Post Tagged with: "435th Air Ground Operations Wing (AGOW)"


What the heck is an AGOW?

by Col. Joe McFall
435th Air Ground Operations Wing commander

“What the heck is an AGOW?” I have heard that question more than once during my seven months as the commander. In fact, when I found out I was getting this assignment, I asked the same question.

February 20, 2014 ×


Senior Airman Jesse Koritar, 435th Security Forces Squadron Creek Defender cadre, looks ahead of his squad during an urban operations evaluation Oct. 17 in Baumholder, Germany.

Cadre Creek Defender illuminates, teaches through night

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Preparing more than 1,000 security forces members for deployments every year falls on the shoulders of less than 20 cadre from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing operating out of Baumholder, Germany.

October 24, 2013 ×


Courtesy photo
A historical photo depicts members of the 435th Troop Carrier Wing posing with a C-46 Commando. The 435th TCW eventually became the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, which will celebrate its 70th anniversary Monday.

435th AGOW celebrates 70th anniversary Monday

by Daniel Phoenix
435th Air Ground Operations Wing historian

The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 435th Troop Carrier Group Monday. The 435th was created as part of the Army Air Force’s new tactical airlift force, one of many groups flying a vast armada of unarmed C-47 Skytrains and gliders.

February 22, 2013 ×