The 355th Operations Group consists of four squadrons and nearly 300 personnel employing 55 A-10C aircraft and an AN/TPS-75 radar system. It provides war-fighters with forces for close air support (CAS), forward air control (FAC), and combat search and rescue (CSAR). It also manages base operations and conducts all formal course directed aircraft initial qualification and requalification training.
355th OG Mission Statement
Conduct Initial Qualification (IQ) training to produce combat ready forces qualified as A- 10C Pilots for theater commanders worldwide as directed by Air Combat Command (ACC).
Train and equip a 21 PAA A-10C squadron that provides Close Air Support (CAS), Forward Air Control - Airborne (FAC-A), and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) to theater commanders worldwide as directed by ACC.
Provide operational support to include airfield operations and air traffic control, current operations, 355th Fighter Wing scheduling, weapons and tactics training, intelligence, and weather for all aspects of the 355th Fighter Wing's operational flying program.
Support USAF recruitment, retention and USAF Strategic Communication objectives at air shows and events worldwide with the West Coast A-10 Demonstration Team.
355th Operations Support Squadron
The 355th Operation Support Squadron supports 355th Fighter Wing combat missions tasked by the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The squadron directs operational support functions including airfield, air traffic control, weather services, weapons and tactics, plans and exercises, and intelligence for an operations group with two A-10C squadrons. The OSS also provides aviation support for nine other flying units on base and develops flying schedules for more than 14,000 sorties per year. Click here for more information.
355th Training Squadron
The 355th Training Squadron conducts and maintains academic, flying, specialized, and electronic interactive training for A-10C aircraft, meeting Air Force training requirements for over 245 upgrade pilots and A-10C conversion pilots annually. The squadron manages and assists development and approval of all aspects of Air Combat Command A-10C syllabi and operates more than $11 million of advanced fighter aircraft simulators. It also provides quality assurance for aircrew training contracts valued at more than $5.7 million.
354th Fighter Squadron
The 354th Fighter Squadron maintains combat ready posture for worldwide deployment of 21 A-10C aircraft to deliver attack airpower for the defense of the U.S. and its global interests. It employs precision engagement to conduct day and night close air support, air interdiction, forward air control, and combat search and rescue. The 354th integrates with special operations in support of U.S. national objectives.
357th Fighter Squadron
The 357th Fighter Squadron trains pilots in the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The 357th 'Dragons' conduct all formal course directed aircraft transition, day and night weapons and tactics employment, day and night air refueling, and dissimilar air combat maneuvers. The squadron trains pilots to plan, coordinate, execute, and control day and night close air support, air interdiction, and battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance. They also prepare pilots for combat mission-ready upgrade. Click here for more information.
Current as of March 2015
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