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Continental Air Command (CAC)
United States Air Force
Strength
Command
Type
HQ/ Command Element
Years
1948 - 1958
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Members Who Served in This Unit

Ackerman, John Bevier, Maj Gen
Status
USAF Retired
Service Years
1932 - 1960
MOS
8111-Security and Law Enforcement Staff Officer
Primary Unit
Air Force Security Service Command (USAFSS)
Home State
New York
Home Town
Auburn
Agan, Arthur Columbus, Jr., Lt Gen
Status
USAF Retired
Service Years
1937 - 1970
MOS
4096-Aerospace Maintenance Director
Primary Unit
Aerospace Defense Command
Home State
Texas
Home Town
San Antonio
Amundson, Robert, Maj
Status
USAF Retired
Service Years
1957 - 1982
MOS
6616-Logistics Staff Officer
Primary Unit
Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC)
Home State
Utah
Home Town
Not Specified
Andersen, Leslie Ernest, Col
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1972
MOS
1021A-Pilot
Primary Unit
Tinker Air Force Base
Home State
Minnesota
Home Town
Leader, Minnesota
Armstrong, Wilfred L, Maj
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1970
MOS
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
Primary Unit
Air Reserve Personnel Center, Inactive Reserve (ARPCIR), Air Reserve Personnel Center
Home State
Not Specified
Home Town
Not Specified
Asensio, Manuel Jose, Lt Gen
Status
USAF Retired
Service Years
1927 - 1960
MOS
7034-Administration Management Officer
Primary Unit
Continental Air Command (CAC)
Home State
New York
Home Town
Highland Falls

Unit Description

Continental Air Command was a Major Command of the United States Air Force responsible primarily for administering the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. During the Korean War, ConAC provided the necessary augmentation to the regular Air Force while it rebuilt itself under wartime conditions. Later, during the 1950s, it was a training force for reservists with no prior military service. ConAC provided peacetime airlift missions for the Air Force. It was mobilized twice in 1961 and 1962 by president Kennedy for the Berlin and Cuban Missile Crisis. Lastly, it was used by president Lyndon B. Johnson for airlift operations into the Dominican Republic and South Vietnam.
Mitchel Field was the original home of the Continental Air Command (CONAC). CONAC was established on 1 December 1948. Mitchel Field was the home of CONAC headquarters and remained so until April 1961. In 1961, Mitchel Field was deactivated and CONAC HQ was moved to Robins AFB GA where it remained until CONAC deactivated on 1 August 1968 and was replaced by the Air Force Reserve. At the outset, the Continental Air Command had jurisdiction over the Tactical Air Command and Air Defense Command and focused on tactical aviation, air defense, and the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve programs. In 1950, the Tactical Air Command became an independent organization. The Air Defense Command became an independent organization, in 1951. Beginning in February 1951, CONAC concentrated on administering the two reserve programs.

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