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Description: Squadron Patch – Air Command

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Comments: Squadron Patch – Air Command.

Air Command is the operational arm of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). It is headed by the Air Commander Australia, whose role is to manage and command the RAAF’s Force Element Groups (FEGs), which contain the operational capability of the Air Force. Headquarters Air Command is located at RAAF Base Glenbrook.
 
Air Command consists of the following FEGs:
 
Air Lift Group
Air Combat Group
Surveillance and Response Group
Combat Support Group
Aerospace Operational Support Group
Air Force Training Group
 
The Commander is responsible for all operational Air Force tasks, and reports to the Chief of Joint Operations (CJOPS). Similar arrangements exist with Commander Forces Command (Australian Army) and Commander Australian Fleet (Royal Australian Navy).
 
Air Command has a critical strategic role both in peace time and war time. It works closely with Air Force Training Group (formerly RAAF Training Command) and the Australian Defence Force’s Joint Logistics Command in developing and maintaining the nation’s defence capabilities.