• U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command
    Location: Hurlburt Field, FL
    Branch: Air Force
    Established: 1990
    Mission: One of 10 major Air Force commands, AFSOC provides Air Force special
    operations forces for worldwide deployment to regional unified commands. They conduct
    global special operations missions ranging from precision application of firepower, to
    infiltration, exfiltration, resupply and refueling of SOF operational elements. Capabilities
    include airborne radio and television broadcast for psychological operations, as well as
    aviation foreign internal defense instructors to provide other governments military
    expertise for their internal development. The command's special tactics squadrons
    combine combat controllers, special operations weathermen and pararescuemen with
    other service SOF to form joint special operations teams. The command's core missions
    include battlefield air operations; agile combat support; aviation foreign internal defense;
    information operations; precision aerospace fires; psychological operations; specialized air
    mobility; specialized refueling; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
    Units: 23rd Air Force; 1st Special Operations Wing; 919th Special Operations Wing;
    352nd Special Operations Group; 353rd Special Operations Group; 720th Special Tactics
    Group; 18th Flight Test Squadron
    Contact: AFSOC/Public Affairs, 229 Cody Ave., Suite 103, Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
    Phone: 850.884.5515

  • U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
    Location: Stennis Space Center, MS
    Branch: Navy
    Mission: The command, a third echelon operational command reporting to the Fleet
    Forces Command, was established to collect, interpret and apply global meteorological
    and oceanographic data and information for safety at sea, strategic and tactical warfare
    and weapons system design, development and deployment. The Naval Oceanographic
    Office at Stennis, a subordinate activity, has civilian, military and contract personnel
    responsible for providing oceanographic products and services to all elements within the
    Department of Defense. It acquires and analyzes global ocean and littoral data to provide
    specialized, operationally significant products and services for war fighters and civilian,
    national and international customers. It uses airborne, surface and subsurface platforms
    deployed worldwide, remote-sensing satellites and seaborne buoys.
    Major subordinate activities: Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS;
    Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Monterey, CA; Naval
    Observatory, Washington, D.C.; Naval Oceanography Operations Command, Stennis
    Space Center, MS; Commander, Undersea Surveillance/Integrated Undersea Surveillance
    System, Virginia Beach, Va.; Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional
    Development Center, Gulfport, MS
    Contact: Public Affairs Office, 1100 Balch Boulevard, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
    Phone: 228.688.4384

  • U.S. Naval Training and Education Command
    Location: Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL
    Branch: Navy
    Mission: The Naval Training and Education Command is responsible for the education
    and training of Navy personnel. It oversees a network of worldwide training activities and
    programs, including those aboard ships. It's one of the largest shore commands in the
    Navy.
    Major subordinate activities: Naval Education Training Professional Development
    Technology Center, Pensacola, Fla.; Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.;
    Naval Personnel Development Command, Norfolk, Va.; Naval War College, Newport, R.
    I.; and Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
    Contact: Public Affairs Officer, NETC, 250 Dallas Street, Pensacola, FL 32508-5220
    Phone: 850.452.4858

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