History of the 58th SOW officially began with the activation of the 58th Fighter-Bomber Wing (FBW) on 10 July 1952. However, its bestowed lineage traces back to the 58th Pursuit Group. As a lineal descendant of this World War II-era group, the 58 SOW may display the streamers and awards earned by the 58th Pursuit Group.
The 58th SOW operates two types of helicopters, three specialized versions of the C-130 airplane, and is training personnel on the new CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Click on one of the following links to learn more about each.