, ALLIED FORCE, NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

The Wing has also played a significant part in many critical peacetime operations, such as Pacific Rim tsunami relief, Hurricane Katrina support and Haitian Earthquake relief.

The wing has won twelve consecutive Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards since 1994 (17 overall).

Today, more than 2,500 men and women of the 305th AMW stand ready to provide worldwide support at a moment's notice.

(Current as of March 2011)

Point of Contact

87th Air Base Wing, Public Affairs Office; 2901 Falcon Lane, Rm. 235, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., 08641-5019; DSN 650-2104 or (609) 754-2104.

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