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Japan Air Self Defence Force Order of Battle

Major units of the ASDF are the Air Defense Command, Flight Support Command, Flying Training Command, Air Developing and Proving Command, and Air Matériel Command. The Flight Support Command is responsible for direct support of operational forces in rescue, transportation, control, weather monitoring, and inspection. The Flying Training Command is responsible for basic flying and technical training. The Air Developing and Proving Command, in addition to overseeing equipment research and development, is also responsible for research and development in such areas as flight medicine. The Air Defense Command has northern, central, and western regional headquarters located at Misawa, Iruma, and Kasuga, respectively, and the Southwestern Composite Air Division based at Naha on Okinawa. All four regional headquarters control surface-to-air missile units of both the ASDF and the GSDF located in their respective areas.

Japan Air Self Defence Force

Chief of Staff, ASDF
Air Staff Office
Air Defense Command
Airborne Early Warning GroupMisawa
Tactical Reconnaissance GroupHyakuri
Northern Air Defense Force
Headquarters, Northern Air Defense Force Misawa
2nd Air WingChitose
3rd Air WingMisawa
Northern Aircraft Control & Warning WingMisawa
3rd Air Defense Missile GroupChitose
6th Air Defense Missile GroupMisawa
1st Base Air Defense GroupChitose
Central Air Defense Force
Headquarters, Central Air Defense ForceIruma
6th Air WingKomatsu
7th Air WingHyakuri
Central Aircraft Control & Warning WingIruma
1st Air Defense Missile GroupIruma
4th Air Defense Missile GroupGifu
Western Air Defense Force
Headquarters, Western Air Defense ForceKasuga
5th Air WingNyutabaru
8th Air WingTsuiki
Western Aircraft Control & Warning WingKasuga
2nd Air Defense Missile GroupKasuga
Southwestern Composite Air Division
Headquarters, Southwestern Composite Air DivisionNaha
83rd Air WingNaha
Southwestern Aircraft Control and Warning WingNaha
5th Air Defense Missile GroupNaha
Air Support Command
Headquarters, Air Support CommandFuchu
Air Rescue WingIruma
1st Tactical Airlift GroupKomaki
2nd Tactical Airlift GroupIruma
3rd Tactical Airlift GroupMiho
Air Traffic Control Service GroupIruma
Air Weather Service GroupFuchu
Flight Check SquadronIruma
Special Airlift GroupChitose
Air Training Command
1st Air WingHamamatsu
4th Air WingMatsushima
11th Flying Training WingShizuhama
12th Flying Training WingHofu-Kita
13th Flying Training WingAshiya
Air Basic Training WingHofu-Minami
Air Training Aids GroupHamamatsu
Air Officer Candidate SchoolNara
1st Technical SchoolHamamatsu
2nd Technical SchoolHamamatsu
3rd Technical SchoolAshiya
4th Technical SchoolKumagaya
5th Technical SchoolKomaki
Air Development and Test Command
Headqurters,Air Development and Test CommandIruma
Air Development and Test WingGifu
Electronics Development and Test GroupIruma
Aeromedical LaboratoryTachikawa
Other units and organizations
Air Staff CollegeMeguro
Air Material Command HeadquartersJujou
1st Air DepotKisarazu
2nd Air DepotGifu
3rd Air DepotIruma
4th Air DepotIruma
Misawa SDF HospitalMisawa
Gifu SDF HospitalGifu
Naha SDF HospitalNaha

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