Members of the wing's 116th Air Support Operations Squadron board a Canadian CH-146 during Griffon Patriot 2006
|Branch||Air National Guard|
|Role||Air Support and Cyberspace Operations|
|Part of||Washington Air National Guard|
|Garrison/HQ||Camp Murray, Washington|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award|
|Colonel Gent Welsh|
|194th Wing emblem[note 1]|
The United States Air Force's 194th Wing is a unit located at Camp Murray, Washington. The Mission of the 194th Wing is to "Provide mission-ready Airmen to combatant commanders and the State of Washington across the Joint operational spectrum." When the 194th Wing was activated on August 30, 2006, it was the Air National Guard's first non-flying Wing. Current operations include cyberspace operations, air support operations, mission support, and medical support.
The 194th Wing is composed of four groups, nine squadrons, and four flights. Most units are stationed at Camp Murray, two are located at Fairchild Air Force Base, and two are located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
- 194th Air Support Operations Group
- The 194th Mission Support Group provides support to the wing through the following organizations:
- 194th Medical Group provides medical readiness training and other services.
252d Cyberspace Operations Group: The 252d Cyberspace Operations Group includes cyberspace and military intelligence personnel.
- 143d Information Operations Squadron
- 194th Intelligence Squadron
- 242d Combat Communications Squadron
- 256th Intelligence Squadron
- 262d Network Warfare Squadron: The 262 Network Warfare Squadron conducts industrial control systems cyber defense and operates cyber protection teams.
- Established as the 194th Regional Support Wing and allotted to the Air National Guard
- Activated on 30 August 2006
- Redesignated 194th Wing c. 8 August 2015
- Washington Air National Guard, 2006–present
- Gained by Air Combat Command, 2006-2015
- Gained by Air Force Space Command, 2015-2018
- Gained by Air Combat Command, 2018-present
- 194th Air Support Operations Group, 30 August 2006 – present
- 194th Mission Support Group, 30 August 2006 – present
- 194th Medical Group, 30 August 2006 – present
- 252d Cyberspace Operations Group, 30 August 2006 – present
- Col. John S. Tuohy, 2006-2008
- Col. Brian T. Dravis, 2008-2013
- Col. Jill Lannan, 2013-2015
- Col. Jeremy Horn, 2015-2017
- Col. Gent Welsh, 2017–present
Awards and Campaigns
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award||1 November 2005 – 31 October 2007||194th Regional Support Wing|
- Explanatory notes
- Symbolism: Ultramarine blue and Air force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The Phoenix represents the rebirth and change; the constant flexibility needed in an ever-changing Air Force, as well as the diversity of missions within the wing. The Phoenix is rising out of the globe, which represents the unit’s worldwide mission. The Phoenix and globe sit on a field of black, representing cyberspace, the unit’s final theater of operations.
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- no byline (2018). "Units of the 194th Wing". Washington Military Department. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
- Zeiger, 2 Lt Hans. "194th Wing redesignated" (PDF). The Phoenix Guardian (Fall 2015). 194th Wing Public Affairs. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
- National Guard Bureau. "Major General Brian T. Dravis". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
- U.S. Air Force. "Brigadier General Jill Lannan". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
- Washington Military Department. "Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
- 194th Wing. "194th Wing Commander". Retrieved 17 April 2018. [permanent dead link]
- "Air Force Personnel Services: Unit Awards". Air Force Personnel Center. Retrieved 2 September 2011. (search)
- Adam Ashton (7 October 2012). "WA National Guard focusing on cyber security". The News Tribune. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "Team Fairchild". Fairchild Air Force Base. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- 262nd Network Warfare Squadron Archived 20 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine