12th Operations Group
The 12th OG forges aviators by conducting training in three different aircraft. The group contains one support squadron, a training squadron which supports all students, and five flying squadrons. The unit's mission includes pilot instructor training, introduction to fighter fundamentals student and instructor pilot training, weapons systems officer training, and remotely piloted aircraft pilot and basic sensor operator training.
12th Operations Support Squadron
The 12th OSS is responsible for air traffic control, airfield management, airspace management, aerospace physiology, CRAFT, current operations, flight records and aircrew flight equipment for all 12th OG training.
12th Training Squadron
The 12th TRS is responsible for pilot instructor training and introduction to fighter fundamentals academic and simulator training, scheduling, registrar, and international student training.
99th Flying Training Squadron
The 99th FTS is the Department of Defense's sole provider for T-1A pilot instructor training. Additionally, the squadron provides initial qualification training for instructor combat systems officers. The squadron flies 8,700 hours annually in a fleet of 17 T-1A aircraft and trains more than 130 U.S. Air Force, civilian pilots and CSOs annually to supply instructors for Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training and Undergraduate CSO Training for the Air Force. Instructor pilots trained here will later instruct students in JSUPT who are destined for tanker, mobility, and reconnaissance aircraft. ICSOs trained here will instruct students who will support missions in a variety of aircraft as Combat Systems Officers.
435th Fighter Training Squadron
The 435th FTS conducts Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals student training in nearly 50 T-38C Talon aircraft and trains IFF instructors for AETC at large. The 435th trains approximately 150 students annually from the United States, Iraq, Japan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. After graduating from either undergraduate pilot training or undergraduate combat systems officer training, pilots and CSOs go through the 435th's 9-week program to prepare them for follow on assignments in the Combat Air Forces' F-15E, F-16, A-10, F-22, F-15C, or F-35 aircraft. The syllabus is tailored toward the student's follow-on formal training unit and includes training in basic fighter maneuvers as well as basic surface attack and low level operations.
558th Flying Training Squadron
The 558th FTS is the home of the Air Force's only undergraduate remotely-piloted aircraft training program providing three distinct courses for officer and enlisted aircrew: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Instrument Qualification Course, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Fundamentals Course, and the Basic Sensor Operator Course. Graduates of the 558th FTS move on to formal training units at Holloman AFB, N.M. or Beale AFB, Calif. The squadron also has a military training flight which is responsible for the oversight and mentorship of non-prior service enlisted Airmen.
559th Flying Training Squadron
The 559th FTS provides T-6A Pilot Instructor Training. The squadron flies more than 16,000 hours annually in a fleet of 38 T-6A aircraft and qualifies more than 200 U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine and allied pilots annually.
560th Flying Training Squadron
The 560th FTS qualifies fighter and bomber pilots as instructor pilots in the T-38C Talon. The squadron executes eight syllabi to train Air Force instructor pilots, Air Force and U.S. Navy test pilot school candidates, allied nation fighter and instructor pilots, and Air Force pilots identified for transition to fighter aircraft. The squadron currently flies a total of 8,800 hours annually in a fleet of nearly 40 aircraft and produces about 130 graduates per year.