705th Combat Training Squadron

Summary

705th Combat Training Squadron
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Participants in Virtual Flag 19-4 at Kirtland AFB
Active2003–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleVirtual exercise and training management
Size175 military and contractor
Part ofAir Combat Command
Garrison/HQKirtland AFB, New Mexico
DecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award
Insignia
705th Combat Training Squadron emblem (Approved 15 March 2004)[1]705th Combat Training Squadron.jpg

The 705th Combat Training Squadron is a United States Air Force unit stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. It is assigned to the 505th Test and Evaluation Group and conducts virtual exercises at all levels of operation.

Function

The 705th Combat Training Squadron is home to the Distributed Mission Operations Center. [2] The Distributed Mission Operations Center is Air Combat Command's tactical to operational level synthetic battlespace hub.[clarification needed][3]

It consists of 175 Air Force military, government civilian and contractor personnel with backgrounds ranging from air battle managers, pilots, weapons system operators, intelligence, program managers and engineers.[4]

The squadron's Operating Location A is located at Schriever Air Force Base Colorado, where it operates the Distributed Mission Operations Center-Space. It manages Space Flag exercises and is scheduled to transfer to United States Space Force in the future.[5][6]

History

The origins of the squadron go back to 1979 as an Office of the Secretary of Defense effort to address air defense issues in Central Europe. During the 1990s its focus shifted to joint theater missile defense leading up to the establishment of a full spectrum Distributed Mission Operations capability. The effort was transferred to the 705th Exercise Control Squadron, which was renamed the 705th Combat Training Squadron in 2006.[3][4]

The squadron manages Virtual Flag theater-level exercises, conducted in a simulated virtual reality world to practice techniques, procedures and tactics all the way from the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to the Joint Force Air Component Commander. These exercises take place in a virtual and simulated world with environment generators that replicate the exact threats being faced.[2]

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 705th Exercise Control Squadron
Activated prior to June 2003
Redesignated 705th Combat Training Squadron in 2006[3]

Assignments

  • 505th Test and Evaluation Group

Stations

  • Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, by 2003 – present

Component

  • Operating Location A
Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

Awards

Award streamer Award Dates Notes
AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2003-31 May 2005 705th Exercise Control Squadron[7]
AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2004-31 May 2006 705th Combat Training Squadron[7]
AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2006-31 May 2007 705th Combat Training Squadron[7]
AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2012-31 May 2014 705th Combat Training Squadron[7]
AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2014-31 May 2015 705th Combat Training Squadron[7]
AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2017-31 May 2019 705th Combat Training Squadron[7]

References

Notes

  1. ^ "705th Exercise Control Squadron". The Institute of Heraldry. 4 February 1986. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Nagle, SSG Kimberley (23 October 2019). "705th Combat Training Squadron Executes Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG 19-4". 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Kirtland AFB Units: 705th Combat Trng Squadron". 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b "505th Command and Control Wing Fact Sheet: 705th Combat Trng Squadron" (PDF). 505th Command and Control Wing Public Affairs. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. ^ Fell, Maj Christopher (13 June 2014). "DMOC-S extends reach of space operator training". 50th Space Wing Public Affairs. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  6. ^ Russell, Maj William (31 March 2020). "Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service". US Space Force Public Affairs. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Air Force Personnel Services: Unit Awards". Air Force Personnel Center. Retrieved 23 April 2020. (search)

Bibliography

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