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BASE VISIT REPORT
Martin State Air Guard Station
14 June 2005
Jim Hanna: Navy Team Leader
Michael Kessler: Navy Team Associate Analyst
LIST OF ATTENDEES:
Major General Bruce F. Tuxill - Adjunct General for the State of Maryland
Brigadier General Charles A. Morgan III - Assistant Adjutant General for Air
Acting Wing Commander
Vice Wing Commander
Colonel Ben Jablecki - Executive Staff Support Officer
Colonel Warren Thomas - 135th Airlift Group Commander
Colonel Allyson R. Solomon - 175th Mission Support Group Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Hans - 135th Airlift Squadron Commander
Major Mark Ruane - 135th Maintenance Operations Flight Commander
MARTIN STATE AIR GUARD MISSION:
* The mission of the Maryland Air National Guard is to provide air combat forces and theater
airlift aircraft to America's Unified Combatant Commands.
* The Martin State Air Guard Station provides support for the C-130 and A-10 aircraft.
* The 175th Wing consists of two distinct flying units with different missions-the 104th
Fighter Squadron, flying the A-10 "Thunderbolt II" single-seat jet and the 135th Airlift
squadron, operating the C-130J "Hercules" transport aircraft.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RECOMMENDATION:
* Realign Martin State Air Guard Station (AGS), MD. Distribute the eight C-130J aircraft of
the 175th Wing (ANG) to the 146th Airlift Wing (ANG), Channel Islands AGS, CA (four
aircraft), and 143d Airlift Wing (ANG), Quonset State Airport AGS, RI (four aircraft).
* The Aerial Port Squadron will move to Andrews Air Force Base, MD. The 143rd and 146th
Airlift Wings will each retire two C-130E aircraft (total of four).
* Realign Barnes Air Guard Station, MA; Selfridge ANGB, MI; Shaw Air Force Base, SC;
and Martin State Airport Air Guard Station, MD, by relocating base-level TF-34 engine
intermediate maintenance to Bradley, establishing a Centralized Intermediate Repair Facility
(CIRF) at Bradley for TF-34 engines.
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United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. Base Visit Trip Report: Martin Airport Air National Guard Station, book, August 3, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19625/m1/1/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.