412th Test Wing

The 412th Test Wing (412 TW) is the host wing for Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. — the 2nd largest base in the Air Force.

The wing oversees base day-to-day operations and provides support for over 10,000 military, federal civilian and contract personnel assigned to a 481-square mile installation.

The 412 TW plans, conducts, analyzes, and reports on all flight and ground testing of aircraft, weapons systems, software and components as well as modeling and simulation for the U.S. Air Force. There are three core components for this mission: flying operations, maintenance and engineering.

The 412 TW operates under the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), which operates under the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) as described below. 

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC)


Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is a major command created July 1, 1992. The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides the acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war.

There are six AFMC's Centers carrying its six core missions:

 01 Test and Evaluation | Air Force Test Center | Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.📌 see below

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) conducts developmental and follow-on testing and evaluation of manned and unmanned aircraft and related avionics, flight-control, munitions, and weapon systems. It has flight-tested every aircraft in the Army Air Force's and the Air Force's inventory since World War II. AFTC also operates the Air Force Test Pilot School where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators, and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions.

 02 Sustainment and Logistics Air Force Sustainment Center | Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

The mission of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) is to provide sustainment and logistics readiness to deliver combat power for America. The center provides globally integrated, agile logistics and sustainment to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support.

 03 Life Cycle Management Air Force Life Cycle Management Center | Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) mission is to deliver affordable and sustainable war-winning capabilities to U.S. and international partners, on time, on cost, anywhere, anytime from cradle to grave. AFLCMC is the single center responsible for total life cycle management of all aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic systems. AFLCMC's workforce of more than 26,000 is located at over 60 locations across the globe — from Peterson AFB, to Oslo, Norway.

 04 Discovery and Development Air Force Research Laboratory | Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the Department of the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development and integration of warfighting technologies in air, space and cyber for the U.S. Air and Space Forces. AFRL leverages a diverse science and technology portfolio that ranges from fundamental and advanced research to advanced technology development. The lab also provides a wide range of technical services to joint acquisition, logistics, aerospace medicine and operational warfighting communities.

 05 Nuclear Materiel Management​ Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center | Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC), established March 31, 2006, is the nuclear-focused center within AFMC synchronizing all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of the AFMC commander in direct support of Air Force Global Strike Command. Headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, the center has about 1,800 personnel assigned at 17 locations worldwide and consists of five major execution directorates: Air Delivered Capabilities; Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Systems; Minuteman III Systems; Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Integration; and Nuclear Technology and Integration. It also has several functional directorates and its commander is dual-hatted as the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems.

 06 Installation and Mission Support Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center 

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) serves as the single intermediate-level headquarters responsible for providing installation and mission support capabilities to 83 Air Force and Space Force installations, eight major commands and two direct reporting units. The AFIMSC cross-functional team provides globally integrated management, resourcing and combat support operations for Airman and family services, base communications, chaplain programs, civil engineering, contracting, logistics readiness, public affairs, security forces and financial management. The center manages an annual budget of approximately $10 billion.

Air Force Test Center (AFTC)


There are three major installations under the Air Force Test Center (AFTC):

 01 412th Test Wing | Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. 📌 see below

The 412th Test Wing (412 TW) performs test and evaluation on aircraft and systems and influences weapon systems design to make sure they meet operational warfighting, combat support or training requirements. The 412 TW also operates the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.

 02 Arnold Engineering and Development Complex | Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

Arnold Engineering and Development Complex scientists and engineers perform ground tests, engineering analysis and technical evaluations for all the U.S. armed forces, other government agencies and commercial aerospace industry on aircraft, missiles and space systems at the conditions they will experience during a mission for research, system development and operational programs.

 03 96th Test Wing | Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

The 96th TW plans, directs and documents test and evaluation of armament, navigation, guidance systems, and command and control systems.

412th Test Wing (412 TW)

 01 412th Civil Engineer Group | 412 TW CE

Asset Management Branch | CEA
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Branch | EOD
Fire Protection Branch | CEF
Operations Branch | CEO
Programs Branch | CEP
Resources Branch | CER
Environmental Management Branch | CEV
Readiness Emergency Management Branch | CEX

 02 412th Electronic Warfare Group | 412 TW EWG

771st Test Squadron | 771 TS 
772nd Test Squadron | 772 TS
Business Division | EWB
Project Development Division | EWP
Range Division | EWR
Site Support Division | EWS

 03 412th Maintenance Group | 412 TW MXG

Quality Assurance Division | MXQ
Maintenance Training Division | MXT
412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron | 412 AMXS
912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron | 912 AMXS
412th Maintenance Squadron | 412 MXS
Plans, Programs, and Operations Division | MXF
Weapons Standardization Division | MXW
412th Logistics Test Squadron | 412 LTS
412th Aircraft Instrumentation Test Squadron | 412 AITS

 04 412th Medical Group | 412 TW MDG

412th Operational Medical Readiness | OMRS
412th Healthcare Operations | HCOS

 06 412th Mission Support Group | 412 TW MSG

412th Force Support Squadron | FSS
Force Development Flight | FSS/FSD
Airman Leadership School (ALS) | FSS/FSDA
Education and Training | FSS/FSDE
412th Security Forces Squadron | SFS
Logistics Readiness Squadron | LRS
412th Communications Squadron | CS
Operations Flight | SCO
Infrastructure | SCOI
Knowledge Management | SCOK
Network Operations | SCOO
Client Services Center | SCOS
Cable/Antenna Systems | SCOW
Wireless Systems | SCOT
Plans and Resources Flight | SCX
CIO Support | SCXO
Plans, Programs, Resources | SCXP
Information Assurance | SCXS
Force Development and Training | SCXX
Special Missions Flight | SCP
Software Sustainment | SCPD
Test Transition | SCPT
Policy and Evaluations | SCQ

 07 412th Operations Group | 412 TW OG

412th Operations Support Squadron | 412 OSS
411th Flight Test Squadron (F-22) | 411 FLTS
412th Flight Test Squadron (Speckled Trout) | 412 FLTS
416th Flight Test Squadron (Global Fighters) | 416 FLTS
419th Flight Test Squadron (Global Bombers) | 419 FLTS
452nd Flight Test Squadron (Global Vigilance) | 452 FLTS
461st Flight Test Squadron (JSF) | 461 FLTS
418th Flight Test Squadron (Global Reach) | 418 FLTS

 08 412th Test Engineering Group 412 TW TENG

773rd Test Squadron | 773 TS
775th Test Squadron | 775 TS
812th Test Support Squadron | 812 TSS
412th Range Squadron | 412 RS
Test Instrumentation Division | ENI

 09 412th Comptroller Squadron 412 TW CPTS

Audits, Blue Book, MCP/SOA, ROS
FME - FM Systems
3AOs - Functional Management 

 10 412th Test Management Division | 412 TW TMG

Project Management | TMGG
Resource, Planning & Analysis | TMGB
Special Projects Branch | TMGS

 11 412th Wing Staff Agencies | 412 TW WSA

Command Post | CP
Protocol Office | CCP
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator | CVK
Equal Opportunity | EO
Financial Management | FM
Chapel | HC
Inspector General | IG
Individual Mobility Augmentee (Flight Test & Installation) | IMA
Information Protection | IP
Staff Judge Advocate Office | JA
AFFTC Museum | MU
Public Affairs | PA
Plans and Programs Office (CAC Required) | XP
Financial Management | FM