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Air force

An branch of the military establishment that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces.

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Air force

air mobility control team (AMCT)

Military; Air force

A cell within the air operations center and one of the core teams in the air mobility division. The air mobility control team is the centralized source of air mobility command, control, and ...

Air Reserve Component (ARC)

Military; Air force

The forces of Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command.

air-launched cruise missile (ALCM)

Military; Air force

An air-launched vehicle designed to deliver a nuclear warhead in an air-to-ground mission.

airbase defense

Military; Air force

Those measures taken to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of enemy attacks on, or sabotage of, airbases to ensure the senior commander retains the capability to accomplish assigned missions.

airborne mission coordinator (AMC)

Military; Air force

The coordinator who serves as an extension of the executing component’s personnel recovery coordination cell (PRCC) and coordinates the recovery effort between the combat search and rescue task force ...

airlift

Military; Air force

Operations to transport and deliver forces and materiel through the air in support of strategic, operational, or tactical objectives.

Airman

Military; Air force

Any US Air Force member (officer or enlisted, active, reserve, or guard, along with Department of the Air Force civilians) who supports and defends the US Constitution and serves our country. Air ...

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