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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, 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 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, Tyndall AFB, 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 Center, Langley AFB, Va.: Integrates command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance across the Air Force to enable dominant battlespace knowledge for warfighters by developing the science of control to enable the art of command. Builds air and space command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance modernization strategies, integrated mission area plans, investment plan and divestment strategies, appropriate command and control, communications, computers and intelligence support plans and associated programming documents to meet the challenges of global engagement, Joint Vision 2020 and beyond. Includes the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance transformation center and the Air Force experimentation office in Hampton, Va., and the Command and Control Battlelab at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Air Force Communications Agency, 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 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 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, Max well AFB, Ala.: The Air Force's historical resource for the study and promotion of airpower. Archive for more than 85 million pages of historical documents. Responds to inquiries for historical data, approves unit heraldry 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 Brief magazine.

Air Force Legal Services 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, 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 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 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: 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 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 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, 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, Creates decision support tools for senior DOD officials to evaluate events worldwide and respond to crises. Supports SECDEF and CJCS 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 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, 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. 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 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, 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 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
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