53rd Weapons Evaluation Group [53rd WEG]
The 53d Weapons Evaluation Group, located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is comprised of four squadrons and one Detachment: the 81st Test Support Squadron, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron, located at Tyndall; the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, located at Eglin; and Det. 1, 82nd ATS, located at Holloman AFB, NM.
The Group conducts the USAF Air-to-Air Weapon System Evaluation Program, known as Combat Archer (COMACC Plan 85), and the USAF Air-to-Ground Weapon System Evaluation Program, known as Combat Hammer (COMACC Plan 90).
It also supports Weapons Instructor Course air-to-air formal training syllabi under COMACC Plan 92. Unit personnel provide all USAF aerial target support for DoD users in the Gulf Ranges and full scale targets for Title 10 testing at White Sands Missile Range, Holloman, NM.
The Group also plans, manages, and executes the USAF air-to-air weapons meet known as William Tell.
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