U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

The U. S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., reports directly to the Air Combat Command. The Center was founded Sept. 1, 1966, as the U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center. It was renamed the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) in October 2005.

The Mission: The USAFWC ensures Airmen have the best integrated, advanced training, most capable, operationally agile equipment, and most effective tactics available to conduct joint, all domain combat operations - today and tomorrow.

The Focus -- All-Domain Air Force Warfighters. The USAFWC works for all MAJCOM and Air Component Commanders, as well as all USAF warfighters, on behalf of the CSAF. The USAFWC establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with joint, interagency, ally, and partner organizations tasked to develop, test, field, and prepare forces to employ advanced warfighting capabilities

The Global Situation - Great Power Competition. On 18 September 1947, the USAF was established to provide a corps of professionals dedicated to the control and exploitation of the air domain to secure our nation's interests. The five USAF core missions remain:  DOMAIN SUPERIORITY, STRIKE, ISR, MOBILITY, and the Command & Control (C2) required to execute the first four. The USAFWC ensures warfighters have the tools, training, and expertise required to successfully execute these missions in any combat situation against any adversary. All elements of USAFWC work are viewed through the lens of great power competition as defined by the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS).

The Method - Collaborate and Integrate to Dominate. The USAFWC organization is unique, and it fulfills several roles. The staff functions as a NAF to assist subordinate Wings and organizations with assigned missions. Collectively, the staff and subordinate Wings serve as the USAF's weapons & tactics shop, providing integrated tactical and operational solutions to warfighters, MAJCOMs, and COCOMs. These solutions are inclusive, synchronized, and integrated with, or complementary to, joint, interagency, allied, and partner capabilities.

To execute its mission, the USAFWC oversees the operations of four wings and two named units: the 57th Wing, 99th Air Base Wing, the Nevada Test and Training Range, and the Air Force Joint Test Program Office at Nellis AFB, NV.; the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, FL.; and the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, FL. The USAFWC is comprised of approximately 13,000 personnel, active duty, guard, reserve, DoD civilians and DoD contractors, located in 21 states. The USAFWC also includes its own Inspector General, Staff Judge Advocate, Safety Office, Protocol Office, Financial Manager and Historian.

(Current as of January 2022)