149th Fighter Wing - Quick Facts

149th Fighter Wing 
Texas Air National Guard 
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

Col. Carol Kohtz

To produce the finest airmen for global engagements and domestic operations, supporting our families and serving our communities

Lone Star Gunfighters - Uncompromised Excellence, Mission Dominance!

1. People 
2. Mission
3. Community
4. Innovation

F-16C/D (Block 30) 

The 149th FW maintains a mobility commitment in many support areas, including security forces, medical, civil engineering, services, transportation, and military personnel.

Economic Impact:
$89.9 Million 

The 149th FW has been flying fighter aircraft since 1947. 
The 149th FW has been flying F-16s since 1985
Served as 396th Fighter Squadron in WWII
Federally recognized as an Air National Guard unit in Oct 1947
182nd FS mobilized for Korea:
First to air refuel in combat 
First ANG unit to shoot down a MIG 

Geographically Separated Units:

  • 209th Weather Flight 
  • Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas 
  • 203rd and 204th Security Forces Squadron 
  • Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas 
  • 273rd Cyber Operations Squadron 
  • Joint Base San  Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas 

    The 149 FW is extremely proud of its heritage, which includes 70 years of flying fighter aircraft, mobilizing for numerous worldwide deployments, and providing continuous service to the community and the state of Texas. The unit is proud to call San Antonio home.