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When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations.
This page briefly describes the individual units and squadrons that make up the Florida Air National Guard. Learn about our hardworking men and women, working everyday to keep our nation safe.
Location: Joint Forces Headquarters, St Francis Barracks, St. Augustine, Florida
COMM: 904-823-0606 / DSN: 822-0606
Mission: To provide leadership, guidance, and peacetime command and control of all Florida Air National Guard units to meet both federal and state missions
Location: Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida
Mission: To provide air defense for the southeastern United States, as directed by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), from Charleston, South Carolina to the southern tip of Florida and across the Florida panhandle
Location: Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
Mission: To provide operational-level Command and Control (C2) of air and space forces as the focal point for planning, directing, and assessing air and space operations within CONUS NORAD Region (CONR) and USNORTHCOM; to plan and execute JFACC Joint Air Operations Plan and Air Operations Directive; to manage strategic air and homeland security defense air assets; and to provide Commander NORAD/USNORTHCOM with CONUS aerospace warning and control
Location: Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida
Mission: To provide the Continental NORAD Region (CONR) commander rapid response to invasions of the sovereign airspace of the United States and respond with appropriate defense measures against all hostile actions directed at the people and property of the United States
Location: Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Starke, Florida
Mission: To train wartime ready, professional teams to provide the highest quality meteorological services to varying national, state and local missions
Mission: To provide a highly mobile, rapidly deployable civil engineering response force; and to perform heavy damage repair for recovery of critical air force facilities and utility systems following enemy attack or natural disaster
Location: Hurlburt Field, FL
Mission: Provide highly experienced CV-22 Air Commandos to support the 1 SOW mission to rapidly plan, execute and sustain specialized air power to achieve national security objectives anytime, anyplace.
Mission: To train and provide personnel to the Air National Guard weather flights who are capable of providing high quality mission execution weather support to Air Force and Army war fighters, anywhere, any time
Location: Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
Mission: The 114th Space Control Squadron is a 125th Fighter Wing Squadron gained by Air Force Space Command responsible for delivering defensive and offensive counterspace and space situational awareness, as appropriate, to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns.
Location: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
Mission: To provide Unified Commands, Services, Defense Agencies and non-Defense Agencies, tactical communications systems to support United States national security objectives during time of crisis, war and natural disaster recovery