The 607th Air Control Squadron’s (ACS) distinguished history dates back to its activation Dec. 12, 1945, and spans combat operations from the Korean War to Operation Southern Watch. The 607th ACS earned multiple unit decorations and campaign streamers, including two distinguished unit citations, two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit citations and nine campaign streamers earned while deployed during the Korean War. In 1999, the 607th ACS was reorganized and tasked with Command and Control Reporting Center training and remains the Combined Air Forces’ only CRC formal training unit.
The 607th ACS conducts formal undergraduate weapons director qualification training and initial qualification training for five ACS crew positions. ACS personnel specialize in command and control tactics, techniques and procedures, providing air surveillance and battle management. The training provides an understanding of tactical air employment and theater-level execution, increasing mission effectiveness through mission crew and aircrew interface.
The 607th ACS provides highly qualified surveillance technicians, weapons directors, interface control technicians, electronic protection technicians and air battle managers for joint forces and theater commanders with a worldwide mobile command and control capability for the conduct of offensive and defensive missions. Graduates are capable of deploying anywhere in the world on short notice. Today, the 607th ACS is the principal ground control radar support unit for the 56th Fighter Wing and 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, the 355th Wing and 162nd FW from Tucson and other aircraft operating in local airspace. This 180-person unit maintains radar, communications and computer equipment worth more than $110 million.