423d Training Squadron

The 423d Training Squadron is aligned under the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The mission of the 423d TRS is to train and educate professional expeditionary Airmen and enable warfighters to operate effectively in multiple environments.

This is accomplished with a unique blend of world-class instructors and support personnel who train and educate Air Force forces and Joint partners at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School and at locations around the globe.

The 423d TRS "Spartans" use both in-residence and on-line instruction to deliver 56 courses that cover topics on force protection, intelligence, logistics readiness, maintenance, air transportation, aviation resource management, air mobility operations, contingency load planning and equipment preparation, expeditionary leadership, master resilience training, and air advising. Collectively, the 423d TRS graduates over 30,400 students annually in the ranks of Airman through Flag Officer, representing Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Civilian Personnel.

The 423d TRS fosters a culture that is consistently on the cutting edge of classroom enhancement and academic support, allowing the unit to quickly adapt its course content to keep up with changes in lessons learned and new Air Force missions. The squadron has a robust blended learning strategy that uses web-based training, simulations, and mobile learning device applications to raise the level of student interaction and offers instant feedback to ensure students can apply new material from recent instruction. This blueprint allows the 423d TRS to lead the Air Force charge to constantly improve the quality of education and training for our combat Airmen. The squadron's motto "Scientia Est Potentia" is the Latin translation for "Knowledge is Power".

The 423d TRS was originally constituted as the USAF Mobility Operations School at the USAF Expeditionary Center on November 7, 2003 and then activated on December 1, 2003. It was later re-designated as the 423d TRS on December 01, 2021.