Air Command

Air Command Mission

To raise, train and sustain Air Force's air and space power to meet the Government's objectives.

The Air Commander Australia is responsible to the Chief of Air Force for the management and production of prepared air combat forces.

Headquarters Air Command coordinates Air Force operations. Headquarters Air Command is also responsible for developing and delivering the capability to command and control air operations. Headquarters staff assist the Air Commander to control the activities of six subordinate Force Element Groups.
 

The Structure of Air Command

  • Air Combat Group: The Air Commander Australia is responsible to the Chief of Air Force for the management and production of prepared air combat forces.
  • Air Lift Group: Air Lift Group is one of the largest Force Element Groups within Air Force. Air Lift Group operates six aircraft types from three separate RAAF Bases and from Defence Establishment Fairbairn in Canberra.
  • Aerospace Operational Support Group: The Royal Australian Air Force's Aerospace Operational Support Group enhances and extends Australian Defence Force (ADF) combat capability by providing comprehensive, timely and integrated operational support that contributes to mission success and crew survivability.
  • Combat Support Group: The Royal Australian Air Force's Combat Support Group (CSG) is the largest Force Element Group, comprising approximately 3000 personnel located around Australia and overseas.
  • Surveillance and Response Group: Surveillance and Response Group (SRG) was formed on 30 March 2004 by merging the former Surveillance and Control and Maritime Patrol Groups. Its motto is 'Foremost Sentinel', which encapsulates the group's contribution as the early warning and response capability of the Australian Defence Force.
  • Air Force Training Group: Air Force Training Group (AFTG) is a long term strategic asset with the responsibility to train Air Force and selected personnel from Navy, Army and overseas Defence Forces.