57th AS

The 57th Airlift Squadron (AS) inactivated on July 28, 2001, ending 32 years of C-141 training at Altus AFB, OK, thus simultaneously ending the C-141 mission at Altus AFB.

The 57th Airlift Squadron traces its lineage to the 57th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS) which was activated on November 18, 1942 at Bowman Field, KY. It was originally equipped with C-47 aircraft. Additional training followed in 1943 at Sedalia Army Air Field, MO, and Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, NC.