||By General Order number 3, Headquarters, Continental Division, MATS, the base was reassigned to the jurisdiction of the 1701st Air Transport Wing at Great Falls, Montana, until 1 April 1951. On 1 November 1951 the 1706th Air Base Group was redesignated as the 1300th Air Base Wing, under the Air Resupply and Communications Service, MATS.|
Colonel Herbert S. Beeks arrived on 16 February 1951 with a cadre of thirteen officers and twenty-four airmen. Their eyes were greeted by a forlorn and discouraging prospect. Buildings were roofless and floors were covered with piles of dirty snow. Litter was strewn from one end of the field to the other. Weeds grew everywhere. There were no mess facilities and meals had to be eaten in Mountain Home. There were no fire fighting equipment. Water pumps were operating, but leaky. Only one runway was usable. All personnel lived in permanent type officers quarters, which were in a fair state of repair, until four barracks and a small mess hall could be patched up. Bennett Housing Project in Mountain Home was rehabilitated so that some airmen could have their families with them.
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Installed: 20 May 13