17th Training Support Squadron

Mission: Deliver unequaled support to forge world-class joint and coalition fire protection and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance warriors!

Vision: Innovative, combat ready leaders and warriors … success rests on our shoulders!

Organization: The 17th TRSS is part of the 17th Training Group.

The 17th Training Support Squadron provides policy, support and guidance for the 312th Training Squadron, 315th Training Squadron and 316th Training Squadron to meet the training objectives of the 17th Training Group. The 17th TRSS acquires and operates computer networks and systems, manages interactive multi-media instruction development, trains faculty and staff members, delivers training to international military students, provides language and student support for international military students and their families.


The 17th TRSS is the key enabler of the 17th TRG mission. Our philosophy, So Others May Train, ensures that we support our sister squadrons and the group with training, communications and resources. Our mission enables the training squadrons to focus on their individual training missions as we collectively endeavor to Train, Develop, and Inspire Exceptional Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Fire Protection Professionals for America and Her Allies.

The 17th Training Support Squadron is comprised of four flights:


Training Systems Flight - TSC

The Training Systems Flight implements and supports information technology governance and management activities to ensure the effective and efficient acquisition, integration, security and utilization of IT resources to support intelligence, firefighting and technical applications training. TSC provides oversight and governance to ensure secure, reliable, IT services across multiple networks of multiple classifications in support of the 17th TRG, utilizing select industry standards and best practices.


Faculty and Staff Development Flight - TSF

The Faculty and Staff Development Flight trains instructors, instructor supervisors, training developers and other personnel (military, civilians and contractors) from all 17 TRG squadrons and sister services. TSF is the point of contact for multiple 17 TRG programs, including the AETC Master Instructor Program, Instructional Systems Development Certification, Student Transcript Administration and Records System-Faculty Data, and the Civilian Employee Training Program.

Resources Flight - TSR

The Resources Flight serves as an extension of the group staff and is charged with management and oversight of group-wide operational and functional areas dealing with resources. TSR provides management analysis across a broad spectrum of resourcing avenues, including financial management, contractor oversight, facilities, manpower, equipment, programming and training innovation. TSR provides exceptional support, management and coordination, on some level, to nearly every 17th TRG project.


Training Technology Flight - TSU

The Training Technology Flight develops, deploys, and maintains interactive multimedia course ware to support Headquarters Air Force, AETC and 17th TRG training requirements thereby ensuring quality, standardization and maximum reuse of advanced media training products. The flight is composed of the Instructional Programmer Team, the Interactive Multimedia Instruction Development Team and the Integration Team.

Student Success

The Student Success program introduces students to the skills needed to navigate the GAFB active learning environment and provides an opportunity to practice these skills. The program, the student's first experience with formalized mentorship, instills a commitment to continuous growth and develops resilience serving the student both in the training environment and beyond. The program employs student success coaches, a cadre of peer-mentors taken from the student population and provided in-depth training on the academic and wellness topics taught during orientation. Additionally, NCO, SNCO, and officer mentors from the Basic Instructor Course are provided an opportunity to leverage their individual experiences to create a ‘mentoring toolbox’ they can use to guide students toward both academic and career success.