"To provide Citizen Airmen to defend the United States and protect its interest through air and space power"
The Air Force Reserve is an integral and essential part of our country's presence in air and space. As a Federal force, the Air Force Reserve contributes daily to the Air Force mission and is actively involved in Air Force operations around the world. On any given day, it is not uncommon for thousands of Reservists to be on duty at locations throughout the world. About half of them directly support ongoing contingencies.
The primary charge of the Air Force Reserve is readiness, providing the nation's leaders with Air Force Reserve units and people who are trained and ready for duty at a moment's notice. Seemingly simple on the surface, this is a task of significant proportions.
Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, located at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., ensures its three numbered air forces, 36 wings and other subordinate units are prepared to accomplish their Total Force missions. The command supervises the unit-training program, provides logistics support and ensures combat readiness.
A Reserve lieutenant general in active duty status commands AFRC, and is located at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In additional to being the AFRC commander, he is also the Chief of the Air Force Reserve who serves as principal adviser on Reserve matters to the Air Force chief of staff. At Robins AFB, a major general serves as AFRC's vice commander and a brigadier general serves as the assistant vice commander.
There are 1,085 people stationed at Headquarters AFRC. The staff incorporates a mix of active duty Air Force members, Air Force reservists on extended active duty, air reserve technicians and civil service employees to perform the mission. This combination includes 50 percent civilian employees, 19 percent active duty personnel, 13 percent Active Guard Reserve members, 9 percent traditional reservists, 8 percent Air Reserve Technicians, and 1 percent Individual Mobilization Augmentees. They provide the headquarters with active duty Air Force experience, reservist perspective and civil service continuity.
Also collocated with the Headquarters AFRC is the 951st Reserve Support Squadron, The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, the AFRC Recruiting Squadron and the Readiness Management Group.
The headquarters staff and AFRC members assigned to Robins Air Force Base account for an economic impact of more than $108 million.
AFRC became the ninth major command of the Air Force, Feb. 17, 1997, as a result of Title XII - Reserve Forces Revitalization - in Public Law 104-201, the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 1997. Previously, the Air Force Reserve was an Air Force field-operating agency established April 14, 1948. The headquarters was established Aug. 1, 1968, replacing the discontinued Continental Air Command as the Reserve field command.
Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
255 Richard Ray Blvd. Ste. 137
Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098
Air Force Reserve Command has 36 flying wings and three associate flying groups that are equipped with their own aircraft or share aircraft with an active duty unit. One space group shares the satellite control mission with the active air force and other agencies. Additionally, there are more than 620 mission support units in AFRC, equipped and trained to provide a wide range of services, including medical and aeromedical evacuation, aerial port, civil engineering, security force, intelligence, communications, mobility support, maintenance, transportation operations and many others.
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