Air Combat Command
Definition/Scope: Air Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America’s warfighting commands. To support global implementation of national security strategy, ACC operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management and electronic-combat aircraft. It also provides command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and conducts global information operations. As a force provider, ACC organizes, trains, equips and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime air defense. ACC numbered air forces provide the air component to U.S. Central and Southern Commands with Headquarters ACC serving as the air component to U.S. Northern and Joint Forces Commands. ACC also augments forces to U.S. European, Pacific and Strategic Commands. The ACC was activated on 01 June 1992 with the inactivation of the Tactical Air Command (TAC). Not long after activation, ACC underwent organizational and mission changes. The first such major change was the transfer of the combat search and rescue mission from Air Mobility Command to the ACC. The formal transfer took place on 1 February 1993, when the Air Rescue Service (ARS) was assigned to ACC. On 2 July of the same year, the ARS was redesignated the USAF Combat Rescue School and was assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB, Nevada. OLD VERSION US Air Force component of the US Joint Forces Command. It is the primary provider of air combat forces to America's unified combatant commands.
Used For:Air Force component, Joint Forces Command
Broader Terms:Air Force Global Strike Command
Narrower Terms:102d Fighter Interceptor Wing
Related Terms:Combat Edge