187 FW Public Affairs

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Drills: Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Phone/ E-Mail 
Comm: (334) 394-7157
DSN: 358-9157
usaf.al.187-fw.mbx.public-affairs@mail.mil

Welcome to the 187th Fighter Wing

Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the 187th Fighter Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 187th Fighter Wing Public Affairs and the Alabama Air National Guard.

Our Mission

The 187th Fighter Wing is located in Montgomery, Alabama and is the home of a squadron of F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft.

To provide the nation with a superior F-16C+ Aviation Package, RC-26B Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance platform, and Expeditionary Combat Support functions organized, trained, and equipped for rapid world-wide combat deployment, domestic relief, and law enforcement operations.

Our Vision

To Defend the United States while upholding the highest traditions of the Tuskegee Red Tails.

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.