• Delaware Air National Guard Fact Sheet

    Our Federal MissionThe 166th Airlift Wing can rapidly mobilize and deploy C-130H Hercules and personnel worldwide to meet peacetime and wartime contingencies. The wing provides airdrop of troops, cargo and passengers, and also has aeromedical evacuation and civil engineer functions. The Wing’s

  • 166th Airlift Wing Staff Agencies Fact Sheet

    The 166th Airlift Wing is a Delaware Air National Guard wing headquartered in New Castle, Delaware. Operating eight permanently assigned, Lockheed C-130H2 transport aircraft, the wing provides the U.S. Air Force with tactical airlift and airdrop of troops, cargo and passengers and aeromedical

  • Delaware Air National Guard Heritage

    On September 6, 1946, the formal federal recognition and activation of Delaware's first Air National Guard Unit (142nd Fighter Squadron) took place at a ceremony in the Wilmington Armory. The ceremony was conducted by Brigadier General Paul R. Rinard, the Adjutant General and Colonel John B. Grier,