5th Combat Communications Group

5th Combat Communications Group


The 5 CCG is an Air Force Space Command unit reporting to 24th Air Force at Lackland AFB, TX.  The group's two combat communications mission squadrons and one support squadron deploy in support of joint task force, combatant command, and Air Force flying wing operations and exercises. The 5 CCG also serves in an advisory capacity for two Air National Guard combat communications groups and Air Force Reserve Combat Communications squadrons with more than 2,500 people in subordinate squadrons located throughout the United States.

The 5th Combat Communications Group has been based at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., since its activation on 1 July, 1964. Originally called the 5th "Mobile" Communications Group it is still affectionately referred to as the 5th Mob. Today, the unit has over 500 combat-ready Airmen and can be a self-supporting combat unit. The group's Airmen operate complex networks, switches, and base-level communications equipment delivering critical voice and high speed data communications to operational users while providing its own site security, electrical power, and vehicle maintenance.

Extend tactical cyberspace capabilities at the speed of need for the Joint Force and the Nation.


Approximately 500 military, civilian, and professional contractors assigned to deploy and extend tactical capabilities anywhere in the world.


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The 5 CCG is comprised of three flights: 5th Combat Communications Support Squadron (5 CBCSS), 51st Combat Communications Squadron (51 CBCS), and 52nd Combat Communications Squadron (52 CBCS).  The 5 CCG is the only active duty group in the Total Force and takes the lead in modernization, training, and standardization for the Total Force Combat Communications community.


The 5 CBCSS houses the capabilities to train and equip 5 CCG’s two mission squadrons.  The 5 CBCSS has its own supply system to include an armory capable of fully equipping deploying communications teams.  Additionally, the training flight offers technical communications courses and an AETC certified Combat Readiness School.

The 51 CBCS’s primary capability is the large communications package (LCP) designed to support an expeditionary unit of up to 3000 personnel.  Additionally, the 51 CBCS supports the US Secret Service with communications personnel and expertise. The squadron also boasts the Hammer Adaptive Communications Element (HACE); a rapidly deployable, highly specialized team capable of responding to incidents within three hours of notification.
The 52 CBCS’s medium communications package (MCP) is a scaled down version of the LCP offering more flexibility in deployment as well as a smaller footprint upon setup.  The MCP is capable of supporting smaller deployed units of up to 400 personnel.  The 52 CBCS also owns the Rapid Access Package (RAP) capable of deploying within three hours of notification.    

5th MOB... Let's Go!

CAO March 2017