ELEVENTH AIR FORCE

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   3.0 inch-77mm

 

ELEVENTH AIR FORCE (PACAF)

Lineage. Established as Alaskan Air Force on 28 Dec 1941. Activated on 15 Jan 1942. Redesignated: 11 Air Force on 5 Feb 1942; Eleventh Air Force on 18 Sep 1942; Alaskan Air Command on 18 Dec 1945; Eleventh Air Force on 9 Aug 1990.

Assignments. Alaskan Defense Command (later, Alaskan Department), 15 Jan 1942; Headquarters United States Air Force, 15 Nov 1947; Pacific Air Forces, 9 Aug 1990-.

Major Components. Commands. XI Air Force Service: 11 Aug 1942-25 Oct 1944. XI Bomber: 19 Mar 1943-31 Mar 1944. 11 Interceptor (later, 11 Fighter; XI Fighter): 15 Mar 1942-31 Mar 1944.

Divisions: 10 Air: 1 Nov 1950-27 Apr 1951; 27 Apr-20 Jul 1951; 1 Nov 1952-25 Aug 1960. 11 Air: 1 Nov 1950-27 Apr 1951; 27 Apr-20 Jul 1951; 8 Apr 1953-25 Aug 1960.

Stations. Elmendorf Fld, Alaska, 15 Jan 1942; Adak, Alaska, 10 Aug 1943; Elmendorf Fld (later, Elmendorf AFB), Alaska, 1 Oct 1946-.

Operations. Primary air command element in the offensive that drove the Japanese from the Aleutians, attacked the enemy in the Kuril Islands, and served as part of the defense force for Alaska. From the 1950s through the 1980s, served as the primary air command for the Alaskan theater, expanded and maintained key air defenses through extensive air control and early warning systems, and commanded interceptor forces responsible for countering Soviet bomber threats. With the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s, the command shifted its emphasis to maintaining proficient combat forces and conducting operational training.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Aleutian Islands.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 15 Jul 1985-14 Jul 1987. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Nov 2005-31 Oct 2007.

Emblem. Approved on 13 Aug 1943; revised on 4 Jun 1990.