Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, located at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., ensures its three numbered air forces, one space wing, 33 flying wings, 12 flying groups 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.
An Air Force Reserve lieutenant general in active-duty status commands AFRC. In addition to being the AFRC commander, she is also the chief of Air Force Reserve with offices in the Pentagon. She serves as principal adviser on Reserve matters to the Air Force chief of staff.
There are approximately 1,420 people stationed at Headquarters AFRC. The staff incorporates a mix of Regular Air Force members, Air Force reservists serving in different duty statuses and civil service employees to perform the mission. This combination includes 51 percent civilian employees, 10 percent active-duty personnel, 19 percent Active Guard Reserve members, 8 percent traditional reservists, 8 percent air reserve technicians, and 4 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.
AFRC became the ninth major command of the Air Force, Feb. 17, 1997. It came about 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.
(As of January 2017)