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342nd Training Squadron

342d Training Squadron

Mission Statement
The 342d Training Squadron is the home of all Air Force Battlefield Airman (BA) entry-level training for Pararescue (PJ), Combat Control (CCT), Special Operations Weather (SOWT), and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). Its subordinate detachments and operating locations supply BA career field training to airmen and officers. Additionally, unit members are assigned to Army installations as instructors for joint courses attended by Air Force personnel. The squadron also conducts two courses located at Camp Bullis: the Basic Combat Convoy Course (BC3) and Combat Airman Skills Training (CAST). These are pre-deployment courses that prepare Airmen to conduct missions in Overseas Contingency Operations.
Geographically Separated Units
Det 1 Kirtland AFB NM Pararescue/Combat Rescue Officer School
Det 2 NSA Panama City FL Air Force Combat Dive Course
Det 3 Hurlburt Field FL Tactical Air Control Party/ Career Air Liaison Officer School
OL A Camp Bullis TX Expeditionary Skills Training (BC3, CAST)
OL B Fort Benning GA Basic Airborne, Jumpmaster, Ranger School, Pathfinder
OL C Pope AFB NC Combat Control/Special Tactics Officer, Special
Operations Weather School, AF Jumpmaster
OL D Yuma Proving Grounds AZ US Army Military Freefall School
Grow our replacements; get them ready to thrive in an uncertain environment.

Established as 3270th Technical Training Group, and activated, on 30 Apr 1976. Redesignated: 3270th Technical Training Squadron on 1 Feb 1992; 342d Technical Training Squadron on 15 Sep 1992; 342d Training Squadron on 1 Apr 1994.

On a disc Vert, A torch Or enflamed Gules, grasped by a gauntlet Agent (Silver Gray), detailed with a compass star of the same, and between six lighting bolts of the second radiating to dexter and sinister, all within a narrow border Blue. Attached above the disc, a Green scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "EXERCEO PRELIATORS BELLOR" in Blue letters. Attached below the disc, a Green scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "342D TRAINING SQ" in Blue letters. Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The green background symbolizes the wisdom and the mission of ground and air to ground combat skills training. The lightning bolts represent the abilities of the squadron in the execution of the mission in six major Air Force specialties. The torch represents knowledge and training. The gauntlet symbolizes combat power through worldwide deployment. Approved on 24 May 2005.

Officers:  16
Enlisted: 206
Civilian: 49

Point of Contact
342d Training Squadron
950 Voyager Drive
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas 78236
DSN: 473-1819
COMM: (210) 671-1819