The 55th Wing, located at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is Air Combat Command's largest wing with a budget of more than $477 million annually, 49 aircraft, 32 squadrons and more than 7,000 employees. The wing conducts a global flying mission with worldwide reconnaissance and treaty verification tasked by our nation's highest levels as well as the National Airborne Operations Center. Additionally, it provides base support to more than 50 associate units, including U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and a military community of more than 57,000.
The wing is comprised of six groups, five located at Offutt AFB and one at Davis- Monthan AFB, Ariz.
55th Communications Group
The 55th CG provides superior command, control, communications, and computers and knowledge management services for the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and more than 50 associate units at Offutt as well as cyber operations support for numerous Air Force and Department of Defense installations and missions. The group is comprised of more than 450 military, DOD civilian and contractor personnel that operate and maintain the Air Force's most diverse array of cyber systems to include military satellite communications platforms, secure and non-secure voice, data and radio frequency networks, one-of-a-kind air traffic control and landing systems, hundreds of miles of fiber optic and copper cabling, as well as providing base-wide client systems, information assurance and knowledge operations services. The communications group also provides unprecedented Nuclear Command and Control and Alternate Missile Warning Center capabilities 24/7 for the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States.
55th Electronics Combat Group
The 55th ECG, located at Davis-Monthan, provides combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, crews, maintenance and operational support to combatant commanders. The group also plans and executes information operations, including information warfare and electronic attack, in support of theater campaign plans.
55th Maintenance Group
The 55th MXG's approximately 1,100 personnel are proud combat enablers, maintaining 29 combat ready C-135s and four Airborne Command and Control E-4B aircraft. The group executes an annual budget of $20 million and a 20,000-hour flying program to respond to Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed taskings providing critical reconnaissance worldwide; develop maintenance plans to support Airborne Command Post and National Airborne Operations Center missions; and support five geographically separated units.
55th Medical Group
The 55th MDG is a four-squadron medical group that operates a full-service outpatient clinic with more than 700 staff providing comprehensive primary and specialty medical/dental care to the almost 28,000 members of Team Offutt. It also services almost 45,000 TRICARE eligible beneficiaries in the greater Omaha area. The medical group is collectively responsible for providing comprehensive health services to maintain the highest degree of readiness in support of contingency war mobilization and homeland defense plans for Offutt and its partner units including U.S. Strategic Command and the 557th Weather Wing.
55th Mission Support Group
The 55th MSG provides vital support to Offutt through engineering, security, mission support, services, supply, transportation, contracting and deployment readiness programs to more than 57,000 active duty, dependent and retiree personnel. This also includes more than 50 associated units, including U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing, the National Airborne Operations Center and presidential-tasked global reconnaissance missions.
55th Operations Group
With more than 3,000 Airmen, 12 squadrons and one detachment, the 55th OG is the largest and most diverse operations group in the Air Force, flying all variants of the RC-135, OC-135, WC-135 and E-4B aircraft. The group operates these aircraft around the clock in every geographic command in support of the 55th's global reconnaissance, contingency operations, treaty verification, National Command Authority support and command and control responsibilities. The group also supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency during times of natural disaster. Permanent overseas operating locations include RAF Mildenhall, England; Souda Bay Naval Support Activity, Crete and Kadena AB, Japan. The 55th OG also operates regularly from five temporary locations.