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AIR COMBAT COMMAND (USAF)

Posted 6/5/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Established, and activated, as Air Combat Command on 1 Jun 1992.

Assignments. Headquarters, United States Air Force, 1 Jun 1992-.

Major Components. Air Forces: First Air Force (later, First Air Force [ANG]; First Air Force [Air Forces Northern]): 1 Jun 1992-. Second Air Force: 1 Jun 1992-1 Jul 1993. Eighth Air Force (later, Eighth Air Force [Air Forces Strategic]): 1 Jun 1992-1 Feb 2010. Ninth Air Force (later, Ninth Air Force [Air Forces Central]; United States Air Forces Central Command): 1 Jun 1992-. Ninth Air Force: 5 Aug 2009-. Twelfth Air Force (later, Twelfth Air Force [Air Forces Southern]): 1 Jun 1992-. Twentieth Air Force: 1 Jun 1992-1 Jul 1993.
Centers: Air & Space Expeditionary Force Center: 1 Oct 2002-29 Aug 2006. Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (later, Air Force Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Center (see Agencies below): 29 Jul 1997-30 Apr 2002. Air Force Contingency Supply Support Office (later, Air Force Contingency Supply Squadron; ACC Regional Supply Squadron; Combat Air Forces Logistics Support Center): 12 Jun 1992-1 Jul 1994; 1 Dec 1998-1 Apr 2008. Air Warfare (later, USAF Warfare) Center: 1 Jun 1992-. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management Integration Center, 16 Sep 1999-. Air Force Command and Control Integration Center, 15 Jun 2010-. Air Force Targeting Center, 7 Dec 2009-.
Command: United States Air Forces Central Command, 5 Aug 2009-.
Agencies: Air and Space Command and Control Agency (later, Aerospace Command and Control Agency; Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center; Air Force Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center): 29 Jul 1997-30 Apr 2002. Air Intelligence Agency: 1 Feb 2001-8 Jun 2007.
Groups: Air Combat Command (ACC) Communications Group (later, Air Combat Command Communications Support Squadron): 1 Jun 1992-. Air Combat Command (ACC) Logistics Support Group: 1 Jul 1994-16 Sep 1999.
Squadrons: Air Combat Command Air Operations Squadron: 1 Jun 1994-. Air Combat Command Training Support: 1 Jul 1994-.
 
Stations. Langley AFB, VA, 1 Jun 1992-.

Commanders. Gen John Michael Loh, 1 Jun 1992; Gen Joseph W. Ralston, 23 Jun 1995; Lt Gen Brett M. Dula (acting), 28 Feb 1996; Gen Richard E. Hawley, 5 Apr 1996; Gen Ralph E. Eberhart, 11 Jun 1999; Gen John P. Jumper, 8 Feb 2000; Lt Gen Donald G. Cook (acting), 25 Aug 2001; Gen Hal M. Hornburg, 14 Nov 2001; Lt Gen Bruce A Wright (acting), 17 Nov 2004; Lt Gen William M. Fraser III (acting); 3 Feb 2005; Gen Ronald E. Keys, 27 May 2005; Gen John D. W. Corley, 2 Oct 2007; Gen William M. Fraser III, 10 Sep 2009; Gen Gilmary M. Hostage III, 13 Sep 2011 -.

Operations. HQ USAF established Air Combat Command to integrate most of the combat resources of Strategic Air Command and Tactical Air Command into a single command, able to support and implement joint missions. The new organization assumed control of all fighter resources based in the continental United States (CONUS), as well as all bombers, reconnaissance platforms, battle management resources, and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Additionally, some tankers and C-130s were assigned to ACC, primarily to its composite and reconnaissance wings. The Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) mission transferred to the command from Air Mobility Command (AMC) in Feb 1993. In another mission change, ACC transferred responsibility for the operational control of the ICBMs to the Air Force Space Command and F-15 and F-16 flying training resources to the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) in Jul 1993. Later in Oct 1993, CONUS C-130 airlift forces transferred into ACC while the command's tanker resources transferred to AMC. The C-130 forces returned to AMC in Apr 1997. The CSAR mission transferred to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in Oct 2003 only to return to ACC in Apr 2006. Air Combat Command also served as the Air Force component of the United States Atlantic Command (later, United States Joint Forces Command).

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Sep 1992-31 Aug 1994; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jan 2009-31 Dec 2010.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through May 2012.

Commanders and Operations through May 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 Sep 2006.

Emblem. Approved for Tactical Air Command on 6 Nov 1952 and adopted by Air Combat Command on 1 Jun 1992. Newest rendition approved on 16 Sep 2011.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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