3rd Alliance Air Wing

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Third Alliance Air Wing
Nickname Dark Rain
Affiliation Outworlds Alliance
Parent Command Alliance Military Corps


FedCom Civil War[edit]

In mid-September 3063 a contingent from the Third Alliance Air Wing was in transit to Alpheratz to enter into a martial competition when it received word from a refugee JumpShip that pirates were raiding the planet Dormandaine. The brief encounter allowed the forces from the Third to respond to the raid in hours, rather than the usual days, and on the 16th of September the Third's detachment - which included the Third Squadron of the Lone Wolves - was able to defend the recharge station at the nadir jump point in the system and defeat the bulk of the pirate forces in the atmosphere above the planet. One of the pilots from the Third sacrificed himself in a suicide run on a pirate Leopard-class DropShip to prevent the DropShip from deliberately crashing into a city on the planet.[1]

Border Raid of 3071[edit]

In late 3071, the unit was warned that Ramora was about to be raided. House Davion's mercenary unit, the Screaming Eagles, had deployed three Battalions worth of BattleMechs to attack the planet. The Borderers defended, along with a Clan Snow Raven trinary from the 6th Battle Cluster. The Borderers were destroyed along with their Clan allies in the course of battle.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Alliance Air Wing
Chairman Morris Akigomo 3025[3]
Chairman Deborah Razer 3062[4]
Chairman Theresa Mora 3145[5]



Composition History[edit]


Third Air Regiment[3]

  • CO: Chairman Morris Akigomo

First Air Wing (Regular/Reliable) [3]

  • CO: Chairman Tanya Kellergeis

Second Air Wing (Regular/Reliable) [3]

  • CO: Chairman Geoff Liao ben-Stein

Third Air Wing (Regular/Reliable) [3]

  • CO: Chairman Charles Penhaligan


Third Wing Command Regiment (Flying Tigers) (4 Squadrons/Elite/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Chairman Deborah Razer

- The Flying Tigers are extensively trained in atmospheric interception. Their goal is to be able to intercept incoming bombers before they can release their payloads. To aid in this mission the unit is equipped with medium weight fighters.

Third Wing Second Regiment (Lone Wolves) (3 Squadrons/Elite/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Chairman Thomas Ackerman

- The unit is entirely composed of Ramora built Lightnings.

Third Wing Third Regiment (Broken Crowns) (3 Squadrons/Elite/Fanatical)[8]

  • CO: Chairman Joseph Ociepka

- Is stationed to one of the two Vengeance class DropShips that the Outworlds Alliance operates. The 3rd forms the first line of defense for Ramora and are usually garrisoned in orbit.

Alliance Borderers Command Battalion (Black Knights) (Battalion/Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly

- Composed primarily of heavy and assault vehicles, they are always stationed on Ramora and provide the Planetary Militia with an extra line of defense.

Alliance Borderers Second Battalion (Pathfinders) (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Chairman Ross Hibler

- The scouting arm of the unit, the Second Battalion is composed of fast medium and light vehicles. While the primary mission is scouting the unit is heavy enough to mount flanking maneuvers.

Alliance Borderers Third Battalion (Lightning Riders) (Battalion/Green/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Chairman Russell Potter

- The Third Battalion is adept in the use of flamers to cause distractions during battle. They are quite good at it, but sudden wind changes have been known to throw the tactic back in the face of the unit.


Third Alliance Air Wing Command Battalion (Elite/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Chairman Theresa Mora

Second Regiment (Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Chairman Lenita Carmichael

Third Regiment (Elite/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Chairman Timoteo Barros


The unit was equipped with a Clan Oro Heavy Tank in its Command Battalion. The unit Chairman managed to have unit's equipment updated with double heatsinks and extended range lasers on its vehicles.[12]


  1. Pitcairn Star
  2. Mercenaries Supplemental Update p. 105 - Screaming Eagles - unit history include the battle on Ramora and Borderer's destruction.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Periphery 1st Edition, p.115
  4. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 174, "Clan Force Deployments - Alliance Militia Corps"
  6. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  7. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  8. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  9. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  10. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  11. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95
  12. Field Manual: Updates p. 196 - Alliance Borderers - Unit brief information about its upgrades.