Dyess Air Force Base made history Thursday.

A second wing is now active there.

The 317th Airlift Group was given the ‘wing’ title.

Dyess personnel said about 1,200 airmen work in the unit and it employs C-130 combat power.

The C-130 is one of their aircrafts.

Dyess staff said the 317th wing’s scope and size demands the new title.