The 1st Operations Group directs the training and employment of two F-22 air dominance squadrons and an operations support squadron. The group's flying squadrons maintain the F-22 air superiority fighter aircraft.
The group is responsible for 300 people, $3 billion in resources, and more than 18,000 flight hours annually.
In addition to carrying out local training requirements, the group deploys personnel and equipment on a regular basis to support operations worldwide.
The 1 OG's recent awards include the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award from May 1, 1992 to April 30, 1994, the "Operational Squadron of the Year" award (94th Fighter Squadron) for 1994, Air Combat Command nominee for the 1995 Hughes Trophy (27th Fighter Squadron), the Air Combat Command nominee (in conjunction with the 1st Logistics Group) for the 1995 Daedalian Trophy, the 2002 Raytheon Hughes Achievement Award (71st Fighter Squadron), and the 2003 Raytheon Hughes Achievement Award (27th Fighter Squadron). In 2004, the 71st Fighter Squadron represented Air Combat Command in the William Tell Air-to-Air Competition. They won the Top Aircrew team and were also the Profile III winners.
The 1 OG organizations are:
1st Operations Support Squadron
The 1 OSS is responsible for all facets of airfield operations, or ops, air traffic control, weather, aircrew life support and training, intelligence analysis and support, weapons and tactics training, 1 FW battle staff operations, airspace scheduling, range ops and wing flying hour program for three fighter squadrons.
27th Fighter Squadron
The 27 FS is the oldest fighter squadron in the Air Force. As one of three fighter squadrons of the 1 FW, the 27 FS is tasked to provide air superiority for United States or allied forces by engaging and destroying enemy forces, equipment, defenses or installations for global deployment. The unit is equipped with the F-22 Raptor, the new air-dominance fighter.
94th Fighter Squadron
The 94 FS is the second oldest fighter squadron in America's history. The 94 FS is tasked to provide air superiority for the United States or allied forces by engaging and destroying enemy forces, equipment, defenses or installations for global deployment as part of the 1 FW.
71st Fighter Training Squadron
The 71st Fighter Squadron, also known as the Ironmen, is one of four flying squadrons assigned to the 1st Operations Group, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron is responsible for providing formal air dominance training for F-22 pilots and preparing them for assignments in the combat Air Force.
F-22 Raptor Demo Team
Along with the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team showcases modern day fighter jets flying in formation with World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era aircraft, performing precision aerial maneuvers that demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's premier fighter aircraft.
7th Fighter Training Squadron
The 7th Fighter Training Squadron, known as the Screamin' Demons, is one of four flying squadrons assigned to the 1st Operations Group, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron's mission is to provide professional T-38 adversary air support to enhance F-22 combat capability.
(Current as of July 2022)