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Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, Orlando, Fla.: The agency delivers realistic and cost-effective tools for operations, training, analysis and acquisition support--ensuring the contributions of air, space and cyberspace are accurately represented to the joint and coalition warfighter. The agency orchestrates and provides Air Force support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, joint, coalition and Air Force modeling and simulation activities and events; explores new warfighting concepts roles and missions and establishes high-level architectures, interoperable databases, protocols and standards. The Agency also ensures Airmen develop and maintain appropriate modeling and simulation skills and knowledge; integrates, ensures interoperability and maintains the configuration control for and modernizing for selected models; and acts as the central repository for Air Force modeling and simulation knowledge.

Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C.: The agency provides all levels of Air Force management with independent, objective and quality audit services that include reviewing and promoting economy, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, evaluating programs and activities and assisting management in achieving intended results and assessing and improving Air Force fiduciary stewardship and the accuracy of financial reporting.

Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, Brooks City-Base, Texas: It manages Air Force military construction, military housing and environmental restoration programs. AF-CEEA also oversees military family housing privatization by maintaining an extensive housing portfolio and training base asset managers. With more than 440 civilians aria 45 military professionals, center employees specialize in archeology, architecture, chemistry, engineering, geology, planning and toxicology. Three regional environmental offices serve as advocates for the Air Force. Two overseas branches are located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Contractor partners augment the center's in-house staff. Many of these contractors are the nation's most respected private firms. The center's multi-billion dollar contracting capacity covers the entire range of environmental and construction management services that take place worldwide.

Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall AFB, Fla.: It provides the best tools, practices and professional support to maximize Air Force civil engineer capabilities in base and contingency operations worldwide. AFCESA includes world-class technical and professional experts in a variety of specialties including engineering, emergency management, training, pavement analysis, fire protection, explosive ordnance disposal, airfield systems and energy management. AFCESA develops and advises on more than 300 design, construction and operations and maintenance standards as well as criteria for facility and infrastructure systems. The agency is home to the Air Force's airfield pavements evaluation team, which travels the globe to evaluate the strength, performance and condition of airfields to ensure flight operations can be conducted safely. The Facility Energy Center manages the Air Force s facility energy program and helps make the Air Force one of the leading purchasers of renewable energy in the world. The agency is a repository of civil engineer Knowledge much of which can De accessed through the Web site or through specialists in the Reach-Back Center.

Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, III.: AFCA designs and delivers all aspects of information technology systems to enable the Air Force to conduct global network-centric warfare. The agency leads efforts to standardize the Air Force network systems by optimizing configurations, setting aria publishing standards and procuring voice, video, as well as other network-centric information services and documents this in an architectural construct called the Constellation-Net--the Air Force portion of the Global Information Grid. AFCA pursues leading edge technologies such as new airborne networking concepts and standards through various test beds, laboratories and integration facilities. The agency deploys assessment and engineering teams worldwide to facilitate combined and joint network-centric and knowledge-based operations. The agency is postured to become the Air Force Network Innovation I Center under Air Force Space Command, and will be dedicated to delivering the tools needed to build, secure and sustain the cyber domain.

Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Arlington, Va.: AFCAA performs independent component cost analyses for major space, aircraft and information system programs as required by public law and Department of Defense policy, or those of special interest. Responsible for cost estimating and for enhancing the state-of-the-art in cost analysis, It provides guidance, analytical support and quantitative risk analyses to 11 major commands and the Air Force corporate staff on development of cost per flying-hour factors and resource requirements. AFCAA performs special studies supporting long-range planning, force structure, analysis of alternatives and life-cycle cost analyses.

Air Force Flight Standards Agency, Oklahoma City: AFFSA maximizes the effectiveness of Air Force global air operations by ensuring access to worldwide airspace in all weather conditions. AFFSA does this by providing accurate, relevant and timely flight information and support services to DOD, national and coalition aviators. It also acts as lead command for the creation and application of criteria, procedures, and precision equipment for worldwide instrument flight operations, air traffic control, airfield management, and air traffic control and landing systems for the Air Force. AFFSA evaluates and capitalizes on emerging technologies to ensure unrestricted access to domestic and international airspace. It partners with Federal Aviation Administration, sister services, major commands, coalition partners and host nations to maintain the consistency and accuracy of more than 81 airfields, 1,092 navigation systems and 8,214 instrument approach procedures worldwide. It performs combat flight inspections, oversees the Air Force airfield operations standardization program and instructs the Air Force Advanced Instrument School.

Air Force Frequency Management Agency, Alexandria, Va.: The agency plans, provides and preserves access to the electromagnetic spectrum for Air Force and selected Department of Defense activities in support of national policy objectives, systems development and global operations. It develops and implements spectrum guidelines and instructions to support the Air Force mission. AFFMA coordinates actions to resolve spectrum interference incidents involving DOD, private sector and federal users. The agency represents, advocates and defends Air Force interests in spectrum management matters or DOD, national and international forums. Accesses satellites internationally. It obtains certification and frequency licenses to operate satellites, land mobile radios, emergency radio systems (air-to-ground and air-to-air), radars, weapon guidance systems and all capabilities that are spectrum-dependent. It provides functional management for the spectrum management career field.

Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center, Langley AFB, Va.: The center teams with major commands, joint and coalition partners, national agencies, industry and academia to develop, integrate and standardize air. space and cyberspace components. The center manages command and control and cyber innovation, experimentation and transition efforts, including Joint Expeditionary Force experiments. AFGCIC plans, programs and guides enterprise-level capability-based planning, requirements, architectures and integration of Air Force warfighting networks, combat support and command and control systems. The center is the lead command for tactical data links to include joint interoperability of tactical command and control systems, joint and coalition command and control interoperability data standards, air component information management and satellite communication terminal management.

Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Ala.: The agency is the Air Force's historical resource for the study, promotion and execution of airpower. It records and disseminates Air Force history to enable decision makers and planners to formulate strategy, plans and doctrine to conduct operations. AFHRA informs the public about the role of the Air Force and airpower in national security. It archives for more than 100 million pages of historical documents. The agency responds to inquiries for historical data and provides research facilities for official researchers and the public. It drafts and updates official lineage and honors of Air Force organizations and records their heritage. AFHRS approves and maintains records of official Air Force organizational emblems. It researches and maintains official aerial victory credit information. It also conducts accessions and processes oral history interviews with key Air Force people and prepares manuscripts regarding Air Force history for publication. AFRHA educates Air Force students at professional military schools.

Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.: It is the primary action arm of the Secretary of the Air Force inspection system. AFIA provides independent assessments of acquisitions, operations, logistics and support for the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Air Force inspector general and major command commanders. In partnership with the office of Air Force Smart Operations, the agency promotes AFSO21 and provides assistance for process improvement activities. It conducts nuclear surety inspection oversight, nuclear inspection training and certification, health services and radioactive material inspections. AFIA performs by-law compliance inspections of Air Force-level field operating agencies and direct reporting units, It also publishes the Air Force's oldest magazine, TIG Brief.

Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, San Antonio, Texas: The agency organizes, trains, equips and presents assigned forces and capabilities to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance for combatant commanders. It implements and oversees execution of policy and guidance to expand Air Force ISR capabilities to meet current and future challenges. Almost 15,000 active duty Airmen, Reservists and Guardsmen as well as AF civilians are stationed worldwide to support the agency's global mission. The 480th ISR Wing, Langley AFB, Va., operates and maintains the AF Distributed Common Ground System, conducting imagery, cryptologic, and measurement and signatures intelligence activities. The 70th ISR Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md., integrates Air Force capabilities into global cryptologic operations, directly supporting national-level decisionmakers, combatant commanders and tactical warfighters. The Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., operates and monitors a variety of air, ground, space and seaborne sensor platforms to ensure compliance with several nuclear treaties. The National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the Air Force's single intelligence analysis center and the primary DOD producer of foreign air and space intelligence. The Air Force Cryptologic Office, Fort George G. Meade, Md., serves as the HQ AF ISR Agency primary cryptologic intelligence staff in the National Capitol Region, and represents and coordinates all cryptologic matters for the Air Force within the National Security Agency. The Air Force Combat ISR Office, Langley AFB, Va., is the agency's on-site representative to Air Combat Command and tasked with conducting DCGS sustainment, modernization and security. The 361st ISR Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla., organizes, trains, equips and presents ISR forces for Special Operations forces employment.

Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Boiling AFB, Washington, D.C.: The agency includes all senior defense counsel, senior trial counsel and appellate defense and government counsel in the Air Force, as well as all Air Force civil litigators defending the Air Force against civil law suits claiming damages and seeking other remedies in contracts, environmental, labor and tort litigation. The agency includes numerous field support centers to include Tort Claim, Environmental Law, Labor Law, Commercial Litigation, Contract Law, Medical Law and Accident Investigation Board. It also includes the utility litigation team, the Medical Cost Reimbursement program and the Air Force Claims Service Center. The agency also includes the Judge Advocate General's school and the Information Systems Directorate. This provides IT services to worldwide Air Force legal offices and provides federal legal IT through Federal Legal Information Technology and electronics services to legal offices throughout the DOD. AFLOA has offices worldwide at more than 76 locations and consists of 426 military and civilian attorneys and 405 military and civilian paralegals and support personnel.

Air Force Logistics Management Agency, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.: The agency improves agile combat support capabilities by generating enterprise supply chain solutions supporting logistics transformation through research, war games and literature, The agency supports Air Force enterprise logistics transformation by sustaining the Air Force supply chain architecture; producing solutions to logistics problems; designing new and improved concepts, methods and systems; and publishing the Air Force Journal of Logistics and other publications on logistics issues.

Air Force Manpower Agency, Randolph AFB, Texas: The agency provides Air Force leaders at all organizational levels the tools to identify essential manpower required for the effective and efficient accomplishment of the Air Force mission. The agency, through its four major divisions and five subordinate manpower requirement squadrons, develops manpower requirements determination tools and manpower programming factors. Additionally, AFMA manages Air Force performance management and innovation programs, including awards programs such as the Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award and the Zuckert Award. AFMA executes the Air Force competitive sourcing program, conducts special studies, performs civilian classification oversight and centralized operational classification, and creates and maintains standard position descriptions. The agency also assists combatant commanders in determining military essential requirements in support of warfighting scenarios, supports the manpower functional community, and is home to the Air Force Survey Office, providing attitude and opinion survey tools including the Air Force Climate Survey.

Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas: The agency oversees execution of the Air Force Surgeon General policies supporting Air Force expeditionary capabilities, healthcare operations and national security strategy. Provides expert consultative leadership support to 75 military treatment facilities and eight major commands to ensure cost-effective, modern and prevention-based healthcare continuum for 2.6 million beneficiaries worldwide. Directs and supports the clinical currency of 43,131 healthcare professionals providing 6.6 million visits and 133,500 bed days. Provides clinical and population health data and analysis to AF/SG and MAJCQM surgeons. Partners with the assistant secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), secretary of the Air Force, chief of staff of the Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Air Force Medical Support Agency, Boiling AFB, Washington, D.C.: The agency provides comprehensive consultative support and policy development for the Air Force Surgeon General in medical force management; operational support for ground and air expeditionary medical capabilities used in global, homeland security and force health protection as well as all aspects of medical and dental services. aerospace medicine operations and medical support functions. It also executes policy and programs for modernizing medical capabilities to address critical challenges for operational and peacetime health care and for the joint warfighter through state-of-the-art technological solutions. The agency ensures strategic initiatives are fully supported through the Planning, Programming, Budget, Execution System and the execution of the budget to fully support global medical capability and national security strategies.

Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Andrews AFB, Md.: It provides professional investigative service to commanders of all A r Force activities. OSI identifies, invest gates and neutralizes criminal, terrorist and espionage threats to Air Force and defense personnel and resources. It focuses on five priorities: Detect and retain a force capable of meeting Air Force needs; detect and provide early warn ng of worldwide threats to the Air Force; identify and resolve crime affecting readiness or good order and discipline; combat threats to information systems and technologies; and defeat and deter fraud in acquisition of prioritized weapons systems. The office has been the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug. 1, 1948. The agency reports to the Air Force Inspector General.

Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas: It ensures the Air Force has skilled people in the proper grades and specialties to complete its mission. The 2,300 personnel and functional representatives ensure the integration and execution of personnel operations to meet field commanders' requirements. AFPC operates the Air Force Contact Center, where personnel experts provide high-quality customer service around the clock. The center improves personnel services by developing programs that allow individuals to perform personnel actions, anytime, anywhere, through Web-based, self-service applications such as online retirements and virtual enlisted promotion releases. It manages assignments and facilitates the professional development of all enlisted members and officers below the grade of colonel, with the exception of chief master sergeants and members of the staff judge advocate. It plays an integral role in civilian force shaping and force development initiatives, providing personnel management advisory services, recruitment and placement support, benefits and entitlements, leadership, and management training and education. It manages the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, provides oversight to the Airman and Family Readiness Centers and oversees the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. It maintains the records for active-duty Airmen and serves as the Air Force office of primary responsibility for worldwide casualty reporting, notification of family members and assistance to families and field commanders on benefits and entitlements. This agency is also the service's local point for Missing in Action/Prisoner of War programs, members reported missing, captured or imprisoned and members placed in an absent without leave/deserter status. It tasks the combatant commanders' requirements by planning and monitoring readiness. The Total Force Service Center is accessible on the Web site or by calling 1-800-525-0102.

Air Force Personnel Operations Agency, San Antonio, Texas: It serves as the single Air Force focal point for submission and acceptance of total force human resources information technology requirements. It works with Air Force manpower. personnel and services (A1), the Air Force Personnel Center, the Air Reserve Personnel Center and other human resources customers to capture information technology systems requirements in Support of the A1 enterprise. AFPOA documents those requirements to Source: Field Operating Agencies deliver streamlined and improved personnel services to commanders, managers and Airmen. The agency also orchestrates final user acceptance testing of the resulting systems and computer applications to ensure they meet the needs of its customer.

Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Arlington, Va.: It provides not only an agile and responsive multimedia capability to the Air Force, but it also enhances the future capabilities of the entire Public Affairs career field. It provides an archiving and distribution capability for all PA products; manages licensing and branding of the Air Force trademark; deploys crisis response teams for Air Force PA support to contingencies; and conducts research; and establishes guidance on emerging technologies for future PA operations. The agency also provides graphics support to all PA offices; manages career field force development through training, career tracking and assignments; conducts force management and deployment management for the PA community: provides standards and evaluations guidance for PA activities; and procures and field tests future equipment systems for the PA career field.

Air Force Real Property Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas: It acquires, disposes and manages all Air Force-controlled real property worldwide. It is an agency within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics.

Air Force Review Boards Agency, Andrews AFB, Md.: It provides management of various military and civilian appellate processes for the Secretary of the Air Force. It decides individual cases before the personnel council's five component boards: the Board for Correction of Military Records; the Civilian Appellate Review Office; the Personnel Security Appeal Board and the DOD Physical Disability Board of Review. It renders final decisions for the Secretary of the Air Force to correct errors or injustices in military and civilian records and ensures due process, equity and fair and impartial treatment for the Air Force military and civilian force.

Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.: The center s goat is to prevent mishaps and preserve combat readiness by developing, implementing, executing and evaluating Air Force aviation ground, weapons, nuclear surety space aria system programs. It conducts research to promote safety and awareness aria mishap prevention. It oversees mishap investigations. evaluates corrective actions and ensures implementation. It develops and directs safety and operational risk management education. It Publishes Wingman magazine in an effort to save lives and protect national assets.

Air Force Security Forces Center, Lackland AFB, Texas: It organizes, trains, and equips Air Force security forces worldwide. It develops force protection doctrine, programs and Policies by planning and programming resources to execute the missions of nuclear and non-nuclear weapon system security, physical security, integrated defense, combat arms, law enforcement, antiterrorism, resource protection and corrections. it identities and delivers emergent and future force protection and force application solutions through modeling and simulation. It acts as the executive agency for the Department of Defense military working dog program.

Air Force Services Agency, San Antonio, Texas: It conducts research and development, policy implementation, and provides technical expertise in support of the bases, major commands and Air Staff. It oversees the worldwide operation of the Air Force fitness program, food service, lodging, mortuary affairs, readiness, libraries, management information systems, family member programs, non-appropriated fund transformation, purchasing, construction, NAF food and beverage operations, amusement machines. Tops In Blue, Air Force-level sports, the world-class athlete program, golf, bowling, outdoor recreation, aero clubs, arts and crafts, tickets and travel, plans and force management, and training. AFSVA also oversees centrally-managed programs that support the Air Staff, major commands, base level and deployed services/force support units to accomplish the mission and to provide quality service to Airmen and their families.

Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, Neb.: It maximizes America's power through the exploitation of timely, accurate and relevant weather information; anytime, everywhere. It reports to the Air Force director of weather, deputy chief of staff air and space operations. The agency conducts both Air Force weather functional lead command responsibilities (such as fielding cutting-edge weather equipment and training to operational weather squadrons and weather flights around the world) and directly conducts terrestrial and space weather operations. These operations include collecting, analyzing and predicting weather information and making that information available in comprehensive weather databases, tailoring and integrating weather information specifically for exploitation by Air Force and Army field commanders and national decision makers for military operations, contingency missions and humanitarian relief efforts worldwide.

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Date:Apr 15, 2009
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