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Headquartered at Dobbins ARB, GA, 22nd Air Force - one of three numbered air forces in Air Force Reserve Command - is a combat ready force comprised of over 15,000 Citizen Airmen, civilians and contractors organized in 15 units spread across the eastern part of the United States. Through the U.S. Air Force unique contribution of Global Reach, 22nd Air Force provides the United States military with operational capability, strategic depth and the capacity to surge quickly when needed. 

 

The primary mission of 22nd Air Force is to Provide Combat Forces whenever and where ever they are needed. On any given day, Citizen Airmen from the 22nd Air Force are in the fight, supporting Combatant Commanders around the world by rapidly transporting tailored forces, equipment and supplies from garrison to the point of crisis. Citizen Airmen from 22nd Air Force also lead the way in the most unique special missions for our country to include hurricane reconnaissance, aerial spray missions and aerial firefighting. Furthermore, 22nd Air Force has command supervision of other vital mission sets to include distinguished visitor airlift, undergraduate pilot training, basic military training, warfighting effectiveness and survivability of mobility forces training, flight test operations and a highly mobile civil engineering response force.

 

The vision of 22nd Air Force is simple and straight-forward: Citizen Airmen – Trained and Ready to Answer Our Nation’s Call. Airmen from 22nd Air Force are unique experts in the design, generation, support, and application of Global Reach.  Therefore, we are obligated to deliberately develop our Airmen – military and civilian – to project power, influence and assistance responsively with unrivaled speed and precision to any point on the earth.

 

Three priorities drive the focus and efforts of 22nd Air Force on a daily basis: (1) Provide Mission Ready Airmen and Equipment; (2) Develop and Care for our Airmen and Family Members; and (3) Modernize and Organize for the Future.

 

Resources assigned to 22nd Air Force:

 

·         More than 15,000 Citizen Airmen, civilians and contractors organized in 15 units spread across United States.

·         Seven C-130 Unit Equipped Wings

o   Includes three units with specially modified C-130H and J model aircraft to execute three special DoD missions

§  Hurricane Hunters

§  Modular Aerial Spray System

§  Modular Fire Fighting System (mission shared with ANG)

·         One C-40 Distinguished Airlift Wing

·         One Airlift Group

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One Flight Test Group  

·         One Flying Training Group

·         One Civil Engineering Group     

·         Two Reserve Support Squadrons

·         One Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center 

 

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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant (first row, fourth/fifth from left), AFRC Command Chief Master Sergeant Ericka Kelly (first row, third from right) and distinguished visitors celebrate the Innovative Readiness Training program and their efforts at Camp Kamassa. The camp is Mississippi's largest and only special needs camp for children and adults. The Air Force Reserve led the effort with more than 100 #ReserveCitizenAirmen working on the project.
The 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award nominee for #AFRC is from the 26th and 527th Space Aggressor Squadrons, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The members of the 26th and 527th SASs achieved mission success as a total force and demonstrated operational readiness and mission accomplishment. Visit http://www.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1575294/afrc-2018-gen-mark-a-welsh-iii-one-air-force-award-nominee/.
East Central Georgia IRT teams arrive - #TotalForce" target="_blank">http://www.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1571419/east-central-georgia-irt-teams-arrive/ via 445th Airlift Wing #TotalForce</a>
Congratulations to the award winners!
Check out the teaser for "A Pilot&#39;s Journey." This short film will premiere at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 in celebration of the #AFReserve 70th anniversary!
In the latest issue of Princeton Magazine, the 514th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst takes you inside their history, the 70-year history of the #AFReserve and what the future may hold for the Freedom Wing. Read the story at http://www.princetonmagazine.com/into-the-blue/.
For the latest updates on the MAFFS - Air Expeditionary Group mission visit the 302nd Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve) website at http://www.302aw.afrc.af.mil/.
#ICYMI: Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence flew into Grissom Air Reserve Base for the #July4th holiday and were greeted by 434th Air Refueling Wing leadership.
Elinor Otto, America&#39;s longest working "Rosie the Riveter", will be featured on ABC Television Network&#39;s To Tell The Truth Sunday, July 8 at 10 p.m. EST. Otto visited March Air Reserve Base in late 2017 when she was honored by Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, #AFRC Commander, and Gen. Carlton Everhart II, Air Mobility Command Commander, for her service. Read the story at http://www.march.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1401718/rosie-the-riveter-honored-at-march-arb/.
Today we, as a nation, celebrate July 4 as our Independence Day! Please have safe and fun holiday and remember all of those served to guarantee our freedoms!
Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, #AFRC Deputy Commander, being interviewed at the Warner Robins Independence Day Concert.
Come back at 8:20 P.M. EST to watch Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, #AFRC Deputy Commander, introduce Hunter Hayes live on Facebook.
Tune into 13 WMAZ today at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for live interviews and updates from the Warner Robins Independence Day Concert!