Field operating agencies: field operating agencies are subdivisions that carry out activities under the operational control of a headquarters Air Force functional manager. (Organization).Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation The United States Air Force established the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) in June 1996. Its mission is to coordinate the growing requirement for modeling and simulation across the Air Force. , Orlando, Fla.: Supports development and use of the joint synthetic battlespace for training, analysis, acquisition, test and evaluation, experimentation and operations. Implements Air Force, joint and Department of Defense modeling and simulation policies and standards. Manages, coordinates and integrates major Air Force and joint modeling and simulation programs and initiatives. Promotes and supports modeling and simulation technology improvements and innovation. Manages the Air Force modeling and simulation resource repository and staffs the Air Force modeling and simulation help desk. http://www.afams.af.mil
Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C.: Provides all levels of Air Force management with independent and quality audit services. Produces audit products that evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of Air Force programs and activities. https://vww.afaa.hq.af.mil
Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Brooks City-Base, Texas: Provides a full range of technical and professional environmental and construction management services, including environmental restoration, pollution prevention, environmental compliance, natural and cultural resources conservation, housing/facility design and construction, and comprehensive planning. Manages the Air Force's premier environmental clearinghouse and research service, PRO-ACT, providing real-time online assistance to Air Force personnel. Center of expertise for the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis process as well as for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, medical facility design, construction management and military family housing privatization. Executes and maintains the Air Force Family Housing master plan. Serves as the focal point focal point
See focus. for evaluation, application and transfer of environmental cleanup technologies from the laboratory to the field. Advocates for the Air Force before state, local, regi onal and federal environmental authorities and offers major commands and installations assistance with environmental issues. http://www.afcee.brooks.af.mil
Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency The Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA) is a Field Operating Agency (FOA) of the United States Air Force. The agency manages contracts that provide civil engineer support to help restore and modernize buildings and infrastructure at Air Force bases around the world. , Tyndall AFB AFB
AFB Acid-fast bacillus, also 1. Aflatoxin B 2. Aorto-femoral bypass , Fla.: Maximizes base civil engineers' capabilities in base and contingency operations by providing the best tools, practices, and professional and technical engineering and technical support worldwide. Provides products and services in readiness, training, vehicles and equipment, management practices, automation support, technical support and research, development and acquisition areas. Specializes in utility rates intervention and negotiation. Provides airfield pavement evaluations. Renders intermediate and depot-level repair support of power generation, electrical distribution and aircraft arresting systems, as well as technical support for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. http://www.afcesa.af.mil
Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance may refer to:
Air Force Communications Agency The Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) is a United States Air Force field operating agency of the Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer. The agency was established on June 13 1996 and is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. , Scott AFB, Ill.: Center of excellence for command, control, communications and computers and information technology. Leads in information infrastructure optimization and enterprise management and improvement. Deploys command, control, communications and computers strike teams that assure and enhance Air Force network combat power. Drives innovation for information superiority, exploits and certifies new technologies and systems. Advocates communications and information planning, resourcing, testing, training, implementation and sustainment. Deploys specialized strike teams and network assessment capabilities for assured communications and information combat power. Serves as communications force structure and policy experts and has the sole Air Force information technology law and history specialists. Publishes Intercom magazine. http://public.afca.scott.af.mil
Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Arlington, Va.: Performs independent component cost analyses for major Air Force programs as required by public law and DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. policy, or those of special interest. Center of excellence responsible for Air Force cost estimating and for enhancing the state-of-the-art in cost analysis. Conducts a full research program in developing cost models, methodologies and databases necessary to insure credible cost analyses are performed. Maintains a central cost analysis library and the Air Force total ownership cost database -- an important tool to assist in the analysis and management of weapon system and infrastructure costs. Responsible for developing and maintaining the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management and Comptroller Web site. http://www.saffm.hq.af.mil
Air Force Flight Standards Agency, Andrews AFB, Md.: Develops, standardizes, evaluates and certifies policy, procedures and equipment to allow global flight operations. Lead command for management of air traffic control, airfield management and instrument landing systems. Performs worldwide peacetime and wartime inspection of airfields, navigation systems and instrument approaches and manages the DOD Notice to Airmen A notice containing information concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedures, or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations. Also called NOTAM. System.
Air Force Frequency Management Agency, Alexandria, Va.: Obtains radio frequency spectrum access for Air Force and selected DOD activities to support national security objectives, systems development and global operations. Coordinates radio frequency spectrum policy and guidance. Represents the Air Force in spectrum negotiations with civil, military, national and international regulatory organizations. Provides curriculum oversight for the spectrum management schools. Serves as the specialty manager for the Air Force spectrum manager career field. http://www.affma.hq.af.mil
Air Force Historical Research Agency The Air Force Historical Research Agency is the repository for United States Air Force historical documents.
The Agency's collection, begun during World War II in Washington, D.C. , Max well AFB, Ala.: The Air Force's historical resource for the study and promotion of airpower air·pow·er or air power
1. The organized, integrated use of aircraft and missiles for purposes of foreign policy, strategy, operations, and tactics.
2. The tactical and strategic strength of a country's air force. . Archive for more than 85 million pages of historical documents. Responds to inquiries for historical data, approves unit heraldry heraldry, system in which inherited symbols, or devices, called charges are displayed on a shield, or escutcheon, for the purpose of identifying individuals or families. and emblems, records official aerial victory credits, tracks organizational lineages and provides research facilities for military scholars and the public. http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/afhra
Air Force History Support Office, Washington, D.C.: Researches, writes and publishes books, pamphlets and other studies on Air Force history. Provides historical support to Air Force, DOD and other government agencies and scholars with research and training materials. Records and disseminates Air Force history to enable decision makers and planners to formulate strategy, plans and doctrine to conduct operations. Educates Air Force students at professional military schools. Informs the public about the role of the Air Force and airpower in national security. http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil
Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.: Provides leaders with independent and objective reviews known as "Eagle Looks," designed to improve operations, support and acquisition functions. Serves as the single comprehensive inspection agency of Air Force medical organizations. Conducts compliance inspections for field operating agencies and direct reporting units, reviews requests from the inspector general and publishes TIG n. 1. A game among children. See Tag.
2. A capacious, flat-bottomed drinking cup, generally with four handles, formerly used for passing around the table at convivial entertainment. Brief magazine.
Air Force Legal Services legal services n. the work performed by a lawyer for a client. Agency, Boiling AFB, D.C.: Administers the military justice process to ensure good order and discipline while protecting individual rights. Represents Air Force interests in civil actions in such areas as claims and tort litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. , labor law, personnel litigation, Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act litigation, personal and constitutional torts, environmental regulation and litigation, contract litigation and patents. Trains and advises the headquarters and field in military justice and civil law matters. Oversees claims, legal assistance and preventive law programs that benefit the Air Force family. Supports legal services worldwide with state-of-the-art specialized information technology and legal research capability. Manages personnel programs for active duty judge advocates and assigned members. http://hqja.jag.af.mil
Air Force Logistics Management Agency, Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, Ala.: Conducts a wide variety of studies to produce problem-solving solutions that improve both combat and war-winning capabilities. Analyzes, tests, evaluates and recommends new or improved concepts, methods, systems or procedures. Makes problem-solving capabilities available to logisticians. Publishes Air Force Journal of Logistics. http://www.aflma.hq.af.mil
Air Force Manpower and Innovation Agency, Randolph AFB, Texas: In partnership with the Headquarters Air Farce functional communities and commanders, determines current and future peacetime and wartime resource requirements through objective and innovative manpower studies to improve mission performance, effectiveness and resource efficiency. Leads programming factor development and special studies and assists with competitive sourcing studies. The support arm of Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs for manpower and organization functional community needs.
Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Boiling AFB, D.C.: Executes Air Force surgeon general's policy and programs in support of the force's global capability and national security strategies. The medical service's operational and consultant lead for aerospace medicine, population health, clinical excellence, optimization of medical resources, bioenvironmental bi·o·en·vi·ron·men·tal
Having to do with the relationship between the environment and living organisms: Bioenvironmental engineers are studying the effects of toxic chemicals on life in the area. health and radiation protection. Directly supports 43,000 healthcare professionals at 74 military treatment facilities and special duty assignments worldwide, providing healthcare excellence to 2.4 million DOD beneficiaries.
Air Force Medical Support Agency, Brooks City-Base, Texas: Improves global performance, capability and cost effectiveness of the medical service supporting combat forces and maintaining the health of beneficiaries. Serves as the surgeon general's primary focal point for policy development, strategies, plans, consultant services and requirements dealing with facilities, supplies, equipment, acquisition, information systems and resources. https://www.afms.mil/afmsa
Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Office, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga.: Plans, programs and puts into operation the Air Force's national security emergency preparedness program as it relates to consequence management and military support to civil authorities. Works with DOD joint staff, all services, Federal Emergency Management Agency The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency responsible for coordinating emergency planning, preparedness, risk reduction, response, and recovery. The agency works closely with state and local governments by funding emergency programs and providing technical and other federal agencies to develop and start military national security emergency preparedness. Manages cadre of Air Force reserve emergency preparedness liaison officers who deploy during or in anticipation of disaster recovery operations or to support national security special events. Coordinates Air Force military support to civil authorities during disaster recovery operations and national security special events. http://www.afnsep.af.mil
Air Force News Agency, San Antonio, Texas “San Antonio” redirects here. For other uses, see San Antonio (disambiguation).
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, the third most populous metropolitan area in Texas, and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. As of the 2006 U.S. : Gathers information, packages and disseminates electronic and printed news and information products during wartime and peacetime. Manages Air Force News Service, Army and Air Force Hometown News Service and Air Force Broadcasting Service (Air Force-operated American Forces Radio and Television Service outlets worldwide). Also runs the Air Force Hotline and operates Air Force Link, the official Air Force Web site. http://www.afnews.af.mil
Air Force Nuclear Weapons and Counterproliferation Agency, Washington, D.C.: Oversees nuclear stockpile stewardship programs, including planning, development and sustainment of Air Force nuclear weapons. Provides technical analysis on counterproliferation issues. Provides technical advice to the air staff, major commands, unified commands and the office of the secretary of defense The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is part of the United States Department of Defense and includes the entire staff of the Secretary of Defense. It is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource on nuclear weapons, counterproliferation and arms control issues. Has a field office at Kirtland AFB, N.M.
Air Farce Office of Special Investigations, Andrews AFB, Md.: The felony-level criminal investigative service since Aug. 1, 1948. Reports to the Inspector General of the Air Force General of the Air Force
1. The highest commissioned rank in the U.S. Air Force.
2. One who holds this rank. and provides professional investigative service to commanders of all Air Force activities. Identifies, investigates and neutralizes criminal, terrorist and espionage threats to Air Force and DOD personnel and resources. Focuses on four priorities: detect and provide early warning of worldwide threats to the Air Force, identify and resolve crime affecting Air Force readiness or good order and discipline, combat threats to Air Force information systems and technologies, and defeat and deter fraud in the acquisition of weapons systems. http://www.dtic.mil/afosi
Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.: Reports directly to Headquarters Air Force Information and Logistics, Directorate of Communications Operations. Provides secretary of defense, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is by law the highest ranking overall military officer of the United States military, and the principal military adviser to the President of the United States. , secretary of the Air Force, chief of staff of the Air Force, and related support staffs command, control, communications and computers systems critical to national defense. Maintains both C4 and business information systems for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Headquarters United States Air Force United States Air Force (USAF)
Major component of the U.S. military organization, with primary responsibility for air warfare, air defense, and military space research. It also provides air services in coordination with the other military branches. U.S. , Creates decision support tools for senior DOD officials to evaluate events worldwide and respond to crises. Supports SECDEF SECDEF Secretary of Defense and CJCS CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (US DoD)
CJCS Cathedral and John Connon School flying missions, Joint Staff command and control requirements and the entire Headquarters Air Force computer network infrastructure.
Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas: Manages personnel programs and policies. Ensures the proper numbers of troops in the right grades and skills are available to perform the missions of unit commanders worldwide. http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil
Air Force Personnel Operations Agency, Washington, D.C.: Provides analysis of personnel policies and programs as well as provides automated information system The term automated information system means an assembly of computer hardware, software, firmware, or any combination of these, configured to accomplish specific information-handling operations, such as communication, computation, dissemination, processing, and storage of support for the deputy chief of staff of personnel and local users of the personnel data system.
Air Force Program Executive Offices, Washington, D.C.: Streamlines the acquisition management structure characterized by short, clearly defined lines of responsibility, authority and accountability. Air Force's decision makers directly accountable for the cost, schedule and performance of major and selected acquisition programs. There are seven program executive offices: Airlift and Trainers, Command and Control and Combat Support Systems, Fighters and Bombers, Joint Strike Fighter, Services, Space and Weapons. http://www.safaq.hq.af.mil
Air Force Base Real Property Agency, Washington, D.C.: Executes environmental programs and real and personal property disposal for major Air Force bases being closed or realigned under the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1988 and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. http.//www.safaq.hq.af.mil
Air Force Review Boards Agency, Andrews AFB, Md.: Provides management of various military and civilian appellate processes for the secretary of the Air Force. Acts through the secretary of the Air Force in deciding individual cases before the Personnel Council's five component boards, the Board for Correction of Military Records and the Civilian Appellate Review Office. Serves to correct errors or injustices in military records and ensures due process, equity, and fair and impartial treatment for Air Force military members and civilian employees. http://www.safmr.hq.af.mil/saf-mrb/mrb.htm
Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.: Develops, implements, executes and evaluates Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention, and nuclear surety programs to preserve combat readiness. Conducts research to promote safety awareness and mishap prevention. Oversees mishap investigations, evaluates corrective actions and ensures implementation. Develops and directs safety and operational risk management education. Publishes Flying Safety magazine, Road & Rec and USAF Weapons Journal for mishap prevention. http://safety.kirtland.af.mil
Air Force Security Forces Center, Lackland AFB, Texas: Develops force protection policies by planning and programming resources to support nuclear, non-nuclear and weapon system security, physical and information security, base defense, combat arms, law enforcement, combating terrorism, resources protection, corrections and the DOD military working dog program. http://afsf.lackland.af.mil
Air Force Services Agency, San Antonio, Texas: Provides combat support and community service through Air Force wartime readiness with deployable food service, lodging, mortuary and fitness/recreation capabilities. Fosters sense of community within the force by contributing to a hometown environment for base personnel. Maintains quality working and living environment so individuals are eager to enter and reluctant to leave the Air Force. Provides an alternative to less wholesome activities off base and perpetuates military traditions and institutional values. http://www.afsv.af.mil
Air Force Technical Applications Center The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) is a Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) of the United States Air Force located in Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. AFTAC's mission is primarily Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection, accomplished using seismic, hydroacoustic, and , Patrick AFB, Fla.: Operates and monitors a variety of air, ground, space and seabome sensor platforms to ensure compliance with several nuclear treaties. Operates and maintains the U.S. National Data Center. Sole DOD agency operating a global network of sensors and analytical laboratories providing technical measurements to monitor nuclear treaties. Researches and develops proliferation detection technologies for weapons of mass destruction Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or . http://www.aftac.gov
Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, Neb.: The Air Force's lead strategic weather center, enhancing the nation's combat capability by delivering timely, accurate and reliable weather support worldwide to Air Force, Army and joint warfighters, unified commands, national intelligence community and the secretary of defense. Fields the highest quality weather support, training and equipment to Air Force operational weather squadrons and combat weather teams at locations around the world. Builds the world's most comprehensive weather database of forecast, climatological cli·ma·tol·o·gy
The meteorological study of climates and their phenomena.
clima·to·log and space weather products. These products and services are exploited by DOD field commanders, decision makers and support personnel for every military operation, contingency mission and humanitarian relief effort conducted by the United States. https://afweather.afwa.af.mil
Air National Guard Readiness Center The Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC) is based at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and performs operational and technical functions to ensure combat readiness of Air Force National Guard units and is a channel of communication between the National Guard Bureau and the states on , Andrews AFB, Md.: The center's 10 directorates, including civil engineering, comptroller, logistics, operations, chaplains, communications, manpower, air surgeon, organizational management and personnel, support ANG ANG
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the NL Antillian Guilder.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. units around the country. Also includes the 201st Mission Support Squadron, which serves the military and civilian personnel assigned to the directorates. The commander has administrative control of all ANG members deploying in Title 10 status. http://www.ang.af.mil