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Air Force Reserve Command (USAF)
Lineage. Established as Air Force Reserve, and activated as a separate operating agency, on 21 Jun 1968. Organized on 1 Aug 1968. Status changed from separate operating agency to direct reporting unit on 1 Jul 1978. Returned to separate operating agency status on 1 May 1983. Status changed from separate operating agency to field operating agency on 5 Feb 1991. Redesignated Air Force Reserve Command and status changed from a field operating agency to a major command of the United States Air Force on 17 Feb 1997.
Assignments. United States Air Force, 1 Aug 1968-.
Major Components. Air Forces: Fourth (Reserve) (later, Fourth): 8 Oct 1976-. Tenth (Reserve) (later, Tenth): 8 Oct 1976-. Fourteenth (Reserve) (later, Fourteenth): 8 Oct 1976-1 Jul 1993. Twenty-Second: 1 Jul 1993-. Regions: First Air Force Reserve: 1 Aug 1968-31 Dec 1969. Third Air Force Reserve: 1 Aug 1968-31 Dec 1969. Fourth Air Force Reserve: 1 Aug 1968-31 Dec 1969. Fifth Air Force Reserve: 1 Aug 1968-31 Dec 1969. Sixth Air Force Reserve: 1 Aug 1968-31 Dec 1969. Central Air Force Reserve: 31 Dec 1969-8 Oct 1976. Eastern Air Force Reserve: 31 Dec 1969-8 Oct 1976. Western Air Force Reserve: 31 Dec 1969-8 Oct 1976. Group: Individual Mobilization Augmentee Readiness Management: 1 Apr 2005-. Center: Air Reserve Personnel: 1 Jul 1978-1 May 1983; 15 Sep 1997-. Service: Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting: 1 Oct 1994-. Band: 581 (later, Command Band of the Air Force Reserve; Band of the Air Force Reserve; Band of the USAF Reserve), 1 Aug 1968-.
Stations. Robins AFB, GA, 1 Aug 1968-.
Operations. The Air Force Reserve was created as a separate operating agency (SOA) and replaced a major command — Continental Air Command — which inactivated in Aug 1968. Because of the large number of organizations under its control, Air Force Reserve became the largest of the separate operating agencies and was the largest of the direct reporting units before returning to SOA status. In 1991, its status changed to a field operating agency and in 1997 it was elevated to major command status. AFRC’s mission included all aspects of Air Force operations — fighter, bomber, airlift, aerial refueling, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, space operations, flying training, and aerial firefighting. The command provided support and disaster relief in the U.S., supported national counterdrug operations, and administered the USAF’s individual mobilization augmentee program. As an integral part of the Air Force’s Total Force, provided units to participate in all conflicts and contingency operations, which included Vietnam, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. None.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Oct 1976-30 Sep 1978; 1 Oct 1984-30 Sep 1986; 1 Oct 1987-30 Sep 1989; 1 Oct 1990-30 Sep 1992; 1 Oct 1992-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1999; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005.
Emblem. Approved for Continental Air Command on 27 Jul 1959 and adopted by Air Force Reserve Command on c. 3 Dec 1968.