United States Air Force Service Centers





From: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/usaf/haf.htm

The Headquarters Air Force (HAF) consists of two major entities, created by 10 USC -- the Secretariat and the Air Staff. In addition to the Secretariat and the Air Staff, the SECAF may establish other organizational entities which report to the HAF (e.g., Field Operating Agencies (FOAs), Direct Reporting Units (DRUs)).

Headquarters Air Force (HAF) assists the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) in conducting the affairs of the Department of the Air Force to fulfill the Departmentís functions, duties, and responsibilities set forth in Title 10 of the United States Code (10 USC) and relevant Department of Defense (DoD) issuances. The HAF develops policies, plans, and programs, establishes requirements, and provides resources to support the Air Forceís mission to defend the United States and protect its interests through the use of air and space power.

The HAF is an integrated staff comprised of the offices of the Secretariat and the Air Staff. Generally, there will be no duplication of functions within HAF organizations, however the Secretariat will retain oversight and control of matters within their respective areas of responsibility. Those organizations having complementary responsibilities will avoid redundancy to the maximum extent possible.




From: http://www.afmc.af.mil/units/index.asp

Air Force Materiel Command develops, acquires and sustains the aerospace power needed to defend the United States and its interests for today and tomorrow. This is accomplished through management, research, acquisition, development, testing and maintenance of existing and future weapons systems and their components. Below are links to center headquarters and host wing units.





From: http://www.afrc.af.mil/


Air Force Reserve Command, with headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. , became the ninth major command of the Air Force on Feb. 17, 1997, as a result of Title XII - Reserve Forces Revitalization -- in Public Law 104-201, the National Defense Act of Fiscal year 1997. Prior to this act, the Air Force Reserve was a field operating agency of the Air Force, established on April 14, 1948.





From: http://www.afsoc.af.mil/


AFSOC is America's specialized air power. It provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified commands. AFSOC's core tasks have been grouped into four mission areas: forward presence and engagement, information operations precision employment and strike, and special operations forces mobility.





From: http://www.afspc.af.mil/


Air Force Space Command, created Sept. 1, 1982, is a major command headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. AFSPC defends North America through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations - vital force elements in projecting global reach and global power.





From: http://www.amc.af.mil/


Air Mobility Command



A new era in air power history began on 1 June 1992 when the Military Airlift Command and the Strategic Air Command were inactivated and the Air Mobility Command (AMC) formed from elements of these two historic organizations. AMC melded a worldwide airlift system with a tanker force that had been freed from its strategic commitments by the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Air Mobility Command, born out of the biggest reorganization of the Air Force since its establishment as a separate service, has undergone considerable change since it's establishment. Focusing on its core mission of strategic air mobility, the command divested itself of infrastructure and forces not directly related to global reach. AMC relinquished ownership of Hurlburt Field, Florida; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; Altus AFB, Oklahoma; Lajes AB, Azores; Little Rock AFB, Arkansas; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Grissom AFB, Indiana; and Norton AFB, California. The Air Rescue Service, intratheater aeromedical airlift forces based overseas, and much of the operational support airlift fleet have been transferred to other commands. But the KC-10s and most of the KC-135s initially assigned to ACC were transferred to AMC, along with Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota ; McConnell AFB, Kansas ; and Fairchild AFB, Washington .

As an Air Force major command, AMC trains, organizes, and provides operationally ready forces to the unified commanders. The NAFs play a vital role in AMC's overall ability to accomplish this important service function. Both 15th and 21st Air Force aid AMC in unit evaluation, assessment, communications, customer service, and force management. The NAFs help focus their units on readiness and performance. As liaisons, the NAFs voice the concerns of their units reporting information vital to continuous improvement and support of customers. In an advocacy role, the NAFs reinforce the command's goals, acting as a conduit to transmit command policy, guidelines, and instructions. By training and evaluating their units to established standards, both 15th and 21st Air Force ensure that AMC organic forces -- active and ARC -- are ready to perform their assigned missions."




From: http://www.afdw.af.mil/


Air Force District of Washington

Located at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) brings air, space and cyberspace capabilities to the joint team protecting the nation's capital, and supports local personnel and those serving worldwide. As a direct reporting unit with major command responsibilities, AFDW provides headquarters support to the 11th Wing located at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., and to the 316th Wing, 844th Communications Group and 79th Medical Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.



AFOTEC - Kirtland AFB, NM


From: http://www.afotec.af.mil/






From: http://www.acc.af.mil/


Air Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America's warfighting commands. To support global implementation of national security strategy, ACC operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management and electronic-combat aircraft. It also provides command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and conducts global information operations.





From: http://www.usafe.af.mil/


United States Air Forces in Europe


As the air component for U.S. European Command, USAFE directs air operations in a theater spanning three continents, covering more than eight million square miles, containing 51 independent states and possessing one-eighth of the world's population and about one-fourth of the world's Gross Domestic Product.





From: http://www.aetc.af.mil/


Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, was established July 1, 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University. AETC's role makes it the first command to touch the life of almost every Air Force member.





From: http://www.pacaf.af.mil/


Pacific Air Force


PACAF's primary mission is to provide ready air and space power to promote U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region during peacetime, through crisis and in war.

The command's vision is to be the most respected air warrior team employing the full spectrum of air and space power, with our Asia-Pacific partners, to ensure peace and advance freedom.

PACAF's area of responsibility extends from the west coast of the United States to the east coast of Africa and from the Arctic to the Antarctic, more than 100 million square miles. The area is home to nearly two billion people who live in 44 countries. PACAF maintains a forward presence to help ensure stability in the region.





From: http://www.usafa.af.mil/


Air Force Academy





From: http://www.afaa.af.mil/


Provide all levels of Air Force management with independent, objective, and quality audit services that include: Reviewing and promoting economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of operations; Evaluating programs and activities and assisting management in achieving intended results; Assessing and improving Air Force fiduciary stewardship and the accuracy of financial reporting.





From: http://www.afcee.af.mil/


AFCEE offers our customers ready access to a multi-billion dollar total contract capacity with a number of the nation's most capable contractors. From remedial study and design to full service remediation, AFCEE covers the spectrum of your environmental cleanup and construction management needs.


The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE), through its Technology Transfer Program, offers an information avenue to help its customers traverse the myriad of choices for applying existing and innovative technologies in the fields of environmental restoration and pollution prevention.


The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment with headquarters at San Antonio, Texas, is a field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer. The Center provides Air Force leaders with the comprehensive expertise they need to protect, preserve, restore, develop and sustain our nation's environmental and installation resources.

Provide Air Force leaders the comprehensive and diverse expertise needed to support the warfighter by protecting, preserving, restoring, developing, and sustaining the nation's environmental and installation resources.





From: http://www.afnic.af.mil/


Air Force Integration Center


Directs the integration of systems onto the Air Force network to achieve integrated and interoperable Air Force concepts of operation capabilities.
Provides seamless connectivity for the command and control of air and space forces. Drives innovative information superiority solutions for Air Force warfighters by generating progressive standards, architectures, and force structure policies and guidance.

Advocates Air Force-wide communications and information planning, resourcing, testing, training, implementation, and sustainment.


Air Force officials launch Atlas V carrying X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle  





From: http://www.afhra.af.mil/


Air Force Historical Research Agency

The Air Force Historical Research Agency is the repository for Air Force historical documents. The Agency's collection, begun in Washington, DC, during World War II, moved in 1949 to Maxwell Air Force Base, the site of Air University , to provide research facilities for professional military education students, the faculty, visiting scholars, and the general public. It consists today of over 70,000,000 pages devoted to the history of the service, and represents the world's largest and most valuable organized collection of documents on US military aviation.





From: http://www.afisr.af.mil/


Welcome to the official site of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas . This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the Air Force ISR Agency and Air Force headquarters public affairs offices.


Mission:  Organize, train, equip and present assigned forces and capabilities to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for combatant commanders and the nation. Implement and oversee execution of Air Force Intelligence Directorate policy and guidance to expand Air Force ISR capabilities to meet current and future challenges.

Vision:  Advocate and develop competencies vital to sustaining full-spectrum air, space and cyberspace ISR capabilities for the warfighter and the nation.





From: http://www.osi.andrews.af.mil/


Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. AFOSI is headquartered at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland , but has units in 221 places globally -- both on Air Force bases and in strategically important locations around the globe. This site is provided as a public service by the AFOSI Public Affairs Office.


AFOSI has five command priorities, they are:

∑ Develop and retain a force capable of meeting Air Force needs

∑ Detect and provide early warning of worldwide threats to the Air Force

∑ Identify and resolve crime that threatens Air Force readiness or good order and discipline

∑ Combat threats to information systems and technologies

∑ Detect and defeat fraud impacting force acquisitions and base-level capabilities


AFOSI investigates a wide variety of serious offenses - espionage, terrorism, crimes against property, violence against people, larceny, computer hacking, acquisition fraud, drug use and distribution, financial misdeeds, military desertion, corruption of the contracting process, and any other illegal activity that undermines the mission of the U.S. Air Force or the Department of Defense.

AFOSI units are located at most Air Force bases wordwide. If you need to contact AFOSI, either to provide a tip or share a concern, consult your base phone book or call your base operator for the telephone number of your base's AFOSI unit. If you do not have a base telephone book and don't know the number to the base operator, call toll free 1-877-246-1453 for the phone number of the AFOSI unit nearest you.

Or if you prefer, send us an e-mail by clicking here: Crimebuster tips.





From: http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/


The Directorate of Personnel Services develops guidance, procedures and training for active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian personnel directly supporting Air Force programs. It provides timely and accurate implementation for more than 200 personnel programs Air Force-wide to include recruitment, accessions, retraining, evaluations, education and training, promotions, awards and decorations, duty status, reenlistments, separations, retirements, entitlements and benefits, retiree services and the Air Force Disability Program. The directorate exercises centralized authority for planning and executing all military and civilian personnel management programs supporting Personnel Service Delivery Transformation initiatives





From: https://www.usafservices.com/


This site is intended for the use of DoD personnel only. Do not reproduce or distribute the content of this site to a wider audience without coordination with the information owner, your unit legal and public affairs offices.





From: http://www.afisr.af.mil/units/aftac/index.asp


Air Force Technical Applications Center

The Air Force Technical Applications Center, with headquarters at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. , performs nuclear treaty monitoring and nuclear event detection. AFTAC provides national authorities quality technical measurements to monitor nuclear treaty compliance and develops advanced proliferation monitoring technologies to preserve America 's security.





From: http://www.ang.af.mil/


When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.





From: http://www.afsc.af.mil/


Air Force Safety Command



Air Force officials release Predator accident report  Posted 2/2/2010





From: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2008/02/mil-080229-afpn05.htm

USCENTAF to become USAFCENT with redesignation

2/29/2008 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces will be renamed U.S. Air Forces Central in a March 3 ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base.

The official date of the change is March 1 as and Lt. Gen. Gary L. North, the USAFCENT and 9th Air Force commander, will preside over the ceremony in Hangar 1,200 at 9:09 a.m here.

The ceremony will include the inactivation of the 609th Air Intelligence Group, 609th Air Intelligence Squadron, 609th Combat Operations Squadron, 609th Combat Plans Squadron, 609th Air Support Squadron and the 609th Information Operations Flight. Also during the ceremony, the redesignation and assumption of command of the 609th Air Operations Group to the 609th Air Operations Center, which forms the core of the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, and the 609th Air Operations Center, Det. 1 will take place. In addition, Det. 5, U.S. Air Forces Central will activate and there will be an assumption of command.

This redesignation effort marks the implementation of the chief of staff of the Air Force's direction to establish an Air Force component organization that is structured to operate and train every day in its wartime configuration. Warfighting organizations are being stood up around the globe to enhance the operational level support, planning, command, control, and execution of air, space and information operations capabilities across the full range of military operations.

USAFCENT is responsible for air operations, either unilaterally or in concert with coalition partners, and developing contingency plans in support of national objectives for USCENTCOM's 27-nation area of responsibility in Southwest Asia.




From: http://www.afisr.af.mil/units/nasic/index.asp


National Air & Space Intelligence Center

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center, with headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the primary Defense Department producer of foreign aerospace intelligence. NASIC develops its products by analyzing all available data on foreign aerospace forces and weapons systems to determine performance characteristics, capabilities, vulnerabilities and intentions. The center's assessments are also an important factor in shaping national security and defense policies. As the DoD expert on foreign aerospace system capabilities, the center historically has also been involved in supporting American weapons treaty negotiations and verification.





From: http://www.afgsc.af.mil/


Develop and provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations ... 

-- Safe
-- Secure 
-- Effective 

to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders.