Note: ANG units will be assigned to one of the regular US Air Forces upon activation. These units, along with the AFRES, are primarily manned by former USAF pilots that maintain a high degree of flight proficiency. AFRES and ANG units are capable of deployment on a short notice to supplement the regular USAF.
1. F-15 Eagle units:
a. 128th TFS, 116th TFW - Dobbins AFB, GA: 24 F-15A
b. 122nd TFS, 159th TFW - New Orleans, LA: 24 F-15A
c. 101st FIS , 102nd FIW - Otis ANG Base, MA: 18 F-15A
d. 199th FIS, 154th Composite Group - Hickam AFB, Hawaii: 24 F-15A
2. F-16 Falcon units:
a. 186th FIS, 120th FIW - Great Falls, MT: 18 F-16A ADF (?)
n. 149th TFS, 192nd TFG – Richmond, VA: 18 A-7D
7. Other Units
169th TFS, 182nd TASG – Peoria, IL: OA-37B
?, 183rd TASG – Springfield, IL: OA-37
c. 162nd TFG - Tucson, AZ:
1. 148th TFTS: 18 F-16A
2. 152nd TFTS: 18 A-7K
3. 195th TFTS: 18 F-16A
d. 193rd Special Operations Wing:
1. 193rd SOS: 8 EC-130E
Note 1: For F-16 and F-15 units, were F-XXA (or C) is listed, read as F-XXA/B (or F-XXC/D). The mix of aircraft in each squadron is not available (at least not that I can find). I would appreciate any information on this subject, or any other, that anyone can provide.
Note 2: US Air Force, Air Guard and Air Reserve Equipment Holdings: (a +## in parens indicates additional aircraft in storage)
Strategic Bombers: 150 B-52G (+17); 84 B-52H (+12); 90 B-1B (+7); 48 FB-111A (+14) – being converted to conventional attack
US MARINE CORPS Note 1:Depending on the world situation, the USMC could deploy to central Europe. The 2nd Marine Division had a contingency mission to Norway, but could easily have been diverted to CENTAG. The 1st Marine Division with a primary mission in the Pacific also could have been assigned to NATO.
1. 1st Marine Division - Camp Pendleton, CA:
a. 1st Marine Regiment: 3,715 men
b. 1-12th Marine Regiment: 24 M198 155mm towed howitzers
5. Non-divisional assets:
a. 6th and 7th Tank Battalions: 71 M60A1 each
Note 1: Each Marine Division previously had 5 artillery battalions: 3 direct support with M198s, 1 General Support with M198s, and 1 mixed mech artillery battalion. In 1987-1988, however, the M198 General Support battalion was disbanded in order to keep the Corps under its Congressionally-mandated size.
USMC RESERVES 1. 4th Marine Division - New Orleans, LA:
a. 23rd Marine Regiment: 3,715 men
k. 4th Marine Light Anti Aircraft Battalion: 75 Stinger
l. 4th Marine Medium Anti Aircraft Battalion: 18 I-Hawk
Note 1: While the 4th Marine Division was officially headquartered in New Orleans, it had detachments across the United States.
MARINE AIR UNITS Note: Marine Aircraft Group assignments were effectively administrative commands. Units are regularly seconded to other formations, rotated through overseas basing, assigned to Carrier Air Wings, broken down for deployment with Marine units overseas, and generally defy easy location. I have attempted, using unit histories and other resources, to place particular squadrons as of 1989. Units in blue are ones for which I had no firm information, but took an educated guess based on their 1990’s assignments and home stations. Any additional information would be appreciated. For a good example of what a sizeable Marine air deployment would look like, see a Desert Storm OOB.
Marine Aircraft Squadrons and Groups, 1989 A. 1st Marine Air Wing