U.S. Transportation CommandThe U.S. Transportation Command is responsible for creating and implementing world-class global logistics solutions in support of the president, secretary of defense and combatant commander assigned missions. USTRANSCOM, one of 10 combatant commands, provides common user and commercial air, land and sea transportation; terminal management; and aerial refueling to support the global deployment, employment, sustainment and redeployment of U.S. forces.
USTRANSCOM serves as the Distribution Process Owner and Mobility Joint ForceProvider and provides Department of Defense global patient movement. USTRANSCOM relies upon its three component commands — the Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and the Navy’s Military Sealift Command — to provide intermodal transportation across the spectrum of military operations. At every moment of every day, around the globe, USTRANSCOM’s superb force of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Department of Defense civilians and commercial partners accomplishes a wide array of joint mobility missions, providing the United States with the most responsive strategic mobility capability in the world.
USTRANSCOM provides synchronized transportation, distribution and sustainment which allows the United States to project and sustain national military power where needed with the greatest speed and agility, the highest efficiency, and the highest level of trust and accuracy.
The Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center - America, which reports directly to the USTRANSCOM commander, provides medical regulating services including evacuation requirements planning for patient movement with the continental U.S. The TPMRC-A communicates inter-theater and CONUS patient movement requirements to service components, which execute the patient movement mission. The GPMRC recommends policies and procedures and functionally integrates inter-theater lift bed plan development, medical treatment facility and bed designation, and in-transit visibility for both patient and patient-movement items.
The GPMRC provides patient movement validation and requirements identification for inter-theater operations and coordinates with Veterans Affairs for treatment of patients in Veterans Affairs medical treatment facilities when required. The GPMRC functions as the CONUS Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center.
Air Mobility CommandAir Mobility Command, a major command headquartered at Scott AFB, Ill., was created June 1, 1992. AMC provides America’s Global Reach. This rapid, flexible and responsive air mobility promotes stability in regions by keeping America’s capability and character highly visible. AMC’s mission is to provide global air mobility ... right effects, right place, right time.
AMC Airmen — active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian employees — provide airlift, aerial refueling and aeromedical evacuation for all of America’s armed forces. Many special duty and operational support aircraft are also assigned to AMC.
U.S. forces must be able to provide a rapid, tailored response with a capability to intervene against a well-equipped foe, hit hard and terminate quickly. Rapid global mobility lies at the heart of U.S. strategy in this environment — without the capability to project forces, there is no conventional deterrent. As U.S. forces stationed overseas continue to decline, global interests remain, making the unique capabilities only AMC can provide even more in demand.
As the air component of U.S. Transportation Command, AMC is comprised of about 135,000 active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen working together, along with our civilian and commercial counterparts, to support the joint warfighter. AMC serves many customers and, as the single manager for air mobility, AMC’s customers have only one number to call for Global Reach.
Airlifters provide the capability to deploy our armed forces anywhere in the world and help sustain them in a conflict. Aerial refueling aircraft are the lifeline of Global Reach, increasing range, payloads and flexibility. Because Air Force tankers can also refuel Navy, Marine and many allied aircraft, they leverage all service capabilities on land, sea and in the air. Refuelers also have an inherent cargo-carrying capability — maximizing AMC’s lift options. Our aeromedical evacuation system delivers wounded warriors from the battlefield to higher levels of care. As of October 2010, AMC aeromedical evacuation experts have conducted more than 168,000 patient movements and more than 32,000 sorties since 9/11. That averages out to approximately 10 potentially lifesaving missions a day.
The command does all this while simultaneously supporting humanitarian operations throughout the world. The command has one Numbered Air Force, 18th Air Force, which is charged with tasking and executing all air mobility missions. Units reporting to 18th Air Force include 15 AMC wings and one airlift group based in the continental United States; two overseas air mobility operations wings; and two expeditionary mobility task forces — the 15th EMTF at Travis AFB, Calif., and the 21st EMTF at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The 15th and 21st EMTFs serve as lead agencies for conducting mobility operations worldwide. They are key to the execution phase of warfighting by providing worldwide expeditionary mobility support. The 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), located at Scott AFB, also reports to 18th Air Force and serves as the organization’s air operations hub, planning and directing tanker and transport aircraft operations around the world.
AMC’s active-duty bases include: Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; Dover AFB, Del.; Fairchild AFB, Wash.; Grand Forks AFB, N.D.; Little Rock AFB, Ark.; MacDill AFB, Fla.; McConnell AFB, Kan.; JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; Scott AFB; and Travis AFB. In addition, the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Md.; the 62nd Airlift Wing at JB Lewis-McChord; and the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB, Texas, are assigned to AMC.
AMC also has one major direct reporting unit, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center located at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, which serves as the Air Force’s premier organization for expeditionary innovation, education, training and exercises. USAFEC also oversees base operations and support at AMC joint bases.
18th Air ForceThe 18th Air Force, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., was first activated March 28, 1951, to execute Tactical Air Command’s troop carrier responsibilities and became operational as the 18th Air Force June 26, 1951. It was formally inactivated on Jan. 1, 1958, and its forces reassigned to the 12th Air Force. More than four decades later, on Oct. 1, 2003, it was reactivated as the operational component of Air Mobility Command.
The 18th Air Force is AMC’s only Numbered Air Force, delivering innovative rapid global mobility solutions to combatant commanders through unrivalled expertise and the operational capabilities of airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response. Additionally, it is charged with carrying out AMC’s operational role as Air Forces Transportation, the air component of U.S. Transportation Command, also headquartered at Scott AFB, Ill. The 18th Air Force Commander also serves as the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command’s Task Force 294, providing aerial refueling capability that enhances the command’s capability to conduct global combat and reconnaissance operations.
Eleven active-duty wings and two stand-alone groups report to the 18th Air Force: the 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla.; the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Ark.; the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, Kan.; the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis AFB, Calif.; the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; the 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md.; the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.; the 305th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess AFB, Texas; the 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.; the 385th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia; the 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.; and the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Additionally, the 18th Air Force has operational control over all of AMC’s air mobility and contingency response wings.
618th Air and Space Operations Center(Tanker Airlift Control Center)
The 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), located at Scott AFB, Ill., is 18th Air Force’s execution arm for providing America’s Global Reach. The 618th AOC (TACC) plans, schedules and directs a fleet of nearly 1,300 mobility aircraft in support of strategic airlift, air refueling and aeromedical evacuation operations around the world. As AMC’s global air operations center, the 618th AOC (TACC) is responsible for centralized command and control of Air Force and commercial contract air mobility assets 24 hours a day. The organization is capable of seamlessly transitioning from day-to-day operations to contingency support or disaster relief.
Nearly 800 personnel are assigned to the 618th AOC (TACC). The unit is a Total Force team consisting of active-duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, contractor and civil service personnel. The 618th AOC (TACC) employs a wide range of military aircraft to achieve AMC’s Global Reach mission, including the C-5 Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules and KC-135 Stratotanker. The 618th AOC (TACC) also works with commercial contractors to fulfill airlift requirements.
The 618th AOC (TACC), initially known as TACC, became operational April 1, 1992, when air mobility leadership sought to simplify the execution of the worldwide mobility mission. The highly efficient organization centralized command and control operations previously located within multiple Numbered Air Forces and airlift divisions. TACC was redesignated as the 618th TACC April 1, 2007, and remained under that designation until being renamed the 618th AOC (TACC) Aug. 30, 2010.
Air Mobility leverages a tightly integrated AMC team that includes the 618th AOC (TACC), commanders across the spectrum, crews, support personnel and customers. The 618th AOC (TACC) makes Global Reach a reality by transforming requirements into executable and effective missions, through efficient planning, tasking, execution and assessment of global air mobility operations. As an air operations center, commanding combat forces around the globe, the 618th AOC (TACC) is a committed partner for today and tomorrow’s expeditionary Air Force.
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommaThe Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command is the Army Service Component Command to U.S. Transportation Command and provides global deployment and distribution capabilities to meet the nation’s objectives.
SDDC’s primary focus is timely and accurate support to the warfighter along with positioning the command for the future while improving processes and measuring performance.
With approximately 3,000 people, SDDC books, ships, tracks and conducts port operations for surface movements worldwide with a low financial overhead by leveraging services from the best of the U.S. transportation industry. In fiscal year 2012, SDDC moved more than 16.4 million measurement tons of cargo in support of U.S. forces worldwide. This equates to about 277,966 standard-size trailers full of cargo. Lined end-to-end, these trailers would stretch 2,105 miles, or from New York City to nearly Salt Lake City, Utah.
SDDC also supports service members, federal employees and the families with safe and secure delivery of their household goods and privately owned vehicles. The command manages an average of about 520,000 household goods a year with about 250,000 of those moves occurring between the months of May and August.
Additionally, SDDC’s Transportation Engineering Agency provides DoD with engineering, policy guidance, research and analytical expertise, ensuring U.S. military forces can respond successfully to any requirement anywhere in the world.
Air Force Network Integration CenterThe Air Force Network Integration Center, located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the Air Force’s premier organization for Air Force Network integration, cyber simulation, and network standards, architecture and engineering services. Through these specialized technical services, AFNIC supports the nation’s warfighters with decisive cyber capabilities for mission success.
The center, a direct reporting unit to Air Force Space Command, is the focal point for integrating mission systems, business systems, commercial information technology products and other networks into the Air Force Network (AFNet). AFNIC’s strategic-level network integration, architecture/standards, engineering and simulation services enable major commands, functional communities and program offices to successfully and efficiently design, develop and deploy net-worthy capabilities for the Air Force.
As part of its integration mission, AFNIC also leads the Air Force’s No. 1 cyber priority, Air Force Network Migration. This project consolidates the service’s previous collection of standalone, unit-specific architectures into a single, centrally managed enterprise network that enhances security, reduces costs and improves standardization.
Some of AFNIC’s major services include:
Air Force Network Integration: AFNIC guides customers through all stages of product development, leading to optimally performing capabilities primed for smooth integration onto the Air Force Network. As part of this process, a robust, holistic assessment of security, interoperability, supportability, sustainability, usability, policy compliance and network usage is conducted. These networthiness criteria are evaluated and validated during analysis and end-to-end testing, allowing for issues to be identified and resolved early which improves security and interoperability, facilitates reciprocity, and reduces the time needed for cross-component fielding of information technology.
Cyber Simulation: AFNIC provides
simulator-based education, training, crew certification and exercise capabilities to develop cyber warriors’ skills in protection and defense of the Air Force Network. The center also maintains a comprehensive suite of network analysis capabilities that provide the communications architecture, modeling, simulation and analysis necessary for AFNet integration requirements.
Network Standards, Architecture and Engineering: AFNIC’s network experts design and document future Air Force Network architecture plans which serve as a blueprint to standardize network capabilities and integrate them onto the AFNet. AFNIC engineers provide technical expertise to integrate ground, air and space networks as well as produce AFNet-compliant network designs.
Defense Information Systems AgencyDefense Information Systems Agency — Continental United States (DISA CONUS) Field Command is headquartered in Building 3189 and employs more than 850 military members, civilians and contractors. The DISA CONUS Field Command is also the home of the DISA NetOps Center CONUS (DNC CONUS). DISA CONUS is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure customers at Scott and every Air Force base, Army post, Marine camp, Naval station and DoD agency around the world have access to their command and control, direct operational support, telecommunications information and technology services.
DISA CONUS provisions, engineers, operates and assures Enterprise Infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national-level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of global operations. DISA CONUS is the information broker which coordinates and correlates systems outages, assesses network and operational impact, and coordinates and executes restoration of services based on established priorities. DISA CONUS also provides information assurance services for all defense information systems networks in the CONUS and all DISN connectivity that links the CONUS with Europe, Pacific and Southwest Asia regions. DISA CONUS has evolved into the single point of contact for all CONUS customers, which includes combatant commands, services and agencies. As technology advances and networks expand, so does the vital role of DISA CONUS. The DISA CONUS mission continues to advance as rapidly as the technology that supports the requirements of the warfighter. DISA CONUS takes great pride in being known as the “NetOps technical center of excellence” within the DISA agency and globally throughout the DoD.
Defense Information Technology Contracting OrganizThe Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization — Scott Field Office is located in Building 3600. DITCO-Scott is the largest of four DISA contracting field activities that provides worldwide procurement support to the DoD and more than 60 other federal agencies.
Along with telecommunications contracting, DITCO-Scott is a full-fledged IT procurement organization. Supporting DoD’s warfighting mission, DITCO-Scott acquires a wide range of technology to include satellite service, fiber optic transmission, software-controlled telecommunications and information systems. A self-contained, one-stop procurement shop, DITCO-Scott receives all of its funding from a minimal service fee charged to its customers. In return for this fee, DITCO-Scott provides its customers with contracting, legal, financial and information management services. More than 300 DITCO-Scott employees work in “partnership with industry” to get the best information systems equipment or service at the best price. This partnership has enabled DITCO-Scott to provide timely, economical and innovative solutions to meet the needs of the warfighter.
Air Force Audit Agency, Midwest Area Audit OfficeThe Air Force Audit Agency’s mission is to provide all levels of Air Force management with independent, objective and quality audit services including: reviewing and promoting economy, effectiveness and efficiency of operations; evaluating programs, activities and assisting management in achieving intended results; and assessing and improving Air Force fiduciary stewardship and the accuracy of financial reporting. The Air Force Audit Agency performs its mission through centrally directed and locally initiated audits. These audits are accomplished by region-level auditors within the Acquisition and Logistics Audits Directorate and the Operations and Support Audits Directorate. The Midwest Area Audit Office at Scott is one of eight area audit offices in the Eastern Audit Region, which is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Midwest Area Audit Office is responsible for all Air Force audits at Scott AFB, Ill.; Little Rock AFB, Ark.; McConnell AFB, Kan.; and Offutt AFB, Neb., as well as various other active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command units throughout the central United States. As part of the Midwest Area Audit Office, the two audit teams at Scott provide internal audit services to Air Mobility Command, Air Force Network Integration Center, 375th Airlift Wing and all other Air Force activities at Scott, as well as Whiteman AFB, Mo., and a variety of Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard organizations located in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
932nd Airlift WingThe 932nd Airlift Wing provides first-class, worldwide, safe and reliable airlift for congressional and military leaders and their staffs, flying C-40C aircraft. They maintain these aircraft for VIP special assignment missions. They are responsible for equipping, training and organizing a ready force of citizen airmen to support and maintain all facets of air base operations involving infrastructure and security. They also provide worldwide medical services to the warfighter from the front line to continental United States fixed medical treatment facilities.
The 932nd is known as the “Gateway Wing” because of its close proximity to the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Full-time support between training assemblies is provided by Air Reserve technicians. These are dual-status technicians — civilian Air Force Ready reservists. Full-time support is also provided by civilian employees who are not members of the Reserve. The technicians are also tasked for training assigned reservists.
The wing has four groups assigned with nine squadrons and four flights: the 932nd Operations Group and its subordinate units — the 73rd Airlift Squadron, the 54th Airlift Squadron (active associate), the 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, the 932nd Operations Support Flight and the 12th Operations Weather Flight; the 932nd Medical Group and its subordinate units — the 932nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, the 932nd Medical Squadron and the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron; the 932nd Maintenance Group and its assigned units — the 932nd Maintenance Squadron and the 932nd Maintenance Operations Flight; and the 932nd Mission Support Group and its subordinate units — the 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, the 932nd Force Support Squadron, the 923nd Security Forces Squadron and 932nd Logistics Readiness Flight.
In peacetime, the group is assigned to Air Force Reserve Command. If mobilized, the units provide combat-ready individuals to Air Mobility Command.
126th Air Refueling WingThe 126th Air Refueling Wing is a 950-member, Illinois Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker unit that’s capable of providing aerial refueling and airlift support to enhance the U.S. Air Force’s capability to accomplish its global mission. It also provides aerial refueling support to U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and allied aircraft and supports a wide range of conventional and nuclear plans. The 126th is committed to Total Joint Force efforts as evidenced through its two associate partners: the Active Associate 906th Air Refueling Squadron, with the 126th ARW serving as the host organization for this Total Force Initiative; and the Classic Associate 126th Supply Chain Management Squadron, as part of the Air Force Global Logistics Supply Center. During peacetime, the wing receives direction from the adjutant general, the governor of Illinois and the National Guard Bureau.
Upon federal mobilization, the wing is assigned to Air Mobility Command, or specifically the 18th Air Force, to augment active-duty forces during national emergencies or war. The unit’s history can be traced to the 108th Observation Squadron, formed in 1927 in Chicago, Ill. The unit flew the O-47 in World War II, B-26s during the Korean conflict and KC-97s during the Vietnam years, becoming the first Air National Guard unit to fly tankers in 1961; the KC-135s arrived in 1976. During the 1990s, the unit served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Allied Force. In 2001, the unit was federally mobilized to support Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack. In 2003, the unit was again federally mobilized to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. At various times during its history the unit has been ordered to state active duty, with the most recent state activation in June 2008 to support the Illinois National Guard’s flood control mission. The unit has had several individual federal mobilizations between 2003 and 2013 to support ongoing global war on terrorism operations.
635th Supply Chain Operations WingThe 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing is the first responder to the Air Force Supply Chain. It is responsible for conducting time-critical operational spares execution and supply chain command and control for war-fighters around the globe. This is done through Wing operating locations at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio; Maxwell AFB, Ala.; and Hill AFB, Utah, and its two groups.
The 635th Supply Chain Operations Group at Scott AFB is responsible for strategic and tactical airlift, rotary-winged, and tanker aircrafts and has three squadrons. The 435th Supply Chain Operations Squadron is located at Scott AFB with operating locations at Wright Patterson AFB and Hill AFB. The 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron located at Scott AFB, Ill., with operating locations at Robins AFB, Ga., and Tinker AFB, Okla. The 437th Supply Chain Operations Squadron is located at Scott AFB. The 735th Supply Chain Operations Group located at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., is responsible for all fighter, bomber and special mission aircrafts has three squadrons: the 438th Supply Chain Operations Squadron, the 439th Supply Chain Operations Squadron and the 440th Supply Chain Operations Squadron.
In total, the 635 SCOW manages supply chain operations for more than 4,100 aircrafts and is responsible for transactional control and tracking of all Nuclear Weapons Related Materials. This is done through the NWRM Transaction Control Cell. The 635 SCOW also has operational control over the NWRM Storage Facility at Hill AFB, Utah.
Air Force Office of Special InvestigationsThe Air Force Office of Special Investigations identifies, exploits and neutralizes criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Department of Defense and U.S. Government. AFOSI provides five robust capabilities: protect critical technologies and information, detect and mitigate threats, provide global specialized services, conduct major criminal investigations, and engage foreign adversaries and threats offensively. AFOSI special agents are stationed at all major Air Force installations and many special operating locations. AFOSI works with local, state, federal and foreign law enforcement agencies worldwide. The AFOSI 3rd Field Investigations Region, located at Scott AFB, is one of eight AFOSI wing-level headquarters and commands and controls 13 geographically separated AFOSI units supporting U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Mobility Command and the National Capital Region.
AFOSI Detachment 301, also located at Scott, provides professional criminal, fraud and counterintelligence investigations capability to 375th Air Mobility Wing, 932nd Airlift Wing, 126th Air Refueling Wing, USTRANSCOM, AMC, Air Force Network Integration Center, and all Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units and installations within the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and parts of St. Louis. AFOSI Detachment 301 deploys in support of worldwide contingencies and AMC’s global aeromedical evacuation operations.
United States Air Force Band of Mid-AmericaThe United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is the principal musical ambassador of Headquarters Air Mobility Command. The roots of the Band of Mid-America reach back to 1942 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. After several moves, the band relocated to Scott AFB, Ill., in 1944. Initially it represented the Military Air Transport Service, then the Military Airlift Command and now proudly represents Air Mobility Command.
This diverse group of musicians has a heritage of performing many styles of music for people. The Band of Mid-America is often called upon to provide musical support for visiting dignitaries, and has had the distinction of performing for the president and vice president of the United States, secretary of the Air Force, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Air Force chief of staff, chiefs of staff of our sister services, chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Pope John Paul II, and the queen of the Netherlands.
The band performs community relations and recruiting concerts for audiences throughout the Midwest, playing more than 400 engagements each year. In its worldwide travels, the band has performed in Afghanistan, Antigua, the Azores, Barbados, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Qatar, United Arad Emirates and Venezuela. Each year, band members perform before more than 1 million people in person, and for millions more on television and radio broadcasts.
Today’s Band of Mid-America is comprised of 45 full-time musicians. All members may perform together for special concerts, parades and other events, or they may be subdivided into several smaller autonomous units and performing groups to satisfy local, major command and regional needs. For added flexibility, the Band of Mid-America can use various vocal ensembles, protocol combos and individual musicians. For more information about ensembles and booking performances, please visit their website at www.bandofmidamerica.af.mil.
15th Operational Weather SquadronThe 15th Operational Weather Squadron is responsible for producing and disseminating mission planning and execution weather analysis, forecasts and briefings for Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Guard, Reserve, United States Strategic Command and United States Northern Command forces. The Squadron provides operational support to 144 installations and sites in a 24-state region of the northeastern United States, totaling more than $200 billion of assets and more than 270,000 personnel including presidential support.
The 15th OWS also produces more than 9,000 weather warning and advisories, 18,000 terminal aerodrome forecasts, 12,000 graphical aviation hazard products and 30,000 flight weather briefings per year. In addition to its operational mission, the 15th OWS serves as the training center for 20 percent of all new Air Force-enlisted forecasters and weather officers. After completing an eight-month initial skills course, new weather apprentices report to the 15th OWS to complete a 15-month upgrade training process. The squadron’s manning consists of active-duty, Reserve, civilian and contract personnel and constitutes one-third of the 1st Weather Group located at Offutt AFB, Neb.
The 15th OWS Mission: Provide accurate, timely and relevant weather information to ensure safe, effective and efficient military operations and provide world-class training to build technical skills necessary to support the warfighter. The 15th OWS Vision: Warfighter focused, Warrior Airmen!
345th Recruiting SquadronThe 345th Recruiting Squadron recruits active-duty Air Force personnel through seven enlisted accessions flights and officer recruiters spanning seven states and 118,000 square miles of America’s heartland. The squadron sustains U.S. Air Force combat capabilities by gleaning the best and brightest men and women from eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and Paducah, Ky.
The 345th RCS belongs to the Air Force Recruiting Service headquartered at Randolph AFB, Texas. AFRS is responsible for accessing 100 percent of the enlisted force into one of more than 152 enlisted career specialties, 100 percent of Air Force chaplains, 90 percent of the service’s health professions officers (physicians, dentists, nurses, health care administrators and biomedical science corps members) and approximately 16 percent of Air Force line officers each year. Please contact the 345th RCS for more information about joining the U.S. Air Force.
Area Defense CounselThe Area Defense Counsel, an associate unit of Air Force Legal Operations Agency, provides legal advice and representation to military members in Uniform Code of Military Justice proceedings and adverse administrative actions. Such actions range from involuntary separations and demotions to Article 15 non-judicial punishments and courts-martial. In addition, the ADC provides advice to members of the potential consequences of off-base misconduct and assistance to those who are interrogated as suspects. The ADC is located in Building P-7.