The 512th Airlift Wing (AW) is an associate Air Force Reserve unit at Dover AFB, Delaware. Known as the “Liberty Wing,” it works together with its active-duty counterpart, the 436th Airlift Wing.

The 512th AW began in 4 August 1949 as the 512th Troop Carrier Wing at the Reading Municipal Airport in Reading, Pennsylvania. Today, over 60 years later, the 512th AW flies C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

The wing’s emblem shown on the patch is an updated, modern version of the 512th Troop Carrier Wing emblem approved in 1957.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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