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55th Electronic Combat Group 55th Electronic Combat Group

The 55th Electronic Combat Group provides combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, crews, maintenance and operational support to combatant commanders. The group also plans and executes information operations, including information warfare and electronic attack, in support of theater campaign plans. Members of the 55th ECG conduct EC-130H aircrew initial qualification and difference training for 20 aircrew specialties and support operational and force development testing and evaluation for new aircraft systems.


tab755th Operations Support Squadron 
The 755th Operations Support Squadron supports 55th Electronic Combat Group combat missions and contingency taskings. The 755th OSS performs command and control warfare analysis, targeting, and intelligence support and directs operational support functions including weapons and tactics training for all U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call aircrews. They also conduct initial academic and flying training for 20 crew positions and 200 students while managing 17 major command syllabi.

More information on the 755th OSS can be found here.

tab41st and 43d Electronic Combat Squadrons 
The 41st Electronic Combat Squadron was activated at D-M in July 1980 and the 43d Electronic Combat Squadron was activated at D-M April 1, 1992. Accomplishing the Compass Call mission, both squadrons provide vital capabilities in the realm of electronic warfare for the Air Force and are poised for immediate deployment to specific theater contingencies. The unit's combat mission is to support tactical air, ground and naval operations by confusing the enemy's defenses and disrupting its command and control capabilities. However, they each have a different area of responsibility. Both squadrons operate the EC-130H aircraft, a specially configured version of the Air Force's proven C-130 transport. To execute its unique missions, the aircraft were modified with electronic countermeasures systems, specialized jamming equipment, the capability to aerial refuel, as well as upgraded engines and avionics. Modifications made to the aircraft vary between the two squadrons, to help each squadron meet its specific
mission-oriented needs.

More information on the 41st ECS can be found here and information on the 43d ECS can be found here.
tab755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 
The 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides war-fighting commanders with combat ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to expeditiously execute information warfare and electronic attack operations. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all on-equipment maintenance actions for 14 EC-130H and one TC-130H aircraft, including launch and recovery, scheduled inspections, servicing and component replacement. They also conduct all maintenance training, aircrew debriefing and supply functions.

More information on the 755th AMXS can be found here.
tabDetachment 3, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron  
Detachment 3 is one of 13 operations training development detachments located throughout Air Combat Command and was established October 1, 1991, as a major command special activity when control for operations training development reverted from tactical training wings to Headquarters, Tactical Air Command. Approximately 21 people are assigned to Detachment 3. Represented specialties include A-10 instructor pilots and EC-130H Compass Call subject matter advisors for mission and flight crew positions, education, training, instructional systems development specialist, editorial experts, and computer resource management specialists. The mission of Detachment 3 is to develop, manage and maintain all formal training syllabi and supporting courseware for the A-10 and EC-130H Compass Call weapon systems assigned to D-M. The unit establishes and validates training requirements, assists in the acquisition of training equipment, and oversees the development of academic course material in response to the weapon systems needs. Detachment 3 provides Contracted Aircrew Training and Courseware Development contract expertise and performs quality assurance functions on contracts valued at more than twenty million dollars.

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