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Air Force Logistics Command
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Air Force Logistics Command
Active 1944–1992
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces (1944–1947)
United States Air Force (1947–1992)
Type Major Command
Role Logistics, Depot-Level aircraft maintenance
Garrison/HQ Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Nickname AFLC

Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) was a former United States Air Force command. Its headquarters was located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. On July 1, 1992, AFLC and Air Force Systems Command were merged to form the Air Force Materiel Command, also located at Wright-Patterson AFB.





  • Established as Army Air Forces Materiel and Services on July 14, 1944
Organized as a major command on July 17, 1944
Redesignated: Army Air Forces Technical Service Command on August 31, 1944
Redesignated: Air Technical Service Command on July 1, 1945
Redesignated: Air Materiel Command on March 9, 1946
Redesignated: Air Force Logistics Command on April 1, 1961
Inactivated on July 1, 1992


The command traces its heritage to 1917 when the Equipment Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps established a headquarters for its new Airplane Engineering Department at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, a World War I experimental engineering facility.

The functions of research and development and logistics were operated separately during World War II until they were reunited for several years in the late 1940s under Air Materiel Command. Then, in 1950, research and development were split off into a separate organization, the Air Research and Development Command.

In 1961, Air Materiel Command became the Air Force Logistics Command, while the Air Research and Development Command gained responsibility for weapon system acquisition and was renamed the Air Force Systems Command. On July 1, 1992, the Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command were reintegrated to form the new Air Force Materiel Command.[1]


  1. ^ "Factsheets: Air Force Materiel Command". United States Air Force. Retrieved 2007-03-28.  


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