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57th Adversary Tactics Group

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Active  2005–present
Type  Aggressor Training
Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Nellis Air Force Base
57th Adversary Tactics Group
Branch  United States Air Force

The 57th Adversary Tactics Group (57 ATG) is the flying component of the 57th Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Air Combat Command. The group is stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.



The 57th ATG was formed on 1 July 2005 with the objective of consolidating all Aggressor activities under one organization to provide the Combat Air Forces with the opportunity to train against a realistic, fully integrated threat array during large- and small-scale exercises such as Red Flag – Nellis, Red Flag – Alaska, Maple Flag, Green Flag and dissimilar air combat training deployments.

The official USAF Aggressor program was born in 1972 as a response to the poor aerial combat performance of U.S. Air Force aircrews in Vietnam. The Aggressors' charter remains to this day to improve combat performance through realistic, challenging training and education. They accomplish this as the USAF's professional adversaries, flying F-15 and F-16 aircraft for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, USAF Weapons School syllabus support, priority test mission support and road shows that visit various units throughout the CAF.


Established in July 2005, the 57th ATG (tail code: WA) consists of Aggressor squadrons that replicate adversary threat tactics while training combat air forces aircrews.

  • 64th Aggressor Squadron
  • 65th Aggressor Squadron
  • 527th Space Aggressor Squadron
  • 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron
  • 177th Information Aggressor Squadron
  • 57th Information Aggressor Squadron
  • 507th Air Defense Aggressor Squadron
  • 547th Intelligence Squadron
  • History

    See Also 4477th Tactical Evaluation Flight

    Replaced the Aggressor flying components of the 57th Operations Group, placing them all under a single organization. Has trained combat aircrews in adversary threat tactics since its inception.


  • Established as 57th Adversary Tactics Group on 31 Aug 2005
  • Activated on 15 Sep 2005.


  • 57th Wing, 15 Sep 2005-Present
  • Components

  • 64th Aggressor Squadron: 15 Sep 2005-Present
  • 65th Aggressor Squadron: 15 Sep 2005-Present
  • 527th Space Aggressor Squadron: 14 Apr 2006-Present
  • 547th Intelligence Squadron, 15 Sep 2005-Present
  • 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron, 15 Sep 2005-Present
  • Stations

  • Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Sep 2005-Present
  • Aircraft

  • F-15 Eagle, 2005-Present
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon, 2006-Present
  • References

    57th Adversary Tactics Group Wikipedia

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