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The "Mighty 97th" Wing Staff is directly responsible to the Wing Commander for coordinating, planning, and directing wing activities across nineteen Wing Staff Agencies. The Wing Staff consists of over one hundred personnel with a $1.2M budget providing command and staff support for the nation's premiere Air Mobility Training Center. The staff are responsible for exercise and contingency deployments for Wing Staff personnel and represents the 97 AMW at a variety of community events.
Airman 1st Class Miyah Gray
Airman 1st Class Kari Degraffenreed
Senior Airman Kayla Christenson
The 97th AMW Command Post processes time-critical Headquarters, United States Air Force, Air Education & Training Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Nuclear Command Emergency Action messages and reports that are crucial to national defense. Disseminates emergency mass notification alerts to ensure base populous safety & awareness of critical impending threats. Directs command & control functions for the Wing's 43 C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus, & KC-135 Stratotanker Formal Training Unit aircraft by flight-following 5,300 sorties & 24,000 flight hours per year.
Protocol Office serves as the protocol advisor to the wing commander. Provides support and guidance for visiting dignitaries, military ceremonies, conferences, official meetings, briefings and social functions.
The wing historian’s job is one of research, historic preservation, and advisory. It is the historian’s job to maintain and retrieve historical documents and artifacts and to be knowledgeable of their wing’s history. The historian also documents and catalogs events, creating a history of the wing for the Air Force History and Museums Program. The wing historian’s vision is to inspire servicemen and women through heritage through historical analysis.
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