Air Force Reserve is a combat-ready force, composed of approximately 71,000 proud Reservists, stationed locally throughout the United States, serving globally for every Combatant Command. We provide our nation with operational capability, strategic depth and the capacity to surge quickly when America needs us. We are an integrated Total Force partner in every Air Force core mission:
• Air and space superiority
• Global strike
• Rapid global mobility
• Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)
• Command and control
The majority of our Citizen Airmen serve part time, making us a highly efficient force with effective capability. In times of crisis, we can call upon an additional 790,000 Airmen from the Individual Ready Reserve, Standby Reserve, Retired Reserve and Retired Active Duty. Over the last two decades, we’ve supported sustained combat and humanitarian operations throughout the world, including in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Japan, Mali and the Horn of Africa. When natural disasters strike here at home, the Air Force Reserve delivers capability and expertise, providing relief to our fellow Americans, most recently in response to Superstorm Sandy.
Domestically or globally, America’s Citizen Airmen are always ready to answer our nation’s call—anytime, anywhere.