State of Tennessee

Pubic Affairs Office

Welcome to the 118th Wing

Welcome to the official website of the 118th Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 118th Wing Public Affairs and the Tennessee Air National Guard.

Wing Mission To enable global delivery of kinetic and non-kinetic effects through multidisciplinary Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission execution, sustained by organic Mission Support and Medical personnel.  Additionally, provide capabilities and resources to support state and domestic emergency response and recovery operations.

FOIA Reading Room

FOIA Reading Rooms are provided to the public for viewing records on site. They can exist at a FOIA offices physical location, and/or via the internet at the office's Web site. The material contained in these reading rooms are called "FOIA-processed (a)(2)(D) records. Our electronic Reading Room contains records that are releasable to the public according to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.(a)(2)(D). Read more.

ANG Information

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.