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NUCLEAR WEAPONS TRAINING GROUP, PACIFIC
Nuclear Weapons Training Group, Pacific is an outgrowth of the early
Special Weapons Unit Pacific (SWUPAC) which was established by the Chief
of Naval Operations under. Commander Naval Air Force, Pacific, in June
1953. Personnel were drawn from
Special Weapons Units, then located at Sandia Base, Albuquerque, New
Mexico. These units provided technically trained teams temporarily to
aircraft carriers which had a nuclear weapons delivery posture. By 1958,
sufficient commands in the Pacific fleet had developed nuclear weapon
capabilities necessitating assignment of teams as a permanent part of the
ships' company. In June of that year, this command was reorganized as the
Nuclear Weapons Training Center Pacific, with a mission to conduct
training for both officer and enlisted personnel of Pacific Fleet units.
With this expansion to provide training for all type commanders of the
fleet, a logical step was to establish this organization under the
Training Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet. On 15 September 1970, Nuclear
Weapons Training Center Pacific was disestablished and the command was
reestablished as Nuclear Weapons Training Group, Pacific.
has a military staff of 48 officers, 103 enlisted personnel, including two
officers and six enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps, and 16
civilian employees. We provide nuclear weapons orientation, employment
planning, and technical training for about 4,200 officer and enlisted
personnel each year, in 36 courses varying from one to 61 days in length.
NUWPNTRAGRUPAC is the only activity in CINCPACFLT offering courses in
Nuclear Strike Warfare and Employment of Conventional Weapons.
NUWPNTRAGRUPAC provides mobile training for various weapon systems aboard
ship, and Team Training on the only shore installed ASROC System for
operational training in the U.S. Navy.
addition to training in all phases of Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Warfare and
Employment of Conventional Weapons, a large percentage of NUWPNTRAGRUPAC's
effort is devoted to inspections. Our Technical Inspectors, who conduct
Navy Technical Proficiency Inspections and Navy Weapons Acceptance
Inspections in support of the requirements of CINCPACFLT and the type
commanders, ensure the highest state of readiness in our Navy Nuclear
by Allen Autrey March 2003:
August 25, 2014
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