Officials at Travis AFB, Calif., inactivated the 615th Contingency Response Wing, ending the unit’s seven years of operations, according to a base release. The move leaves the Air Force with one consolidated unit, the 621st CRW at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to oversee the service’s airmen who are specially trained to rapidly set up air bases and conduct airfield operations at austere locations around the world. “The 621st CRW must remain ready to answer the call whenever and wherever across the globe it comes,” said Maj. Gen. William Bender, commander of the Air Force Expeditionary Center at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, during the May 29 inactivation ceremony. The center oversees the 621st CRW, which assumed control of the 615th CRW’s two contingency response groups and one contingency operations support group, according to Travis’ release. (Travis report by TSgt. Lesley Waters)
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.