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347th Rescue Wing Det. 1 [347th RQW Det. 1]

The 347th RQW, Detachment 1, is a unit of the 347th Rescue Wing located at Moody AFB, GA.

The unit's mission in central Florida is widespread with the Command Element and the main Deployed Unit Complex (DUC) located at MacDill AFB, Florida, and a second DUC located at the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR), Operating Location Alpha (OL-A), located approximately 100 miles east-southeast.

The mission of 347th RQW, Detachment 1, Operations Group is to manage special use airspace and scheduling assets; provide access to extensive, diversified and convenient training airspace and ranges with unique training capabilities for military ground training at APAFR; provide and maintain a DUC including operations and maintenance facilities, aircraft parking.

The mission of the DUC's in Central Florida is widespread with the Commanding ramp, Aerospace Ground Equipment, vehicle support and munitions storage and access capability for deployed flying units; manage special use airspace and scheduling assets; provide access to extensive, diversified and convenient training airspace and ranges with unique training capabilities for military ground training at APAFR; provide and maintain operations and maintenance facilities, aircraft parking ramp, Aerospace Ground Equipment, vehicle support and munitions storage; Provide and maintain six range target complexes and safety buffer zones; provide and maintain six range target complexes and safety buffer zones; provide and maintain a facility complex for deployed ground training units; provide and maintain a restricted use airfield complex; and to provide, maintain and protect a storage facility in support of the East Coast Consolidated Mobility Bag Control Center.

In addition, APAFR provides a variety of air-to-ground targets in support of air and ground operations, and supports a large natural resource program covering over 106,110 acres within the range complex, as well as fish and wildlife and grazing programs.



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