116th Air Control Wing Fact Sheet

Provide mission ready Airmen to meet State and National objectives.

The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS, is a manned airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform. Its primary mission is to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance over to support attack operations and targeting over land and water that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces.
Robins AFB is the sole location of the E-8C JSTARS flying operation


Economic impact to Georgia: ~ $195M
Approximately 1,400 ‘Total Force’ Airmen
Composition: Drill Status Guardsmen, Active Guard Reserve, Title 32 Technician (Civil Service),
Title 9 Civilian
Units: 116th Operations Group, 116th Maintenance Group, 116th Mission Support Group, 116th
Medical Group, 202d Engineering Installation Squadron, 283d Combat Communications Squadron,
139th Intelligence Squadron

TOTAL FORCE (116th ACW, 461st ACW, Army JSTARS)
461st Air Control Wing provides Active Duty Airmen to the JSTARS mission
Army JSTARS provides mostly Active Duty Army personnel to the JSTARS mission

“Citizen Airmen” Domestic Operations...always on mission

Medical Homeland Response: Doctors, Surgeons, Physicians Assistants, Nurses,
EMT/Medics, Biological Environmental Engineers, Public Health
Civil Engineering: Emergency Management, Route Clearance Packages, Explosive
Ordnance Disposal
Services: Mobile Kitchen, Personnel Management, Mortuary Affairs
Security: Trained in Air Base Ground Defense, Law Enforcement, Asset Protection Perimeter Security
Logistics: Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration

Joint Army/ Air missions providing trained and disciplined forces
Counterdrug Task Force Program: partners with local, state, and federal law
enforcement agencies
Youth ChalleNGe Academy: Provides “at-risk” youth academic training
State partnership program with the countries of Argentina and Georgia; improving international security and building partnership capability.

116th Air Control Wing Facts/Accomplishments
- 21 Outstanding Unit Awards: Most in the U.S. Air Force
- Nearly 120,000 combat flight hours since 9/11
- 15 years of continuous combat deployments
- 5.9 billion dollar, low density high demand fleet of aircraft supports 65% of U.S. DoD Moving Target Indicator requirements
- Serving six combatant commands globally
- Providing U.S. Pacific Command strategic coverage across one million square kilometers performing reconnaissance operations

Public Affairs Contacts/Website/Social Media
116th ACW Public Affairs
Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 31098
Website: http://www.116acw.ang.af.mil/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/116acw/
Twitter: @116acw
Instagram: @116acw
YouTube: 116acw
Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
116ACW/ (478) 201-1243, 4309