Talk:Structure of the United States Air Force

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Air Expeditionary Force isn't a unit type[edit]

Air Expeditionary Force, as listed under other structures, is not a unit type. Per Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 10-4, "AEF is the USAF methodology for organizing, training, equipping, and sustaining rapidly, reponsive air and space forces to meet the defense strategy requirements." I've commented-out the section, since it doesn't really fit into the realm of this article.70.174.82.89 02:09, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Department of the Air Force merger[edit]

Wouldn’t it be more proper to move the contents of this article to United States Department of the Air Force, instead of keeping two separate articles which both deals with the Air Force organizational structure? RicJac (talk) 15:38, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Operational Commands[edit]

I would suggest removing this section for a couple of reasons:

The commands described were never used by the United States Air Force, they were part of the Army Air Forces. Those that had not already been disbanded or redesignated were disbanded on 8 October 1948.
Roman numbered commands included support commands as well as operational commands. Following the example in the article, there was also a X Air Force Service Command. All these commands in the regular air force were treated the same way in October, 1948 although some reserve roman numbered commands persisted until June 1949.
The description "operational commands" excludes named commands that existed at the same or higher level and were just as much part of the AAF. Examples include Air Depot Control Area Commands, Air Service Commands (not the Air Service Command -- named and numbered), Air Technical Service Commands, Air Materiel Commands, Air Service Area Commands (named and numbered), Flying Training Commands, Technical Training Commands. Lineagegeek (talk) 22:40, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Missing Historical Organizations[edit]

  • Named Air Forces (Air Defense Forces, Training Air Forces)
  • Named Activities
  • Divisions (not Air Divisions)
  • Centers (needs separate discussion, not lumping in with Bands and Fire Teams) Still exist. Lineagegeek (talk) 22:40, 21 March 2014 (UTC)