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U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

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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 later renamed the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center October 2005.


The USAFWC exists to ensure deployed forces are well trained and well equipped to conduct integrated combat operations. From our testing and tactics development programs to our training schools and venues, we provide our Airmen with proven and tested technology, the most current tactics, superb academic training and a unique opportunity to practice integrated force employment. The USAFWC mission, vision, and lines of effort are central to supporting the Air Combat Command's mission to provide dominant combat airpower for America with warrior Airmen committed to excellence, trained to fly, fight, and win...anytime, anyplace.


The world’s premier proving ground for air, space, and cyberspace lethality



Develop Airmen and advance warfighter capabilities through testing, training, and tactics development to dominate the multi-domain fight

USAF Warfare Center's Lines of Effort
1) Leadership and Human Capital
2) Readiness and Lethality
3) Driving Innovation: The Future Faster
4) Partnerships

USAF Warfare Center's Organizational Lines of Operation

1) Operational Test

2) Advanced Training

3) Tactics Development

4) Mission Support 

To execute its mission, the USAFWC oversees the operations of four wings, two named units, and one detachment: 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.; the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, FL; and Detachment 1, HQ USAFWC at Schriever AFB, CO. The USAFWC is comprised of approximately 11,000 personnel, active duty, guard, reserve and civilians, located in 22 states, 35 different locations. The USAFWC also includes its own inspector general, staff judge advocate, protocol office, and historian.

(Current as of October 2019)