USAF AIRCRAFT TAIL MARKINGS

The first table lists various USAF major commands.

 The second table lists the tail letters, aircraft type, military unit, location and major command.


Major Commands

Command Abbreviation Command
ACC Air Combat Command 
AETC Air Education and Training Command 
AFMC Air Force Materiel Command 
AFRC Air Force Reserve Command 
AFSPC Air Force Space Command 
AMC Air Mobility Command 
ANG Air National Guard 
PACAF Pacific Air Forces 
USAFE United States Air Forces in Europe 

Tail letters, aircraft types, military unit, location, major command

Tail Code Aircraft Unit, Location, and Command
AC F-15C/D 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City IAP, New Jersey (ANG)
AF various 34th Operations Group, USAF Academy, Colorado
AK F-15C/D/E, C-130H, C-12F/J, E-3B 3d Wing, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (PACAF)
AK F-16C/D, A/OA-10A 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska (PACAF)
AL F-16C/D 187th FW, Dannelly Field, Alabama (ANG)
AN C-130, HC-130H, HH-60G 176th Wing, Anchorage, Alaska (ANG)
AV F-16C/D 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy (USAFE)
AZ F-16A/B/C/D 162d Fighter Wing, Tucson IAP, Arizona (ANG)
BB U-2R/S, T-38A 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, California (ACC)
BC A/OA-10A 110th Fighter Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Michigan (ANG)
BD A/OA-10A, B-52H 917th Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (AFRC)
BH KC-135 117th Air Refueling Wing, Birmingham, Alabama (ANG)
CA HH-60G, HC-130P 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Fed. Airfield, California (ANG) 
CB T-37B, AT-38B, T-38A, T-1A 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi (AETC)
CC F-16C/D 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico (ACC)
CI C-130E 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands, ANGB, California (ANG)
CO F-16-C/D 140th Wing, Buckley ANGB, Colorado (ANG)
CS C-21A 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado (AFSPC)
CT A/OA-10A 103d Fighter Wing, Bradley IAP, Connecticut (ANG)
DC F-16C/D, C-21, C-22 113th Wing, Andrews AFB, Maryland (ANG)
DE C-130H 166th Airlift Wing, New Castle Co. Airport, Delaware (ANG)
DM A/OA-10A, EC-130E/H 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (ACC)
DR HH-60G 305th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (AFRC)
DY B-1B 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas (ACC)
ED various 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, California(AFMC)
EF F-16C/D 147th Fighter Wing, Ellington Field, Texas(ANG)
EG F-15C 33rd Fighter Wing Eglin AFB, Florida (ACC)
EL B-1B 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota (ACC)
EN T-37B, T-38A, AT-38B 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas (AETC)
ET F-15A/B/C/D/E, F-16A/B/C/D, A-10A, UH-1N 46th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida (AFMC)
FC UH-1N 336th Training Group, Fairchild AFB, Washington (AETC)
FE UH-1N 90th Space Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming (AFSPC)
FF F-15C/D 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia (ACC)
FL F-15A/B 125th Fighter Group, Jacksonville, Florida (ANG)
FL HC130N, HH-60G 920th Rescue Group, Patrick AFB, Florida (AFRC)
FM F-16C/D 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead ARB, Florida (AFRC)
FS F-16C/D 188th Fighter Wing, Fort Smith MAP, Arkansas (ANG)
FT A/OA-10A 23rd Fighter Group, Pope AFB, North Carolina (ACC)
FW F-16C/D 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne IAP, Indiana (ANG)
GA B-1B, C-130H 116th Bomb Wing, Robins AFB, Georgia (ANG)
GA C-130H 165th Airlift Group, Savannah IAP, Georgia (ANG)
GF HH-1H 321st Missile Group,   Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota (AFSPC)
HA F-16C/D 185th Fighter Wing, Sioux City, Iowa (ANG)
HI F-16C/D 419th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah (AFRC)
HL F-16C/D 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah (ACC)
HO F-117A, AT-38B, HH-60G 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, New Mexico (ACC)
HO F-4F[Explanatory story.] Luftwaffe (German Air Force), Holloman AFB, New Mexico
HT AT-38B, C-12J 586th Flight Test Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico (AFMC)
HV UH-1N 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, California (AFSPC)
HW C-21A, C-27A, C-130E/H, KC-135 24th Wing, Howard AFB/Albrook AFS, Panama (ACC)
IA F-16C/D 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa (ANG)
ID A-OA-10A, C-130E 124th Wing, Boise Air Terminal, Idaho (ANG)
IL C-130E 182nd Airlift Wing, Greater Peoria Airport, Illinois (ANG)
IS HH-60G 85th Group, NAS Keflavik, Iceland (ACC)
JZ F-15A/B 159th Fighter Wing, NAS JRB New Orleans, Louisiana (ANG)
KC A/OA-10A 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri (AFRC)
KS C-12F, C-21A 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Mississippi (AETC)
KT WC-130H, C-130E 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, Mississippi (AFRC)
LA B-52H 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (ACC)
LF F-16A/B/C/D 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona (AETC)
LI HC-130, HH-60G 106th Rescue Wing, Francis S. Gabreski IAP, New York (ANG)
LK C-130E/H 314 Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas (AETC)
LN F-15C/D/E 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom (USAFE)
LR F-16C/D 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona (AFRC)
MA A/OA-10A 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes MAP, Massachusets (ANG)
MD A/OA-10A, C-130E 175th Fighter Wing, Baltimore, Maryland (ANG)
MI F-16C/D 127th Wing, Selfridge ANGB, Michigan (ANG)
MM UH-1N 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana (AFSPC)
MN C-130E/H 133rd Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP/ARS, Minnesota (ANG)
MO KC-135R, F-15C/D/E, F-16C/D, B-1B 366th Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (ACC)
MS C-130E 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP/ARS, Minnesota (AFRC) 
MT B-52H 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota (ACC) 
MT UH-1N 91st Space Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota (AFSPC) 
MY F-16C/D, A-OA-10A, HC-130, HH-60G 347th Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia (ACC) 
NC C-130H 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte/Douglas IAP, North Carolina (ANG)
NF C-130H 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls IAP/ARS, New York (AFRC)
NJ KC-135E 108th Air Refueling Wing, McGuire AFB, New Jersey (ANG)
NM F-16C/D 150th Fighter Wing, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (ANG)
NO A/OA-10A 926th Fighter Wing, NAS JRB New Orleans, Louisiana (AFRC) 
NV C-130E 152nd Airlift Wing, Reno/Tahoe IAP, Nevada (ANG)
NY F-16C/D 174th Fighter Wing, Syracuse Hancock IAP, New York (ANG) 
OF RC-135S/U/V/W, EC-135C, E-4B, OC-135B 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska (ACC) 
OH F-16C/D 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield-Beckley MAP, Ohio (ANG) 
OH C-130H 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Airport, Ohio (ANG) 
OH F-16C/D 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo Express Airport, Ohio (ANG) 
OK F-16C/D 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa IAP, Oklahoma (ANG) 
OK E-3B/C, TC-18E 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma (ACC)
OK C-130H 137th Airlift Wing, Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma (ANG) 
OR F-15A/B 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland, Oregon (ANG) 
OS A/OA-10A, F-16C/D, C-12J, HH-60G, MH-53J 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, Korea (PACAF)
OT F-15A/C/E, F-16C/D, HH-60 53rd Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida (ACC)
OT F-15C/E, F-16C/D, A/OA-10A, F-117 53rd Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada (ACC)
PA A/OA-10A 111th Fighter Wing, Willow Grove ARS, Pennsylvania (ANG) 
PA EC-130E 193rd Special Operations Wing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (ANG) 
PD HC-130P, HH-60G, C-130E 939th Rescue Wing, Portland IAP, Oregon (AFRC) 
PI C-130H 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh IAP/ARS, Pennsylvania (AFRC)
PR F-16A/B 156th Fighter Wing, San Juan IAP, Puerto Rico (ANG) 
PR C-130E 156th Airlift Wing, Luis Muniz Marin IAP, Puerto Rico (ANG) 
RA T-3A 557th Flying Training Squadron, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (AETC) 
RA T-1A, C-21A, T-37B, T-38A, AT-38B, T-43A 12 Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas (AETC)
RG C-130E Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Georgia (AFMC)
RI C-130H 143rd Airlift Wing, Quonset State Airport, Rhode Island (ANG) 
RS C-130E, C-9, C-20, C-21, T-43  86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany (USAFE)
SA F-16C/D 149th Fighter Wing, Kelly AFB, Texas (ANG)
SC F-16C/D 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire ANGS, South Carolina (ANG)
SD F-16C/D 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (ANG)
SH KC-135R 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma (AFRC)
SI F-16C/D 183rd Fighter Wing, Capital MAP, Illinois (ANG) 
SJ F-15E 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina (ACC) 
SL F-15A/B 131st Fighter Wing, Lambert-St. Louis IAP, Missouri (ANG) 
SM A-10A, EF-111A, T-38A Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, California (AFMC)
SP A/OA-10A, F-15C/D, F-16C/D 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (USAFE) 
SW F-16C/D 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina (ACC) 
TF F-16C/D 301st Fighter Wing, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas (AFRC) 
TH F-16C/D 181st Fighter Wing, Hulman Regional Airport, Indiana (ANG) 
TX C-130H 136th Airlift Wing, Hensley Field, Texas (ANG) 
TY F-15C/D 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida (AETC)
VA F-16C/D 192nd Fighter Wing, Richmond IAP, Virginia (ANG)
VN T-37B, T-38A, T-1A 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma (AETC)
VT F-16C/D 158th Fighter Wing, Burlington, Vermont (ANG)
WA A-10A, F-15C/D/E, F-16A/B/C/D, HH-60, RQ-1 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada (ACC)
WE E-9A 53rd Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida (ACC)
WI F-16C/D 115th Fighter Wing, Truax Field, Wisconsin (ANG)
WM B-2A, T-38A 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri (ACC)
WP F-16C/D 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Korea (PACAF)
WR E-8C 93rd Air Control Wing, Robins AFB, Georgia (ACC)
WV C-130H 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, West Virginia (ANG) 
WV C-130H 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia (ANG) 
WW F-16C/D 35th Fighter Wing,   Misawa AB, Japan (PACAF)
WY C-130H 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne MAP, Wyoming (ANG) 
XL T-37B, T-1A, T-38A 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas (AETC)
XP C-130H 139th Airlift Wing, Rosecrans Memorial Airport, Missouri (ANG)
YJ C-21A, C-130E/H, C-9, UH-1N 374th Airlift Wing,   Yokota AB, Japan (PACAF) 
ZZ F-15C/D, E-3B, KC-135R, HH-60G 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan (PACAF)

Updated: May 21, 1999. Send comments to Michael D. Wims, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), who maintains this page.

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