23d Wing


23D Wing Mission: Attack, Rescue, Prevail to Win Today's Fight
The 23d Wing's mission is to optimally organize, train, equip and deploy precision attack, personnel recovery, and combat support to win today's fight. We will exemplify the selflessness of our heritage, with the courage to create our own legacy of excellence.

Vision: Out Front - The Pacesetting Wing
The 23d Wing organizes, trains and employs combat-ready A-10C, HC-130P, HH-60G, Guardian Angel Weapons System and personnel consisting of approximately 5,500 military and civilian personnel including geographically separated units in Nevada, Florida, and Arizona. The 23d Wing is comprised of six groups; five located at Moody AFB, Georgia, and one at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

Priorities: 1. Deploy Skilled Warriors, 2. Develop Courageous Leaders, 3. Care for Airmen & Families. Additionally, a 'Plus One' priority of Prepare for the Future.


   23d Mission Support Group

The 23d Mission Support Group, based at Moody AFB, trains, equips and deploys personnel support forces to build, protect and sustain air bases worldwide for combat air operations. There are six squadrons aligned under the 23 MSG to include a security forces squadron, a civilian engineering squadron, a contracting squadron, a logistical support squadron, a force support squadron, and a communications squadron.

    23d Medical Group

The 23rd Medical Group, based at Moody AFB, provides outpatient medical, dental, occupational, environmental and preventive healthcare services in support of two combat ready wings. The group's 280 staff members serve more than 10.1K beneficiaries with an $10.8 million annual operation budget.

    23d Maintenance Group

The 23d Maintenance Group consists of seven maintenance squadrons located at three geographic locations. The 23d Maintenance Group is responsible for the operation and quality of organization and intermediate-level maintenance and repair supporting combat-ready HC-130s, HH-60Gs and A-10Cs. The group oversees the 23d Wing's maintenance training program and ensures the work force qualification and capability for worldwide development of personnel and cargo. The maintenance group also supports the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing.

    23d Fighter Group

The 23d Fighter Group directs the flying operations for the USAF's largest A-10C fighter group, consisting of two combat-ready A-10C squadrons and an operations support squadron. The 23d Fighter Group became part of the 23d Wing at Moody AFB on August 18, 2006. The group ensures overall combat training and readiness for over 90 pilots and 180 support personnel.

    347th Rescue Group

The 347th Rescue Group is based at Moody AFB and consists of one HH-60G rescue squadron, one HC-130P rescue squadron, one Guardian Angel squadron and one operational support squadron. The 347th Rescue Group directs flying of the oldest U.S. Air Force active duty operations group dedicated to personnel recovery. .

    563d Rescue Group

The wing has operational control over the 563d Rescue Group, a Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, as well as, the 563d Rescue Group, Operating Location-Alpha, a GSU at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The group consists of one HC-130P squadron, two HH-60G squadrons, two Guardian Angel squadrons and one operational support squadron.

    Detachment 1, 23d Wing Avon Park Air Force Range

Detachment 1, 23d Wing Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) is Air Combat Command's largest air to ground/ground to ground training facility east of the Mississippi river and is located in southern Florida. Activities include managing special use airspace and scheduling range assets, coordinating access, and providing facilities both at Mac Dill AFB and APAFR. The Deployed Unit Complex, located at Mac Dill AFB, provides operations and maintenance facilities, aircraft parking ramp, aerospace ground equipment, vehicle support and munitions storage for deployed flying units. APAFR facilities include, but are not limited to: airfield, control tower, numerous structures, 106,000 acres of training area, 5,800 nautical miles of special use airspace, and two impact areas. Range users include, but are not limited to: ACC air-ground units, the Navy's Atlantic Fleet, AFSOC, AFCENT, SOCOM, JSOC, FLANG (tenant), Air National Guard, State Department, coalition forces, and various other local and state government agencies.