505th Combat Training Group

The 505th Combat Training Group’s (CTG) mission is to expertly and professionally conduct operational assessments/experimentation, develop advanced tactics and train warfighters for multi-domain integration. They accomplish their mission by being the Combat Air Forces’ recognized experts on integrating, experimenting and evaluating command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapons systems and sensors for combat employment within the Combined Joint All-Domain construct.

The 505 CTG is headquartered at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and is assigned to the 505th Command and Control Wing (CCW) at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The 505 CTG oversees operations of the 805th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), Nellis AFB, Nevada, the 705th Combat Training Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, the 505th Communications Squadron and the 505th Combat Training Squadron, both at Hurlburt Field, Florida. 

805 CTS, also known as Shadow Operations Center (ShOC-N), is Air Combat Command’s focal point for experimentation, rapid development and test support to Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) technical solutions and tactics, techniques and procedures for the Multi-Domain Operations Center (MDOC) of the future. The 805 CTS provides relevant command and control experience with Agile DevOps and operationally relevant assessments to assist in transforming ShOC-N into MDOC-N.  The 805 CTS’ mission focuses on evolving JADC2 concepts, applications and architectures through capability development, training and support to functional and operational assessment.