A comprehensive look at the Air Force and the Space Force, including people, equipment, budget, weapons systems, and more.
Vol. 106, No. 6
The command structure of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force; numbered air forces; field commands; major commands; and centers.
Personnel by the numbers: Total Force; end strength and manpower trends; breakdowns by gender, rank, region, command, base, Air Force Specialty Codes, sex, ethnicity, race, marital status, and education.
DOD Personnel by the numbers, including Total Force End Strength and Demographics by service, rank, sex and education.
The Defense Department Budget rolls up the total spending by each military department—the Departments of the Air Force (which also includes the Space Force), the Navy (which also includes the Marine Corps), and the Army.
Total aircraft inventory; aircraft inventory trends; ICBM and satellite inventory; and aircraft age.
A comprehensive look at the U.S. Space Force, including people, equipment, budget, weapons systems, history, and more.
For the first time in 18 years, an Airman will be the commander in chief’s top military adviser, and not a moment too soon. As Chairman, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. will have an opportunity to exert influence across the joint enterprise, including how requirements should be met and resourced.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) thinks the time has come to break this behemoth into more manageable chunks.
Military basic pay; housing allowance; hazardous duty pay; federal civilian pay, incentive pay, housing allowances, and SES pay.
Rank Insignia of the Armed Forces, including Air Force, Space Force, Army, Navy & Coast Guard, and Marine Corps.
Ribbons in order of precedence; devices; specialty berets.
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The Air Force has nine major commands and two Air Reserve Components. (Air Force Reserve Command is both a majcom and an ARC.) In late 2019, Air Force Space Command was redesignated U.S. Space Force, a separate military branch under the Department of the Air Force.
Brief descriptions of each, as well as mission and Active-duty personnel numbers.
Mission, Location, Emblem, and Majcom affiliation.
Principal USAF and major command leaders through the years.
Air Force Magazine Almanac Historic Major Command Leaders
A guide to Active duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard installations worldwide; locator maps for U.S. and overseas installations and operating bases.
A detailed guide to the aircraft, aerial target systems, weapons systems, and satellite systems in USAF and USSF inventory.
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A collection of of quotes on airpower, space power, and national security issues.
WORLD: Leadership: CSAF Brown nominated to be CJCS; Most likely next Air Force Chief; Promotions to lieutenant colonel harder; Biden speaks at USAFA graduation.
World: Russia-Ukraine: Airmen translate Russian war account.
World: Military Families: 5 keys to life as military spouse; New ICBM Cancer study.
WORLD: Readiness: Safety pause over, B-2 flies; New bill to lock in Guard Fighter Squadrons; DARPA's X-65 aircraft.
World: Space: Space Force wants its own ISR satellites; Bentivegna is the next CMSSF.
A non-exhaustive list of acronyms and abbreviations found in the 2023 Almanac.
More than 90 organizations, including the Air & Space Forces Association, contributed to the national event planned by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, but of the dozens of exhibit tents at Camp Legacy, AFA’s was one of the busiest.