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Welcome to The Mountain Post, Fort Carson, Colorado -
Home of the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron
The 13 ASOS Mission:
Enhance the Joint Warfighter Team by Providing Combat Mission Ready Airmen to Advise, Integrate & Control Air and Space Power in Support of the 4th Infantry Division.
The 13 ASOS Vision:
Develop Mentally, Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually Combat-Ready Airmen while Protecting our Wingman, Strengthening our Families a& Honoring our Heritage
Major Command - ACC
The birth of ACC on 1 June 1992 took place amidst momentous changes within the Air Force and the Department of Defense. A brief ceremony at Langley Air Force Base (AFB) marked the inactivation of TAC and the activation of ACC. The ceremony at Langley signaled the birth of a new major command with a new mission, not just a successor of the former TAC and SAC.
The Air Combat Command was responsible for providing combat-ready forces for deterrence and air combat operations. Upon activation, ACC assumed control of all fighter resources based in the continental United States, all bombers, reconnaissance platforms, battle management resources, and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Furthermore, ACC had some tankers and C-130s in its composite, reconnaissance, and certain other combat wings. One of the most significant changes for ACC resulted from an overhaul of flying training responsibilities. Following its activation, ACC was responsible for aircraft-specific aircrew training, including initial weapon system and continuation training. Since its activation in June 1992, Air Combat Command has found itself in an almost constant state of flux. While on the one hand losing its ICBMs, nearly all its tankers, and a part of its training mission, ACC has gained the combat rescue and theater airlift missions.
At the same time, sweeping changes in our nation's military policy have imposed on ACC not only force structure reductions but a requirement for much greater flexibility than ever before. ACC's forces remain "on call" to perform a variety of missions including support to international peace-keeping operations, to humanitarian needs at home and abroad, and protection of our nation's interests around the globe.
Despite its brief history, ACC has already established a tradition of providing combat-ready forces capable of responding to the challenges of a changing world.
The 13 ASOS falls under the Major Command of Air Combat Command (ACC). Our wing is the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing which is currently at Moody AFB, GA and our group is the 3d Air Support Operations Group which is at Ft Hood AIN, Texas. The 3 ASOG organizes, trains, equips & administers an Air Support Operations Center (ASOC), Tactical Air Control Parties (TACPs)/Battlefield Weather Teams & Staff Weather Operations in support of US Army's III Armored Corps (III Corps). The 3rd ASOG advises the Army three-star Commanding General & senior staff on US & Allied air capabilities & coordinates attack/airlift/reconnaissance air assets in support of the joint battle plan.
The 3 ASOG Unit Mission: Train, deploy, & focus the world’s best combat airpower & integrated weather operations for the joint force commander alongside III Corps or a supported land force commander, anytime, anywhere.