44th Aerial Port Squadron

The 44th Aerial Port Squadron, located at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, deploys qualified personnel to provide air terminal operations worldwide in support of contingency operations, exercises, unit moves, and foreign humanitarian relief or disaster operations. The 44th APS, which directly falls under the 624th RSG, is the largest Aerial Port Squadron in the Air Force Reserve Command. The squadron provides expertise in all areas of air terminal operations to include aircraft loading, cargo processing and inspecting, passenger services, aircraft fleet services and aerial port command and control.

Peacetime: Train personnel to provide sustained expeditionary support of aerial port operations at established, fixed and/or non-fixed terminals.

Wartime: Deploy resources in support of Air Mobility Command for contingencies or other higher headquarters-directed operations.


The 44th Aerial Port Squadron traces its lineage back to 1964. Constituted 944th Aerial Port Flight, it was activated on Jan. 28, 1964. The Squadron organized in the Air Force Reserve on Feb. 15, 1964. The 944th APF was inactivated on Jan. 1, 1977, and was later re-designated the 44th Aerial Port Squadron on Dec. 16, 1981. It was activated in the Air Force Reserve shortly after on Jan. 1, 1982. The Squadron was assigned to the 624th Regional Support Group on Jan. 1, 2002 and remains in that assignment to the present day.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; 1992-1994; 1994-1995; 1996-1998; 2000-2002; 2003-2005; 2006-2007

Aerial Port Unit of the Year, 2006