The mission of the 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron is to organize, train and equip Air Force Reserve Command personnel to support Air Combat Command's Operational Test and Evaluation missions for the Combat Air Forces through the 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The 84 TES's vision is to integrate AFRC personnel into the 53 WG to enhance its mission of "perfecting lethality" by providing long-term continuity and credibility. The squadron is manned by highly-experienced aircrew, maintenance, intelligence and communications specialists. While currently planned for an end strength of 56 members, the 84 TES will grow rapidly to support regular Air Force units on Eglin AFB.
On October 15, 1983, the 4484th Test Squadron was activated at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., with assignment to the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Warfare Center. It was reassigned to the 4443rd Test and Evaluation Group at Tyndall AFB on August 1, 1988.
The squadron was re-designated as the 84th Test Squadron on December 1, 1991. On April 15, 1993, the unit was reassigned to the 475th Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall AFB. It was then re-designated as the 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron and reassigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall AFB on November 20, 1998.
The 84 TES was inactivated at Tyndall AFB on April 1, 2001. On July 7, 2008, it was activated at Eglin AFB as an Air Force Reserve unit under the 926th Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
(Current as of August 2008)