31ST OPERATIONS GROUP

Mission

The 31st Operations Group ensures the combat readiness of two F-16CG fighter squadrons, one HH-60G rescue squadron, one Guardian Angel rescue squadron, one air control squadron, and one operational support squadron conducting and supporting worldwide air operations. The group prepares fighter pilots, controllers, and support personnel to execute U.S. and NATO war plans and contingency operations. It trains, equips, plans, and provides weather, intelligence, standardization/evaluation, and command and control sustaining global flying operations.

31st Operations Support Squadron

The 31st Operations Support Squadron supports the wing's combat-ready air control squadron, Guardian Angel rescue squadron, HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue squadron and two F-16CG Fighting Falcon fighter squadrons. The unit develops wing war plans, administers weapons and tactics programs and provides current operations planning, air traffic control, airfield management, weather and intelligence support. It is the focal point for all flying operations and contingency activities and maximizes readiness for taskings.

56th Rescue Squadron

The 56th Rescue Squadron provides a rapidly-deployable, worldwide combat rescue and reaction force response utilizing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. The 56th RQS integrates with the Guardian Angels weapon system and other special forces to support insertion, extraction and recovery of both U.S. and allied combatants. The squadron offers long-range rescue, humanitarian assistance, non-combatant evacuation and disaster relief capabilities for USEUCOM, USAFRICOM and NATO in peacetime, contingency and wartime operations.

555th Fighter Squadron

The 555th Fighter Squadron, Triple Nickel, provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. It also performs air and space control and force application roles of counterair, strategic attack and counterland, including interdiction and close-air support, with F-16CMs employing state of the art munitions in support of the joint, NATO, and combined operations.

606th Air Control Squadron

The 606th Air Control Squadron, call sign “Primo,” is a mobile Command and Control combat unit “Ready Now” to meet our Nation’s call for exceptional tactical command and control. This elite unit is comprised of over 380 Airmen from 25 diverse Air Force specialty codes and $173M of rapidly deployable equipment including two TPS-75 radars, long-haul communications equipment, generators, 82 tactical vehicles, and a computer-based information system providing a real-time battlespace picture. 606th ACS is the only Control and Reporting Center outside of the continental United States, providing EUCOM operational flexibility.

57th Rescue Squadron

The 57th Rescue Squadron leads, organizes, trains and equips Guardian Angel weapons system and combat support teams to conduct day and night personnel recovery operations in combat, as well as to provide combatant commanders with options to report, locate, recover and reintegrate isolated personnel. Additionally, the 57th RQS provides personnel recovery, combat search and rescue, civil search and rescue and casualty evacuation subject matter experts to fulfill USEUCOM, USAFRICOM and NATO security cooperation requirements.


510th Fighter Squadron

The 510th Fighter Squadron, Fightin' Buzzards, provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO Combatant Commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. It also performs air and space control and force application roles of counterair, strategic attack and counterland, including interdiction and close-air support, with F-16CGs employing state of the art munitions in support of the joint, NATO, and combined operations.