The 350th Training Squadron, a new training unit, has been created to enhance the selection and training of elite battlefield airmen such as Pararescuemen, Special Operations Weather Team Specialists, and Combat Controllers. According to the U.S. Air Force the new unit will change the way battlefield airmen navigate through their training,

For the first time in its history, the Air Force on June 2 activated a unit solely dedicated to train the service’s ground component at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

“Our mission at the Battlefield Airmen Training Group is to select, train and mentor Airmen for global combat operations,” said Col. Ronald Stenger, the group’s inaugural commander and special tactics officer. “We will breed quiet professionals, infused with a warrior ethos and fueled by scholarship and innovation.”

Members of the group will consolidate and streamline training for the Air Force‘s conventional and special operations ground forces. These ground forces include combat controllers, pararescuemen, special operations weathermen and tactical air control party Airmen.