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Unit Name Command Description
11th Reconnaissance Squadron (11th RS) ACC Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) formal training squadron. Manned with experienced instructor pilots, sensor operators, support and contract personnel conducting academic, device, initial qualification and upgrade training for Predator aircrews. Trains aircrews in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and counterland missions for worldwide application. Develops and maintains all syllabi and courseware.
12th Combat Training Squadron (12th CTS) ACC Mission: Prepare Tactical Air Control Party and Brigade for Joint Air Land Operations in the world's most realistic combat training environment. Vision: Train for War. Goals: Preserve combat assets through ORM. Train TACP's and Airmen to execute lethal CAS. Develop, test, and refine CAS TTP. Integrate weather into commander's decision process. Ensure safe and expeditious airspace utilization. Provide fully mission ready combat weapon system. Deliver timely and accurate administrative support.
14th Weapons Squadron (14th WPS) ACC In the fall of 1999, the AFSOC/CC directed establishment of a SOF Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) as a result of AFSOC/DO tactics climate survey, and lessons learned from Operation Allied Force. The tradition and heritage of the US Air Force Weapons School was used as the benchmark for developing the SOF WIC. LtGen Bailey insisted upon a SOF WIC that would begin in AFSOC but become a division of the USAFWS. The goal was to produce SOF Weapons Officers well versed in all AFSOC weapons systems, SOF ground unit operations, and integrating CAF, MAF and SOF throughout the spectrum of war. In Dec 1999, the first SOF WIC was organized and manned to teach three courses simultaneously: AC-130 WIC for Gunship Pilots, Navigators, Fire Control Officers (FCO) and Electronic Warfare Officers (EWO), MH-53 WIC for Pave Low Pilots and MC-130 WIC for Talon and Shadow Pilots, Navigators and EWOs. In March 2000, the SOF WIC was established as an operating location of HQ AFSOC/DO. In May 2000, AFSOC/CC directed the SOF WIC be placed under the 16th SOW as Detachment 1 of the 16th Operations Group to get the initiative moving on the road to success. From Jun-Dec 2000, the initial cadre arrived and began organizing, and equipping the detachment and developing curriculum. The MH-53 and AC-130 courses started immediate courseware development with the MC-130 course phased one year behind. The SOF division's first flying participation in the Weapons School took place in December of 2000 when an AC-130U and three MH-53M aircraft deployed to Nellis for Mission Employment (ME00B). Curriculum development continued at a frenzied pace through the Spring of 2001 and again, Pave Lows and a Gunship participated in ME. AFSOC and ACC decided the time was right and approved a validation class of MH-53 and AC-130 initial cadre in the winter (01B) class. In December, the USAFWS graduated the first eleven AFSOC Weapons Officers. The first five Weapons Undergraduates (WUGs) of the SOF WIC graduated in June of 2002 (02FA) and are serving as Weapons Officers in AFSOC squadrons. The validation of the MC-130 Course is underway currently in class 02B. On 1 Aug 2002, the SOF Division transferred from Det 1, 16 Operations Group, 16 SOW, AFSOC to Det 3, USAFWS, 57 Wg, AWC, ACC. On 3 February, 2003 the SOF Division transitioned to the newly activated 14th Weapons Squadron.
15th Reconnaissance Squadron (15th RS) ACC USAF's newest weaponized remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) squadron. Provides theater CCs deployable long-endurance, real-time reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, precision munitions delivery. Operates medium and high altitude multisensor platform to locate, identify, report battlefield conditions to warfighters. Collects, exploits, and distributes imagery and intelligence products to theater and national-level leadership.
16th Weapons Squadron (16th WPS) ACC The F-16 Division of the USAF Fighter Weapons School was activated by order of the Tactical Air Command Commander in October of 1980. One year later the first F-16 was delivered to the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing from General Dynamics by the first F-16 Division Commander, Lt Colonel Kevin McElvain. From December 1981 until June 1983, the division operated with 8 aircraft and graduated 13 students. Over the years the F-16 Division has updated its syllabus and aircraft to reflect the most current technology available for the platform. In December 1991, division aircraft were updated to include Block 42 low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared at night (LANTIRN) capability. In January 1996, aircraft were updated to include Block 52 high-speed antiradiation missile (HARM) targeting system (HTS) capability. With both updates came changes to the flying and academic portions of the course to reflect the employment of these systems. Today, it is a squadron with 20 assigned instructors and 22 aircraft making it the largest flying squadron in the Weapons School. Currently graduating two classes of weapons instructor course students each year, the squadron has graduated 280 F-16 weapons officers during its history and continues to produce approximately 24 graduates each year. On 3 February, 2003 the F-16 Division transitioned to the newly activated 16th Weapons Squadron which began as the 16th Pursuit Squadron on 20 November 1940. During World War II, the 16th Pursuit Squadron flew missions in New Guinea, India and China in the P-40, P-51 and P-47. During the Korean War, the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron flew missions from Korea and Japan in the F-80 and F-86. After the Korean War, the 16th was stationed in Japan, Florida, Norway, Turkey, Korea, and Utah, flying missions in the F-106, F-4 and F-16A aircraft. On 30 June 1986, the 16th Tactical Fighter Squadron was inactivated. The last missions the 16th flew were F-16A replacement training unit missions at Hill AFB, Utah. The 16th Weapons Squadron emblem is symbolic of the squadron and it's mission. The tomahawk represents the P-40 which was the first aircraft flown by the 16th Pursuit Squadron in World War II. The tomahawk is slashed into the American Indian ceremonial stake to signify readiness for combat. The colors of the stake are stained crimson for blood and black for death.
17th Reconnaissance Squadron (17th RS) ACC Organize, train, and equip forces to provide special capabilities and tactics to Combatant Commanders, Special Forces and Warfighters for worldwide operations requiring remotely piloted aircraft.
17th Weapons Squadron (17th WPS) ACC The formation of the USAF Weapons School F-15E Division was formally announced in the Spring of 1991. The Commandant of the US Air Force Weapons School directed the initial syllabus and courseware development in early 1989. The initial cadre of instructors, consisting of five instructor pilots and three weapons system officers, began arriving in March of 1991 and were in place by June of 1991. The F-15E Division was formally activated in ceremonies at Nellis Air Force Base on July 8, 1991. In January of 1992, the F-15E Division began full operation, producing 12 F-15E Weapons School graduates annually. On 3 February, 2003 the F-15E Division was formally redesignated the 17th Weapons Squadron. The 17th traces its lineage back to 1917. Since then the squadron has distinguished itself in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam by earning several campaign ribbons. The course of instruction provides highly advanced instructor training for currently qualified F-15E instructor pilots and weapons system officers selected from throughout the Combat Air Forces. The course is designed to produce experts in all phases of F-15E tactical employment. The F-15E Fighter Weapons Instructor Course consists of over 315.5 hours of classroom academic instruction and 35 flying training missions. The validation class graduated in December of 1991. They were the first F-15E instructors to wear the "graduate" patch.
19th Weapons Squadron (19th WPS) ACC Activation of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Intelligence Division was formally announced by order of the Commander, Tactical Air Command in March 1990. The division activation marked the formal integration of the former Fighter Intelligence Officer Course (FIOC) into the USAF Fighter Weapons School and culminated more than 3 years of syllabus and courseware development under the combined direction of the Commander, 4513th Adversary Threat Training Group and the Commandant, USAF Fighter Weapons School. The first Intelligence FWIC class graduated in December 1990. In June 1993, the first IWIC class graduated fully qualified in CAF bomber and fighter employment. On 3 February 2003 the USAFWS Intelligence Division was redesignated the 19th Weapons Squadron. This change was part of a school wide reorganization whereby all instructing divisions were redesignated as squadrons and Division Commanders as Squadron Commanders. Although our mission has not changed, our Division patch was modified to incorporate elements of our squadron history--a history with lineage back to 1942, when the unit was created as the 19th Observation Squadron. The squadron was reactivated as the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron in Jul 1963 and deployed to South Vietnam, where it flew missions for the Vietnamese Air Force and trained Vietnamese pilots and observers in the O-1 aircraft. Operation included forward air support, combat support liaison, visual reconnaissance, forward air control of fighters, artillery adjustment, and escort for convoys, trains, and helicopters. The squadron also flew psychological warfare, radio relay, and re-supply missions. Briefly inactivated between Aug and Oct 1964, the 19th TASS was reactivated 21 Oct, providing visual and photographic reconnaissance and airborne forward air control for fighter aircraft. The squadron also trained USAF and Vietnamese pilots and observers in O-1, O-2 and OV-10 operations. The squadron transferred to Osan AB, South Korea, on 15 Jan 1972 where the 19th TASS supported the Eighth U.S. Army and Republic of Korea (ROK) ground forces, providing close air and aerial reconnaissance support. In 1973, the squadron trained the ROK Air Force to operate a Direct Air Support Center and in 1975, converted to the OV-10A "Bronco" aircraft. The 19th TASS operated from 1975 until 1980 as a tactical air control system from three forward locations, and maintained a detachment from 15 Apr 1976 to 8 Jan 1980 at Camp Casey. Since 1980, the 19th TASS operated the forward air control mission within the Korean tactical air control system. The squadron converted in 1983 to the OA-37B "Dragonfly" twin-jet aircraft, only to switch back to the OV-10 two years later. The squadron returned briefly to Suwon AB in August 1989, but returned to Osan on 1 Oct 1990, when it was assigned to the 51st Fighter Group. The 19th TASS was officially deactivated on 1 Oct 1993. The newly re-activated 19th Weapons Squadron will have as its primary mission, to graduate expert instructors versed in threats, combat aircraft support, ISR and mission planning. Graduates will lead wing-level external and internal intelligence training programs, and weapons and tactics development in the field.
328th Weapons Squadron (328th WPS) ACC In January 1997, the Space Division began full operations, producing 20 Space Weapons School graduates annually. On 3 February 2003,the Space Division was redesignated as the 328th Weapons Squadron. The squadron integrates, trains and enhances space capabilities in support of combat operations at the operational level of war, specifically space force enhancement and counterspace planning and execution. Squadron personnel have deployed to multiple locations worldwide in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, and ENDURING FREEDOM. Constituted the 328th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Redesignated: 328th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Aug 1943; 328th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 23 May 1945; 328th Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 28 May 1948; 328th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Feb 1955; and 328th Bomb Squadron on 1 Sept 1991. Inactivated on 15 June 1994. Reactivated as 328th Weapons Squadron on 3 Feb, 2003. Stations. Barksdale Field, LA, 1 Mar 1942; Ft Myers FL, 18 May-13 Aug 1942; Alconbury, England, 7 September 1942; Hardwick, England, 6 Dec 1942-15 June 1945 (operated from Tafaroui, Algeria 7-15 Dec 1942; Gambut, Lybia, 16 Dec 1942-25 Feb 1943; Bengasi (Benghazi), Lybia, 27 JUn-26 Aug 1943; Oudna, Tunisia, 18 Sep-3 Oct 1943); Sioux Falls AAFld SD, 26 Jun 1945; Pratt AAFld KS, 24 Jul 1945; Clovis AAFld NM, 13 Dec 1945; Castle Field (later Castle AFB), 21 Jun 1946-15 Jun 1994; and Nellis AFB NV, 3 Feb 2003. Aircraft. B-24, 1942-1945; B-29, 1945-1949; B-50, 1949-1954; B-47, 1954-1955; B-52, 1955-1994.
340th Weapons Squadron (340th WPS) ACC The B-52 Division of the USAF Weapons School traces its beginning to the Strategic Weapons School (SWS). The SWS was activated at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota on 1 October, 1989 under the 99th Strategic Weapons Wing, Strategic Warfare Center. The first class graduated on 28 April, 1990. With the inactivation of Strategic Air Command and the activation of Air Combat Command on 1 June, 1992, the SWS became Detachment 1, USAF Weapons School. The B-52 Division became the first bomber division of the Weapons School. The Division executes the B-52 Bomber Weapons Instructor Course, a graduate-level course on B-52 combat employment. It consists of over 350 hours of academic instruction, 20 flight training missions, and 4 Weapon System Trainer sessions. The Division graduates 16 weapons officers annually. On 14 July, 1995, Detachment 1, USAF Weapons School was inactivated at Ellsworth AFB and the B-52 Division was transferred to Detachment 5, 57th Wing at Barksdale AFB. With the realignment of forces, on 1 September, 1995, Detachment 5, 57th Wing, USAF Weapons and Tactics (WTC) activated at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. On 1 October, 1995, under further realignment, the USAF WTC became the United States Air Force Warfare Center. On 1 November 1999 Detachment 5, 57th Wing became Detachment 2, USAF Weapons School. The mission of Detachment 2, USAF Weapons School is to provide the CAF with the finest quality B-52 weapons officers. On 3 February, 2003 the B-52 Division transitioned to the newly activated 340th Weapons Squadron.
34th Weapons Squadron (34th WPS) ACC The USAF Weapons School HH-60 Division had its beginning with the USAF Combat Rescue School (CRQS). The CRQS was activated on 2 July, 1993, and was given the missions of advanced training, tactics development, and test and evaluation. The CRQS initial cadre started course development immediately and between July 1994 and June 1995 completed a validation class and one additional class, graduating a total of six officers from the CRQS Weapons Instructor Course (WIC). A reorganization in mid-1995 divided the various functions of the CRQS within the 57th Wing. On 7 July, 1995, the HH-60 Division of the USAF Weapons School was activated. An initial cadre of five CRQS instructors conducted the first course, and the first HH-60 WIC graduated in December 1995. The HH-60 syllabus consists of 285 academic hours and 26 sorties designed to provide graduate level instructor training to experienced HH-60 instructors from throughout the Combat Air Forces. The result is a graduate able to provide invaluable expertise in combat rescue and composite force employment. On 3 February, 2003 the HH-60 Division transitioned to the newly activated 34th Weapons Squadron.
372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 13 (372nd TRS/DET 13) ACC Detachment 13 of the 372d Training Squadron, 982d Training Group, is located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. We provide technical maintenance training using classroom and hands-on practical instruction. The detachment also offers training for National Guard, Air Force Reserve and students enroute to PACAF.
3rd Special Operations Squadron (3rd SOS) AFSOC Special Operations Command's sole armed remotely piloted aircraft squadron. Employs the Predator in direct support of joint special operations, other forces, and national objectives worldwide as tasked by Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), providing precision weapons employment and persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Provides real-time full-motion video feeds for actionable intelligence to the deployed warfighter, theater, and national leadership.
414th Combat Training Squadron (414th CTS) ACC The mission of the 414th Combat Training Squadron (414 CTS) is to conduct airpower training exercises known as Red Flags. A Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. It is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges at Nellis AFB, NV. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the United States Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis, through the 414th Combat Training Squadron.
417th Weapons Squadron (417th WPS) ACC In May of 2002, the Air force Chief of Staff announced the formation of the F-117 Division of the USAF Weapons School. The Weapons School commandant identified the initial cadre of five F-117 instructors, and they immediately went to work developing the syllabus and courseware. The developmental class began in January of 2003 and was interrupted for a short time due to the deployment of three instructors in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Despite this challenge, the developmental class graduated on time in June of 2003 and became the first instructors to wear "the patch". Full operations began in July of 2004 with the start of the validation class. The validation class graduated in December of 2003. On 22 October 2003, the F-117 Division was formally re-designated the 417th Weapons Squadron, which was originally activated as the 417th Night Fighter Squadron in 1943. During World War II, the squadron saw action in the European theater, flying both the British Beaufighter and the P-61 Black Widow. From 1953 to 1966, the squadron saw many activations and re-designations as it served at various European bases flying the F-51, F-86 and F-100. Lt Col Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager was one of the distinguished commanders of the unit during this time. From 1966 to 1977, the unit transitioned to the F-4, and accomplished two combat deployments during the Vietnam War. The unit reactivated in 1989 as the 417th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, responsible for the replacement training of new F-117A Stealth Fighter pilots. The squadron moved from Tonopah to Holloman AFB, NM in 1992, and was deactivated in 1994 and the squadron's people and mission were transferred to the 7th Fighter Squadron. The 417th Weapons Squadron provides the most advanced training for selected F-117 instructor pilots. Its five instructors teach 4-6 students per year. The F-117 Weapons Instructor Course includes 26 syllabus sorties, 6 simulator missions, 4 mission planning exercises and over 400 hours of academics. Graduates are experts in Combat Air Forces operations planning and employment, as well as tactics, techniques, and procedures related to F-117 operations.
422th Test and Evaluation Squadron (422nd TES) ACC The 442nd TES is composed of aircrew and support personnel supporting six divisions of fighter and helicopter aircraft: A-10, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-22 and HH-60G. The 422nd conducts operational tests for ACC on new hardware and upgrades to each of the six aircraft in a simulated combat environment.
433rd Weapons Squadron (433rd WPS) ACC The 433rd Weapons Squadron dates to 1943 in World War II, and its pilots have accounted for over 200 aerial victories. In Viet Nam, the 433rd Fighter Squadron scored numerous kills while part of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing "Wolfpack". Col. Robin Olds scored two of his four MiG kills in 433rd F-4s at that time. The F-15 training era at Nellis AFB began on October 1, 1976, when the 57th Tactical Training Wing (TTW) received its first F-15A. At this time, the 433rd Fighter Weapons Squadron (FWS) began developing the syllabus for the F-15 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC). During this period, the 433rd FWS was also responsible for training pilots new to the F-15 Eagle as part of the F-15 Replacement Training Unit (RTU). On January 3, 1978, the 433rd FWS received its first FWIC class. This was the validation class for the F-15 FWIC syllabus which was designed to provide advanced instructor training to experienced F-15 pilots throughout the Tactical Air Forces (TAF). Through 1978 and the beginning of 1979, the 433rd FWS conducted primary RTU training. On March 1, 1979, the 433rd FWS devoted itself solely to F-15 FWIC training. Since that time, the F-15 FWIC has evolved into the most challenging and intense air-to-air training in the Air Force. On July 1, 1983, the first F-15C model arrived at Nellis for the F-15 FWIC. The modernization process continued as the division completed its conversion to F-15 Multi-Stage Improvement Program (MSIP) aircraft in April of 1992. As part of a major reorganization of the 57 TTW the 433rd FWS was deactivated on June 1, 1981. At that time, all FWIC courses were consolidated under the USAF Fighter Weapons School in airframe specific divisions. On 3 February 2003, the 433rd Weapons Squadron was reactivated. Names have changed, but the tradition of training the world's greatest air supremacy pilots remains the same.
505th Commnd and Control Wing (505th CCW) ACC The mission of the 505th Command and Control Wing (505 CCW) is to build the predominant air and space C2 capability for Joint and Combined Warfighters through training, testing, exercising, and experimentation. The 505 CCW oversees operations of the 505th Operations Group (505 OG) at Nellis AFB, Nevada, the 505th Training Group (505 TRG) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and the 505th Distributed Warfare Group (505 DWG) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
505th Operations Group (505th OG) ACC The mission of the 505th Operations Group (505 OG) is to develop and document proven and innovative operational TTPs; conduct operational tests for C2 & ISR weapons systems and processes; and provide a world-class C2 facility in which to train, test, and experiment. The 505 OG oversees operations of the 505th Operations Squadron (505 OS) at Nellis AFB, Nevada, 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron (605 TES) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (84 RADES) at Hill AFB, Utah and the 133rd Test Squadron (133 TS) at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
505th Operations Squadron (505th OS) ACC The 505th Operations Squadron provides a world-class Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) environment to produce fully-trained joint and multi-national C2 war fighters at the operational level of war. The 505th accomplishes its Air Force Chief of Staff tasking by training individuals and organizations on C2 processes and systems during multiple joint, coalition, and service focused exercises, operational rehearsals, and experiments using live, virtual, and constructive air and space forces.
507th Combat Training Squadron (507th CTS) ACC The mission of the 507th Combat Training Squadron (507 CTS), also known as Joint Warrior (JW), is to expose joint warfighters to the full spectrum of aerospace combat through a mixture of classroom academics and hands-on training . Classes are seminar format to encourage student participation. Exercises reinforce lectures and demonstrate practical skills. The resources of Nellis AFB provide state-of-the-art hands-on training.
53rd Test and Evaluation Group (53rd TEG) ACC The mission of the 53d Test and Evaluation Group (53 TEG) is to conduct the Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program (NucWSEP) and Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) WSEP, operational test and evaluation (OT&E) and tactics development evaluation (TD&E) for fighter and bomber weapons, systems and tactics. The 53 TEG also supports exploitation and special projects and directs simulator training device testing. Members of the 53 TEG execute operational test and evaluation and tactics development and evaluation projects assigned by Headquarters Air Combat Command. Aircraft assigned to the group include test-configured F/A-22, F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-117A, A/OA-10 aircraft as well as the Predator UAV MQ/RQ-1. The group also tests B-52, B-2, B-1, RQ-4 (Global Hawk) and Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft. The 53 TEG oversees operations of six squadrons, four detachments and one operating location: 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron (31 TES) at Edwards AFB CA, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron (49 TES) at Barksdale AFB LA, 72d Test and Evaluation Squadron (72 TES) at Whiteman AFB MO, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron (85 TES) at Eglin AFB FL, 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron (337 TES) at Dyess AFB TX, 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron (422 TES) at Nellis AFB NV, Detachment 1 (53 TEG Det 1) at Holloman AFB NM, Detachment 2 (53 TEG Det 2) at Beale AFB CA, Detachment 3 (53 TEG Det 3) at Nellis AFB NV, Detachment 4 (53 TEG Det 4) at Creech AFB NV, Operating Location-A (53 TEG OL-A) in Tucson AZ.
53rd Wing (53rd WG) ACC The mission of the 53d Wing (53 WG) is to support the Combat Air Forces (CAF) by testing and evaluating new/fielded weapon systems, aircraft systems, and support equipment. The Wing manages, conducts, and reports results of Force Development Evaluations, Tactics Development and Evaluations, Weapons System Evaluation Programs (WSEP), Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations, and Foreign Material Exploitation evaluations. These duties are also accomplished for electronic warfare (EW) systems and support equipment, aircrew training devices, life support, intelligence systems, the Air Force Mission Support System, combat support, and chemical warfare defense. The 53 WG performs EW technology assessments and supports EW systems by creating and managing mission data configurations, reprogramming, and maintaining reprogramming software to meet CAF aircraft mission requirements. The peacetime/wartime implementation of this mission is through the 53 WG Emergency Reprogramming Center. The 53 WG assists the Air Combat Command (ACC) staff with the Air Force requirements and acquisition process by: (1) accomplishing concept exploration and demonstrations; and (2) determining the use of and making improvements to technical equipment and software used by the CAF. The Wing improves the effectiveness of CAF systems through WSEPs (Air-to-Ground, Air-to-Air, and Nuclear), the EW Assessment Program, and the simulator certification program. The 53 WG provides operational resources in support of test and evaluation, operational assessments, and operational utility evaluations managed by the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. The Wing designs and performs ACC-directed aircraft modifications and operates specific Air Force complexes and systems used for direct test or direct test support including Air Force sub- and full-scale aerial target systems, Range Control and Integrated Avionics Test Facilities, Site A-30/31 EW ground mount facility, and the fighter/bomber/U-2 EW reprogramming test facilities. The 53 WG also manages William Tell, the worldwide Air Force air-to-air weapons meet.
547th Intelligence Squadron (547th IS) ACC The mission of the 547th Intelligence Squadron is to provide intelligence support for both the 57th Wing and the 99th Air Base Wing. This one-of-a-kind intelligence organization evaluates the threat to aircrews and publishes documents and reports used DoD-wide. The squadron also operates the USAF's premier hands-on Threat Training Facility. The 547th Intelligence Squadron is the US Air Force's "Center of Excellence" for Adversary Tactics Analysis. The 547IS: 1) Compiles, writes and edits the Air Force Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (AFTTP) 3-1, Volume 2, Threat Reference Guide and Countertactics; 2) Analyzes, refines and disseminates intelligence on adversary tactics and weapons employment for customers throughout the Department of Defense; 3) Chairs the Special Tactics Analysis Team; 4) Sponsors and hosts national and adversary tactics conferences; 5) Provides intelligence support for Air Combat Command's test and evaluation programs; 6) Provides intelligence support for 57th Wing operational units and the 99th Air Base Wing; 7) Provides all-source intelligence support to Air Combat Command's premier live-fly exercises--Red/Green Flag, Spirit Hawk and Air Warrior; 8) Integrates national intelligence assets into United States Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) missions; 9) Operates and maintains the USAF's premier Threat Training Facility (TTF); 10) Operates automated intelligence systems in the Aerospace Integration Center to provide space derived intelligence to the Nellis community; and 11) Operates the USAFWC Special Security Office (SSO). The squadron accomplishes this mission through five flights: The Systems Flight maintains communications connectivity of the squadron's unclassified, collateral, and Special Compartmented Information (SCI) local area networks, ensuring access to SCI and collateral communications circuits and databases. The Readiness & Training Flight handles the formal professional development of intelligence personnel assigned to the 547 IS and includes responsibility for On-the-Job training (OJT), formal training course management and the running of the 547 IS Intelligence Staff Training Program. They are also responsible for originating, developing, reviewing/revising squadron requirements, programs, budget, and long-range plans. The Exercise Support Flight is responsible for all intelligence-related planning, development, and execution of Red Flag exercises. The Operational Intelligence Flight provides analysis of air-to-air and surface-to-air threat tactics, systems, and employment philosophies of foreign military forces for customers throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Intelligence Community. The Special Security Office is responsible to the USAFWC Senior Intelligence Officer as principle advisor on Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security and communications matters and supports squadron collateral security functions and needs as Unit Security Manager.
549th Combat Training Squadron (549th CTS) ACC The mission of the 549th Combat Training Squadron (549 CTS), in concert with the 12th Combat Training Squadron (12 CTS), based at Fort Irwin, CA, is to develop, execute, and direct Air Combat Command's Air Warrior I exercises. The 549 CTS provides operational control and logistical support for flying organizations for ten annual Air Warrior I exercises. Air Warrior I uses state-of-the-art technology to provide world class close air support (CAS) counterland airpower training for USAF, sister service, and international combat fighter, bomber, and airborne command and control squadrons stressing realistic combat environments focused on high desert armored warfare. These exercises facilitate joint operational training at the US Army National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA. Air Warrior I also trains USAF ground combat units in the tactical control of airpower in the close battle. U.S. Army brigade commanders and their combat forces deployed to NTC receive the support and integrate the airpower presented by the 549 CTS.
555th Red Horse Squadron (555th RSS) AFRC The mission of the 555th Red Horse Squadron (555 RHS) is to provide the world's foremost professional combat engineering forces, delivering rapid, decisive, self-sufficient, heavy engineering operations, and special capabilities.
563rd Rescue Group/Operating Location-Alpha (OL-A) AFSOC The mission of the 563rd Rescue Group/Operating Location-Alpha (OL-A) is to provide administrative oversight and operational support for two combat rescue squadrons, the 58th Rescue Squadron and 66th Rescue Squadron, and one aircraft maintenance squadron, the 763 Maintenance Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base. The OL-A manages scheduling, training, plans, maintenance quality assurance, logistics, safety and resource management functions and provides command and control for home station taskings.
57 Weapons Support Squadron (57th WPSS) ACC The 57th Weapons Support Squadron was activated on 3 February, 2003. Previously named the Weapons School (WS) Support Division, it was formally activated as the tenth USAF Weapons School Support Division on 1 Oct 1997. This corresponded to a simultaneous inactivation of the 57th Training Support Squadron (TRSS), in which all 57 TRSS personnel and associated functions were transferred administratively to the Support Division. The 57th Weapons Support Squadron is the largest of the WS squadrons. There are six basic functional areas, all of which are designed to provide every aspect of support to WS operations. The areas are: Commander's Support Staff (administration), Computer Support, Adversary Support, Aviation Resource Management, Life Support, and Flight Medicine. The squadron's mission is to provide superior support to all WS flying and academic programs, ensuring year-round seamless operations for WS instructors and students. The 57th Weapons Support Squadron, affectionately known as the 'cats-and-dogs' squadron of the Weapons School, is responsible for all facility issues involving maintenance of the five buildings that support WS flying, academic, adversary support, and squadron operations. In its short history as part of the USAF WS, the 57th Weapons Support Squadron has been responsible for helping guide some of the most far-reaching changes in WS history. These have included the complete renovation of the two main WS buildings; completion of a new adversary support facility across the street from the main WS building; upgrade of all WS briefing, debriefing, and academic rooms, adding state-of-the-art video equipment; the design of a "WS 2007" military construction (MILCON) plan that will expand WS facilities over the next five years, eventually culminating in the F-22 WS beddown, expanded secure working areas for several WS squadrons, and completion of a new library; transfer of a significant portion of WS academic instruction to contract support; and implementation of the Tactical Aircrew Scheduling and Maintenance System (TASMS), which automates the daily flying schedule for the Weapons School's flying squadrons.
57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (57th AMXS) ACC The mission of the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (57 AMXS) is to accomplish on-equipment maintenance of assigned aircraft. This includes aircraft servicing, before and after flight inspections, launch and recovery, munitions loading and any unscheduled maintenance requirements that occur during the course of the flying day. The Squadron is composed of six units which perform aircraft servicing, inspections, launch and recovery, munitions loading and unscheduled maintenance. Eagle Aircraft Maintenance Unit (F-15) Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit (F/A-22) Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit (F-15E) Thunder Aircraft Maintenance Unit (A-10) Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit (F-16) Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit (F-16)
57th Component Maintenance Squadron (57th CMS) ACC The mission of the 57th Component Maintenance Squadron (57 CMS) is to accomplish intermediate-level maintenance on aircraft and support equipment components. Members of the squadron maintain avionics, laser guided weapons systems, pneudraulics, fuel systems, engines, measurement/diagnostic equipment, electro-environmental and egress systems in support of the flying mission.
57th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (57th EMS) ACC The mission of the 57th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (57 EMS) is to support all airframes on the Nellis ramp, conduct phase inspections and maintain wheels and tires on all assigned aircraft, recover and launch transient aircraft, and provide crash recovery and response operations. The squadron is responsible for the build up, inspection, maintenance, delivery, and storage of nearly 40 percent of the Air Force's and two thirds of Air Combat Command's live munitions. The squadron maintains over 1,300 safe and reliable AGE units supporting Nellis flight line operations, as well as all racks, pylons, launchers, and gun systems of all assigned aircraft. The 57th Equipment Maintenance Squadron provides metals technology, structural maintenance and corrosion control, wash rack, survival equipment, nondestructive inspections, and joint oil analysis for assigned and TDY aircraft.
57th Maintenance Group (57th MXG) ACC The mission of the 57th Maintenance Group (57 MXG) is to provides on-/off-equipment maintenance for 148 assigned A-10, F-15, F-16, F/A-22, and RQ/MQ-1 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to support 15 flying programs plus AFSOC HH-60s and is one of the most diverse maintenance groups. Generates 16K+ sorties annually for Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E), USAF Weapons School (WS), and contingency operations. Direct support for 700 visiting Red Flag, Air Warrior, and OT&E aircraft. The 57 MXG oversees operations of five squadrons: 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 57th Component Maintenance Squadron, 57th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 57th Maintenance Operations Squadron.
57th Maintenance Operations Squadron (57th MOS) ACC The mission of the 57th Maintenance Operations Squadron (MOS) is to provides training, program management, quality oversight and planning/coordination for the entire maintenance effort. 57MOS is ACC's most diverse MOS and supports maintenance effort for 151 assigned A-10A/C, F-15C/D, F-15E, F-16C/D, F/A-22A, and MQ-1A aircraft by managing , maintenance training for 2,660 technicians weapons standardization, quality assurance, fleet health, data system analysis, maintenance operations center, plans and scheduling and MXG manpower, vehicles, computers, wing environmental, and facilities for the Nellis Maintenance Complex.
57th Operations Group (57th OG) ACC The mission of the 57th Operations Group (57 OG) is to provide combat-ready remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and combat support forces for worldwide deployment. This includes intelligence support and standardization and evaluation oversight to RPA test, and training units, as well as providing air traffic control, airfield management and weather services for RPA operations at Creech AFB, NV. The 57 OG oversees operations of four squadrons: 11th Reconnaissance Squadron, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Reconnaissance Squadron, and the 757th Operations Support Squadron.
57th Wing (57th WG) ACC The mission of the 57th Wing (57 WG) is to provide advanced aerospace training to worldwide combat air forces and showcase aerospace power to the world. To accomplish its diverse mission, the Wing oversees the dynamic and challenging missions for all flying operations at Nellis AFB, including USAF Weapons School, "Red Flag", "Air Warrior" training and the USAF Warfare Center's test and evaluation activities. The wing manages flying operations and aircraft maintenance at Nellis AFB through six assigned units: the 57th Operations Group, 57th Maintenance Group, USAF Weapons School, USAF Air Ground Operations School (AGOS), USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officers School (AMMOS) and USAF Air Demonstration Squadro(Thunderbirds).
58th Rescue Squadron (58th RQS) AFSOC The mission of the 58th Rescue Squadron is to train, equip, and employ combat-ready pararescue and supporting personnel worldwide in support of US National Security interests. The 58 RQS provides survivor contact, treatment, and extraction during combat rescue operations using various fixed/rotary wing insertion/extraction assets, and employ, by any means available, to provide combat and humanitarian search, rescue, and medical assistance in all environments.
64th Aggressor Squadron (64th AGRS) ACC Mission: The mission of the 64th Aggressor Squadron (64 AGRS) is to prepare the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. History: The USAF Aggressors have a proud and rich history. The Aggressor program began in the fall of 1972 with the activation of the 64th Aggressor Squadron. This program started as a direct result of the high air combat loss rate experienced in the Vietnam War. The air-to-air kill ratio had fallen from 10 to 1 in the Korean War to almost 1 to 1 at a low point of the Vietnam War. Reversing this trend highlighted the need for a professional adversary force conducting a program of intense dissimilar air combat training. This new training replaced pilots flying the same type aircraft in mock combat at their home bases, with Aggressor pilots and controllers flying and employing tactics that emulated the former Soviet Union and other potential adversaries. During the most robust years, the Aggressors included four squadrons?the 64th AS and 65th AS at Nellis AFB, the 527th AS at RAF Alconbury, and the 26th AS at Clark AB, Phillipines. Over the years the Aggressor Squadrons have employed T-38, F-5, and currently F-16 aircraft. As a result of defense budget cuts, the last Aggressor squadron was deactivated in October 1990 and re-formed as the Adversary Tactics Division under the 414th Combat Training Squadron--Red Flag. While smaller, the Aggressor mission under Red Flag remained the same--provide the world's best threat experts and air combat training to the United States and allied warfighters. After 12 years as the professional adversaries for Red Flag, Air Force demands on the Aggressors began to exceed the reduced charter. Today's Aggressor taskings once again include Weapons Instructor Course support, priority test mission adversaries, and roadshows to operational units. The predominate testament to the importance of the Aggressor program is the consistent dominance of our Air Force during recent conflicts such as Operation DESERT STORM--an unparalleled aerial combat success. Reactivation of the 64th Aggressor Squadron on 3 October 2003 compliments the expanded presence of today's USAF Aggressors and solidifies their continued role of preparing our forces for unquestionable victory in future conflicts.
65th Aggressor Squadron (65th AGRS) ACC The 65th Aggressor Squadron and other Aggressor units will provide realistic adversary training in air, space, and information operations. The history of the unit is legendary and the unit will directly contribute to the combat capabilities of our Airmen. The 65th AGRS flies the F-15 Eagle. The purpose is to simulate the enemy during exercises so that if faced with similar situations in combat, the pilot and all support crew will have the training and experience necessary to effectively complete the mission.
66th Rescue Squadron (66th RQS) AFSOC Mission: The mission of the 66th Rescue Squadron is to provide rapidly deployable, expeditionary, and agile combat search and rescue (CSAR) forces to theater CINCs in response to contingency operations worldwide. The 66 RQS Conducts peacetime search and rescue (SAR) in support of the National Search and Rescue Plan and the Air Warfare Center. They directly support HH-60G logistical and maintenance support requirements for the USAF Weapons School and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)-directed operational test missions. Unit History: The 66th Rescue Squadron first took to the air on 14 November 1952 at Royal Air Base Manston, England, flying C-119 "Flying Boxcar" transports, H-19 "Chickasaw" helicopters and SA-16 "Albatross" seaplanes. The unit deactivated on 18 January 1958 and reactivated on 1 March 1991 flying the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. In 1993, the 66 RQS deployed to Operation DESERT STORM, and later deployed to Operations NORTHERN and SOUTHERN WATCH. Following the events of September 11th, 2001 operations, maintenance, and pararescue personnel combined to deploy as the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (66 ERQS) to South Central Asia in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). Two Silver Star medals, 2 Bronze Stars, and 24 Distinguished Flying Crosses were awarded to aircrew for their heroic actions during operations in Afghanistan. In 2003 the 66 ERQS was called on again to support Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), deploying to a classified location and moving continually forward to 4 extremely austere forward operating locations. The 66th was the first USAF flying unit operating at Baghdad International Airport. During OIF the Nellis Rescue Team conducted the first combat recovery of a downed fighter crew by a conventional CSAR unit since the Vietnam War. Despite the extremely high operations tempo, the 66 RQS met 100% of its operational taskings during two major contingencies in two years while suffering no aircraft or personnel losses. The pararescue team became the 58 RQS in 2002, and the 763rd stood up in 2003. In October 2003 all combat rescue forces were aligned under Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The combined efforts of these exemplary units are on duty anywhere they are needed in support of America's national interests and the global war on terrorism.
66th Weapons Squadron (66th WPS) ACC The A-10 Division traces its lineage to the 66th Fighter Squadron, which was activated January 15th, 1941 at Mitchell Field, New York. This P-40F unit served with honor in North Africa and Italy. Later, when assigned to Ato Air Base, Corsica, the 66th converted to the P-47D Thunderbolt, from which today's A-10 Thunderbolt II descended. Following World War II, the 66th was transferred to Alaskan Air Command as an air defense unit, where it remained until 1957 when its colors were retired. While in Alaska the unit flew the P-51, F-80, F-84, and the F-89. During the Southeast Asia Conflict, the 66th reactivated at Nellis AFB, Nevada, as part of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing. The 66th Fighter Weapons Squadron trained F-105F/G and F-4C Wild Weasel crews in tactics to destroy enemy surface-to-air missile systems. The squadron's efforts profoundly reduced aircraft losses over North Vietnam. In 1975 the 66th Fighter Weapons Squadron was again deactivated. On October 1, 1977, the 66th Fighter Weapons Squadron was again reactivated to conduct A-10 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course training at Nellis AFB. Tactical Air Command assigned eight A-10A aircraft to the squadron and tasked the unit to produce 24 fighter weapons instructors annually. On May 11th, 1981, the Fighter Weapons School reorganized and each squadron transitioned to a "Division" within the school. The squadron designation remained the A-10 Division until 3 February 2003, when the division transitioned to the 66th Weapons Squadron. Today the 66th holds true to its mission and heritage. It is comprised of 12 instructors who graduate ten weapons officers per year. The current syllabus is comprised of 35 sorties and 326 academic hours. Instructional phases include basic fighter maneuvers (BFM), air-to-ground (AG) fundamentals and tactics, weapons (WE), reduced and high threat close air support (CAS), air-to-air weapons employment (AAWE), special operations forces (SOF) integration, joint air attack team (JAAT) with Army aviation, dissimilar air combat training (DACT), air interdiction (AI), combat search and rescue (CSAR), and composite force mission employment (ME).
6th Combat Training Squadron (6th CTS) ACC Instruct in doctrine, concepts, tactics, techniques and procedures by which air and surface combat forces plan, request, coordinate and control joint firepower.
757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (757th AMXS) ACC The mission of the 757th Aircraft maintenance Squadron (AMXS) is to provide Predator aircraft and equipment in support of worldwide expeditionary operations, USAF Weapons School and Predator FTU training, and operational test and evaluation customers. The squadron accomplishes this mission through 2 units: The Tiger AMU provides Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with search, assess and destroy capabilities. Tigers maintain 12 assigned RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator aircraft and aircraft communications equipment with 128 maintenance personnel. This AMU supports the 15th Reconnaissance Squadrons flying operations which include RQ-1 and MQ-1 "Hellfire" training, while supporting global contingency and humanitarian operations. The Weapons Services Flight provides global weapons loading, maintenance, and repair support for the MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle's Hunter-Killer role as well as aircraft launch support for its Killer-Scout missions. The seventy-nine members of this one of a kind Air Force unit conduct Hellfire missile operations when called, anywhere, anytime, worldwide.
757th Operations Support Squadron (757th OSS) ACC Runs the Nellis Airfield to include Nellis Tower, Radar Air Traffic Facility and Airfield Operations. - Supports all Nellis flying units for Weather, Flight Scheduling, Munitions scheduling, Life Support and training. - Nellis focal point for airspace management.
763rd Maintenance Squadron (763rd MXS) AFSOC Mission: The mission of the 763rd Maintenance Squadron is to maintain, service, and inspect HH-60G "Pave Hawk" aircraft. Plan, schedule, and direct both scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance to maintain mission ready status. Rapidly mobilize and deploy forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations in support of US national security interests. Provide logistical support for the USAF Weapons School and Det 1 of the 18th Flight Test Squadron. Unit History: The 763rd Maintenance Squadron stood up operations on 1 Oct 03 when all USAF combat air force rescue assets were realigned under Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The 763 MXS reports to the 563rd Rescue Group located at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, who is assigned under the 347th Rescue Wing at Moody AFB, GA.
77th Weapons Squadron (77th WPS) ACC The 77th Weapons Squadron (WPS), activated at Dyess AFB, Texas on 3 February 2003, conducts the B-1 training syllabus of the USAF Weapons School. The 77 WPS continues the lineage of the 77th Bomb Squadron. The 77th Bombardment Squadron activated at Fort Douglas, Utah in June 1941. During World War II, 77th B-25 and B-26 bombers attacked Japanese shipping and military targets from bases in Alaska. As American forces regained control of the Aleutian Islands, the 77th moved further west, and eventually bombed the Japanese home islands and enemy ships in Japanese coastal waters. As World War II ended and the Cold War began, the 77th moved to Rapid City Army Air Base (later Ellsworth AFB), South Dakota, flying the B-29. The 77th's B-29s improved their deterrent position during the 1948 Berlin Blockade by deploying forward to England, and the squadron later converted to the B-36, flying both the bomber version and the photo-reconnaissance variant. In 1956, the 77th began flying the B-52D, and a decade later returned to combat in the skies over Asia, forming the backbone of the Air Force's B-52 force in the Vietnam conflict. The squadron's involvement in Vietnam culminated during Linebacker II with night attacks on surface-to-air missile batteries around Hanoi. Following the Vietnam conflict, the 77th returned to the nuclear deterrence mission, flying the B-52G and B-52H. In January 1986 the 77th converted to the B-1. In 1992, the Strategic Air Command inactivated and the squadron was redesignated the 77th Bomb Squadron under Air Combat Command. B-1s of the 77th Bomb Squadron last saw combat over Serbia and Kosovo during Operation ALLIED FORCE in 1999. The B-1 became a part of the USAF Weapons School in June 1992, and was a detachment of the 57th Wing for ten years. The B-1 Division remained at Ellsworth AFB from 1992 until 2002, and then moved to its current location at Dyess AFB in July 2002. Today the 77 WPS consists of 28 personnel, including 15 flight instructors and three intelligence specialists. To date, the school has completed 21 classes and graduated 132 B-1 Weapons Officers. Candidates currently complete approximately 300 hours of academic classes, 15 graded examinations, three flight simulator missions, and 23 B-1 sorties during the 5 -month program.
820th Red Horse Squadron (820th RHS) ACC The mission of the 820th RED HORSE Squadron (820 RHS) is to provide the world's foremost professional combat engineering forces, delivering rapid, decisive, self-sufficient, heavy engineering operations, and special capabilities...ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. The squadron accomplishes this mission through four flights: The Command Flight. The Engineering Flight provides realistic training, professional preliminary design drafting, surveying, materials testing, and contract management for all construction jobs...ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. The Logistics Flight provides the 820th with the ability to rapidly deploy and be self-sufficient through the use of state of the art, cradle to grave supply chain management practices, a deployment machine that provides timely, multi-modal transportation support and total in-transit visibility, the most technologically advanced and highly trained vehicle maintenance capability, and troop support that will ensure forces are fit, fed and secure; keeping morale high during deployments to...ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. The Operations Flight.
896th Munitions Squadron (896th MS) AFMC The mission of the 896th Munitions Squadron (MUNS) is to administer and manage one of the largest Air Force weapons stockpiles in the free world. The area consists of 765 acres, 75 specialized munitions storage igloos, 15 maintenance and support facilities, 26 miles of roadways, and 44 vehicles of various types. The unit stores, maintains, modifies, and ships Priority "A" weapons and associated components for the Department of Defense. The 896 MUNS provides: Support to the Department of Energy (DOE) in the design, implementation, alteration, and transportation of sophisticated weapons. Secure storage for all transient DOE vehicles in support of Safeguards Transporter. Maintenance, buildup, and refurbishment of Joint Test Assemblies and Bomb Dummy Units (BDU) in support of Headquarters Air Combat Command weapons drop and flight programs.
8th Weapons Squadron (8th WPS) ACC The concept of including Air Weapons Controllers (AWC) in the Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC) originated at Nellis AFB in 1978, but did not come to fruition until early 1984. An increasing emphasis on command, control, and communication effectiveness within the tactical Air Force demanded an advanced Fighter Weapons Course. The controller syllabus was approved on 21 June, 1984, and course material work for the 155-hour academic portion began immediately thereafter. Controller training was incorporated into the F-15, F-16, and F-4 flying courses. In August 1984, two E-3 instructors joined two Ground TACS instructors to form the initial Fighter Weapons School (FWS) controller cadre. By September, all academic drafts were complete, all controller syllabus missions developed, and the initial cadre began upgrade (Class 84 CIC). During this upgrade, the initial cadre finalized all academic course materials and attended F-15/F-16 academics as outlined in the controller syllabus. The first AWCs graduated on 21 December, 1984 and became FWS instructors. The AWC FWIC was designed to train officers to provide weapons and tactics expertise at the unit level. Students received instruction in Tactical Air Control System, Regional Operational Control Center, and AWACS operations. The instruction allowed more effective tactical interface between these systems and fighter aircraft. The AWC FWIC graduate served as a technical advisor to his commander on weapons and tactics related matters, and was responsible for implementing, conducting, and supervising weapons and tactics at the unit level. In 1991, the syllabus was expanded to five months, to include additional academics in command and control, and by January 1992 the Weapons School began to conduct two classes per year. The AWC course continued to expand in scope until May 1994 when the division was renamed. To reflect the additional duties and responsibilities concerning battle management within the AWC officer field, the AWC Division was changed to the Command and Control Operations Division. In 1995, responding to the increased integration of the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint (RJ) and EC-130H Compass Call (CC) into the combat air forces (CAF), and recognized operational shortfalls in the areas of electronic warfare support and electronic attack, the CCO division expanded to incorporate weapons instructor courses (WIC) for these two platforms. These WICs were designed to build the CAF's composite force expertise, enhance battlefield command and control capabilities, specifically the command and control warfare aspect, and improve cross-flow of battle management information. The initial cadre of Electronic Warfare Officers (EWO) finalized academic course materials and validated syllabus courseware in January 1995. The first EWO class graduated n June 1995 with five instructors remaining at the Weapons School as the initial cadre of Rivet Joint and Compass Call instructors in the CCO Division.. Again to meet the ever changing needs of the CAF and the newly formed battle management career field, in January 1997 the CCO division changed the AWC syllabus to a Senior Director (SD) course. This new syllabus provides additional expertise in the integration of theater systems employment, communications, data link systems, as well as battle management functions. In July of 2000 the E-8 JSTARS was incorporated into the SD syllabus of the CCO division. The first JSTARS student validated and graduated in December of 2000. On 3 February 2003 the CCO Division was redesignated the 8th Weapons Squadron, adopting the lineage and heritage of the 8th Airborne Command and Control Squadron. The current syllabi of the 8th Weapons Squadron contain over 1367 hours of academics and 78 syllabus missions. To date, the course has graduated over 250 instructors who work at every level of the Combat Air Forces. These graduates have been key to every conflict and contingency since 1985.
98th Logistics Readiness Squadron (98th LRS) ACC The mission of the 98th Logistic Readiness Squadron (98 LRS) is to assure logistic and security support on the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR); civil engineering and services support at Tonopah Test Range (TTR) and Tolicha Peak and Electronic Combat Range (TPECR). Ensures all contractor-performed operations, procedures, and policies are performed in accordance with all applicable directives and supports TTR training deployments with units from AF commands, sister services, allies and inter-governmental agencies. The squadron accomplishes this mission through three flights: The Logistics Flight provides Functional Area Expert (FAE) oversight for contractor-performed fuels operations at three geographically separated sites. The Logistics Flight is comprised of three sections Fuels Management, Supply Operations, and Transportation Management. These sections oversee 1.6M gallons of aviation fuel, 1.2M gallons of ground fuel, 86 equipment accounts, Government Furnished Equipment accounts valued in excess of $500M, dispatch and maintenance of over 1,100 vehicles, and manages the 98th Range Wing Vehicle fleet including 25 General Services Administration vehicles. The Operations Flight provides Functional Area Expert (FAE) oversight for contractor-performed supply operations on the northern ranges including TTR and TPECR. The Operations Flight is comprised of two sections, Civil Engineering and Services. Civil Engineering is responsible for analyzing existing structures, facilities, roads, and utility systems to determine engineering requirements for upgrade or rehabilitation. The Services section is responsible for complete lodging, fitness and custodial services. The Security Forces Flight manages physical security and law enforcement operational requirements supporting a diverse customer base at multiple operating locations within the NTTR; responsible for 2.9M acres of land and resources valued in excess of $168M. Develops, directs, and implements unique and competing security requirements for various diverse functions including Allied national military forces, U.S. executive-level agencies, and each individual DoD branch of service. Directs investigative services, sensor system management, reports and analysis, resource protection, and antiterrorism programs.
98th Mission Support Group (98th MSG) ACC The mission of the 98th Mission Support Group (98 MSG) is to provide base operating support on the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) with contingents at several geographically separated locations, including Tonopah Test Range (TTR), Creech AFB, Point Bravo, Tolicha Peak Electronic Combat Range (TPECR) and Range 63A. Operates a physical plant with two major airfields and 700 facilities, a 628 vehicle fleet, 1214 bed spaces, one dining facility, one "all-ranks" club, and three supply warehouses. Executes $26M budget to deliver range civil engineering, fire protection, security, dining, custodial, lodging, logistics, fuels, and transportation services. Serves as Chief Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) for Range Support Services Contract. The 98 MSG oversees operations of two squadrons and one detachment: 98th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 98th Support Squadron, and OL-A 98th Support Squadron.
98th Operations Group (98th OG) ACC The mission of the 98th Operations Group (98 OG) is to provide day-to-day control of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The 98th OG commands two squadrons and two detachments with 59 military personnel and civil service personnel, and functional responsibility for 577 contract manpower equivalent (CME) personnel. The unit directly supports Air Force, Joint and multi-national test and training activities. Operates two ACC bombing ranges, NTTR and Leach Lake Tactics Range, and several geographically separated operating locations, including emergency divert airfields. Prioritizes all activities and schedules range users. Provides ground control intercept operations, flight following safety deconfliction, simulated threat Command and Control operations and range access control. Assists customers and coordinates support activities . Coordinates airspace issues with military and federal agencies. Serves as Chief Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) for ACC portion of the Joint Technical (JTECH) contract. The 98 OG was activated on 29 October 2001 at Nellis AFB, Nevada. The group provides support to Nellis Air Force Base-ACC's largest installation. The 98 OG oversees operations of two squadrons and two detachments: 98th Range Squadron and 98th Operations Support.
98th Operations Support Squadron (98th OSS) ACC The mission of the 98th Operations Support Squadron (98 OSS) is to provide battlespace for all range users (DoD, allies and Department of Energy) in support of Combat Air Forces (CAF) tests and training. Provides real time flight following safety deconfliction, ground control intercept, simulated threat command and control, airspace coordination, activity deconfliction, and customer service for the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Monitors ACC Range Integration Instrumentation System (RIIS) and Integrated Tactics Assessment System (ITAS) contract activity. Provides quality assurance evaluation on operations contracts. The squadron accomplishes this mission through three flights: The Weapons and Tactics Flight accesses and enhances the combat training capability of the range by providing guidance to customers conducting unit training, evaluations, assists in mission planning, and ensures wide access to the most current tactics information. Provides qualified Ground Control Intercept (GCI) operations for over 2,500 training missions per year on the NTTR. Provides and coordinates "Red Force" Integrated Air Defense (IAD) operations during training missions and exercises. Provides quality assurance evaluation for the JTECH contract. The Current Operations Flight provides real time command and control for all air and ground operations, job control, and frequency deconfliction within NTTR by serving as the central management agency for DoD and DoE in accordance with existing Memoranda of Understanding (MOA) and Letters of Agreement (LOA). Ensures the safe and efficient scheduling of the NTTR by providing a central point of contact for all range users; optimizes range utilization. Provides real time flight following, deconflicts range flying and ground operations, and ensures range safety parameters are followed using the Range Airspace management System in Blackjack. Evaluates JTECH contractor performance of these duties. The Operations Plans Flight coordinates all exercise, test and experimentation customer assistance. Directs contractor effort in support of these activities. Executes support plans. Manages user programs, exercises, and test planning and ensures data quality control and delivery. Manages LLTR on the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA. Plans, sources, and evaluates (QAE) target arrays to meet customer requirements. Integrates range technical support per customer requirements.
98th Range Squadron (98th RANS) ACC The mission of the 98th Range Squadron (98 RANS) is to provide technical support of aircrew training missions on Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The squadron accomplishes this mission through three flights and one staff support element: The Communications/Computer Services Flight provides network administration and management services, small computer technical support, software development and geographic information services to range users and managers. Manages all fielded and programmed, wired and wireless communications on the range including acquisition, system configuration and equipment control. The Operations and Maintenance Flight provides the highest quality EC threat environment possible to meet requirements for the 98th Range Wing. It is the single focal point for all 98th Range Wing threat needs and activities. The Engineering Flight meets current and future requirements through research, creative engineering and project management. The Quality Assurance Staff Support Element validates services performed by Range contractors to ensure requirements of the contract are met, advise acquisition and contract management on quality assurance surveillance plans, and investigate and administer customer complaints and deficiency reports.
98th Range Wing (98th RANW) ACC The mission of the 98th Range Wing (98 RANW) is to formulate concepts and advocate requirements to support DOD advanced air combat composite force training, tactics development, and electronic combat, as well as DOD and Department of Energy (DOE) testing, research, and development. To accomplish its diverse mission, the 98th RANW develops, operates, and maintains the Nevada Test and Training Range, comprised of 2.9 million acres and 12,000 square miles of airspace and 1,400 targets supporting advanced composite force training, tactics development, and testing. The 98 RANW oversees operations of two groups: 98th Operations Group and 98th Mission Support Group.
98th Support Squadron (98th SPTS) ACC The mission of the 98th Support Squadron (98 SPTS) is base-level support for all activities on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) and four Electronic Scoring Sites (ESS). The squadron accomplishes this mission through three flights: The Civil Engineering Flight is responsible for analyzing existing structures, facilities, roads, and utility systems to determine engineering requirements for upgrade or rehabilitation. The Security Forces Flight provides overall guidance and control of security and law enforcement services for multiple customers including DoD military departments, allied foreign military organizations, contract security force management/oversight, and other executive level agencies. The Services Flight is responsible for complete Lodging and Dining Functions -- as well as Custodial functions for the entire Range.
99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (99th AMDS) ACC Promotes and maintains the overall health and well-being of the Nellis community by assessing the safety of occupational and community environments while providing quality healthcare. Ensures a fit and ready fighting force through use of prevention strategies and promoting healthy lifestyles. Prepares medical forces for rapid mobilization and deployment to Air Force contingencies worldwide.
99th Air Base Wing (99th ABW) ACC The mission of the 99th Air Base Wing (99 ABW) is to provide communications, engineering, security, law enforcement, logistics, supply, contracting, transportation, medical, services, and mission support for over 10,000 assigned personnel; the greater Nellis community of over 100,000 military, dependents, retirees, and civilians; and 489,000 TDY personnel demand annually. In accomplishing its diverse mission, the 99 ABW supports the United States Air Force Warfare Center, 53d Wing, 98th Range Wing, and 57th Wing, and the 116 rotary and fixed-wing aircraft assigned to Nellis. In addition, the wing operates Creech Air Force Base, home of two unmanned aerial vehicle squadrons and the Air Force Desert Warfare Training Center. The 99 ABW oversees operations of three groups - the 99th Medical Group, 99th Mission Support Group and the 99th Security Forces Group.
99th Civil Engineer Squadron (99th CES) ACC The mission of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron (99 CES) is to provide a team of highly skilled, customer-focused professionals building and maintaining facilities and infrastructure while providing emergency services and training to ensure the Nellis community has a safe place to work, live, and play through stewardship of our environment and Air Force resources.
99th Communications Squadron (99th CS) ACC The mission of the 99th Communications Squadron (99 CS) is to provide professional communication and computer, visual information and air traffic maintenance services for the United States Air Force Warfare Center to support its worldwide training, testing and warfighting missions. The squadron accomplishes this mission through four flights: The Information System Flight operates the Base Network Control Center, manages the base computer security program, and manages and administers the base public, military access and SIPRNET web sites. The Mission Systems Flight supports airfield, telephone and radio systems as well as managing the frequency spectrum for the Nellis DoD Region. The Support Flight manages visual information and base information security systems. The Plans and Programs Flight guides the base focus on C41 infrastructure improvements and oversees squadron deployments.
99th Comptroller Squadron (99th CPTS) ACC Provide financial solutions to 53 WG, 57 WG, 98 RANW, 99 ABW, and 505 CCW commanders. The squadron accomplishes this mission through two flights: The Financial Services Flight provides pay and travel reimbursement services to over 100,000 active duty, civilian, dependents and retired members. The Financial Analysis Flight advises commanders on financial aspects of operating the largest, most complex base in ACC--over $2 billion in assets. Monitors and provides guidance on budgeting, distributing, and executing Operations and Maintenance budgets of over $360 million for United States Air Force Warfare Center, comprised of 5 wings and 20 geographically separated units.
99th Contracting Squadron (99th CONS) ACC The mission of the 99th Contracting Squadron (99 CONS) is to provide market research, business advice, acquisition planning, acquisition, contract performance management, and contingency contracting support worldwide to the United States Air Force Warfare Center to support its worldwide training, testing and war fighting missions. The squadron accomplishes this mission through four flights: The Infrastructure Flight (LGCA) supports civil engineering and Red Horse and Range civil engineering units. The Base Operations Support Flight (LGCB) supports non-civil engineering units. The Specialized Flight (LGCC) supports non-standard base level requirements. The Plans and Programs Flight (LGCP) manages the Nellis GPC program, provides squadron business analysis, performance metrics, and operates the automated business system.
99th Dental Sqaudron (99th DS) ACC Third largest dental facility in Air Combat Command providing the highest quality, timely, and compassionate dental care to 8,400 active duty members in five separate air wings and surrounding military installations to maintain global peacetime and combat readiness. Supports Veterans Affairs inpatient dental requirements. Provides dental education, wellness and disease prevention within the installation.
99th Environmental Management Flight (99th CES/CEV) ACC The mission of the Environmental Management Flight (CEV) is to manage programs in the areas of restoration; compliance; pollution prevention; conservation; and environmental planning, outreach and support. This directorate supports the Air Force mission by ensuring that Nellis Air Force Base and the Nellis Air Force Range Complex stay in compliance with federal, state, local and tribal environmental laws and regulations and protect human health and the environment. The flight accomplishes this mission through four elements: Engineering. Environmental Compliance. Natural and Cultural Resources Management. Pollution Prevention and Planning.
99th Ground Combat Training Squadron (99th GCTS) ACC The mission 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron (99 GCTS) is to provide all Expeditionary Readiness Training to Include: Individual Weapons Training, Heavy weapons Training, Ground Combat Skills Training. Tactical Automated Security System (TASS)and USAF Antiterrorism Level II to include: Antiterrorism, Installation Security, Physical Security, Threat Assessment.
99th Logistics Readiness Squadron (99th LRS) ACC The mission of the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron (99 LRS) is to be ready anytime, anywhere, to respond to the nation's fuels, supply, transportation, vehicle and logistics planning needs during peacetime, contingencies and war. The 99th LRS accomplishes its mission through seven flights: The Command Support Staff maintains records of personnel information files, assignments, promotions, promotion eligibility, leaves, passes, etc., for military personnel assigned to the squadron. Manages Unit Manpower Document (UMD). Performs administrative duties that include monitoring OPR, EPR, and duty assignments, AFSC changes, etc. The Material Management Flight stocks, stores, issues, and performs decentralized inventory management of DoD supplies and equipment. The flight consists of Receiving, Storage, Flight Service Center (FSC), Aircraft Parts Stores (APS), and Hazardous Material Management (HAZMART) elements. The Readiness Flight is the wing OPR for plans (logistics requirements), war reserve material (WRM) management, deployment planning, training and execution, base/expeditionary support planning, sustainment, redeployment, mobility bags/small arms weapons, wing support agreements management and logistics command and control. Manages squadron-level contingency support requirements. Provides logistics readiness deployment training for all installation personnel to carry out deployment tasks. Provides wing (DCC) and squadron (UCC) command and control during contingency operations. Normally the Flight Commander is the Installation Deployment Officer. The Management and Systems Flight provides training, resources, and systems required to ensure efficient and effective operation of squadron processes. It is the primary liaison between the base customers and Regional Supply Squadron. The flight provides interface with internal and external customers, and monitors performance to ensure quality service and accountability. The Traffic Management Flight is responsible for arranging the movement and storage of personal property and providing ticketing for official travel of DoD passengers. Leisure travel (unofficial travel) ticketing and tours contractors may also be attached to or overseen by this flight. The Vehicle Management Flight is the single authority and source for maintenance and operation of an installation's motor vehicle fleet. The Vehicle Management Flight is responsible for overall management, operation and maintenance of the wing's vehicle fleet, and maintains vehicle assets so they are safe, efficient, and environmentally sound and meet the wing's needs. The Fuels Management Flight ensures quality petroleum products; cryogenics fluids and missile propellants are acquired or produced and issued safely and efficiently to using organizations.
99th Medical Group (99th MDG) ACC The mission of the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital is to provide world-class prevention-focused, quality healthcare that delivers maximal readiness. The 99th Medical Group (MDG) is comprised of approximately 720 members dedicated to providing preventive, emergency and acute care services for approximately 22,000 active duty members and their dependants. Health care services are also provided directly or coordinated for over 40,000 retirees, their dependents or other eligible beneficiaries on a space-available basis. Members of the 99th MDG host a 94-bed medical treatment facility in a joint venture project with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Air Force provides executive oversight of the facility, staffs all outpatient activities and manages 38 of the beds for Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries. The VA manages 48 beds and provides care for VA inpatients admitted from the hospital emergency room and the VA Ambulatory Care Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Air Force and the VA jointly manage 8 beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital (MOFH) opened August 1994 and now provides the following services: aerospace medicine, allergy, anesthesia, audiology, blood bank services, cardiology, cardiopulmonary lab, dermatology, emergency services, endodontics, ENT, family advocacy, family practice, gastroenterology, general dentistry, general surgery, geriatrics, health promotions, immunizations, internal medicine, interventional CT, laboratory, mammography, MRI, neuorology, nuclear medicine, nutritional medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, optometry, oral maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics, pain clinic, pastoral care, pathology, pediatrics, periodontics, pharmacy, physical exams, physical therapy, plastic surgery, podiatry, prosthodontics, psychiatry, psychology, public health, pulmonology, radiology, same day surgery, social work, substance abuse, ultrasound and urology. The 99 MDG oversees operations of four squadrons: 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 99th Medical Support Squadron, 99th Dental Squadron and the 99th Medical Operations Squadron.
99th Medical Operations Squadron (99th MDOS) ACC Sustains highest wartime readiness capabilities in support of the largest base in the Air Combat Command. Provides highest standards of preventive and clinical services to over 69,500 DoD beneficiaries. Trains for rapid mobilization and deployment in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Force operations worldwide.
99th Medical Support Squadron (99th MDSS) ACC Largest, busiest and most complex Air Combat Command Medical Support Squadron. Ensures maximum combat readiness of five wings at the largest ACC base.
99th Mission Support Group (99th MSG) ACC The mission of the 99th Mission Support Group (99 MSG) is to operate and maintain Nellis AFB and provide base-level support such as communications, engineering, contracting, logistics readiness, information management, education, billeting, family housing, fire protection, disaster preparedness and mission support. The 99 MSG was activated on 20 September 2002 at Nellis AFB, Nevada. The group provides support to Nellis Air Force Base - ACC's largest installation - and also Creech Air Force Base and the Nellis Range Complex. The group is also responsible for mobility, deployment processing, and provides quality-of-life services for all active duty, dependents, retirees, civilians and TDY personnel. The 99 MSG oversees operations of six squadrons and one staff agency: 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, 99th Mission Support Squadron, 99th Communications Squadron, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 99th Contracting Squadron, 99th Services Squadron, and Nellis Support Center.
99th Mission Support Squadron (99th MSS) ACC The mission of the 99th Mission Support Squadron (99 MSS) is to deliver optimum personnel support to DOD personnel and their families. The vision of the 99th Mission Support Squadron is to have a dedicated team of professionals providing vital support today for tomorrow's mission. The squadron accomplishes this mission through six flights: The Military Personnel Flight provides quality personnel support, through the administration of personnel programs, to commanders, Air Force members, and their family members, and to administer Air Force personnel programs in both peacetime and wartime. The Military Personnel Flight is the single manager of Military Personnel Data System for all units and members being serviced, whether on base or geographically separated from the Military Personnel Flight for maximum economy, efficiency, and service. The Civilian Personnel Flight provides Air Force commanders, military members, and civilian employees a class civilian personnel services. The Family Support Center serves as a one-stop information and referral center for single, married, active duty and retired people, and their families. One of its major functions is linkage - ensuring Air Force personnel and their families are connected with the appropriate services on and off base. The Airman Leadership School prepares Senior Airman for supervisory duties and foster a commitment to the Profession of Arms. The Base Training & Education Service Flight advises, counsels, and supports you with all your education needs. We hope you will come see us and allow us to assist you, whatever your education goals may be. The First Term Airman Course is to transition first duty station airmen from a training to a mission-oriented environment. FTAC provides a means of in-processing airmen with a solid foundation of base and ancillary training programs and briefings in order to prepare them to become mission ready airmen in a minimum amount of time.
99th Security Forces Group (99th SFG) ACC The mission of the 99th Security Forces Group (99 SFG) is to serve and protect Air Combat Command's largest installation and DoD's largest aboveground weapons storage area. We continuously fill ACC's most demanding mobility commitment, as well as manage ACC's Desert Warfare Training Center. To accomplish its diverse mission, the 99 Security Forces Group provides Force Protection and Police Services for over 8,000 personnel, actively patrols in excess of 11,000 acres, and provide security management and guidance for the Nellis Range Complex of approximately 3.1 million acres. The 99th Security Forces Group oversees operations of three squadrons: 99th Security Forces Squadron, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron, and the 99th Security Support Squadron.
99th Security Forces Squadron (99th SFS) ACC The mission of the 99th Security Forces Squadron (99 SFS) is to provide operational functions including Police Services which include Confinement, Crime Prevention, Investigations, and Military Working Dogs. Operating Location Alpha, Creech Air Force Base which include Range Security, Police Services. Security which includes Installation Security, Physical Security, Resource Protection.
99th Security Support Squadron (99th SSS) ACC The mission of the 99th Security Support Squadron (99 SSS) is to provide all security and support functions including: Commanders Programs which includes: Personal Reliability Program, Commanders Support Staff. Operations Support which includes: Physical Security, Sensors Support and Testing, MUNS Liaison, Staff Support NCO. Security which includes: Security Response and Logistic Movement Support.
99th Services Squadron (99th SVS) ACC The mission of the 99th Services Squadron (99 SVS) is to provides morale, welfare, recreation and services programs for Nellis Air Force Base community-activity duty, retirees, civilians family members and over 489,000 TDY personnel each year. Includes quality of life activities to foster unit and community cohesion, fitness and family well-being. Provides combat support in lodging, dining, mortuary affairs and Prime Readiness in Base Services deployment capabilities. It manages many diverse activities on Nellis AFB such as the child development centers, bowling center, library and golf course, as well as the Officers' and Enlisted Clubs. 99 SVS accomplishes this mission through five flights: The Business Operations Flight manages and operates business activities and membership programs that provide service to over 50,000 eligible patrons, including family members, DoD civilians, retirees and their dependents. These include the Officers' and Enlisted Clubs, Bowling Center, Sunrise Vista Golf Course and Veterinarian Services. The Combat Support Flight contains six primary elements: food service, lodging, fitness centers, library, plans & readiness, mortuary affairs and Honor Guard. Food service operations include three military dining facilities, a flight kitchen and a bakery producing over 750,000 meals annually. Provides lodging support to transient personnel through six transient facilities and 60 temporary lodging facilities. The three Physical Fitness Centers include the wellness and sports program and Runner's World. Plans and Readiness provides wartime support and implements plans in response to contingency operations. Mortuary Affairs is responsible for the care and handling of deceased Air Force members and includes the Base Honor Guard. The Community Support Flight manages and operates facilities, develops and conducts programs, and provides services that support the Nellis AFB mission and enhance leisure time activities of authorized customers. The sections within the flight include Skills Development Center; Auto Skills Center; Outdoor Recreation; Desert Eagle RV Park; Information, Tickets and Tours and the Gun Club. Serves as the squadron OPR for environmental issues, including hazardous wastes and training. The Resource Management Flight is squadron focal point for Nonappropriated Fund (NAF). Provides logistic, financial and computer support for the squadron. This is done with a combination of NAF and Appropriated Fund (APF) employees. The flight consists of a Logistics Section, NAF Accounting Office and Data Automation. Serves as the monitor for all base private associations. The Family Member Program Flight manages and operates facilities, programs and functions that provide support to children and youth of authorized personnel. This include the two Child Development Centers, Family Day Care Program, Private Home Care Program, Community Center, Youth Activities, which includes a Youth Teen Center.
Air Force Office Special Investigations (AFOSI) AFOSI The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) provides professional investigative services for the protection of Air Force and DoD people, operations and material worldwide. AFOSI provides quality investigative service for its customers by conducting an average of 23,000 investigative operations per year. The organization seeks to identify, investigate and neutralize all types of criminal activity. Major crimes investigated by AFOSI Det. 206 can be broken down into three main categories: general crime, fraud and counterintelligence investigations, and operations. To enhance effectiveness in this mission, members of AFOSI encourage all U.S. Air Force members to report directly to special agents on any the the aforementioned subjects, as well as any requests for defense-related, technical or other specific information outside of official channels.
Air Force Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) Detachment 6 Direct Reporting Agency (DRA) AFOTEC assesses the capability if the F-22A to meet war fighter needs by planning, executing, and reporting independent operational evaluations. Detachment 6 performs field tests, under realistic conditions, of the F-22A for use in combat by typical military users; and the evaluation of the results of such tests.
Area Defense Counsel (ADC) U.S. Air Force Trial Judiciary, Western Circuit. The Area Defense Counsel offers legal representation to Air Force members facing trial by court-martial, administrative separation, non-judicial punishment and other adverse administrative actions. Nellis' Area Defense Counsel is organizationally independent and reports directly to the Trail Defense Division through headquarters U.S. Air Force Trial Judiciary, Western Circuit.
Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis (CAOC-N) ACC The 505th Operations Squadron provides a world-class Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) environment to produce fully-trained joint and multi-national C2 war fighters at the operational level of war. The 505th accomplishes its Air Force Chief of Staff tasking by training individuals and organizations on C2 processes and systems during multiple joint, coalition, and service focused exercises, operational rehearsals, and experiments using live, virtual, and constructive air and space forces.
Combined Test Force (CTF) ACC The mission of the Combined Test Force (CTF) is to, first and foremost, improve USAF H-60 combat capability in order to maximize Personnel Recovery capabilities for Combatant Commanders. Additionally, by leveraging industry's support of future development, the CTF will advise other DoD organizations wherever possible to provide synergistic effects in Personnel Recovery globally through innovation, experimentation, testing, evaluation, implementation, and sustainment of Combat Search and Rescue weapons & tactics.
Detachment 8 ACC TRSS ACC Det 8 develops and distributes electronic warfare and intelligence training materials for the CAF. Courseware is specifically designed to support squadron continuation training. Det 8 provides operational training development support to the 57th Wing. Coordinates syllabi production and approval as well as administering the Graduate Evaluation program. Det 8 also supports allied air forces with electronic warfare training through the foreign military sales program.
Joint Air & Space Tactics Center (AFTTP/NTTP) ACC The mission of Joint Air & Space Tactics Center (J-ASTC) is to publish Superior Source Documents of Proven Air and Space Tactics for the Warfighter, Operational Planner and Commanders. J-ASTC accomplishes this mission by acting as the central source for tactical thinking and current tactical doctrine and by providing a "go-to" point for tactical resources, to include: Air Force Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (AFTTP) 3-1, AFTTP 3-3, Air NTTP 3-22 manuals, production of Air Force Operational Tactics Techniques and Procedures (AFOTTP) 2-1/2-3, and Foreign Military Sales Tactics Manuals.
Joint Air Ground Operations Group (JAGOG) ACC The mission of the Joint Air Ground Operations Group (JAGOG) is to be the single DoD agency devoted to instruction and training in coordinated joint air ground operations. DoD focal point for joint education and training in concepts, doctrine, control systems, and tactics, techniques, and procedures for air and surface force integration in the close counterland battle. ACC executive agent for joint, combined, and total force close air support training at the U.S. Army combat training centers. The JAGOG oversees operations of four squadrons and one Detachment: 549th Combat Training Squadron (549 CTS) Nellis AFB NV, 548th Combat Training Squadron (548 CTS) Barksdale, AFB LA, Detachment 1, 548th Combat Training Squadron (548 CTS, Det 1) Ft Polk LA, and the 6th Combat Training Squadron (6 CTS) Nellis AFB NV; and 12th Combat Training Squadron(12 CTS) Ft Irwin CA.
Nellis AFB Chapel ACC The mission of the Nellis AFB Chapel is to provide for the free exercise of religion to the Nellis Community. The chapel accomplishes its mission through three elements: The chaplains provide pastoral care by conducting worship services and confidential counseling. The Program Support Element handles facility scheduling. Any event taking place in the chapel must be coordinated through Program Support. The Financial Management Element handles non-appropriated (chaplain fund) funding of chapel programs. This element also handles appropriated fund matters. The chapel is here to support the religious needs of all Air Force members. If we don't provided opportunities for your faith group, please feel free to contact us. We will connect you with someone of your faith group, or do our best to accommodate your need.
Nellis Command Post (57th NCP) ACC The mission of the Nellis Command Post (57 NCP) is to act as a direct representative of the commander and serve as the single agency for the execution of all command and control (C2) of forces on Nellis AFB. Nellis Command Post controllers support the commanders of the United States Air Force Warfare Center, 57th Wing, 99th Air Base Wing, and 98th Range Wing.
Nellis Support Center (NSC) ACC While a deployment to Las Vegas is always fun and exciting, Nellis is an exceptionally busy base and our goal is to make every aspect of your deployment simple and effective. The NSC concept is a simple one, our objective is "One-Stop Shopping" we are here to provide you the customer support with, lodging, transportation, Air/Surface Freight, PPR's, logistics and supply. We know your expectations are high and that you have many needs. The goal of the NSC is to remove the uncertainty and logistics hassle out of your deployment by providing logistics bed down, sustainment, and redeployment support so you can focus primarily on your training mission. By providing information in advance, you can arrive at Nellis with vehicle, lodging, sustainment, and other logistical needs already set. The NSC will accomplish all coordination necessary for a cost-effective, efficient reception and stay at Nellis AFB. When you arrive, you can focus on the task at hand - you will know before you arrive where you are staying, how many and types of vehicles your unit will have. You will already have accounts set up for parts, and for communications access. .
USAF Advanced Maintenance & Munitions Officer School (AMMOS) ACC The mission of the USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School (AMMOS) at Nellis AFB NV, is to expand combat capability by developing graduate-level expertise in aircraft and munitions maintenance using the USAF Agile Combat Support (ACS) master process construct. Graduates are qualified in all aspects of effects-based logistics through the phases of Agile Combat Support: Readying the Force, Preparing the Battlespace, Positioning the Force, Employing and Sustaining the Force, and Recovering the Force. Graduates understand principles of deliberate and crisis action planning, and can integrate expeditionary combat support to enable effective combat sortie generation. They can skillfully manage aircraft fleet-health challenges to ensure combat-ready weapons systems in support of the Air Campaign. Graduates are qualified instructors able to effectively share their knowledge with their peers. They also act as an advisor to wing leadership on expeditionary logistics execution at home station or deployed. Graduates are assigned to aircraft maintenance leadership positions for a minimum of three years after graduation. Students will attend a 14 week course, with three classes per year. The school conducts the most advanced and comprehensive training of expeditionary combat support processes to develop highly skilled professionals capable of integrating all facets of Agile Combat Support anywhere in the world. Graduates will be skilled in effects-based logistics in order to provide decisive combat support, where and when needed, during any contingency operation. The school's teaching focus includes all logistics aspects of mobilization, deployment, beddown, sustainment, combat employment, redeployment, reconstitution, and the command and control aspects relative to each of these operational phases to provide the most capable combat support to an air campaign. The school also teaches instructional techniques so that graduates can pass on their newly acquired skills to their peers upon return to operational units.
USAF Air Demonstration Squadron (USAFADS) ACC The mission of the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron (USAFADS) is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern high performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate these aircraft in a precision aerial demonstration.
USAF UAV Battlelab (UAVB) ACC The mission of the Air Warfare Battlelab (AWB) is to improve expeditionary combat capability through innovation.
United States Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) ACC The United States Air Force Warfare Center exists to ensure when our country chooses to deploy forces into a combat arena we send them well trained and well equipped to conduct integrated combat operations. From our testing and tactics development programs to our training schools and venues we provide a means to equip the force with proven technology, the most current tactics, superb academic training and a unique opportunity to practice integrated force employment. The USAF Warfare Center vision, mission statement and focus areas are central to fulfilling our role in aiding Air Combat Command's mission to provide unrivaled combat forces. The vision of the USAFWC is to be the Combat Air Forces' (CAF) Center of Culture: the benchmark by which others measure; the expertise which others seek; and standards to which others aspire. Our vision outlines the future of our organization and is the unifying target which directs our efforts. The USAFWC mission is to equip and train the Combat Air Forces to conduct integrated and expeditionary combat operations. Our mission statement adds substance and structure to our vision by defining what the USAF Warfare Center does and why we exist. We have adopted six complementary competencies to help shape our efforts and communicate to every Airman in the command what is important, why it is important and where the USAF Warfare Center is headed in the future. 1. Certify Equipment; The USAFWC provides ACC assigned weapons systems certified for combat operations to the USAF. 2. Develop Tactics; The USAFWC provides single source joint, integrated, definitive combat employment tactics for the USAF, USN and USMC. 3. Premiere Education; The USAFWC provides graduates of sixty-two courses from seven unique schools for the USAF, USMC, USA and USN. 4. Integrated Training; The USAFWC provides directed joint integrated exercise venues for operational and tactical USAF, USN, USMC and USA units. 5. Provide Solutions; The USAFWC provides solutions to immediate combat problems and new innovations to all warfighters. and our allies. 6. Inspire America; The USAFWC is charged to demonstrate the skill and ability of our USAF to the American people and our allies. To execute this mission the USAFWC oversees operations of five wings: the 53rd Wing (53 WG) at Eglin AFB, FL; the 57th Wing (57 WG), 98th Range Wing (98 RANW), and 99th Air Base Wing (99 ABW) at Nellis; and the 505th Command and Control Wing (505 CCW) at Hurlburt Field, FL. Additionally, the USAFWC oversees the operations of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab (UAVB) at Creech Air Force Base, and the Air Warfare Battlelab (AWB) at Mountain Home AFB, ID.
United States Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) ACC The mission of the USAF Weapons School (USAFWS), is to teach graduate-level instructor courses, which provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces. The Weapons School is headquartered at Nellis AFB NV with squadrons also at Dyess AFB TX, Barksdale AFB LA, Hurlburt Field FL, Holloman AFB NM, and Whiteman AFB MO. The Weapons School accomplishes its mission by providing graduate-level instructor academic and flying courses to USAF Combat Air Forces (CAF) The School conducts extensive technical off-station training and liaison with CAF units. The School publishes the quarterly USAF Weapons Review with worldwide readership. All positions are selectively manned. The Weapons School's squadrons include: A-10, AC-130, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F-117, HH-60, MC-130, MH-53, Command and Control Operations, Intelligence, Space, and Support.

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