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The 505th Command and Control Wing (CCW), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Fla., is a subordinate unit to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nev., and Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, Va. Through a multi-disciplinary approach to training and development of tactics, techniques and procedures for Component-Numbered Air Force Headquarters; testing and training of key command and control (C2) systems; and comprehensive, realistic, cutting-edge operational- and tactical-level live, virtual and constructive exercises, the 505 CCW provides the best possible support to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Guardians, and Marines who are fighting and winning our nation's battles.

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...airpower anytime, anywhere.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority : With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack: Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility: Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement: The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority: The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support: Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values --integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

Air Combat Command (ACC) is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America's warfighting commands. To support the global implementation of national security strategy, ACC operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management, and electronic-combat aircraft. It also provides command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and conducts global information operations.

As a force provider, ACC organizes, trains, equips and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime air defense. Additionally, ACC develops strategy, doctrine, concepts, tactics, and procedures for air and space-power employment. The command provides conventional and information warfare forces to all unified commands to ensure air, space and information superiority for warfighters and national decision-makers. The command can also be called upon to assist national agencies with intelligence, surveillance and crisis response capabilities.

ACC numbered air forces provide the air component to U.S. Central, Southern and Northern Commands, with Headquarters ACC serving as the air component to Joint Forces Command. ACC also augments forces to U.S. European, Pacific and Strategic Command.

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center's mission is to shape the way our force fights through operational testing, tactics development and advanced training in air, space and cyberspace at the operational and tactical levels. Our mission statement defines what the USAFWC does and why we exist. We have adopted five tasks to help shape our efforts and communicate to every Airman in the command what is important, why it is important and where the USAFWC is headed in the future.

· Analyze Adversaries: Coordinate an "aggressor force" to provide realistic and relevant opposition for training exercises, operational test and evaluation, and tactics development, at the operational and tactical levels. 

· Certify Equipment: Provide weapons systems certified for integrated combat operations to the Air and Space Component Commanders and their MAJCOMs. 

· Define Tactics: Provide single source, joint, integrated, definitive combat employment tactics for all USAF forces. 

· Train Leaders: Train the future operational and tactical leaders of the USAF through advanced educational and tactical courses.

· Enhance Performance: Provide directed, joint, integrated exercise and composite training venues for operational and tactical units from the USAF, sister services, and coalition partners.

To execute this mission, the USAFWC oversees operations of five wings: the 57th Wing, 99th Air Base Wing, and 98th Range Wing at Nellis AFB, Nevada; the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida; and the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Additionally, the USAFWC directly oversees the operations of the Coalition and Irregular Warfare Center of Excellence and the 561st Joint Tactics Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

The mission of the 505 CCW is to accelerate command and control and battle management through integrated experimentation, testing, training, and tactics development.

While the wing's mission focuses on the Component-Numbered Air Forces (C-NAF) and their attached and assigned forces, it is also tasked to support joint and coalition forces engaged in all aspects of command and control (C2). C2 is where the integration of air, space, and cyber happens.

The 505 CCW is responsible for developing the combat capability of Air and Space Operations Centers (AOCs) and developing and integrating joint live, virtual and constructive training capabilities within the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC). The 505 CCW provides the "Gateway to Operational Excellence" for the United States Air Force.

505 CCW 
128 Hartson Street
Hurlburt Field, Florida 32544

505 CCW Information
850-884-1800 (DSN 579)

505 CCW Public Affairs
850-884-9476 (DSN 579)

On Call: 850-737-0194