Air Support Operations Mission

During exercises, contingencies, or actual war, the Air Support Operations mission is to train, deploy, and focus combat airpower and integrated weather operations for the Joint Force commander. The success of these missions is dependent on excellent coordination of requests from land forces and flying units to provide critical close air support.

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Air Traffic Control Mission

The Air Traffic Control mission is to provide rapid deployment, operation and maintenance of Air Traffic Control and Landing systems to ensure the safe, efficient flying operations in both deployed and non-deployed environments. Flight tracking and control of airspace anywhere in the world allows for safe reliable routes for U.S. military and allied nations' aircraft, utilizing the latest in tower and radar services.

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Air Training Mission

The Air Training Mission is to provide a training environment allowing the pilots and weapons specialists to hone their skills in the fine art of weapons delivery. They utilize military ranges and controlled airspace to provide a safe environment for the use and training of specialized weapons systems.

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Band Mission

Air Guard bands don't just provide music to the military, they touch all levels of the military by maintaining troop morale and retention, boosting recruiting efforts and preserving our national heritage. This mission, during war and peace, is the face and sound of America's Airmen to their communities, by performing at recruiting and community relations events.

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Civil Engineering Mission

The Civil Engineering mission creates and maintains the buildings and utilities that comprise the Air Force and Air Guard's infrastructure. Their specializations include architecture and electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Mission duties necessitate diverse skills, including programming, budgeting, project management, drafting, surveying, planning, feasibility studies, construction management and utilities operations. The Civil Engineering teams are some of the first members into a new area constructing an airfield and buildings and establishing a small base to support operations in forward operating locations.

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Combat Communications Mission

When military operations around the world need to get their communications up and running, the Air Guard Combat Communications mission makes it happen. This mission deploys, operates and maintains strategic emergency communications. It also plays a critical peacetime role during state-declared emergencies providing vital communications and other needed assistance.

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Command and Control Mission

Command and Control is an essential element to the success of all missions, whether during exercises, contingencies, or actual war. This mission controls the airspace, coordinating and directing air traffic while assisting the ground force commander in planning, requesting, coordinating, and controlling all elements or airborne warfare. This includes close air support, tactical air reconnaissance, and tactical airlift. Safe, efficient operations of all joint service aircraft and personnel are their ultimate responsibility.

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Engineering and Installation Mission

The Engineering and Installation (EI) mission deploys worldwide to establish communications systems and ensure they remain functional. The scope of their work allows them to install and engineer new communications systems for a specific mission's requirements, as well as remove and relocate old or outdated systems. They can even deliver emergency and programmed mobile communications, as well as on-site system maintenance and modifications.

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mission

Explosive Ordnance Disposal is an elite group with a proud heritage of protecting personnel and property from the effects of hazardous unexploded ordnance. They apply classified techniques and special procedures to detect, identify, recover and dispose of U.S. and foreign ordnance including conventional military ordnance, criminal and terrorist homemade items and chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. EOD personnel provide support to VIPs, help civilian authorities with bomb problems, teach troops about bomb safety and aid local law enforcement.

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Individual Training Mission

The Individual Training mission is to provide an environment allowing Air National Guard members to hone their skills in job performance, leadership and management and initial training for officer candidates. Whether in a classroom setting or on-the-job experience, training is the key element to success in all aspects of the Air National Guard.

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Operations Support Mission

The Operations Support Squadron mission is to provide weapons and tactics development, operational planning, flying training guidance, intelligence, flight scheduling, mobility, life support activities, and resource management to support flying operations wherever needed.

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RED HORSE Mission

The Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) unit provides a highly mobile civil engineering response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide. Units are self-sufficient with rapid response capabilities conducting independent operations in remote, high-threat environments. They provide heavy repair capability and construction support to recover critical facilities, utility systems including airfield runways.

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Security Forces Mission

The Security Forces mission has a long, rich history that predates even the Air Force's inception. They are the military police, base security and air base ground defense forces that watch over the Air Force and Air National Guard. Their activities are numerous and essential, and include security force installation, weapons system management and resource security. They also perform antiterrorism, law enforcement and investigations, air base defense, armament and equipment training, pass and registration, information security, and combat arms activities.

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Weather Mission

Accurate weather forecasts are needed by Air National Guard commanders in almost every contingency. The mission of Air Guard Weather is to provide these forecasts allowing commanders to maximize their resources to exploit the enemy using relevant environmental information. Weather units utilize an in-depth understanding of the Earth's atmosphere and the use of satellite, radar and computer models to provide around the clock analyses and forecasts for decision-makers.

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