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AFRC, or Air Force Reserve Command, is the branch of the United States Air Force that oversees the Air Force Reserve and some functions of the Air National Guard. The Air Force Reserve Command was established in 1997 as a Major Command of the Air Force and is headquartered at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The Air Force Reserve Command is tasked with training and administration of Reserve and Air National Guard members. In addition, the Air Force Reserve handles the mobilization of Reserve and Guard personnel and assets to supplement the mission of the active duty Air Force in the event of a shortfall in active duty Air Force assets. The Air Force Reserve Command also features some functions that are not performed by the active duty Air Force, such as counter-drug operations and weather reconnaissance missions.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|