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1

The Department of the Air Force consists of what divisions?

Headquarters Air Force (HAF) and its field units.

2

The Air Force prepares the air and space forces necessary for what actions?

1) Effective prosecution of war; 2) military operations short of war; and 3) expanding peacetime components to meet the needs of war.

3

The Air Force organizes, trains, equips and provides forces for which six primary functions?

1) Air and space combat operations; 2) strategic air and missile warfare; 3) joint amphibious, space and airborne operations; 4) close air support and air logistics support for the Army and other forces; 5) operating air and space lines of communications; and 6) supporting and conducting psychological operations.

4

The Air Force also has a primary function to provide equipment, forces, procedures, and doctrine necessary for effective ____ warfare operations.

Electronic.

5

How is the SECAF selected?

A civilian is appointed by the President (by and with the advice and consent of the Senate).

6

As head of the Department of the Air Force, the SECAF recruits, organizes, supplies, equips, trains, services, mobilizes, demobilizes and administers personnel. Name several more responsibilities.

He or she also 1) maintains, constructs, outfits and repairs military equipment; 2) constructs, maintains and repairs buildings, structures and utilities; and 3) acquires real property and interests in real property.

7

Who has authority, control and direction over the SECAF?

The SecDef.

8

How is the Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF) selected?

The President appoints the CSAF from the general officers of the Air Force (by and with the advice and consent of the Senate).

9

The Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF) serves for a(n) ____ -year period.

Four-year.

10

Who exercises authority, direction and control over the Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF)?

The SECAF and SecDef.

11

Name at least two of the Chief of Staff's, US Air Force (CSAF) responsibilities.

Any two of the following: the CSAF 1) presides over the Air Staff; 2) caries out recommendations or plans approved by the SECAF; 3) exercises supervision of the Air Force, as determined by the SECAF; and 4) as a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) member, informs the SECAF on matters affecting the Department of the Air Force.

12

The ANG is a MAJCOM. (T/F)

False. (It is a very important component of the total force in offensive, defensive and relief operations.

13

Who administers the ANG?

The National Guard Bureau (a joint bureau of the departments of the Army and Air Force) located in the Pentagon, Washington, DC.

14

What is the ANG's federal mission?

To maintain well-trained and well-equipped units for prompt mobilization during war and to assist during national emergencies.

15

What is the ANG's federal mission during peacetime?

Its combat-ready and support units are assigned to most Air Force MAJCOMs to carry our missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, and humanitarian and contingency operations (such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan).

16

What is the ANG's state mission (when not mobilized or under federal control)?

The protection of life and property and the preservation of peace, order and public safety.

17

Who do ANG units report to when not mobilized or under federal control?

The governor of their respective state, territory or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard.

18

How does the ANG accomplish its state mission to protect life and property and the preserve peace, order and public safety?

Through 1) emergency relief support during natural disasters; 2) search and rescue operations; 3) supporting civil defense authorities; 4) maintaining vital public services; and 5) counterdrug operations.

19

The ANG has more than ____ officers and enlisted personnel who serve in 88 flying units and 579 independent support units.

106,000.

20

Who are the primary sources of full-time support for ANG units?

Dual-status military technicians and guardsmen on active duty. (They perform day-to-day management, administration and maintenance.)

21

Dual-status military technicians are civil service employees of the federal government who must be military members of the unit that employs them. (T/F)

True. (Technicians train with the unit and mobilize with it when activated.)

22

What is the Air Staff's function?

To help the SECAF carry out his or her responsibilities.

23

Name at least five of the Air Staff military advisors to the SECAF.

Any five of the following: 1) Chief of Staff; 2) Vice Chief of Staff; 3) Deputy Chiefs of Staff; 4) Assistant Chiefs of Staff; 5) Surgeon General of the Air Force; 6) Judge Advocate General of the Air Force; 7) Chief of the Air Force Reserve; 8) other members of the Air Force assigned or detailed to the Air Staff; and 9) civilian employees in the Department of the Air Force assigned or detailed to the Air Staff.

24

Headquarters, US Air Force (HQ USAF) includes what two major entities?

1) Secretariat (the SECAF and his or her principal staff); and 2) Air Staff, headed by the Chief of Staff.

25

List the Department of the Air Force field units.

MAJCOMs, Field Operating Agencies (FOA) and Direct Reporting Units (DRU).

26

The Air Force is organized ____ in the US and ____ overseas.

Functionally; Geographically.

27

____ are major Air Force subdivisions, directly subordinate to Headquarters, US Air Force (HQ USAF).

MAJCOMs. (They are interrelated and complementary, providing offensive, defensive and support elements. Each has a specific portion of the Air Force mission.)

28

What kind of command consists (in whole or in part) of strategic, tactical, space or defense forces, or of flying forces that directly support such forces?

Operational commands.

29

What type of command may provide supplies, weapon systems, support systems, operational support equipment, combat material, maintenance, surface transportation, education and training, or special services and other supported organizations?

Support commands.

30

Identify the ten Air Force MAJCOMs.

1) Air Combat Command (ACC); 2) Air Mobility Command (AMC); 3) Air Force Space Command (AFSPC); 4) Pacific air Force (PACAF); 5) US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE); 6) Air Education and Training Command (AETC); 7) Air Force Material Command (AFMC); 8) Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC); 9) Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC); and 10) AFR Command (AFRC).

31

Which MAJCOM was created 1 June 1992 and is headquartered at Langley AFB, VA.

Air Combat Command (ACC).

32

What is Air Combat Command's (ACC) mission?

To prepare assigned forces for air combat command in a theater or operations; to organize, train ad equip forces for joint or combined operations in the roles of aerospace control and force application, enhancement and support.

33

Name three of Air Combat Commands (ACC) responsibilities.

Any three of the following: 1) organizing, training and equipping combat-ready forces; 2) providing air forces for US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM); 3) supporting the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and US Customs Agency; 4) testing and acquiring new or improved combat systems and equipment through US Atlantic Command (USACOM); 5) providing combat-ready forces, support and equipment to unified commands (when directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)); 6) providing air defense forces to US Element North American Air Defense (USELNORAD); 7) providing C-130s and air mobility mission support to US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM); and 8) serving as Gaining MAJCOM (GMAJCOM) for assigned AFR and ANG forces (with the authority to mobilize or recall them to active duty).

34

More that ____ active duty members and 13,500 civilians make up Air Combat Command's (ACC) workforce.

More than 67,000 (When mobilized, more than 50,000 ANG and AFR members and 675 aircraft are also assigned to ACC.)

35

Air Combat Command (ACC) and ACC-gained units fly more than ____ aircraft.

1,800.

36

Which MAJCOM provides rapid, flexible and responsive air mobility to promote regional stability and provide America's Global Reach?

Air Combat Command (ACC). (Created 1 June 1992, headquarters at Scott AFB, IL)

37

Which three wings are included in Air Mobility command's (AMC) mission?

1) Airlift; 2) air refueling; and 3) air mobility wings.

38

Airlift wings transport and deliver forces and material through the air. name their other functions.

1) Perform passenger and cargo movement, combat employment and resupply, aeromedical evacuations and special operations support; 2) support validated customer requests for airlift; and 3) support expeditionary units with deployed forces.

39

Air refueling wings refuel aircraft in flight. What does this accomplish?

It extends presence, increases range and allows air forces to bypass potential problem areas.

40

List the types of support provided by Air Mobility Command's (AMC) air refueling and air mobility wings.

1) OPLAN 8044; 2) global attack; 3) air bridge; 4) deployment; and 5) theater support.

41

Air refueling wings use a special operations system to achieve strategic-, operational- and _______ -level objectives.

Tactical-level.

42

Air mobility wings perform a combination of missions from airlift and air refueling wings. T/F

True.

43

Wing leadership addresses all non-warfighting and appropriate support issues directly with Air Mobility Command (AMC) staff for resolution. Who is tasked to keep the 18th Air Force leadership informed of those issues?

Wing commanders and/or staff directors.

44

Air Mobility Command (AMC) encompasses more than _____ active duty, ANG, AFR and DoD civilian personnel.

134,000

45

Which MAJCOM provides military-focused space and cyberspace capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team?

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). (Created 1 September 1982; headquartered at Peterson AFB, CO.)

46

What is Air Force Space Command's (AFSPC) mission?

To provide resilient and cost-effective space and cyberspace capabilities for the Joint Force and the nation.

47

What are Air Force Space Command's (AFSPC) responsibilities?

1) Organizing, training and equipping Air Force space forces; 2) providing these forces to US Space Command (USSPACECOM); 3) supporting acquisition and performing operational tests; 4) managing the payloads of designated military satellites; 5) communicating its mission and providing support to all military services and Combatant Commands (COCOM); and 6) serving as Gaining MAJCOM (GMAJCOM) for assigned AFR and ANG forces (assisting to mobilize or recall them to active duty as authorized by Headquarters Air Force (HAF)).

48

How many personnel comprise Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)?

Approximately 41,000. (Including active duty military and civilians, and contractor employees.)

49

Name two of the systems Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) acquires, operates and supports.

Any two of the following: 1) Global Positioning System; 2) Defense Satellite Communications Systems; 3) Defense Meteorological Satellite Program; 4) Defense Support Program; 5) Wideband Global Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Satellite systems; 6) MILSTAR and Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF); 7) Global Broadcast Service; 8) the Space Based Infrared System Program; and 9) Space Based Space Surveillance Satellite.

50

Which two launch vehicles, currently operated by Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), comprise the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program?

Delta IV and Atlas V.

51

What is the Air Force Satellite Control Network?

A worldwide network of satellite tracking stations that provide satellite communications links.

52

Name the four ground-based radars primarily used for ballistic missile warnings.

1) The Ballistic Missile Early Warning System; 2) Upgraded Early Warning Radar System; 3) Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System; and 4) Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System.

53

What four systems provide primary space surveillance coverage?

1) The Maui Optical Tracking Identification Facility; 2) Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System; 3) Passive Space Surveillance System; and 4) phased-array and mechanical radars.

54

How does the Rapid Attack Identification, Detection and Reporting System provide Space Situational Awareness and threat assessment?

By detecting, characterizing, reporting and geolocating electromagnetic interference on satellite communications.

55

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. What is its missions?

To 1) deliver rapid and precise air, space and cyber space capabilities to protect and defend the US, its territories, interests and allies; 2) provide integrated air and missile warning and defense; 3) promote interoperability throughout the Area of Responsibility (AOR); 4) maintain strategic access and freedom of movement across all domains; and 5) be postured to respond in order to restore Asia-Pacific security.

56

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) was renamed four years after the Korean War armistice. What had it previously been known as?

Far East Air Forces. (It included the 5th Air Force, 13th Air Force, 20th Air Force and the Far East Material Command.)

57

Pacific Air Forces' (PACAF) Area of Responsibility (AOR) covers more than ______ square miles.

100 million. (The area is home to nearly 50 percent of the world's population spanning 36 nations.)

58

Name two Pacific Air Forces' (PACAF) responsibilities.

Any two of the following: 1) planning, coordinating, supporting and conducting air and space operations for US Pacific Command (USPACOM) tasks and objectives; 2) providing assigned forces to other Combatant Commands (COCOM) on order; 3) overseeing training and readiness of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)-gained AFR and ANG forces; and 4) establishing, sustaining, improving, maintaining and operating its bases and facilities throughout the US Pacific Command's (USPACOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR).

59

Where do Pacific Air Forces' (PACAF) approximately 45,000 military and civilian personnel primarily serve?

Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Guam and the Republic of Korea.

60

What type of aircraft are assigned to Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)?

Approximately 400 fighter, attack and support aircraft.

61

PACAF is home to the only ______ fighter squadrons and C-17 units based OCONUS.

F-22

62

The 8th Air Force was established in 1942 and was renamed ______ in 1945.

US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). (Headquartered at Ramstein AB, GE.)

63

As a MAJCOM of the USAF and the Air Force component of US European Command (USEUCOM), what is the USAFE mission?

To 1) organize, train and equip its forces for independent, joint or combined military operations; 2) provide rapidly deployable capabilities-focused expeditionary air and space forces to Combatant Commanders (CCDR); 3) enhance trans-Atlantic security; 4) promote regional stability; and 5) advance US interests in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Russian Federation, the Caspian Sea, the Middle East and assigned nations in Africa.

64

US Air Forces in Europe (UASAFE) plans, coordinates, supports and conducts employment of air and space operations to achieve _______ and ______ objectives.

US European Command (USECOM); NATO. (Based on USEUCOM tasking.)

65

More than _____ active duty, AFR, ANG and civilian employees are assigned to US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).

39,000

66

What resources are under US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) control?

About 225 fighter, attack, rotary wing, tanker and transport aircraft and a full complement of conventional weapons.

67

The realignment of Air Training Command and Air University led to the establishment of which MAJOCM on 1 July 1993?

Air Education and Training Command (AETC). (Headquartered at Randolph AFB, TX.)

68

How does Air Education and Training Command (AETC) accomplish its mission to recruit, train and educate professional Airmen to sustain the capability of America's Air Force?

It 1) recruits and prepares officers, Airmen and civilian employees for Air Force duties; 2) provides training and education as directed by the Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF); and 3) provides international and interservice training and education.

69

Name five responsibilities of AETC.

Any five of the following; 1) accessing and classifying officer and enlisted personnel; 2) providing initial military training through BMT, Officer Training School (OTS) and/or ROTC; 3) developing, conducting and evaluating initial skills, advanced technical training and graduate academic education programs; 4) developing and conducting undergraduate and graduate flying training (assigned by the Chief of Staff); 5) conducting joint, medical service and readiness training; 6) conducting Air Force security assistance training; 7) providing and administering PME programs; 8) administering Air Force ROTC and Junior ROTC programs and the CCAF; 9) recalling Individual Ready Reservists (IRR); 10) providing mobility and contingency tasking support to Combatant Commanders (CCDR); 11) providing oversight, integration and management of the Air Force Advanced Distributed Learning Program (AFADLP); and 12) providing management and oversight for the Air Force's auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.

70

More than ______ active duty members, 14,000 civilian personnel, 4,000 ANG and AFR personnel, and 11,700 contractors make up Air Education and Training Command.

56,000

71

AETC is responsible for approximately ______ aircraft.

1,500

72

Which MAJCOM was formed through the reorganization of Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command?

AFMC. (Created 1 July 1992, headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.)

73

What is AFMC's mission?

To manage the integrated research, development, testing, acquisition and sustainment of weapon systems while supporting system acquisition activities.

74

AFMC produces and acquires advanced systems while operating research laboratories and product, logistic and test centers. What two schools does it also operate?

The USAF School of Aerospace Medicine and the USAF Test Pilot School.

75

AFMC organizes, trains and equips in-place and deployable forces to support peacetime operations and worldwide contingencies. Name its other responsibilities.

to 1) research, develop, test, evaluate and acquire new technologies and systems; 2) provide centralized management for development and deployment of Air Force systems; 3) sustain systems and commodities; and 4) provide centralized business and financial management of the Air Force depot maintenance, supply management and information systems business areas of the defense business operations fund.

76

AFMC has a work force of about ____ military and civilian personnel.

80,000.

77

When was Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) established and where is it headquartered?

Established 22 May 1990; headquartered at Hurlburt Field, FL.

78

What is Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) mission?

To prepare assigned or attached forces 1) apply specialized airpower under combatant commanders; 2) conduct independent, joint or combined operations in support of aviation foreign internal defense, force application, joint air/Special Operations Force (SOF) battlefield interface, mobility of forces in denied territory and psychological operations mission areas.

79

For what collateral activities does Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) mission training prepare their forces?

Humanitarian assistance, counter-narcotics and personnel recovery operations.

80

Name Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) responsibilities.

To 1) provide air component commanders and Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOF) in support of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM); 2) ensure AFR and ANG SOF's are interoperable and operationally ready; 3) develop and test special operations concepts, doctrine, plans and tactics; 4) plan, conduct, control and coordinate air operations for the Commander in Chief, Special Operations Command (CINCSOC) as directed; 5) standardize procedures, equipment, organization and training for all Combat Control Forces (except those assigned in AETC; and 6) ensure a combat-ready force to support worldwide joint operations and Air Force airlift.

81

AiAir Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has approximately ____ active duty, AFR, ANG and civilian personnel.

18,000.

82

What type of aircraft do Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) active duty and AFR flying units operate?

Fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. (INcluding CV-22, AC-130, C-130, C-145A, C-146A, EC-130, MC-130, U-28A and PC-12.)

83

Where is Air Force Global Strike (AFGSC) headquartered and when was it activated?

Headquartered at Barksdale AFB, LA; activated 7 August 2009.

84

Air Force Global Strike (AFGSC) is responsible for the nation's three ICBM wings, two b-52 wings and the only B-2 wing. What is its mission?

To develop and provide combat-ready forces to conduct deterrence and global strike operations to support the President and Combatant Commanders (CCDR).

85

Air Force Global Strike (AFGSC) is the Air Force component MAJCOM for which unified Combatant Command (COCOM)?

US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

86

Air Force Global Strike (AFGSC) organizes, trains, and equips combat-ready forces. What are its other responsibilities?

To 1) provide forces for supported Combatant Commanders (CCDR); 2) ensure safe, secure and effective nuclear and conventional forces; 3) develop and support cooperative measures with other MAJCOMs and agencies to facilitate INtelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) direct support to US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM); 4) advocate for, perform, coordinate, sustain and support acquisitions for operations tests of weapons systems and equipment; 5) serve as a partner or lead MAJCOM for assigned AFR and ANG forces (assisting to mobilize or recall them to active duty as ordered by the SECAF); 6) provide a response task force for radiological Emergency Action Officer Program for US Air Force members, B-2 and B-52 aircraft, air-launched cruise missiles, nuclear gravity munitions, UH-1N helicopters, Minuteman III ICBMs, and Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (C3) systems; and 8) collaborate with AFMC and Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center for ICBM and aircraft nuclear warhead matters.

87

How many Air Global Strike Command (AFGSC) professionals are assigned to six wings, two geographically-seperated squadrons, one detachment in the CONUS and deployed locations around the globe?

Approximately 23,000

88

Major Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) units and bases include 20th Air Force, F.E. Warren AFB, WY and its three _____ wings, as well as the 8th Air Force at Barksdale AFB, LA and its three _____ wings.

ICBM wings; Bomber wings.

89

Identify the Air Force Global Strike Command's (AFGSC) three 20th Air Force ICBM wings.

1) 90th Missile Wing (MW) at F.E. Warren AFB; 2) 341st MW at Malmstrom AFB, MT; and 3) 91st MW at Minot AFB, ND.

90

Identify the Air Force Global Strike Command's (AFGSC) three 8th Air Force bomber wings.

1) 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB; 2) 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB; and 3) 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB.

91

How many squadrons fall under AFGSC?

Two. (The 576th Flight Test Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, CA and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt AFB, NE.)

92

Name the group that belongs to the AFGSC.

Air Operations Group at Otis ANGB, MA. (And a detachment at Langley AFB, VA.)

93

Previously a Field Operating Agency (FOA), the AFRC became a MAJCOM on 17 February 1997. Where is it headquartered?

Robins AFB, GA.

94

What is the AFRC's mission?

To provide Citizen Airmen to defend the US and to protect its interest through air and space power.

95

AFRC organizes, trains and equips combat-ready forces that can operate as seamless members of the expeditionary air and space force. What else is it tasked to accomplish?

To 1) provide these forces to Gaining MAJCOMs; 2) coordinate and maintain liaison with HQ USAF and GMAJCOMs to ensure reserve training standards and qualification levels meet mobilization requirements; and 3) establish necessary priorities to ensure accelerated training programs and quotas for reserve individuals (especially in areas of skill storages).

96

AFRC's more than _____ officers and enlisted personnel serve 35 flying wings equipped with their own aircraft and 9 associate units that share aircraft with active duty units.

74,000.

97

The AFRC has more than ______ mission-support units that provide a wide range of services, including medical and aeromedical evacuation, aerial port, civil engineer, security force, intelligence, communications, mobility support, logistics and transportation operations, among others.

620.

98

_____ are subdivisions of the Air Force directly subordinate to a Headquarters Air Force (HAF) functional manager.

Field Operating Agencies (FOA)

99

Why are FOAs subordinate to a HAF functional manager?

Because FOAs perform field activities beyond the scope of the MAJCOMs.

100

FOA activities are specialized or associated with and Air Force-wide mission. When do they include functions performed in management headquarters (such as AMC)?f

Only when specifically directed by a DoD authority.

101

Name two examples of FOA.

1) The AFPC under the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services; and 2) the Air Force OSI under the The IG.

102

What are Direct Reporting Units?

Air Force subdivisions directly subordinate to the Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF). They perform missions that don't fit into any of the MAJCOMs and have many o the same administrative and organizational responsibilities as a MAJCOM.

103

Give two examples of DRUs.

The Air Force District of Washington and the USAF Academy.

104

In descending order, list the levels of command below the MAJCOMs.

Air Force Component Commands and Numbered Air Forces (NAF), then wings, groups, squadrons and flights.

105

To whom does a wing, group, squadron or flight reports?

To an Air Force Component Command or a Numbered Air Force (NAF), whichever is applicable.

106

Why did the Air Force establish 13 new Air Force Component Numbered Air Forces (CNAF)?

To support to the unified/subunified combatant command and Joint Task Force (JTF) commanders.

107

The Air Force Component Numbered Air Forces (CNAF) are the primary operational-level war fighting and Air Force component commands. T/F

True. (Their HQ includes Air Force Forces (AFFOR) staff and Air and Space Operations Center (AOC))

108

How does the war fighting HQ commander support the unified combatant commander across the full range of military operations?

He or she assumes responsibilities as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC) for joint military operations in their respective area of operations, and commands a Joint Task Force (JTF) as required.

109

The Numbered Air Force (NAF) is a(n) _______ level of command directly under a MAJCOM, providing intermediate level operational leadership and supervision.

Administrative.

110

Numbered Air Forces (NAF) should not exceed _____ manpower authorizations without an approved waiver from Headquarters, US Air Force Directorate of Manpower and Organization (HQ USAF/A1M).

99 manpower authorizations.

111

A(n) ______ has a distinct mission with significant scope, maintains the installation and may have several squadrons in more than one dependent group.

Wing.

112

Name the three types of wings.

1) Operational; 2) air base; and 3) specialized mission.

113

Wings have a minimum adjusted population of at least ______, including manpower authorizations, students and a percentage of contractor workforces.

1,000.

114

What is an operational wing?

A wing with an operations group and related operational mission activity assigned to it. ( It performs the primary mission of the base, it usually maintains and operates the base.)

115

Is an operational wing capable of self-support in functional areas like maintenance and munitions?

Yes.

116

Which type of wing performs a support function rather than an operational mission and maintains and operates a base?

An air base wing. (Often provides functional support to a MAJCOM headquarters.)

117

Which type of wing may be either a host or a tenant wing and usually does not have aircraft or missiles assigned to it?

A specialized mission wing (i.e., intelligence wings, training wings, etc.)

118

A(n) _______ is a level of command below the wing and usually has two or more subordinate units.

Group.

119

Explain the difference between a dependent group and an independent group.

A dependent group is a mission, logistics, support, medical or large functional unit (such as a civil engineering group). It may have a small supporting staff elements organized as sections, such as standardization and evaluation or quality control. An independent group has the same functions and responsibilities as a like-type wing, but not wing-level scope and size.

120

Groups have a minimum adjusted population of as least _____, including manpower authorizations, students and a percentage of contractor workforces.

400.

121

What is the basic unit in the Air Force?

The squadron. (May be either a mission or functional unit.)

122

Squadrons have a minimum adjusted population of at least ______, including manpower authorizations, students and a percentage of contractor workforces.

35.

123

List three types of flights.

1) Numbered/named; 2) alpha; and 3) functional.

124

Which flight is the lowest level unit in the Air Force, incorporating smaller elements into an organized unit?

Numbered/named flight.

125

Which flights are usually part of a mission squadron composed of several elements that perform identical missions?

Alpha flights.

126

Are alpha and functional flights subject to unit reporting?

No.

127

______ flights are usually part of a squadron composed of elements that perform specific missions.

Functional

128

What two elements comprise the Air Reserve Component (ARC)

The ANG and AFR. (Forces are drawn from the ARC when the active forces must rapidly expand.)

129

What document directs the full integration of the ANG, AFR and active Air Force into a single Total Force?

Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 10-3, Air Reserve Component Forces.

130

Air Reserve Component (ARC) forces must meet the same training standards and readiness levels as active component forces. (T/F)

True. (They are also supplied with the same equipment on an equal priority.)

131

Under what policy are both regular and reserve assets considered parts of a single US military resource?

The Total Force policy established by the D0D in 1973.

132

When determining an appropriate regular and reserve force mix, what considerations are unique to ANG units?

Their dual state and federal missions.

133

ANG and AFR unit organization parallels active force unit organization, with what exception?

Air Reserve Component (ARC) units are sometimes separated from major multisquardon bases to take advantage of state or regional demographics.

134

Who has command jurisdiction for non mobilized ANG units?

The governor of the state, commonwealth or possession (or the President in the District of Columbia.)

135

Who has command jurisdiction for non mobilized AFR units?

The Commander, AFR, who is responsible to the Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF).

136

Who commands non mobilized AFR individual mobilization augmentees?

The unit of assignment.

137

Whenever the President authorizes involuntary activation, who delegates authority to the gaining MAJCOM commanders to order ANG and AFR forces to active duty?

The SECAF.

138

When activates, who does operational command of Air Reserve Component (ARC) forces transfer to?

The gaining MAJCOM commander, who is also responsible for establishing training resources for all assigned AFR forces.

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