Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Community
U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center
The USAF Expeditionary Center is the Air Force’s Center of Excellence for advanced expeditionary combat support training and education, while also providing direct oversight for en route and installation support, contingency response and building partner capacity mission sets within the global mobility enterprise.
The Center houses the Mobility Operations School, Expeditionary Operations School and Expeditionary Center Support Directorate, and provides administrative oversight for six wings and two groups located around the world.
The USAF EC partners with Air Staff, Air Education and Training Command and the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center to provide a disciplined training process that assures the right skills are taught at the right time across the expeditionary enterprise. The USAF EC offers 92 in-residence courses and 19 Web-based training courses graduating more than 24,000 students annually.
Originally known as the Air Mobility Warfare Center, the organization was activated May 1, 1994, by Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, then-commander of Air Mobility Command, to serve as the command’s single focal point for advanced education and training. The unit was then designated as the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center in 2007. The USAF EC organizes to maximize Expeditionary Combat Support assets to meet emerging missions, and most importantly, is accountable to provide standardized and ready forces to enable “Airpower … from the ground up!”