Col. Lee E. Merkle, 349th Air Mobility Wing commander helped welcomed the newest members of the United States Air Force Reserve, October 1, 2020. These members will join him at in serving at the 349th Air Mobility Wing (Reserve), located at Travis Air Force Base, California, is the largest associate wing in the United States Air Force Reserve. 349th AMW personnel fly the C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-10 Extender. The missions of the wing's aircrews include airlifting personnel and material worldwide as well as aerial refueling a wide variety of aircraft. The 349th AMW is also home to the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, responsible for treating patients during medical airlift; the 349th Airlift Control Flight, tasked to enter austere locations and prepare for USAF aircraft arrival; and the 349th Medical Squadron, capable of providing hospital services worldwide, in a contingency environment. The mission of the 349th AMW is to "provide combat ready Airmen and expeditionary support to the war fighter." This makes the wing responsible for training almost 3,200 Reservists who, in turn, work side-by-side their active duty counterparts in the 60th AMW, also stationed at Travis. (U.S. Air Force photo / Released / Dennis S. Santarinala) #ReserveReform

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