552nd Training Group

The 552nd Training Group is a unit of Air Combat Command's 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.


The 552nd Training Group provides unrivaled instruction, courseware, multimedia and training aids to develop the next generation of Command and Control operators and Joint Airmen warriors.


The 552nd Training Group consists of two training squadrons and a training support squadron.

The 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron is ACC’s largest Formal Training Unit and the only E-3 FTU in the world, conducting initial qualification, mission qualification, and instructor upgrade training for all ten crew positions on the E-3G. The highly skilled instructor cadre of the 966th execute multiple sorties each day and account for over 60% of the 552 ACW sorties and hours every year.

The 552 Training Support Squadron conducts academic training and manages the flow of more than 500 permanent-party and TDY students annually. The instructor cadre assigned to the squadron also create and edit E-3G training syllabi, task lists, and training objectives for 17 ACC training courses. Additionally, the 552 TRSS manages the Aircrew Manning and Permanent Change of Assignment Board process and Initial Equipment Issue for the Wing, and serves as the support squadron for the Training Group. Finally, the squadron is responsible for centralized Mission Qualification Training for the 552 Air Control Wing’s Control and Reporting Center personnel.

The 436th Training Squadron at Dyess AFB, TX increases the warfighter's human potential by providing classroom instruction for over 17 courses to students from every major command including flight, occupational, and weapons safety, Aviation Resource Management, Aircrew Flight Equipment, and classroom instructor training. The 436 TS also produces and develops award-winning multimedia productions used in training program development and formal presentations throughout the DOD.


The 552nd Training Group was activated August 17, 2018 as a result of the reorganization of the 552nd Air Control Wing.