615th Contingency Response Wing
|615th Contingency Response Wing|
615th Contingency Response Wing emblem
|Active||April 11, 2005 – May 29, 2012|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Mobility Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Travis Air Force Base|
The 615th Contingency Response Wing, redesignated from the 615th Air Mobility Operations Group on April 11, 2005, was one of two Contingency Response Wings (CRW) assigned to the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command. Headquartered at Travis Air Force Base, California, the primary mission was to employ rapidly deployable cross-functional teams to quickly open forward airbases in an expeditionary environment. The 615th CRW reported to the 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force at Travis Air Force Base in California.
The 615th CRW included the 570th Contingency Response Group, the 571st Contingency Response Group, the 572nd Contingency Response Group, and the 615th Contingency Operations Support Group.
In 2011, the 615th CRW opened an air base for the first time in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The base was previously closed.
The 615th Contingency Response Wing was inactivated on May 29, 2012. Command of its contingency response and operations support groups was transferred to the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.
The 615th Contingency Response Wing is one of two Contingency Response Wings (CRW) assigned to the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command. Headquartered at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California, the CRW’s primary mission is to employ rapidly deployable cross-functional teams to quickly open forward airbases in an expeditionary environment to meet combatant commanders’ needs. The 615th CRW reports to the 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force at Travis AFB, CA.
The 615th CRW opens forward bases and extends existing AMC infrastructure via rapid forward deployment capabilities, and presents core airbase operating forces to war-fighting combatant commanders to meet the nation’s National Security requirements. The 615th CRW employs mission-ready airfield assessment teams, airfield operations, command and control, aerial port, and aircraft maintenance personnel, as well as airlift, weather, medical, intelligence, air traffic control, security forces, finance, fuels, supply and contracting personnel to project and sustain forces worldwide.
With an assigned military and civilian work force of more than 650 personnel, the 615th CRW is composed of three Contingency Response Groups, a Global Support Squadron and a command staff. The 615th CRW commander may deploy as the Director of Mobility Forces, a Joint Task Force Commander, or a Joint Forces Air Component Commander to rapidly establish air mobility operations in support of contingency efforts, humanitarian operations and combined, joint, and USAF exercises.
(Current as of May 2005)
- "615th CRW reopens undisclosed location in Southwest Asia". 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs. October 1, 2011.
- "615th folds flag at Travis, passes into history". Daily Republic. May 30, 2012.
- "615th CRW inactivates, transfers command to 621st CRW in New Jersey". 621st Contingency Response Wing Public Affairs. June 1, 2012.
- 615th CRW, official site at the Wayback Machine (archived July 22, 2011)
- Fox News profile video: Air Force's 911
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