The Force Generation Center celebrates its 10th anniversary> Air Force Reserve Command> Press article

The Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center will celebrate here on Friday, October 1, 2021 a “decade of excellence” in building combat-ready forces for the United States.

The anniversary celebration, will be led by Major General Matthew J. Burger, Deputy Commander, AFRC and Brig. FGC Commander General Stacey Scarisbrick and will take place at 10:00 a.m. on October 1 at the Force Generation Center.

The AFRC FGC is the only organization responsible for generating Air Force Reserve forces by leveraging Reserve strategic capability to meet operational needs in support of the global force. The FGC executes all aspects of force generation to include the oversight, visibility and accountability of more than 70,000 Air Force reserve forces. The FGC mission also includes an enhanced command and control function for the AFRC.

On October 1, 2011, Air Force Reserve Command re-designated the 952nd Reserve Support Squadron as the AFRC force generation center to assist Citizen Airmen to volunteer, mobilize and deploy while meeting the combat commander’s requirements.

This week, the FGC will celebrate 10 years of carrying out its mission. Since its inception, the center has contributed to weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes and forest fires and public health issues by helping during the Zika virus and the Ebola pandemic. Most recently, the FGC has helped activate Reservists to help with COVID-19 medical and recovery support and to assist in the evacuation of Americans and Afghans at risk from Afghanistan.

“The FGC and the capabilities it brings to the command have repeatedly improved our ability to respond quickly to support our nation,” said Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Reserve. Air Force. “We couldn’t do everything without our FGC.”

Over the past 10 years, the FGC has supported over 166,000 off-station training missions, completing over one million hours, carrying over 765,000 passengers and carrying nearly 900,000 tonnes of cargo. The FGC has received three Air Force organizational excellence awards since its inception, as well as one in 2010 before being officially organized as a center.

In the past year alone, the FGC has carried out 19,000 missions, including 32,000 flights. The center has supervised 167 Hurricane Hunter weather flights and supported over 180 aerial spray missions.

The Force Generation Center divides its work into four divisions; operations, forces, exercises, and security operations and systems divisions. The FGC Battle Watch is the 24/7 hub that provides targeted command and control of running AFRC forces. AFRC forces can join the Battle Watch anytime from anywhere to troubleshoot, clarify advice, or get help with the mission.