505th Communications Squadron

The 505th Communications Squadron (CS) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, reports to the 505th Combat Training Group headquartered at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada.  The 505 CS is the premier provider of secure, state-of-the-art command and control (C2) systems that provide an operationally realistic environment, serving the evolving needs of the C2 warfighter.  The 505 CS's role is to support the 505th Command and Control Wing's (CCW) mission to improve warfighter readiness and capabilities through testing, tactics development, and training.


Provide relevant cyber systems and services to enable C2 exercise, training, testing, and evaluations.


To advance the future of C2 through cutting-edge cyber systems.


C2 Enclave / Network Management: Manage 505 CCW C2 Enclave, baseline budget, cybersecurity, system health, and portfolio management.

Air Operations Center (AOC) Weapon System: Four customized AOC suites provide integrated and multi-area of responsibility (AOR) training environments.

Command, Control, Communication, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Planning: Manage C4I requirements, planning, and execution for 35 exercise, tests, and training events per year, including Bamboo Eagle, BLUE FLAG, WARFIGHTER, PACIFIC SENTRY, and Air, Space & Cyberspace Constructive Environment (ASCCE) Test.

Video Teleconferencing: Reach back support for the 505 CCW's 16 geographically-separated units.

Logistics Support: Manage 505 CCW Hurlburt campus warehouse, recycling center, disposition center, and vehicles.


The 505 CS is authorized 12 enlisted, three officers, 37 civilian personnel.


The 505th Communications Squadron traces its lineage to the 505th Test Support Squadron constituted on 9 April 1993 and activated at Hurlburt Field, Florida, on 15 April 1993 under the 505th Command and Control Evaluation Group.  The 505th Test Support Squadron was redesignated as the 505th Support Squadron on 15 September 1998; however, this designation was short-lived when the support squadron was redesignated as the 505th Systems Squadron on 15 April 1999.  The squadron received its current designation of the 505th Communications Squadron on 12 March 2004 and was assigned to the 505th Training Group. The 505th Communications Squadron was reassigned to the 505th Combat Training Group on 1 August 2019.


For more information about the 505th Communication Squadron’s mission, contact the 505 CCW Public Affairs Advisor at 850-884-9476 or 505ccw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil.

(Current as of May 2024)