The NA 33rd is organized under three Wings: the 26th Air Force, the 6th Carrier Wing, and the 17th Whirling Scourge. Flight operations reinforce the need for coordination between all aircraft in the AO. This is facilitated through live GCI and Strike Command in every mission.
The highest level of command at the NA 33rd consists of the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Staff Officer, Head Drill Instructor, Field Specialist (team is responsible for mission creation and enhancement), Training Specialist, and Public Information Administrator. Drilling down through the Navy, Air Force, and Rotary platoons, promotion opportunities also exist as Platoon Commander, Squadron Lead, and Flight lead. Under the watchful eye of the HDI, a staff of highly-qualified Drill Instructors conduct Basic Badge requirements with new recruits, as well as more Advanced Badge qualifications as needed. Finally, Server Administrator and Technician roles ensure the continued health of the four DCS instances operating under TAW DCS NA batallion. Those folks willing to contribute to a thriving community of DCS enthusiasts will always have ample opportunities at TAW.
Ability to stay calm and collected in stressful situations
The functions of GCI and Strike command are consolidated under the 805th Sentinel squadron. These talented staff are tasked with controlling the air war during all campaign ops. Note: any interested regular member of the NA 33rd is welcome to apply as a controller during mandatory events, regardless of the primary airframe they fly. Combined Arms (paid) or LotAtc (free) are the two tools that the controller has at their disposal to coordinate the war effort.
26th Air Force Platoon
Ready to strike day or night, the 26th Air Force houses all the NA 33rd’s land-based fighters and attack aircraft. Combining a lethal mix of air superiority and close air support, the 26th Air Force is equipped for any conflict in the Caucasus or Persian Gulf.
Ability to land and takeoff from airfields. Use basic weapons. Follow waypoints.
The 73rd Attack Squadron focuses on precision and planned strikes. Nicknamed Gremlins, these pilots clip trees at high speeds with the AJS 37 Viggen. Like a bolt of lightning the Gremlins strike and are gone in a flash. Focusing on entrenched targets, runways and ships the Gremlins bring an extra punch to the fight. When needed, the Gremlins ride the tip of the spear as the eyes of the NA 33rd Battalion with reconnaissance missions.
The Dragons roll in to the AO flying the venerable F-16C Viper. Whether the mission calls for Air to Air or Air to Ground, the Viper gets the job done. As weapons and systems come on line, you can be sure this squadron will become an integral part of the NA 33rd Battalion.
323rd Death Rattlers
The airframe called upon by the Air Force for the most demanding A2A encounters, the F-15C Eagle is the scalpel, the Death Rattlers being the hand that inflicts the damage. Rattlers are stationed at various airfields around the Caucasus and Persian Gulf theatres of operation.
Punishers’ tool of choice for Close Air Support missions is the A-10C Warthog. Under the protection of the CAP flights, the Punishers support rotary mission objectives by raining down terror with their massive weapons loadouts, as well as the ‘brrrrrrrrttt’.
6th Carrier Wing Platoon
The Mission of the Naval Air Wing is to proficiently operate strike fighters based on the Carrier, providing a high degree of theatre wide mobility and increasing the striking distance of the NA 33rd. The Air Wing enables defense of the fleet through CAP, long range intercepts, and anti-ship strikes to ensure unimpeded freedom of navigation of ships and aircraft in ocean and coastal areas. The Wing is capable of conducting strikes on strategic and tactical targets deep into enemy territory while providing its own escort and SEAD flights and will also stay proficient in supporting CAS requirements. Our mandate is that the entire Navy team works together towards this common goal, and at the end of the mission we all safely return to the ship together.”
You MUST own the DCS Supercarrier module to fly with the Navy.
You have a desire to learn and become proficient at all weather day and night carrier recoveries, following Case 1, 2, and 3 procedures.
Ability to land and takeoff from airfields. Use basic weapons. Follow waypoints.
The pre-eminent carrier interceptor, the Tomcat’s main role is Combat Air Patrol, however their A2G avionics and considerable bomb-carrying capabilities make them a suitable platform for ground attacks as well.
VFA-135 Black Knights
Given the Hornet’s broad array of loadable armament, the squadron’s current duties include performing the roles of CAP, SEAD, and Strike. The Black Knights are exclusively based on CVN-74 John C. Stennis, operating from wherever conflict may arise.
Marine Detachment (Under the 6th Carrier Wing)
The Marine Detachment focuses exclusively on air to ground tasking, including co-operating on CAS roles with Rotary and A-10s, providing AFAC, and also performing DEAD of SHORADS and LORADS. They also train to strike heavily defended targets and perform long-range vehicle interdiction. Their hornets and harriers typically deploy from the shore but can also participate in ship-based operations to support the NA 33rds mission’s when needed.
Ability to land and takeoff from airfields or carriers. Use basic weapons. Follow waypoints.
VMFA 251 Thunderbolts
The newest squadron to the NA 33rd, the Thunderbolts utilize the powerful and the versatile F/A-18C Hornet. With their precision guided air to ground munitions and highly capable air to air arms, these air craft have a massive inventory of destruction to rain down on the enemy.
VMA 103 Outlaws
The highly versatile Harrier is the Marines primary striker air craft, capable of using a wide range of Air to Ground Munitions. Whether from high or low, near or far, land or sea, the AV-8B is a highly capable heavy hitter and will wreak havoc on the battlefield.
17th Whirling Scourge Platoon
The rotary platoon in service for the NA 33rd. 17th Whirling Scourge is deployed on a variety of tasks including: scouting and target designation, close air support, SEAD, combat search and rescue, and logistics. If you think that runways are for the weak, like to defy physics and beat the air into submission, then this is the platoon for you.
Must understand basics of helicopter aerodynamics and have a desire to learn and increase proficiency in your selected air frame.
5th Black Rooks
The Black Rooks, the 5th Squadron under the DCS NA 33rd TFW Battalion are the Jack-Of-All-Trades in the 17th Rotary Platoon – the Whirling Scourge. The ultimate support platform, their Mi-24 Hinds can be relied upon to provide any escort, close air support or attack complement which the other Rotary squadrons require.
The two-person crews of this deadly, well-armored gunship train to confidently perform any job which the mission requires. Using high-speed, low-altitude runs and wolfpack tactics, the squadron can make quick work of nearly any enemy ground unit. Our knowledgeable operators can teach you the ropes of this powerful rotary wing aircraft, and the skills required to be effective at any of the broad variety of tasks it can fulfill.
3rd Hell’s Archers
The 3rd Hell’s Archers are a rotary, combat, support squadron, that operates the Bell UH-1H Huey assigned to 17th Whirling Scourge rotary Platoon, within the North American (NA) 33rd DCS TFW.
If you have ever dreamed of flying military helicopters in combat lift support missions, then the Hell’s Archers are for you!
The Hell’s Archers mission is to keep the “buses a coming” in order to support the front lines by supplying troops , transporting troops, equipment relocations and drop offs. Special combat missions to include Special Teams insertion/extraction, strategic positioning of weapon, and camp emplacements, and Combat Air Support (CAS). These are but a few of the many different rolls the Hell’s Archers play in order to support the mission.
9th Ghost Riders
Ka-50 Black Shark
The 9th Rotary Squadron, nicknamed GHOST RIDERS, is a squadron of KA-50 Sharks under the Rotary Platoon, part of the DCS NA 33rd TFW Battalion. The Ghost Riders are sniper strike units, using their range and skills to fly in cover.
The Black Shark is the McClaren F1 of helicopters – single seat, built for speed, dedicated attack helicopter role, with fancy computerized flight assistance and autopilots.
We train specialized missions every week to prepare for mandatories – ranging from border patrol, escort, CAS, anti-helicopter operations, night time special ops, joint exercises with Hells Archers, and more! We provide heavy Combat Air Support (CAS) to the mission, as well as specialized tasks such as: JTAC for A-10C, SEAD, Anti-Ship warfare, Utility Specialist, and more!
The leadership of Ghost Riders are very knowledgeable in the airframe and will teach you everything you need to know about the Black Sharks ins and outs.