U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

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 CommandThe 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 training and a unique opportunity to practice integrated force employment. The USAFWC vision, mission and priorities 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.

Commander's Vision and Mission
The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center is the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.  Its mission is to develop Airmen and advance warfighter capabilities through testing, training and tactics development to dominate the multi-domain fight.

Priority Lines of Effort
1) Leadership and Human Capital

2) Readiness and Lethality

3) Driving Innovation: The Future Faster

4) Partnerships


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 Wing99th Air Base Wingthe Nevada Test and Training Rangeand the Air Force Joint Test Program Office at Nellis AFB, Nev.; the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFBFlorida; and the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities at Schriever AFB, Colorado. The USAFWC is comprised of approximately 11,000 personnel, active duty, guard, reserve and civilians, located in 23 states, 37 different locations.


 (Current as of Nov 2018)


USAF Fact Sheet
Nellis Public Affairs
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada 89191-7078
Phone (702) 652-2750
DSN 682-2750
FAX (702) 652-9838



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