Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
Oh, yeah, could somebody explain the structure of the USAF, not only SAC?
I don't no anything about that, I only know the aircrafts, something about Fighter Wings and different squadrons and that there's the USAFE.
Dash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
The USAF website, http://www.af.mil , has a lot of answers to your question, but briefly--SAC hasn't existed since the mid-1990s. The aircraft and flying units that used to belong to SAC now are a part of Air Combat Command (ACC). In the event they have to perform a strategic nuclear mission they would come under the operation control of U.S. Strategic Command, the warfighting command made up of the three parts of the nuclear "triad"--land-based ICBMs, manned bombers, and Sea-launched ballistic missile (SLBMs). It is a joint command made up of Air Force and Navy personnel. Day-to-day operational control of ICBMs is handled by USAF Space Command.
Mikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2169 times:
SAC was dismantled in 1992, and it was HQ'd in Omaha. I think all the aircraft are now part of the Air mobility command or something. All the nukes are now controlled by StratCom which is also HQ'd in Omaha. I'm not sure, but i think the Air Force's heavy bomber fleet is 50/50 B-52's and B-1's, with a handful of B-2's.