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At Springfield Air National Guard Base, we focus on Command and Control, which involves assisting ground force commanders in control of regional airspace while directing joint service aircraft in the planning, requesting, coordinating and controlling close air operations, intelligence gathering and airlift. In addition, we perform Engineering and Installation and have an Air Operations Group, a Centralized Intermediate Repair Facility and a Homeland Defense Mission.
The 183rd Fighter Wing is located in Springfield, Illinois. During it's 60 year history, members have made significant contributions during state emergencies, and with mission support of the United States Air Force. Co-located with the 183rd FW is the 183rd Air Operations Group tasked with organizing, planning, and executing the air war in a contingency; the 183rd Centralized Repair Facility conducting maintenance on the F110 jet engines; and the 217th Engineering Installation Squadron.