Aggressor squadron stands up at Nellis

Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski
Air Force Print News

***image1***The Air Force will reactivate the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 12.

a letter to Airmen, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff,
cited the history of the unit as “legendary” and said the aggressors
will “directly contribute to the combat capability of our Airmen.”

65th and other aggressor units will provide realistic adversary
training in air, space and information operations that make us even
better,” General Moseley said. “Their training will keep us innovative
as we fight this global war on terror and defend this great nation in
the face of modern threats and tactics that continue to proliferate.”

“We have to have adversarial training to remain razor sharp,” he said.
unit will stand up with nine F-15C Eagles, and later will be expanded
to a total of 24 fighters. The squadron was last active in 1989 when it
operated F-5E Tiger II aircraft.

Once active, the squadron
will fly alongside the F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 64th Aggressor
Squadron – part of the Air Force’s advanced composite force training

In the letter, the general also said advanced
adversarial training will better prepare Airmen. He also urged people
to “use these opportunities to continually innovate and improve our
tactics, technologies and training.”

“If we do that then we will continue to dominate air, space and cyberspace,” General Moseley said.