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Pope Army Airfield is part of the Fort Bragg garrison — home to roughly one tenth of America's Army. The garrison provides a vast array of services to Pope Airmen, many of which meet or exceed services typically offered at Air Force bases. Team Pope has built a great relationship with Fort Bragg over the years and our partnership benefits everyone within the joint community.
The lead Air Force tenant unit on Pope Army Airfield is the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG), and its mission statement is, "Project the Force, Support the Force, and Train the Force".
The 43 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 operations, command and control, and other enabling capabilities.
Altogether, Team Pope consists of several units including:
The 43 AMS loads, launches, and recovers warfighting partners by delivering mobility objectives safely, by the book, and at the speed of war. Their scope includes providing maintenance to all aircraft flying into the airfield, loading passengers and cargo, inspecting hazardous materials being loaded on aircraft, and all ground transportation and logistics.
The 43 CS trains and sustains joint warfighters by providing and using state-of-the-art communications and develops innovative joint leaders to enhance the operational lethality of tomorrow’s force. Their scope includes network access, information technology equipment, and account management.
The 43 CPTS collects, interprets, and maintains financial information while providing high-caliber customer service and training for tomorrow's warfighter; they strive to protect the financial integrity of the Air Force in a changing regulatory and technological environment. Their scope includes all aspects of military pay and special duty compensation.
The 43 FSS trains and sustains joint warfighters using effective personnel services and develops innovative joint leaders to enhance the operational lethality of tomorrow’s force. Their scope includes all military personnel actions like issuing ID Cards, awards and decorations, and assignments management.
The 43 MDS ensures total medical readiness of Air Force warfighters and provides consistent, trusted care to all assigned military members and their families. Their scope includes all medical needs including primary care, dental, optometry, mental health and more.
The 43 OSS provides unrivaled mission support to joint and mobility warfighters and innovates through persistent presence and teamwork. Their scope includes managing all flight line operations, aircraft scheduling, and rigging airdrop cargo for exercise and real-world events.
The 34 CTS provides tailored joint mobility training to produce combat-ready Airmen and Soldiers. They are the Air Force's premiere joint combat training squadron powered by professionals and fueled by doctrine. Their scope includes defining training objectives for near-peer conflicts, expanding training opportunities, and facilitating large-scale certification events.
The 18 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 18 ASOG falls under the 93 Air Ground Operations Wing 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 21 STS 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 352 SWTS/Combat Control School is the home of a 13-week course that provides final combat controller qualifications. Their course includes physical training, small unit tactics, land navigation, communications, assault zones, demolitions, fire support and field operations including parachuting.
The 724 STG is one of several units under the 24th Special Operations Wing located at Hurlburt Field in Florida. The 724 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.