Pope Army Airfield is part of the Fort Bragg garrison — home to roughly one tenth of America's Army. The garrison provides many services to Pope Airmen, many which meet or exceed services typically offered at Air Force bases. This is good news, because Pope has built a great relationship with Fort Bragg over the years and our partnership benefits everyone on our joint team.
The 43d Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG) is willing, able and ready to fulfill our mission at Pope:
* 24/7 operational mission execution
* Persistent Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training
* Pope Airmen support
* Global Response Force readiness
As the lead Air Force tenant unit, the AMOG is responsible for rapid strategic deployment of forces assigned to Joint Special Operations Command and the U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division. The group provides combatant commanders with Airborne Joint Forcible Entry, combat airlift, aerial port, command and control, and other enabling capabilities.
Team Pope consists of several units, including:
Handles everything from issuing ID Cards, making sure computers, phones and internet work, and assuring vehicles are available when needed.
Provides maintenance to all aircraft flying into Pope Field, loads passengers and cargo, and inspects hazardous materials being loaded on aircraft.
Handles all financial aspects of Pope Field.
Doctors, nurses, therapists – MDS handles all Pope Airmen’s medical needs including dental, mental health, optometry and more.
Manages all operations on the flight line. OSS oversees when aircraft will arrive and depart Pope, rigging cargo to be dropped by aircraft and training pilots.
The 18th Air Support Operations Group (ASOG) provides air liaison officers, joint tactical air controllers, tactical air-control party members and battlefield weather Airmen to the Army at 10 locations across the eastern half of the U.S. The 18th ASOG falls under the 93 Air Ground Operations Wing (AGOW) at Moody Air Force Base and consists of the 18th Combat Weather Squadron, 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron, 20th Air Support Operations Squadron and the 818th Operations Support Squadron. The units are spread out among Army bases, so the Airmen can live, work and train with soldiers they support down range.
The 21st Special Tactics Squadron is one of several units under the 24th Special Operations Wing, which is at Hurlburt Field in Florida. The primary mission of the 24 SOW is to provide Special Tactics forces for rapid global employment to enable airpower success. Core capabilities encompass: airfield reconnaissance, assessment, and control; personnel recovery; joint terminal attack control and environmental reconnaissance.
The 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron/Combat Control School is the home of a 13-week course that provides final combat controller qualifications. Training includes physical training, small unit tactics, land navigation, communications, assault zones, demolitions, fire support and field operations including parachuting.
The 724th Special Tactics Group is one of several units under the 24th Special Operations Wing, which is at Hurlburt Field in Florida. The 724th STG provides training and technical assistance in the development of tactics, techniques and procedures to ensure standardization across the Air Force Special Operations Center special tactics community.