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502ND SECURITY FORCES AND LOGISTICS SUPPORT GROUP
The 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group, under the 502nd Air Base Wing, is composed of one logistics readiness squadron, three security forces squadrons and a trainer development squadron. With 1,700 members, the group supports more than 145,000 active-duty, civilian and retired personnel at 11 JBSA locations. The group also provides full-size mockup trainers for organizations across the DOD and worldwide for enhanced combat readiness.
12TH FLYING TRAINING WING
The 12th Flying Training Wing is the “Source of America’s Airpower.” The wing is responsible for training combat systems officers, pilot instructors, remotely piloted aircraft pilots and basic sensor operators. The wing also manages all airmanship programs for the U.S. Air Force Academy and is the single screening point for potential aviators. The wing graduates more than 850 instructor pilots, 350 combat systems officers, and 500 remotely piloted aircraft pilots and sensor operators annually. The wing also trains more than 2,000 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets and 2,200 undergraduate flight training candidates.
The wing consists of three flying groups: the 12th Operations Group at JBSA-Randolph, the 306th Flying Training Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, and the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as well as a maintenance group, which operates at JBSA-Randolph and NAS Pensacola.
AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND
Air Education and Training Command was established and activated in January 1942, making it the second oldest major command in the Air Force. AETC includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and the Air University. The command operates 12 major installations and supports tenant units on numerous bases across the globe. There are also 16 active-duty and seven reserve wings.
AETC’s training mission makes it the first command to touch the lives of nearly every Air Force member. Over the years, more than 25 million students have graduated from AETC training and education programs.
AIR FORCE PERSONNEL CENTER
The Air Force Personnel Center ensures commanders around the world are provided with skilled airmen to conduct Air Force and joint missions. The center is responsible for managing personnel programs and carrying out policies affecting Air Force active-duty and civilian members. The center’s programs cover the entire life cycle of military and civilian personnel for the Air Force, from accession through retirement, including readiness, growth, development and deployment.
AIR FORCE RECRUITING SERVICE
The Air Force Recruiting Service recruits the best candidates possible for enlisted career opportunities as well as officer candidates, chaplains and medical professionals. AFRS, headquartered at JBSA-Randolph, is composed of three groups: the 360th Recruiting Group at New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; the 369th Recruiting Group at JBSA-Lackland; and the 372nd Recruiting Group at Hill AFB, Utah.