Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation

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Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation
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Founded 1996
Type Field Operating Agency
Part of Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (AF/A3)
Location Orlando, Florida

The United States Air Force established the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) in June 1996. Its mission is to coordinate the growing requirement for modeling and simulation across the Air Force. Air Force Mission Directive 56 established AFAMS with the following mandates:

  • Implementation of Air Force, Joint, and DoD M&S policy and standards.
  • Support for corporate Air Force M&S planning, requirements, and investment.
  • Establishment, transition, and integration of major Air Force M&S initiatives and programs.
  • Support for Air Force decision making and mission execution.

AFAMS is a field operating agency of the Operations, Plans and Requirements directorate (AF A3/5) within the Headquarters Air Force organization at the Pentagon. AFAMS is located in a military cantonment area in the Central Florida Research Park, adjacent to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division and Naval Support Activity Orlando, along with numerous DoD, joint, service, contractor, and educational organizations focused on modeling and simulation. Proximity to these other agencies is intended to provide the Air Force "the maximum leverage and advantage of the developing programs and technologies enhancing the Air Force ability to provide ready forces."

Most information on this page was taken from the AFAMS website.

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