Welcome to the official World Wide Web site 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.
118th Wing Mission
The 118th Wing serves to provide a dominant force in intelligence,
surveillance, reconnaissance, and support missions. We endeavor to protect
our national interests at home and abroad as the only ANG location that
combines remotely piloted aircraft, intelligence, and cyber operations under
Air National Guard 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.
Air National Guard 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.