The Second Air Force mission is to produce the world's best trained, combat ready forces! To carry out this mission, Second Air Force manages all operational aspects of nearly 2,700 active training courses taught to approximately 150,000 students annually in technical training, basic military training, initial skills training, advanced technical training and distance learning courses. Training operations across Second Air Force range from intelligence to computer operations to space and missile operations and maintenance.
Courses are primarily taught at four resident training wings - Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Goodfellow, Lackland and Sheppard Air Force Bases, Texas; and a training group located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and a network of 92 field training units around the world. Second Air Force also oversees all United States Air Force Airmen throughout the Joint Expeditionary Tasking/Individual Augmentee training pipeline at Army training sites across the country and provides a 24-hour, 7-day operations center for pre- and post-deployment support.
Headquarters Second Air Force accomplishes its mission through the work in four main divisions: Technical Training Operations, Mission Support, Joint Expeditionary Training, and Staff Judge Advocate.