The 123rd Airlift Wing is a Kentucky-based Air National Guard organization whose mission is to:
1) Provide highly combat-ready airlift, contingency response, special
operations, civil engineering, security, medical, logistical and other support forces to Combatant Commanders when called in support of United States national security objectives;
2) Protect life and property, and preserve peace, order, and public safety when called for during state and national crises; and
3) Participate in local, community-based programs that add value to
the community, state and nation.
The wing is equipped with eight C-130H model aircraft. Multiple groups, squadrons and flights carry out the unit's mission by providing administrative and logistical support, airlift operations, combat control, pararescue, contingency response, maintenance, supply, transportation, contracting, communications, civil engineering, personnel, base services, security forces and medical functions.