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Welcome to the 164th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard!

Our Vision:
"Highly functioning team of Airmen - READY, RESILIENT, and AGILE producing rapid global mobility and mission support for our state and nation."

The vision of the 164th Airlift Wing is not only to do our mission but to execute it at a highly proficient level. The key ingredient to this is our people. Consequently, we will be intentional about investing in, developing and caring for our force.

READY force is competent to execute its stated mission. A RESILIENT force will overcome personal and professional challenges that life can bring. An AGILE force provides flexibility to adapt to new initiatives, resource shortfalls, and other unforeseen challenges. Collectively, a ready, resilient, and agile mindset, provides a high functioning team of airmen ready to answer our nation’s call.

Our Values:
Integrity First, Service before self, Excellence in All We Do!

Our Mission

“Rapid Global Mobility”
The 164th Airlift Wing has a dual state-federal mission. Our mission is to produce the finest citizen-Airmen, capable of engaging national threats anywhere in the world and responsive to civil emergencies and homeland defense. We work to maintain a high level of readiness to ensure we can respond swiftly when called upon. Our specialty is projecting the Air Force’s core function of Rapid Global Mobility – providing flexible airlift, aeromedical evacuation, and air mobility support – anytime, anywhere.


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.
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