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  • TWENTY-FIFTH AIR FORCE

    The Twenty-Fifth Air Force, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio—Lackland, Texas, first activated Oct. 20, 1948, as the United States Air Force Security Service.
  • Air Combat Command

    Air Combat Command (ACC), headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is one of ten major commands in the United States Air Force.
  • Guardian Angel

    MissionGuardian Angel is uniquely designed and dedicated to conduct Personnel Recovery across the full range of military operations and during all phases of joint, coalition, and combined operations. Its most fundamental mission tasks are: 1) to prepare personnel who may be isolated or become missing while participating in U.S. government
  • AIR FORCE SAFETY AND ACCIDENT BOARD INVESTIGATIONS

    Following a mishap, separate safety and accident investigations are conducted.
  • Guardian Angels FAQ

    Q: What is Personnel Recovery (PR)?A: PR is the sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to affect the recovery and reintegration of isolated personnel. It consists of four functions: preparation, planning, execution, and adaptation. Within the execution phase there are 5 tasks: report, locate, support, recover and reintegrate. The Air
  • Over the Horizon Backscatter Radar: East and West

    The AN/FPS-118 Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar System (OTH-B) was developed in the 1970s and 1980s to provide all-altitude, long-range surveillance of aerial approaches to the United States. OTH-B radar systems use the ionosphere to refract outgoing radar waves and return signals, enabling the system to detect and track targets that would
  • RC-135V/W RIVET JOINT

    Mission The RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft supports theater and national level consumers with near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities. Features The aircraft is an extensively modified C-135. The Rivet Joint's modifications are primarily related to its on-board sensor suite, which
  • RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Retired)

    Mission The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. The MQ-1's primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. When the MQ-1 is not actively pursuing its primary mission, it acts as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander-owned theater asset for
  • AMIC Aircraft Maintenance Division (PMA)

    The Aircraft Maintenance Division (PMA), Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC) Acquisitions Management & Integration Center (AMIC) is a team of highly skilled aircraft maintenance professionals who ensure responsive, proactive, cradle-to-grave program management of Operations & Maintenance service contracts and are also responsible for the functional management of ACC T-38 aircraft, and Air Force Aerial Targets (AT) logistics.
  • Iceland Air Defense Program

    The defense of Iceland and the surrounding area has been a mutual interest of the United States and Iceland since the early years of World War II. The common goals were formalized in the 1951 Defense Agreement and in 1953 the United States began operating and maintaining the first radar stations in Iceland. During the late 1970s and 1980s intercept
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