Robins AFB set to host USAF E-11A BACN unit

The US Air Force (USAF) has announced plans to establish a Bombardier E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) squadron at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia, which would serve under the 319th Reconnaissance Wing (RW) as a geographically separated unit (GSU).

This proposed plan was announced by the USAF on June 30 and is subject to the air arm receiving Congressional approval to withdraw four examples of its Robins-based Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft from service. If approval is given, this new E-11A unit would operate from the Georgia base as a GSU of the 319th RW, which is based at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. As part of the new revealed plan, the 319th RW will also provide command and control support for the air force’s E-11A fleet.

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