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United States Department of the Air Force

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The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is one of the three Military Departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America. The Department of the Air Force was formed on September 18, 1947, per the National Security Act of 1947 and it includes all elements and units of the United States Air Force (USAF).

Department of the Air Force
(DAF)
Seal of the United States Department of the Air Force.svg
Seal of the U.S. Department of the Air Force
Agency overview
Formed September 18, 1947; 71 years ago (1947-09-18)
Preceding agency
Jurisdiction United States Air Force
Headquarters The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Employees 330,159 Regular Air Force
151,360 Civilians
68,872 Air Force Reserve
94,753 Air National Guard
Annual budget $169.7 billion
(2019 Base Budget)
Agency executives
Parent agency U.S. Department of Defense
Website www.af.mil

The Department of the Air Force is headed by the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/OS), a civilian, who has the authority to conduct all of its affairs, subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of the Air Force's principal deputy is the Under Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/US). Their senior staff assistants in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force are four Assistant Secretaries for Acquisition, Financial Management & Comptroller, Installations, Environment & Logistics, Manpower & Reserve Affairs and a General Counsel. The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who is the senior uniformed adviser to the Secretary, represents the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads the Air Staff and is assisted in the latter capacity by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

By direction of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force assigns Air Force units – apart from those units performing duties enumerated in 10 U.S.C. § 8013 unless otherwise directed – to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands. Only the Secretary of Defense (and the President) has the authority to approve transfer of forces between Combatant Commands.

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Organizational structureEdit

See Structure of the United States armed forces

Headquarters Air Force[1]Edit

  Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

  The Air Staff

Major CommandsEdit

Shield Name Acronym Headquarters Location
  Air Combat Command ACC Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  First Air Force 1 AF Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida
  Ninth Air Force 9 AF Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  Twelfth Air Force 12 AF Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona
  Twenty-Fifth Air Force 25 AF Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
  United States Air Force Warfare Center USAFWC Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
  Air Force Command and Control Integration Center AFC2IC Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
  Air Education and Training Command AETC Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
  Second Air Force 2 AF Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi
  Nineteenth Air Force 19 AF Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
  Air Force Recruiting Service AFRS Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
  Air University AU Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama
  Wilford Hall Medical Center WHMC Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
  Air Force Global Strike Command AFGSC Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
  Eighth Air Force 8 AF Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
  Twentieth Air Force 20 AF Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  Air Force Materiel Command AFMC Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center AFLCMC Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  Air Force Flight Test Center AFFTC Edwards Air Force Base, Palmdale, California
  Air Force Global Logistics Support Center AFGLSA Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois
  Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center AFNWC Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  Air Force Security Assistance Center AFSAC Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  Air Armament Center AAC Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  Arnold Engineering Development Center AEDC Arnold Air Force Base, Manchester, Tennessee
  Electronic Systems Center ESC Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
  Air Force Reserve Command AFRC Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
  Fourth Air Force 4 AF March Air Reserve Base, Southern California
  Tenth Air Force 10 AF Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
  Twenty-Second Air Force 22 AF Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
  Air Reserve Personnel Center ARPC Denver, Colorado
  Air Force Space Command AFSPC Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  Fourteenth Air Force 14 AF Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California
  Twenty-Fourth Air Force 24 AF Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
  Space and Missile Systems Center SMC Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California
  Space Innovation and Development Center SIDC Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
  Air Force Network Integration Center AFNIC Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
  Air Force Special Operations Command AFSOC Hurlburt Field, Florida
  Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center AFSOAWC Hurlburt Field, Florida
  Air Mobility Command AMC Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois
  Eighteenth Air Force 18 AF Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois
  United States Air Force Expeditionary Center AFEC Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  United States Air Forces in Europe USAFE Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  Third Air Force 3 AF Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  Pacific Air Forces PACAF Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
  Fifth Air Force 5 AF Yokota Air Base, Japan
  Seventh Air Force 7 AF Osan Air Base, South Korea
  Eleventh Air Force 11 AF Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska

Direct Reporting UnitsEdit

The Air Force has a very limited number of Direct Reporting Units:

Shield Name Acronym Headquarters Location
  Air Force District of Washington AFDW Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Maryland
  Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center AFOTEC Kirtland Air Force Base New Mexico
  United States Air Force Academy USAFA United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

Field Operating AgenciesEdit

Field Operating Agencies (FOA) perform field activities beyond the scope of any of the Major Commands. Their activities are specialized or associated with an Air Force wide mission, and their heads report directly to a functional manager in either the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force or the Air Staff.

Shield Name Acronym Headquarters Location
  Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation AFAMS Orlando, Florida
  Air Force Audit Agency AFAA Washington, D.C.
  Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment AFCEE Port San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency AFCESA Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
  Air Force Cost Analysis Agency AFCAA Arlington, Virginia
  Air Force Flight Standards Agency AFFSA Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  Air Force Frequency Management Agency[2] AFFMA Alexandria, Virginia
  Air Force Historical Research Agency AFHRA Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama
  Air Force Inspection Agency AFIA Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
  Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency AFISRA Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  Air Force Legal Operations Agency AFLOA Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia
  Air Force Logistics Management Agency AFLMA Gunter Annex, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama
  Air Force Manpower Agency AFMA[3] Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
  Air Force Medical Operations Agency AFMOA Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  Air Force Medical Support Agency AFMSA Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia
  Air Force Network Integration Center AFNIC Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
  Air Force Office of Special Investigations AFOSI Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
  Air Force Personnel Center AFPC [4] Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
  Air Force Personnel Operations Agency AFPOA Washington, D.C.
  Air Force Public Affairs Agency AFPAA San Antonio, Texas
  Air Force Real Property Agency AFRPA Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  Air Force Review Boards Agency AFRBA Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
  Air Force Safety Center AFSC Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
  Air Force Security Forces Center AFSFC Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  Air Force Services Agency AFSVA San Antonio, Texas
  Air Force Weather Agency AFWA Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Air Force Senior Leaders". Retrieved on 14 December 2017
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2006-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2003-06-24. Retrieved 2003-06-24. 

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