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USAF Warfare Center History Office
The USAFWC History Office helps the commander and his staff make informed decisions based on past events. Services include publishing a periodic history for the center, conducting special studies and special projects and answering historical inquiries.
The 57th Wing is the most diverse wing in the United States Air Force. It provides advanced aerospace training to worldwide combat air forces and showcases aerospace power to the world while overseeing the dynamic and challenging flying operations at Nellis. It manages all flying operations at Nellis Air Force Base and conducts advanced aircrew, space, logistics and command and control training through the USAF Weapons School and Red Flag and Green Flag exercises. Important components of the training include adversary tactics replication (provided by the wing’s aggressor squadrons) and graduate level instruction and tactics development (accomplished through each of its schools). The wing additionally supports the USAF Warfare Center’s test and evaluation activities and showcases U.S. air power through the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds.”
The wing comprises seven distinct organizations: the 57th Adversary Tactics Group, 57th Maintenance Group, 57th Operations Group, USAF Weapons School, USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officers School, USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, and 561st Joint Tactics Squadron.