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Posted 12/7/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
Air Force Reserve Command Emblem
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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-.

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-. 8600 Air Force Reserve Command Support (later, 952 Reserve Support Squadron; Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center): 1 Feb 1991-. 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-. Squadrons: 2400 Reserve Advisor (later, 2400 Reserve Readiness and Mobility; 951 Reserve Support): 1 Dec 1972-. 953 Reserve Support: 1 Jul 1997-1 Oct 2011. 954 Reserve Support Flight (later, 954 Reserve Support Squadron): 15 Dec 1997-1 Oct 2011.
Stations. Robins AFB, GA, 1 Aug 1968-.

Commanders. Maj Gen Rollin B. Moore Jr., 1 Aug 1968; Brig Gen Alfred Verhulst (acting), 27 Jan 1972; Maj Gen Homer I. Lewis, 16 Mar 1972; Maj Gen William Lyon, 16 Apr 1975; Maj Gen Richard Bodycombe, 17 Apr 1979; Maj Gen Sloan R. Gill, 1 Nov 1982; Maj Gen Roger P. Scheer, 1 Nov 1986; Maj Gen John J. Closner III, 1 Nov 1990; Maj Gen Robert A. McIntosh, 1 Nov 1994; Maj Gen David R. Smith (acting), 9 Jun 1998; Lt Gen James E. Sherrard III, 25 Sep 1998; Maj Gen J. J. Batbie Jr., (acting), 1 Jun 2004; Lt Gen John A. Bradley, 24 Jun 2004; Lt Gen Charles E. Stenner Jr., 24 Jun 2008; Lt Gen James F. Jackson, 30 Jul 2012-.

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, Persian Gulf, 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; 1 Oct 2008-31 Dec 2009.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 19 Nov 2012.

Commanders and Operations through 19 Nov 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared on 15 Jul 2008.

Emblem. Approved for Continental Air Command on 27 Jul 1959 and adopted by Air Force Reserve Command on c. 3 Dec 1968.

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.

Reviewed by Patsy Robertson.

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