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Welcome to the 120th Airlift Wing

Welcome to the official website of the 120th Airlift Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 120th Airlift Wing Public Affairs and the Montana Air National Guard.

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Our Mission

The 120th Airlift Wing has both a state and federal mission. The 120th Airlift Wing's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies.

When the 120th Airlift Wing is not mobilized or under federal control, it reports to the governor of Montana. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions include emergency support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires, search and rescue operations and support to civil authorities.

C-130 Hercules

The 120th Airlift Wing flies the C-130 Hercules. Basic and specialized versions of the aircraft airframe perform a diverse number of roles, including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions.

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Freedom of Information

The FOIA allows the general public including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, to request records electronically or in writing from the Federal Government. Read more about the 120th Airlift Wing FOIA...

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120AW Public Affairs

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Address:
120th Airlift Wing
Public Affairs Office
2800 Airport Avenue B
Great Falls, MT 59404
Commercial Phone:
406-791-0159

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