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192nd Medical Group
The 192nd Medical Group mission is to provide a healthy and mission ready force to train and prepare for state disaster and federal wartime medical taskings while promoting and monitoring the health, fitness, and wellbeing of all members of the Virginia Air National Guard.
192nd Maintenance Group
The 192nd Maintenance Group mission is to provide combat-ready personnel and aircraft maintenance in support of the 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard. The 192nd MXG strives to maintain the highest degree of readiness in order to deliver combat-focused maintenance to the F-22 Raptor mission upon mobilization.
192nd Mission Support Group
The mission of the 192nd Mission Support Group is to provide three combat-ready squadrons supporting federal and state missions with civil engineering, supply, security, services, contracting, personnel, communications and logistics plans support. The group’s multifaceted skills increases readiness and successfully prepares expeditionary combat members for success. They directly support the Virginia Air National Guard’s most important resources, the Airmen.
192nd Operations Group
The 192nd Operations Group, the Air National Guard’s premier and most diverse operations group, directly supports the United Sates Air Force’s mission in the air, space and cyber domains. The 192nd OG aims to be and stay the world’s premier air dominance, operations support, intelligence, cyberspace operations and weather organization.
192nd Fighter Wing
The 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, mission is to provide a fully-trained organization of volunteer-Airmen dedicated to protect and defend the vital interests of the nation, state and community. The wing provides combat-ready personnel and equipment to support United States’ national security objectives in a federal capacity; protects life and property and preserves peace, order and safety in a state capacity; and participates in local, state and national programs that add value to the U.S. in a community capacity.
MissionThe F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.FeaturesA combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot's situational awareness. In the air-to-air configuration the Raptor carries six AIM-120 AMRAAMs and two AIM-9 Sidewinders.The F-22 has a significant capability to attack surface targets. In the air-to-ground configuration the aircraft can carry two 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munitions internally and will use on-board avionics for navigation and weapons delivery support. In the future air-to-ground capability will
Mission The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Air Education and Training Command is the primary user of the T-38 for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training. Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration also use the T-38A in various roles.FeaturesThe T-38 has swept wings, a streamlined fuselage and tricycle landing gear with a steerable nose wheel. Two independent hydraulic systems power the ailerons, rudder and other flight control surfaces. Critical aircraft components are waist high and can be easily reached by maintenance crews.The T-38C incorporates a "glass cockpit" with integrated avionics displays, head-up display and an electronic "no drop bomb" scoring system. The AT-38B has a gun sight and practice bomb dispenser.The T-38 needs as little as 2,300 feet (695.2 meters) of runway to take off and can climb from sea level to nearly 30,000 feet (9,068 meters) in one minute. T-38s modified by the propulsion modernization program have approximately 19 percent more thrust, reducing takeoff distance by 9 percent.The instructor and student sit in tandem on rocket-powered ejection seats in a pressurized, air-conditioned cockpit.BackgroundAir Education and Training Command uses the T-38C to prepare pilots for front-line fighter and bomber