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10th Air Force

Tenth Air Force, located at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, directs the activities of more than 18,000 reserve, active duty and civilian personnel located at 37 military installations throughout the United States.

The mission of Tenth Air Force is to provide mission-ready Reserve Citizen Airmen to fly, fight and win in every domain.

Tenth Air Force was activated in February 1942 at Patterson Field, Ohio. In August 1943, it was assigned to Air Forces China-Burma-India Sector. Throughout the years there were numerous inactivations and activations. In 1976, it was re-designated Tenth Air Force and assigned to Air Force Reserve Command and eventually moved to NAS JRB Fort Worth (then Carswell Air Reserve Station) in June 1996.

With 57 full-time military members, 14 civilians and 34 traditional reserve members on the headquarters staff, Tenth Air Force serves as the focal point for all matters pertaining to assigned Air Force Reserve units and individuals. The headquarters monitors and provides assistance to all subordinate units to help resolve problem areas and more efficiently maintain unit combat readiness.

Tenth Air Force is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse Numbered Air Force. It manages and supervises all reserve fighter and bomber operations and training, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, combat air operations battle staff, remotely-piloted aircraft, space, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance units. When mobilized or used in a full-time capacity, Tenth Air Force delivers combat capability to Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, as well as United States Strategic Command.

Tenth Air Force flying units are considered either classic or active associates. Classic associate units are located with host active duty wings who own the aircraft or mission related equipment. Active associate wings, in which the reserve unit maintains responsibility for the equipment, fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II and B-52 Stratofortress. Where the active duty maintains responsibility for the equipment, Tenth Air Force members are classically associated in missions flying the F-35 Lightning II; F-22 Raptor; F-15E Strike Eagle; F-16; B-52; B-1B Lancer; U-28A Draco; C-145A Combat Coyote; C-146A Wolfhound; E-3 Sentry; AC-130U Spooky; AC-130J Ghostrider; and the Predator, Reaper and Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The 920th Rescue Wing is a stand-alone unit, equipped with the HC-130J Combat King II and the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter.

Other organizations include combat air operations, medical, combat logistics, communications, security forces, aerial port, intelligence and aeromedical units. Additionally, the Reserve portion of the Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC), which conducts operational test and evaluation of fighter equipment and improvements, is directly assigned to Tenth Air Force, as is the 610th Command and Control Squadron, which directly supports United States Strategic Command.